Sexy Circus Show in Los Angeles

By: Joe Thompson

Back in August we promoted a show by alternative circus arts company, Troupe Vertigo, at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. The show was such a big hit that this past weekend the Los Angeless Times Magazine did a major article about the group. And if you're in LA this Friday or Saturday you can watch the group workshop their project in an intimate setting unlike any other.

As the Times article said, "Troupe Vertigo, whose dizzying acts defy gravity and leave its few, lucky audiences in awe... [is] a far cry from Ringling Bros., and yet it’s not Cirque du Soleil. It’s a genre all its own—a yet to be defined branch of a centuries-old circus culture." Adding to the visual sensation is the pop-rock-jazz-blues of indie band Nightmare & the Cat, which is made up of lead vocalist Django Stewart, his guitarist brother Sam—sons of musicians Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)—and LA native Claire Acey.

Find out more about their upcoming show, how you can attend, and check out some more of the amazing photos.

TV2 Troupe Vertigo's workspace is Cirque School, a Hollywood hot spot where professional performers train celebs and every day folks in trapeze, silks, acrobatics and other circus arts. It's a large, cavernous warehouse that will be transformed into an intimate theater as the performers and band perfect their new show.

This is what makes Los Angeles such an exciting city. Whether it's seeing an unannounced Margaret Cho doing an impromptu set at The Improve or watching a circus troupe's workshop in Hollywood, the audience's applause (or lack of it) greatly influences the creative process. It's like you're a part of the end result, just by showing up.

Shows are Friday at 8:00pm and Saturday at 7:30 and 10:00pm. Cost is $25.

Read the whole LA Times Magazine article (with more incredible pictures) and visit the Cirque School website for class info or to buy tickets.





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