A new immersive dance show created by Keone & Mari Madrid and Hideaway Circus will premiere in San Diego, California this fall titled BEYOND BABEL. Starring Keone and Mari in the lead roles, the production is inspired by the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet and current social stories from all over the world. BEYOND BABEL is told entirely through the style of West Coast Urban Dance and will begin preview performances this September in a new immersive theater space near Downtown San Diego. 

BEYOND BABEL is about the division of families, friends, and a community of people as authorities decide to build a wall between them. We follow two divinely linked lovers as they reconcile with the rising tensions of a populace cut in half. The show is set to a contemporary soundtrack and features a cast of twelve elite dancers. 

The production features a special immersive seating design; the orchestra sections move forwards and backwards laterally throughout the theater. Since the orchestra seat sections move, the audience experiences multiple perspectives of the performers and sets. BEYOND BABEL features large crochet backdrops, art installations, and yarn-based props created by artist London Kaye.

The wall goes up Fall 2018. Book tickets now.


TICKETS Starting at $35

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Performance Times

TUESDAY - Friday: 7:30 pm

Saturday - Sunday:  2:30 pm & 7:30 pm


Performances  September through November, 2018

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GROUP Packages

Bachelorettes, bachelors, sports teams, birthday celebrators, convention delegates, dance crews … Group discounts are offered to parties of 10 or more. Please contact us for detailed pricing information and options including corporate show buy-outs. (Looking for less than 10 tickets? To purchase individual tickets, click here!)


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Keone and Mari Madrid are the co-creators and star in BEYOND BABEL. They are dancers and choreographers, teachers and creatives, and husband and wife, individually starting out on their own paths and eventually finding each other through dance. Notable work includes: starring in and choreographing for Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” music video, a New York Times Square Billboard, “The Ellen Show,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” Mark Ronson, Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar, SKY: A 3D Musical, “Dancing With the Stars,” nominations for best choreography at the MTV Video Music Awards and the UK Video Music Awards, Kpop artists, viral videos, multiple champions at major dance competitions, global dance instructors and more. Their Youtube videos have been viewed over 1.5 billion times. Last summer they starred on the hit NBC show “World of Dance.” Most recently, Keone and Mari have published "Ruth" the first ever dance book, a multi-media experience combining dance, writing, illustration, music and film.


Josh Aviner and Lyndsay Magid Aviner are the Brooklyn based team behind the production-company Hideaway Circus. They are also the co-creators of BEYOND BABEL, and it will be their second collaboration with Keone and Mari Madrid. Their previous live show together was a genre-defying slasher circus show, titled SLUMBER, and described by Time Out New York as "contemporary, sexy and a little bit dangerous." The production played for multiple seasons in New York and Australia. In February of 2018, Hideaway Circus released the first ever circus and dance show designed specifically to be watched in virtual reality. Their other live productions include The  Miss Behave Gameshow now playing at Bally's Casino in Las Vegas. Josh and Lyndsay also the host award-nominated Hideaway Podcast, a podcast where they discuss current circus and theatre news and interview artists and entrepreneurs in the industry.





London Kaye is a street artist based in Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles, CA. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has attracted the attention of major media outlets, globally recognized brands, and an engaged following on social media. Stories on Kaye and her work have been featured in The New York Times, CBS This Morning, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Elle. She has adorned the windows of ABC Carpet and Home and has recently crocheted pieces for major brands including Red Valentino, Starbucks, Miller Lite, Chex Mix, The Gap, and the TBS Network. According to Condé Nast Traveller, “London Kaye is the one to watch.” Still to this day, and true to her street art roots, most of her pieces are hung on fences in public places. Her work have been spotted on city streets ranging from New York to Venice Beach and Rome to Mexico City.




Brandon Arii is a production designer, art director, and custom fabricator from Riverside, California. He has experience designing and building sets, props, and art installations for a broad range of entertainment applications. This includes T.V., commercials, films, music videos, dance competitions, music festivals, and other events. Some of the clients Brandon has worked for include Audi, Google, Direct TV, YouTube, Land Rover, Samsung, Absolute, Katy Perry, Wiz Kalifa, Pharrell Williams, and many others. His works have been seen at events such as Electric Daisey Carnival (Las Vegas and New York), Burning Man, Beyond Wonderland, Escape, Countdown, Factory 93, Audiotistic, Air and Style, Middlelands, Pemberton Music Festival, Tortuga Music Festival, along with many other private events.




Junlyn Delas Alas is a graduate of FIDM and a member of the Motion Picture Costuumers IATSE Local 705, Junlyn has now had her work showcased across platforms and artists of all kinds. From designing for Urban Dance crews like The Kinjaz to hip hop artists like Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) to working on feature films like Widows or Who’s Driving Doug, Junlyn has taken pride in creating something from conception to completion. Her work has been celebrated on various stages such as NBC’s World of Dance, MTV America’s Best Dance Crew, and the Golden State Warriors Half Time Show.




Andy Janbek is a L.A. based trans-disciplinary Artist and Technician who studies the world through performance based installations and his work in production. Using performers as his primary medium, Andy creates interactive installations that encourage people to participate in Art and in Life. As a technician, he is known as a lead installer of large works of Art on festival sites, he works for a panoply of companies, in a multitude of positions and departments, spending time in a myriad of theatrical and arena venues. At present he spends most of his days DTLA as the Technical Director at the Orpheum Theatre and as a sub M.E./L.D. at the Theatre at the Ace and the Wiltern Theatre. Andy is an experienced event, festival, concert, theatrical, film, and photography technician who has worked, on some level, in nearly every department and genre of production as well as an accomplished Performance Artist.




Planning your visit

The Beyond Babel Theater is located in Grant Hill, San Diego about a 5 minute drive from Downtown.  The theater is located at 2625 Imperial Avenue between 26th and 27th Street.

We strongly encourage all theatre patrons to arrive 30 - 40 minutes prior to curtain to secure parking, grab a drink, pick up your tickets and/or use the restroom prior to the performance. There are a limited number of valet parking spots, though street parking is widely available in the area.

If you arrive after the show has started, please ask for a house manager in the lobby. It may be possible to walk you in to the theatre, but you may need to stand or sit in a seat that isn’t the one you purchased.