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CCPAF- the Curve
Burning Bush Brewery
Chicago, IL
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the Curve is the story of Genie Cartiers nearly 30 years as an acrobat, told through a unique blend of formats. In this one-woman variety show, circus, dance, physical comedy and spoken word are all stitched together to form the image of life as a circus performer and what happens to the body and mind in the process. Ranging from absurd performing experiences to the tragic hazards of a dangerous sport, the show is both an examination of circus as an art form and a personal reflection.

Genie Cartier is a San Francisco native with a background in Chinese acrobatics and aerial rope training. She has performed a unique mix of acrobatics and hand-balancing on a folding chair all over San Francisco and Los Angeles, with companies such as Hubba Hubba Revue, Fishnet Follies, Circus Finelli, Picklewater Clown Festival, Literary Foolery and Machina Candeo. Her solo show, the Curve, premiered in 2023 and won the Best of Fringe award at SF Fringe.
Genie was the co-creator and star of Genie and Audrey's Dream Show!, an award-winning two-woman circus, which toured fringe festivals in 4 different cities. In 2016, she performed in Crescent Moon Theater's Isabella and the Jewel Divine, then went on to write the script for their production, Julia's Travels in 2018. In 2016, she co-created and performed Yesterday is Tomorrow, a political sketch comedy show with her sister as part of a residency at the San Francisco Mime Troupe. She co-founded Bow & Arrow Circus Theatre Collective in 2017, which produces a yearly Pagan holiday show called Saturnalia, in addition to several other productions a year. She recently made her directorial debut in 2022 with Dark Side of the Circus, a large-scale circus theater show choreographed to Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon, developed under the auspices of a residency at San Francisco Circus Center. The show continues to run and has toured in California and Mexico.
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Burning Bush Brewery (View)
4014 N. Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60618
United States


Arts > Circus
Arts > Dance
Arts > Literary
Arts > Multidisciplinary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Other > Festivals

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



Wheel chair accessible event space Gender neutral restroom Contact yesmaamcircus@gmail.com for additional accessibility requests

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