Revolva is a vaudeville machine, a whirling mistress of disguise, and a woman who is adept at both tickling your funny bone and lowering your jaw bone. Here she is, all around the world, from California to Scotland — stage, street, fire, lights, comedy, characters galore.
In 2016, Revolva launched BroadMinded: Women-over-40 revue to national acclaim. As the show’s founder, director, and “refer-emcee”—whipping the crowd into a sports-fan-style frenzy over the talent of 40+ women— Revolva devised BroadMinded to defy messages encouraging women to aspire backward in time.
Circus Artemis: Portland Women’s Circus
Revolva co-founded Circus Artemis: Portland Women’s Circus in 2009 with Shireen Press from Flameboyant Productions and Kricket Caffery of Peg Stilts. This short, 8-minute documentary tells the story of Circus Artemis and chronicles the sold-out 2009 run at AWOL dance warehouse in Portland, OR.
Here’s the highlights reel from the 2010 Circus Artemis show run at Staver Locomotive in Portland.
“Breakers vs. Hoopers”
In 2013, following her passion for social change, Revolva co-organized, co-emceed and performed at One Billion Rising Oakland, an event held on the steps of Oakland’s City Hall, aimed at ending rape and domestic violence. With a focus on the community rising up through dance, it only made sense that Revolva rallied her contacts and assembled the local street dancers and circus artists for “Breakers vs. Hoopers.” This act can rock your world. And change it.
What happens when Revolva is ditched at the altar? Find out in an act that’s great for cabaret shows, and even — weddings.
“The Final Countdown”
One woman has come to conquer to rings of Saturn!
From rainy Edinburgh Fringe Fest to foggy San Francisco, Revolva has spun sunshine into the lives of children and adults with her street performance. The video below won Revolva the Busking Project’s top pick award in their 2011 “What do you contribute to public space?” busking contest.
Revolva is also the matriarch of the Fruitvale Family Circus, a street show containing a rotating cast of some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s hottest circus performers.