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News:

  • Livia’s debut Poetry collection on pre-order now. Click here!
  • Black Sheep at the Edinburg Fringe with Assembly Festival Tickets here!
  • Solo show ‘Black Sheep’ autumn tour dates tba soon!  

Recent press publications featuring Livia:

Livia Kojo Alour (formerly known as MisSa Blue) the iconic variety star, international recognised sword swallower, vocalist, poet and exhibited artist. Her extensive work stretches from Theatre over Live Art to Circus. Livia is one of only  4 black sword swallowers world wide, was voted ‘Most Influential Performer in Europe 2018’ and was the first sword swallower to perform at the legendary Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas!

Livia, based in London U.K. works regular for upscale venues and Theatres around the city and is about to embark on a national tour with her debut solo show Black Sheep. Current and past residencies include Soho Theatre, The Underbelly Southbank, Bush Hall, Rich Mix Studio, Camden People’s Theatre, The Box, Proud Embankment, Assembly Festival Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Australia, Duane Park NYC, several Off-Broadway productions in NYC, The Orleans Hotel Las Vegas, Wintergarten Berlin, GOP Variety Theatre Germany, The Firebirds Burlesque Show, The Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux and many more.

She’s a firm favourite with press. Platforms like the BBC, The Guardian & The Voice Newspaper interview her on regular basis. Livia spoke inspirationally on TEDx about overcoming fear and how a life threatening sword swallowing accident changed her perception of the artistic process and helped her become an activist supporting queer performers of colour in the Arts. 

During the 2020 Covid lockdowns Livia produced and Arts-activist film supporting the BLM movement that was included in several international festivals, wrote her debut Poetry collection to be published in September ’22 with Polari Press and became a recording artist.  

Redirect to Livia’s TEDx talk click here!

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Notable achievements:

Debut Poetry collection to be published in September 2022

Theatre debut with solo show  ‘Black Sheep’ 2021 

Ranked No. 1 ‘Most influential Burlesque industry figure in Europe 2018 

Exhibited Artist at The Museum for Contemporary Art Bordeaux 2019

Ranked No. 21 ‘Most influential Burlesque industry figure world wide 2018 

First sword swallower initiated to The Burlesque Hall of Fame Las Vegas 2018

Featured Interview on BBC4 Radio & BBC World Service 2018

Speaker on TEDx Germany 2017

Award winner ‘Pic of Fringe’ with ‘Fuego Carnal’, Adelaide Fringe, Australia 2017

Award winner ‘Pic of Fringe’ with ‘The Little Death Club’ Adelaide, Australia 2017