Sally Marvel is a member of an elite group of dangerous dames being 1 of approximately 50 known female sword swallowers world wide! When swallowed, her swords come within perilous proximity to her heart. Sword swallowing is the deadliest art in all of sideshow; Sally Marvel is death defying! You can read more about her in the Chicago Tribune or watch her performance + interview for The JAM. You may also be interested in reading her blog entry, “Sword Swallowing: The Deadliest Art” for additional insights.
Traditional Sideshow Talking Act
Sally engages the audience with humor and curious facts. Dialogue and costuming can be adjusted to suit any audience making this version of the act perfect for corporate and family friendly functions. Her talking act is approximately 7 minutes long. In some instances, a guest of honor can be incorporated for a small spot of audience participation. This must be discussed in advance.
A roaring 20s inspired number performed to a lively jazz-electroswing track. This act is perfect for flapper, prohibition, 1920’s, or Great Gatsby themed events. It is 3:30 minutes long.
The Grand Dame of Champagne
An over-the-top sabrage and sword swallowing burlesque act loosely inspired by the legends surrounding the Veuve Clicquot and the art of sabrage. The Grand Dame of Champagne is visually decadent. It features aesthetics inspired by Marie Antoinette and is backed by a danceable modern remix of classic French Chanteuse music. This act is 3:47 long.
- Sally Marvel does not offer strolling sword swallowing. She also does not swallow swords repetitiously throughout the hour for ‘ambient’ entertainment. If you would like a longer set than what is able to be accommodated with the acts described below, consider booking a stage show featuring additional sideshow acts.