Art

Black acrobats center queer narratives at the Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus

June 12, 2017

A spectacular performance of acrobatics, Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus is a multidisciplinary circus arts production that centers queer stories and that subvert traditional ideals and norms of beauty, gender, sexuality, and power. Initially a singular event, Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus has evolved into a consistent and supportive space for queer, trans, and nonconforming artists of color to express themselves through aerial and acrobatic arts. Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus is now celebrating its 5th year as part of the National Queer Arts Festival. This year’s production, ‘PARADISE: Return to Aja’, is an “epic journey of a fallen Angel continues as her magical world faces impending danger from an unseen force.”

‘PARADISE: Return to Aja’ is running June 1-3 at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. More info, here.

PARADISE: Return to Aja promo image. Performer Saturn Rising. Photo Credit: Texas Isaiah

India Davis as the fallen Angel in Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus’ 2016 production PARADISE: A New Mythology. Photo Credit: Leila Seppa

Kiebpoli Calnek and India Davis in Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus’ 2016 production PARADISE: A New Mythology. Photo Credit: Leila Seppa

Marshall Jarreau from Topsy-Turvy Queer Circus’ 2016 production PARADISE: A New Mythology. Photo Credit: Leila Seppa

https://www.topsyturvycircus.org/

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