This past weekend Cirque des Bêtes paid a very special visit to Atascadero, CA to celebrate Sparky McTrowell and many of her closest and dearest friends. The merry troupe dropped in off the zeppelin and had established a performing area. The guests wined and the meat was sizzling on the grills when the program began.
Eve Riot trotted in on Nikolai de la Muerte and shenanigans soon followed. The duo was accompanied by the amazing performers; Selia Something, Igor Magister of Spheres, Crocodile Tears, and Sapphire Starfire.
Eve and Nikolai began the grand introductions of Sparky McTrowell and her husband Inspector Erasamus Drake and bestowed a fine gift for the occasion and then promptly booted the guests off stage.
Crocodile Tears had her debut aerial performance and was sailing through the air as gracefully as if she never left the water and the crowd realized what majesty they were about to witness.
After more PUNishment from Eve and Nikolai, Sapphire Starfire took to her Lyra and stunned the audience with grace and elegance that brought some to tears.
Igor the Magister of Spheres mesmerized the audience with his deft hands and power of enchantment. Eve and Nikolai returned, enamored with Igor that eve was moved to perform the dance of the fangirl.
Invigorated and wound-up; Selia Something, the clockwork woman, showed her contortion prowess hanging from the Lyra and leaving the audiences’ mouths on the ground.
Getting to the point, Eve and Nikolai welcomed back Crocodile Tears and thrust her on stage to display her sword dancing that left hearts in ribbons.
Nikolai then told the tale of the bear cavalry and swung Eve Riot around like a prop which led to the final number. Sapphire Starfire was the final number in the silks highflying and swinging in the warm breeze of the late afternoon.
The audience cheered loudly and sang praises of the troupe.
Account written by Nicolai de la Muerte, Edited by Eve Riot.
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