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Panel Discussion - Hear Us Roar, Women in the Sideshow and Circus

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Panel Discussion - Hear Us Roar, Women in the Sideshow and Circus

Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 3:30pm
Tickets are $5 for a Museum Ticket online, or at the door.
$5 for a Zoom Streaming Ticket Streaming ticket sales end at 1:30pm, ET, day of show.

Join Magie Serpica of Milk and Honey Tattoo as she moderates a panel discussion of Women in the Sideshow and Circus. Panelists include: From Circus Amok, Jennifer Miller, The Painproof Rubber Girls, Ula and Sakra, Corinna Mantlo, Wall of Death Daredevil and from The Muse Brooklyn, Angela Butch.

Magie Serpica has been professionally tattooing for over twenty years. She gained her initial entry into the body art world in Coney Island in 2002, and has since tattooed her way around NYC and beyond. Magie proudly embraces the extensive list of sideshow friends from all over the world that’s she’s had the pleasure of tattooing throughout the years. For the past near decade, she has co-owned her shop, Milk and Honey Tattoo, in Staten Island. Aside from tattooing, Magie is a mother, musician, curator, producer, educator, clown performer, illustrator, and DJ on MakerParkRadio. She created and co-hosts a radio show called Make Her Space, a show that is dedicated to sharing the experiences of women, where included in the extensive list of past guests are several women from Coney Island’s art and performance roster.

Angela Buccinni Butch grew up as a dancer  with a strong desire to always be upside down . After She received her BFA from The Boston Conservatory for Choreography and Dance and moved  to NYC, she danced with The Chase Brock Experience and got air-time  and upside down training with the “PopAction” dance company STREB. Angela loves living where circus, dance, and physical acting meet and human connection can go beyond day-to-day limitations and allow for joined emotional journeys.  Upon moving to NYC Angelas Dance career literally took flight  and she quickly fell in love with the unmatched trust & communication required for safety to achieve something so impressive and far beyond what one could do alone: circus.

Angela  has performed nationally and internationally for 30 years with many companies. She is a flyer for both ground acrobatics and aerial arts. She also specializes in dance , swaypole, perch pole, harness dance , partner acrobatics, bullwhip, fire, bottle walking and clowning. Credits include: Fuerza Bruta (NYC & international), Wayra NYC, Radio City Spring Spectacular, Grounded Aerial, The Aluminum Show world tour, Pilobolous, Circus y, Bordel Total, Pyromania Show, and Strut and Fret w/ Sway Pole (Australia). She has directed/choreographed for Bloomingdales, Swarovski, Samsung and Nike to mention a few. Angela is the founder and director of The Muse & ABCirque a cirque specialty creative collective & community based events & training space and school in New York.

ABCirque is The Muse's in-house contemporary circus company of highly trained professional performers, riggers, costume fabricators & musicians that specializes in immersing the audience into the narrative of each performance. These non-traditional circus shows & events keep the audience on their toes while breaking the fourth wall with a diverse, dynamic cast that provides top-notch entertainment for both independently produced shows and external booking.".... It was clear the world between circus, dance and storytelling was my home....... Where either as an audience member experiencing a sense of wonder and awe or as someone training or unlearning their mental and physical boundaries. THIS is where people's minds were changed of what IS possible .......  and this could happen only because of  their shared experiences in a safe space ....

Coney Island USA requires that our guests be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccinations will be checked upon entering. Unvaccinated children must be masked. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

All ticket sales are non-refundable and WILL CALL only to be picked up night of performance, at our box office at 1208 Surf Avenue. TICKETS WILL NOT SHIP. There are no extra service fees for online purchase.

All streaming ticket sales are non-refundable. A Zoom link to join us, will be emailed on the day of the event 30-90 minutes, prior to show start. Please check your inbox and spam folder. If you do not receive the link after checking both folders, email us at

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