Bay Brilliant 'Culture Date' No. 1: Whale Watching with India Sky Davis

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Circus artist India Sky Davis seeks inspiration for an upcoming project while on a whale-watching tour on the San Francisco Bay. (Chloe Veltman/KQED)

Welcome to the first chapter of KQED Arts' special, five-part Bay Brilliant audio series of Culture Dates!

Over the next few weeks, join KQED reporter Chloe Veltman and producer Ashleyanne Krigbaum as they head out on a variety of cultural adventures around the Bay Area with a handful of this year's Bay Brilliant honorees.

This week: India Sky Davis, the artistic director and co-founder of Topsy Turvy Queer Circus, goes searching for inspiration from the sea on a whale watching tour. 

Click the play button above to listen to India and Chloe discuss how the movements of sea life play a role in Davis's choreography—while they search the waves to spot a whale.


India Sky Davis performs Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Ritual Laboratories Night Show at Red Bay Coffee Roastery & Bar in Oakland.