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The Circus, Sideshow and Burlesque Show of Doom
The CMFA Black Box
Columbia, SC
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The Circus, Sideshow and Burlesque Show of Doom
In 2008, a handful of professional bellydancers and ruckus-makers converged on Columbia, SC for the East Coast, All Star, Undulating Abdomen show of Doom. Mostly we planned this event as a way to hang out with each other and write it off on our taxes.

Despite the irreverent moniker, Columbia took the variety show seriously, and a double capacity crowd hung from the rafters and spilled onto the window ledges. "There I was" stories were passed throughout Columbia hipsterdom, and legends spread throughout the national bellydance scene of rabid, sold out crowds and raucous after parties in an occult mansion.

Four years later, we've been so overrun with bellydance, circus, sideshow and burlesque superstars asking to perform at this event that we've expanded the 2012 event to a festival of three days, five events and two venues. Proceeds from the festival go towards local circus arts company Alternacirque's production fund to pay for lighting, costuming, sets, equipment, insurance and circus arts training. Please support your hometown, built from scratch in the backyard circus kids.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012
The Circus, Sideshow and Burlesque Show of Doom
8 PM, CMFA Black Box
914 Pulaski Street
Columbia, SC
18+ only

This is the show where when we tell people what we're planning, everyone shakes their head, shell shocked, wondering if Columbia will survive. This dark circus and burlesque variety show will be hosted by the Carny Preacher himself, Armitage Shanks, who was director and ringmaster of Seattle's Circus Contraption, is the star of the upcoming feature film "The Burlesque Assassins," and is regarded as one of the top emcees in the international burlesque community.

Also on the bill:
Philadelphia's vaudeville comedy duo Sidetracked
DC Sideshow Queen Mab, Just Mab
Columbia's own Alternacirque
The Vaudeville music and comedy stylings of Mark Slomski - Richmond, VA
Aerials, dance, hooping and acrobatics of Biz'Cirque - Knoxville, TN
Burlesque by Kryss Sta, New Orleans LA
Kali, New Orleans, LA
Menage A Trois Burlesque Company - Charleston, SC
Aerials by The Wondersons - Charleston, SC

Due to the adult content of this show, the age limit is 18+.

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Ticketing costs and information will be online at www.alternacirque.com in the coming months. Call (803) 712-3559 for more information. Save the dates, and let's fill Columbia with circus fervor.

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Location

The CMFA Black Box (View)
914 Pulaski St.
Columbia, SC 29201
United States


Categories

Arts > Burlesque/Cabaret
Arts > Circus
Arts > Dance
Arts > Theatre
Music > Folk

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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