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UPCOMING SHOWS

PARADISE:

BELLY OF THE BEAST
 

Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus returns with the final installment of its Afro-futuristic, circus-infused trilogy: PARADISE: Belly of the Beast. Featuring aerial and acrobatic dance, vogue, and film, the story of a fallen Angel culminates in her final journey to find her voice and secure the fate of her newfound home of Paradise.  

PAST SHOWS

PARADISE: Return to Aja

Thursday June 1, Friday June 2, and Saturday June 3, 2018 | 8pm
Brava Theater, San Francisco


In PARADISE: Return to Aja, the epic journey of a fallen Angel continues as her magical world faces impending danger from an unseen force.

Featuring artists India Davis, Marshall Jarreau, Kiebpoli Calnek, Honey Mahagany, Brandon Kazen-Maddox, The Lady Ms Vagina Jenkins, and more!

All shows were ASL incorporated, with ASL interpreters performing in the show!

This event was sponsored by Brava Theater and Queer Cultural Center with generous support from the San Francisco Arts Council, California Arts Council, Astraea Foundation, Horizons Foundation, Left Tilt, and Dancers' Group CA$H Grant.

PARADISE: A New Mythology

FRIDAY JUNE 3 | 8PM

SATURDAY JUNE 4 | 2PM & 8PM

Brava Theater, San Francisco

 

Topsy-Turvy, the nation's premier queer circus showcase, soars to the highest of heights with PARADISE, its 4th annual production and first ever full length narrative show as part of the National Queer Arts Festival. Told through stunning aerial, acrobatic and vogue performances and narrated by the Cosmic Creatrix Honey Mahogany (RuPaul’s Drag Race), PARADISE follows an Angel who falls from a pole that connects heaven to earth. She must navigate a world of gravity, demigods and mysticism on her quest to return home in a tale that evokes a new queer Black Mythology. 

Conceived and directed by India Sky Davis, PARADISE will be told in two parts over the next two years. Davis, alongside The Lady Ms Vagina Jenkins and Essence magazine featured aerialist Kiebpoli Calnek, lead a local cast of queer and trans* performers of color in this provocative physical theater production of epic proportions. 

PARADISE provided full American Sign Language interpretation by Brandon Kazen-Maddox

Majesty Ablaze

FRIDAY JUNE 5 | 8PM

SATURDAY JUNE 6 | 2PM & 8PM
Brava Theater, San Francisco

MAJESTY ABLAZE invites you into a world of gravity-defying visual splendor that melds stories of vulnerability and strength. This adrenaline-inducing experience is the third installment of provocative physical theater from Topsy-Turvy, San Francisco’s first queer circus. Building upon the Bay Area’s rich history of infusing circus, burlesque, drag, and performing arts with radical politics, Topsy-Turvy continues to defy performance genres and excite imaginations with its diverse cast of queer, trans*, and gender-variant performers from across the country. 

In MAJESTY ABLAZE queen chanteuse Honey Mahogany along with former Cirque du Soleil performer Marshall Jarreau and Essence magazine featured aerialist Kiebpoli Calnek lead a local cast of circus and movement artists who will lure you into a landscape that is simultaneously resplendent and provocative. 

Visions. Are. Legendary.

FRIDAY JUNE 20 | 8PM
SATURDAY JUNE 21 | 2PM & 8PM

Brava Theater, San Francisco

National Queer Arts Festival presents Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus: Visions. Are. Legendary

Spin your world upside-down with Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus! This one-of-a-kind event is back for a second year of mesmerizing performances that showcase awe-inspiring circus artists from across the country. Hosted by Honey Mahogany from RuPaul's Drag Race, Topsy-Turvy dazzles, delights, and defies expectations with this year's show: Visions. Are. Legendary.

Topsy-Turvy: A Queer Circus Extravaganza

Saturday June 22, 2013 | 2PM

Brava Theater, San Francisco

 

Topsy Turvy: A Queer Circus Extravaganza debuted at Brava Theater as part of the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco on June 22nd with two shows that showcased queer performers from across the country, 

Featured artists included Honey Mahogany from RuPaul's Drag Race, Marshall Jarreau from Cirque du Soleil, Kiebpoli Calnek from Black Acrobat, Body Waves, SAM Luckey, Emily G. Park, Pervert the Cirque, Rivolta, Storm Sparrow, High Jinx, Just Jeans, and more.

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