The Big Top Scene VS Emo Pt 2
The Big Top is a monthly online show featuring drag performers of all genders and expressions and is open to artists of other specialties, which in the past has included burlesque and poetry. For February we are working with Vancouver Pride Society to bring you Scene vs Emo pt 2! Come join the scene and emo kids all grown up and living out all their teenaged dreams. Your favourite kings, things, and queens are pulling out the black eyeliner and back-combing their hair to the scene and emo gods above. Get ready for a night as anticipated as the MCR reunion tour.
This event’s host will have ASL interpretation. Performances will not be interpreted.
On the Stage
Satanix is your clown overlord, Vancouver’s sad spooky clown, and the proud nini of The Clown Haus. Whether they are covering stages/screens in blood, glitter, and clowny fun or bringing the most rediculous characters to life, they will creep their way into your nightmares. Coulrophobes beware, you will be down with this clown.
Flemme Fatale is the trans, polyamorous, pansexual, Drag Bairn. Originally from Northern England, Flemme Fatale is best known (in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples) for their ravishing lip syncs or their infamous live readings of their original erotica. Flemme brings their unique, British charm and gender fuckery to our drag scene and every single one of their incendiary performances. They acknowledge they’re not everyone’s cup of tea but maybe you’d like to take a sip?
Heathen is your non binary, pop punk loving drag thing. Originally from small town Alberta, this East Van local is known for their colourful and eye catching looks that always leave a trail of glitter in their wake. They have shocked and delighted audiences from across the world with their indoor slip in slides, exploding glittery fruit and huge handmade lashes. This 5’3″ drag thing is ready to show the true excellence of non binary drag but don’t get to close, they might turn you into a heathen too.
Karmella Barr Is Vancouver’s very own sweet chocolate treat.
Karmella has had an interest in theatre and entertainment starting at a very young age. This love for entertainment and theatre has lead Karmella to the wonderful world of drag! Karmella has been doing drag in Vancouver for 7 years and counting. In their shows, they are seen as an incredibly personable queen known for the amazing balance of emotion and glamour that they brings to their performances. This amazing balance earned them the title of “Miss Congeniality” in 2016 and then eventually Miss Cobalt 6 in 2017.
Skim is an emotional and unhinged drag artist currently living on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. They are an active member of the House of Rice an all Asian drag family in Vancouver and currently an MFA grad student at UBC. Skim has performed on various stages in South Korea, Vietnam, Various cities in Canada and online internationally. They are passionately sad, angry, excited and confused about the world around them and they love to perform in order to explore it all.
Dong Ganisa (she/her/they/them) is a drag ghost back from the dead to bring creativity, dramatics, and unhinged emotions to every stage. Dong is inspired by theatre, fashion, anime, and her Filipinx culture. In her spare time, you can find her turning tablecloths into dresses and making wigs out of garbage bags.
King Fisher is just your average drag king. He’s extravagant, extraordinary and talented like all drag kings are. And he wants more people to know that. He debuted at Man Up nearly 2 years ago, within the pandemic he’s continued to make art. With cheekbones that can cut glass, King Fisher wants to slice into your heart and put a smile on your face.
Ryan Goshling is a Drag King performing in so called ‘Vancouver’ on the traditional and unceded lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam First Nations. He won Rookie of the Year at Man Up in 2019, and literally hasn’t done anything of significance since, except live laugh love.
Clad in black and white, Ima Hoare boldly presents a unique take on drag. Smooth flowing, clean, graphic lines define Ima’s iconic makeup style. Their presence exudes a confident vulnerability that is bursting with vivacious energy which allows Ima to explore their queer identity openly and freely. Despite their raunchy name, Ima is quite the prude, never one to give it up too easily. However, that doesn’t stop them from proudly supporting sex workers and sluts alike. Sex and body positve, Ima advocates for the right to choose what happens to your body. Elegant, androgynous, femme, sarcastic, sexual, vaguely intellectual, Ima is a multifaceted crystal that sparkles with an unbridled brilliance which will radiate throughout the ages. Ima practices and performs drag on the traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Through living in what is now known as Vancouver, Ima has come to better understand the struggles faced by the Canadian Indigenous population. Ima plans to work closely with the Indigenous queer community to help strengthen their local presence and create a space where more Indigenous people feel able to express their true identities and sexualities.
The name is Mx. Bukuru. That’s B-U-K-U-R-U and if you don’t know what it means honey, look it up. Mx. Is the church being your momma never wanted you to meet. They are the inaugural winner of Van Slam’s Drag Slam (2019) and runner up in the Eastside Drag Derby (2019). A member of Diasporic Dynasty, Mx. ascends colonial ideas of religion and will bring you to the sexiest church that ever did exist. Their ass fat, their hips fatter, don’t fucking forget, BLACK LIVES MATTER!