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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

  • | IA
  • Presented By: Des Moines Performing Arts
  • Dates: 7/21/2022, 7/22/2022, 7/23/2022, 7/24/2022
  • Location: Ankeny, Des Moines, Urbandale, West Des Moines
  • Price: Join us for FREE performances around the Des Moines Metro! Presented in a different local park for each performance in partnership with the parks and recreation departments of Ankeny, Des Moines, Urbandale and West Des Moines.
  • Overview

    FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE

    CIRCUS RING "POP-UP" PERFORMANCES IN CITY PARKS

    Since 1995, BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson have traveled the world, bringing a unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus and sideshow spectacle to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. An evening of jugglers, acrobats, contortionists, plate spinning, sword swallowing, brain twisters and other risk-taking feats set to live music, combine to create an interactive evening of fun for the entire family.

    Bindlestiff Family Cirkus harkens back to the heyday of the traditional American Circus touring the country by caravan while offering its own artistic twist.  It's earthy, gritty and celebrates the sideshow's odd novelty acts in an engaging and participatory way that you don't find in other types of circus

    PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

    Thursday, July 21  - 11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Racoon River Park, 2500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines 50265

    Friday, July 22 - 11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Union Park, 2009 Saylor Rd, Des Moines 50313

    Saturday, July 23 - 11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Wagner Park, 410 W 1st St, Ankeny 50233

    Sunday, July 24 - 11 AM, 1 PM, 6:30 PM - Walker Johnston Park, 9000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale 50322