Contortionist Kara Nova hails from the depths of the Bay Area circus underground, trained by Chinese and Mongolian masters in the ancient arts of contortion and acrobatics. Recognized for her graceful bendiness and hypnotizing movements, she has been mesmerizing audiences along the West Coast since 2010. A veteran performer with San Francisco’s Hubba Hubba Revue and a regular with Sonoma’s Traveling Spectacular, Kara has entertained audiences across Northern California. From theatres and festivals to private events, a little circus makes every party better!
I first saw Kara @ the Oakland Metro, where my band opened for RU36. She did her show while they played, with lasers radiating all over. I was blown away by the skill & beauty of her art! Since then she continues to wow audiences in many top venues of the Bay Area.
I have seen your show more than once, and let me just say.... WOW!! Incredible! You were amazing to watch. It was truly a pleasure watching your show. Thanks!
Price Range: $400+
Gig Length: 5 - 15 minutes
What to Expect
Kara offers both contortion solo acts and ambient entertainment. Looking for a circus act to showcase on stage or at a special event? Book a 5 minute glamorous, bendy balancing act atop a platform, complete with music! Or, choose decorative ambient contortion, best for events without “spotlight” entertainment like company mixers.
Kara Nova began professionally training and performing in 2010, studying the arts of Chinese acrobatics and contortion at the San Francisco Circus Center. She performed as an aerial pole acrobat for 5+ years, taking her gravity-defiant act across the West Coast and beyond. She has been featured at private parties, corporate functions, music festivals, nightclubs, a wedding, music videos, on television, at dinner-theater shows, and often with the local burlesque and circus scene.
The past few years have been devoted to refining her skills on the ground as a bendy balancer. Her experience on the stage provides for a great, magical presence, captivating audiences large and small. Kara takes pride in keeping traditional circus arts alive, sharing this art in a time when the world needs it most.
Past Booked Events
|December 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||The Traveling Spectacular at Sebastiani Theatre|
|February 28, 2015||Studio Session|