Posted in burlesque | music | pictures on February 5, 2009

photos by Ryan Muir

Jordann Baker
Lady Circus

Lady Circus is a performing arts troupe in New York City composed of nine ladies who perform solo, in small groups, or in a variety show setting in their entirety. Founded by New York based Anya Sapozhnikova in 2007.

Lady Circus, self-described as "an intoxicating cocktail of riot and glamour," considers themselves to be, "a mix of sideshow, brooklyn grit, and 1920's gilded decadence finished off with a modern edge." Their performances use circus arts to entertain and address political and social issues. Members have been sighted using stilts, hula hoops, fire fans, poi, aerial silk, lyra, trapeze, contortion, glass walking, sword swallowing, fire eating, rhythmic gymnastics and combinations thereof across a variety of venues including warehouse parties, galas, benefits, parades, art openings, and private events presenting a diverse skill-set.

Lady Circus performed traditionally one gig at a time, tailoring their acts to each performance space and purpose. As their rehearsal space at The House of YES became rebuilt after a devastating fire in April 2008, their ability to create a full stage show came to fruition.

January 2009: Lady Circus completes first full stage production for The Sky Box Aerial Theatre that operates at the new House of YES. The show is titled "Lady Circus and The Mickey Western Band Present: The Rusted Gun Saloon" A tumultuous tale of love, jealousy, greed, and violence. Including live music and circus in the sky and on the ground!
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Lady Circus performed The Rusted Gun Saloon four times (so far). The final show was January 24th. That's the one Ryan and I both went to. The live music, the Lady Circus performers, the DIY space, the original story, the homemade costumes, the $20 ticket price... everything was great, In case they do it again, I don't want to spoil it any more than the pictures already do. More of them (NSFW), below...

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Contact Lady Circus via their website.

Performers
* Anya Sapozhnikova
* Jordann Baker
* Kae Burke
* Claire de Luxe
* Ali Schmitz
* Ellie Takahashi
* The Lady Aye
* Cassandra Siegler
* Radia Hope

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Comments (23)

FIRE! FIRE!

Posted by BEAVIS | February 5, 2009 10:31 PM

sometimes i wonder

Posted by spaghett | February 6, 2009 12:13 AM

if people really pay money for this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 4:25 AM

cool... theater...


no one cares about this

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:02 AM

9:02 AM = moron

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:15 AM

I think this looks awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:49 AM

Too many haters on this discussion. I think the show looks awesome. The only thing is, if this was the wild west, i don't know if the women would be that beautiful. There'd be some more teeth missing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 12:11 PM

9:15 AM & theater = morons

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 2:38 PM

@#%#%$^

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 4:21 PM

This show was fantastic and sensually enormous. The energy on stage and in the crowd was inspirational and electrifying.

Works of art are of an infinite loneliness and with nothing to be so little reached as with criticism. Only love can grasp and hold and fairly judge them. -Rilke

I await and expect the typical angst ridden responses from from the typical self-proclaimed 'hipsters'. I would love to see so many of the brilliant people I meet and encounter in NY as awake, alive, and illimitable as the troupe who put on this show. Somehow hip has been corrupted by cynical and critical cowards.

Posted by Smokey Knolls | February 6, 2009 5:51 PM

Any skeptics need only visit the House of YES to understand the potent magic contained within it's walls. The troupe of performers, circus skill sharers and community activists literally rose like a phoenix from the flames. From learning to dumpster dive, fly through the air in the Sky Box, cut a hot track in the recording studio, or create the outfit of your dreams at Make Fun. Say YES to your own personal d.i.y. movement.

Posted by Lauren Larken | February 8, 2009 11:04 PM

great photos, most people are only interested in bad music & water down whiskey at stuffy dive bars with shitty deejays

the house of yes rocks!

Posted by d. Benjamin m. | February 10, 2009 2:38 PM

nice post!

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 11:38 AM

Lady Circus is a great concept. you can get not only amazing action but sexy performence. super

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Great!! i think?

Posted by green laser pointer | November 17, 2009 2:23 AM

Wow, that looked a fantastic show! Hope they tour again soon.

Posted by proactol evoucher | January 11, 2010 9:06 AM

I have seen Lady Circus in New york, it's not normally my type of thing but it suprised me, it was fantastic and would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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Posted by thesis writing | April 2, 2010 7:05 AM

It looks rather artistic, I haven't been to a show in, I don't know. I think I need to get out more.

Posted by Movies For Download | August 8, 2012 12:26 PM

Never heard of them, they look interesting, though I'm not a real fan of satanic artistry.

Posted by Uchenna | January 8, 2013 8:59 AM

woo!so cool !so sexy!

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