Over the weekend: Came one, came all to Cirque Voltaire

If you spend your evenings discussing the what-ifs of art, the possibility of another dimension of existence or what visual would happen if a demon gypsy had a love-child with an ethereal goddess, then you should have been at Cirque Voltaire this weekend -- unless you were one of the 500 other people that were.

Gathering performers, visual artists and musicians inspired by the unknown and abnormal, Brandan Styles and Ellie Rusinova organized Denver's first Surreal Circus extravaganza at The Meadowlark, and it lived up to its name.

The Mad Tatters, Brandan Styles and Ellie Rusinova
The Mad Tatters, Brandan Styles and Ellie Rusinova

Along with showcasing their own art, the ringleaders gathered their acts from far and wide. The three-night art show kicked off on Friday with fire dancers, the mentalist Professor Phelyx, the OFM Samurai Demons and, of course, heavy beats from the Whomp Truck.

"Denver needs these events," said Styles. "The artists came out of the woodwork to make this event come to life."

Ellie Rusinova.
Ellie Rusinova.
Over the weekend: Came one, came all to Cirque Voltaire
Tovio entertained the masses that admired the gallery.
Tovio entertained the masses that admired the gallery.
Performing a song about a Serbian cloud who got ran over by a car after being shot at a mafia wedding .
Performing a song about a Serbian cloud who got ran over by a car after being shot at a mafia wedding .

 

Professor Phelyx and his crowd assistant, Willow.
Professor Phelyx and his crowd assistant, Willow.
Over the weekend: Came one, came all to Cirque Voltaire
OFM Samurai Demons gave a performance of blood, sweat and...well, more blood.
OFM Samurai Demons gave a performance of blood, sweat and...well, more blood.
Crazy Bitch Magnet was among the vendors at Cirque Voltaire.
Crazy Bitch Magnet was among the vendors at Cirque Voltaire.
Tim Jom Campbell, Deviant Art
Tim Jom Campbell, Deviant Art
Hope Morgan, Haunted Sparrow
Hope Morgan, Haunted Sparrow

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