Sasha Velour : Smoke & Mirrors
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Smoke & Mirrors
Smoke & Mirrors, Sasha Velour‘s first one-woman show, is an effortless blend of drag, visual art, and magic. Velour introduces audiences to a whole new side of her artistry, through 12 dazzling and genre-busting lip-synch performances. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as she explodes into rose petals, vanishes in a poof of smoke, saws herself in half, conjures a rainstorm, even transforms into a tree in front of your eyes (to name just a few). But the real magic is the way that these illusions and deceptions serve to unmask deeper truths, sparking fresh analysis of gender, fame, family, and the importance of dreaming big and living life over-the-top. Featuring the music of Annie Lennox, Whitney Houston, Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Sia, Nina Simone, Le Tigre and more. Video created by Sasha Velour. Costumes designed by long-time collaborator Diego Montoya.
VIP Tickets $150 / Tier 1 $75 / Tier 2 $50 / Day-of Floor Rush $25
VIP Ticket Description
VIP Ticket holders receive the best seats in the house and get to take part in an invite-only Q&A and photo op with Sasha after the show. They also will receive a complementary copy of the full-color souvenir program, and a signed art print from the show.
Front row floor cushions with back support will be available starting at 5 PM on the day of the show on a first come, first served basis at the box office. Limit to 2 per purchase.
Sasha Velour is a gender-fluid drag queen, known for winning season 9 of the Emmy-winning reality TV competition, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and as the creator and director of the acclaimed drag show Nightgowns, which she has produced in theatres in New York, London, and Los Angeles. Velour’s live performances have been called “an entirely new level of performance art” (Yahoo) and “heart-wrenching” (Billboard). She has pioneered the use of projection mapping in lip-synch drag performances, and is known for combining emotional pathos with theatrical stunts. She has appeared in Vogue, Vogue Italia, and Plastik Magazine. Her visual art has been the subject of 2 solo gallery shows in New York. In 2017 she drew the Google Doodle of Marlene Dietrich. She is also the creative director (and graphic designer) of the art magazine “Velour” (now released in hardcover Collector’s Edition). In December 2018, Velour spoke and performed at The Smithsonian’s The Long Conversation among the world’s leading cancer surgeons and NASA scientists, to share how the power of drag can provide optimism for the future.
Created by: Sasha Velour
Produced by: House of Velour
Video Production: House of Velour with Gina Garan
Video Editing: Nik Lokensgaard
Animation: Geo Barnett & Julie Robert
Costumes: Diego Montoya
Wigs: Elle Emenopé
Directorial Advisor: Lillian Meredith
Runtime: 2 hours with intermission