GREETINGS FROM BROOKLYN Brooklyns Best Burlesque Show Comes Home to Mendo!
Mendocino local Darlinda Just Darlinda returns to the Mendocino Coast hot from Brooklyn, New York! She will appear at the Caspar Community Center with SCARY BEN as her MC, MISS INDIGO BLUE, and LES FILLES ROUGES!
For your consideration, we present what the New York Times called, and the "antidote to wholesome!" Donny Vomit calls us "A Carnival of Chaos"! A Burlesque cabaret and celebration of the Abstract and the Surreal!! Our brand of Cabaret and Burlesque has been heavily tempered by the alluring influence of the inspiring worlds of Circus, Sideshow, Drag and bizarre performance art (not the shitty kind we all think of when we hear the words "performance art"), blended together to create a unique show of silly and profound.
There are only 11 seats left for this one night only event; so order early!
Who are we you may be asking?
Well, Scary Ben and Darlinda Just Darlinda (Just Scary) have been called "The Perverse George and Gracie".
DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA: Called "Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza" by The Village Voice, has been working as a Burlesque Performer and Producer locally(NYC) and nationally since 2003.
Darlinda also performs in Off Broadway and television.In October 2009 Darlinda participated in Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge(Obie) as The Bride Love. She can be found on television; in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. She's crossed over into performance art with her year long "life as art" projects, "The Year in Rainbow" and most recently "The Year in Dance." In Darlinda was honored to perform with Julie Atlas Muz at PS122 in The Divine Comedy of an Exquisite Corpse. Darlinda is one half of the Burlesque duo The Schlep Sisters, co producing such shows as Menorah Horah and The Burning Bush vs.The Second Coming.
Darlinda is also a proud co-producer of Bushwick Burlesque and The Schlep Sisters. Voted in the Top 50 Burlesque dancers in the world in 2012,2013, and 2014! She is also the proud winner of the Liz Renay look-a-like contest and the recipient of the 2009 Golden Pastie Awards for The Biggest Hair and Most Innovative and Creative! She is also the recipient of The Brooklyn Nightlife Award for Best Burlesque Performer 2013 & 2014!
Darlinda is a current faculty member at the New York School of Burlesque, has taught internationally and at BurlyCon. In October of 2007 Darlinda participated in the Feminist Neo-Burlesque Symposium at The Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London. The Village Voice calls Darlinda a "Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza." USA Today says "It's hard to top Darlinda"
SCARY BEN: is your friendly neighborhood existential abstract clown. Existing as a surrealist reflection of His reality, he brings slapstick bouffonery and dead pan "philosophically dirty clown" to the logical end of pedaling exuberant filth. He performs both as a host, and not as a host, with acts including, but not limited to skits, gags, songs (original and not) along with or featuring; strip tease and silliness. He has performed around NYC in various shows as both a clown and and the non-clown "Gruff Dandy" persona. In addition to performing in other people's shows, he is also a producer in his own right. Scary Ben previously produced "The U.S.Oh-No!! Variety Show" until the actual U.S.O. sent a cease and desist letter, which effectively closed the show. He currently produces the underground pop-up Cabaret series "Hijacked!", along with being the Co-Producer of the acclaimed Neo-Vaudeville Spectral of Absurdity burlesque show, know as Bushwick Burlesque, along with his partner (both on and off stage) Darlinda Just Darlinda. The New York Times called Bushwick Burlesque (his signature show) "the antidote to wholesome" in addition to being "Shockingly Explicit". The pair have both be referred to as "a Perverse George and Gracie". Most recently the pair both won the Brooklyn Nightlife Award for best burlesque/ boylesque, and were profiled as a "Bushwick Power Couple". If that weren't enough, he also has written a number of stage plays and scripts, some of which have been performed. He is most happy with a audience to confuse, titillate and make laugh at the silliness of it all.
MISS INDIGO BLUE:It could be the elephant trunk attached to her crotch, or the dozens of blown up latex gloves surrounding her torso, but you just know that sultry bombshell on stage isn't your uncle's burlesque dancer. She's Miss Indigo Blue -- and get ready, because she's one comely coquette that will leave you panting for more.
Sexy, funny, irreverent and ingeniously clever, Miss Indigo Blue flirts with the edgy, exotic and erotic fringes of burlesque. Evoking the elegant tease of legend Gypsy Rose Lee, and inspired by the brilliant comic wit of Whitney Biennial recipient Julie Atlas Muz, Miss Indigo is more than just a great practitioner of the ol' bump and grind; she enlivens her performances with a heady blend of brainy and bawdy that makes audience's mouths water, as their minds whirl.
For the last ten years , this "nouveau burlesque" entertainer has titillated crowds across the country and in Europe with her wild tassel-twirling techniques and smart, sexy, and funny skits. With a strong dance and theater background and extensive experience as a stripper, Miss Indigo Blue brings sensuality, sexuality, eroticism, and humor to her carefully crafted routines. Miss Indigo is known for her creative and hilarious surprises, erotic dance skills, detailed and authentic retro 1930's-1960's costuming, and naughty reformulations of favorite characters like Holly Golightly and Wonder Woman.
"Miss Indigo Blue flirts with the edgy exotic and erotic fringes of burlesque..."
Miss Indigo has performed across the globe including with the Twisted Clits in Amsterdam, Va Va Voom Room in New York and San Francisco, Gurlesque Burlesque in Chicago, Burlesque As It Was in Denver, Kit Kat Follies in Los Angeles, and BurlyQ in London. Seattle's burlesque stalwart, Miss Indigo is a three-time award-winner at the annual Miss Exotic World competition, and currently holds the First Runner Up title from the Jenny Lee Tassel Twirling. Miss Indigo founded BurlyQ Queer Cabaret in 2002, which now has outcroppings in New York and London. Miss Indigo currently performs as a soloist *and* with the Emerald City All-Stars and the Atomic Bombshells, to be one of the most sought-after performers in the Northwest.
Miss Indigo Blue with the Atomic BombshellsMiss Indigo Blue is also the President and Chief Twirling Officer of TwirlyGirl.net, creating exquisite pasties for discriminating nipples, and the founder and Headmistress of the Academy of Burlesque in Seattle. She has teaches Tassel Twirling and Teasing techniques in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Seattle. Miss Indigo Blue is based in Seattle, WA.
Caspar Community Center (View)
15051 Caspar Road
Caspar, CA 95420