The Bindlestiff Family Circus shared their review of the circus panel discussion on the sideshow resurgence and history that took place last week at Brooklyn Historical Society:
Bindlestiff co-founder Stephanie Monseu, Coney Island USA founder Dick Zigun, and Dean of Coney Island’s Sideshow School and old-time strongman Adam RealMan sat together on July 19 at the invitation of the Brooklyn Historical Society to discuss “The Circus Comeback: Brooklyn’s Nouveau Sideshows” before an audience of 60 plus people. Topics for the discussion, moderated by Zigun, included: The roots of the current sideshow revival: Starting in the late 80s when Zigun brought his lifelong fascination with the form to an empty building on Coney Island’s boardwalk; expanding in the early ’9...
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