Fortitude

A Circus & Burlesque Online Show

online show poster for Fortitude - trapeze artist hangs under the bar against a background of dandelions growing through concrete

Saturday, August 29th

Showtime at 8:00pm

Suggested Donation is $15

Sky Candy is joining forces with Austin band Fort Never and guest performers from around the country for an online aerial and circus show!

for·ti·tude

/ˈfôrdəˌt(y)o͞od/

noun

  • courage in pain or adversity

For many of us, the last five months have been a master class in fortitude as we all figure out how to navigate a global pandemic and all of the uncertainty it brought with it. Through pain and adversity, we have found the courage to go on, to survive, to thrive, to do our best, to dream of and work for a better world.

Set to the trip-hop, pop, and electronic tunes of local Austin band, Fort Never, we hope to transport you from your troubles for just one night to revel in the strength and courage we have found in these trying times. Featuring guest stars pole performer Roz the Diva, burlesque entertainer Jeez Loueez, rope artist Nick Ng, and contortionist Paul Zuker.

This show will be presented live on YouTube via a private link that you’ll receive via email from Eventbrite. You’ll be able to chat and comment live throughout the performance.

This is a donation-based show. Suggested donation of $15, but give what you can!

In support of BIPOC doulas and mothers and families, all ticket proceeds from this show will go to Birth Wild Awake and their doula support fund. Birth Wild Awake is a continuous effort to support the health, wellness, vitality, and education of Black Indigenous People of Color + Doulas in the U.S. with an emphasis on centering Black families and Black Doulas.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.