A post shared by Toni Cannon (@acrocannon)Let’s go to the circus!The Bay Area’s local, homegrown festival, Circus Bella, is returning to San Francisco December 15 with its Winter Holiday Spectacular.
A modern twist on the one-ring circus, the event features performers and acrobats of all stripes. One of those performers, Toni Cannon, is always eager to show off his array of talents.
Though Cannon started his circus career later in life, he’s trained under legends in the industry, including internationally renowned acrobat Master Lu Yi, who’s credited with bringing Chinese acrobatics to the West.
A Black transgender man, Cannon started his own solo show, Reflection, earlier this year. A post shared by Toni Cannon (@acrocannon)But for the month of December, Cannon, who’s mastered disciplines such as Chinese pole and partner acrobatics, will be showing off his talents for the people of San Francisco. Queerty recently caught up with Cannon ahead of the big show to talk about his life as an acrobat, how to approach the apps and his love for 10-day meditation retreats (sshhh)!