Burlesco Notturno HOT
Falling on the weekend of Beltane, Burlesco Notturno HOT calls to mind the ancient May Day festival of optimism fertility and fire a celebration of the power of heat and new beginnings, falling into place as the sun waxes its way strongly into summer.
Madame X, along with her trusted companion The Lawyer, returns with extraordinary (or brilliant) brand- new inspirations that burn with passion and incandescence. And to help light everyone's fires, she has gathered FOUR of the very best and brightest burlesque performers of our region twice as many as any other Burlesco! Add to this a doubly charming aerial act, a sultry Vashon voice, and the sizzling music of The Love Markets, and you have a night on Vashon that will be hotter than the Sahara!
Burlesco Notturno HOT will be unveiled on Saturday, May 2. Doors open at 7pm; the show begins at 8pm.
A select number of VIP tables are available for groups of 4 or 8. The Burlesco VIP experience is truly sumptuous, including tantalizing food from La Biondo, lovely wine from The Hardware Store, and delectable chocolates from Azula - plus reserved seats right up front to enjoy the show! And as the Burlesco performers come out to visit after the show, their first stop will be at the VIP tables, where they will be available for photos and visiting. VIP tables are $200 for a group of 4, and $400 for a group of 8; only available online, through brownpapertickets.com.
General admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Vashon Bookshop and brownpapertickets.com. Burlesco Notturno is open to audiences 21 and older.
And now, for a more intimate peak at the talent who will soon be winging their way to the Open Space Grand Hall
The One The Only INGA is a tease-interpreted heightened-feminity creation perched strongly on a pedestal and just out of reach, bringing entertainment, beauty and intelligence to audiences around the world through the medium of Burlesque. The One The Only Inga was born and raised in Seattle, WA, where she began taking dance lessons at age three. In 1999, Inga attended Oberlin College, where she studied modern dance and performed with the Oberlin Dance Company and VIBE Jazz/Tap Company. Since joining the Seattle burlesque community in 2005, Inga has become an international burlesque star. She has headlined in shows all over the world, most recently in 2013 and 2014 Fringe World Festival in Australia. She is a feature performer in Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann's productions of Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland and Burlesco Divino: Wine in Rome. Inga is also featured in DeLouRue Presents' widely-renowned Homo for the Holidays, with RuPaul's Drag Race winner Jinx Monsoon. In 2010, she was the lead choreographer for the U.S. run of SHINE: A Burlesque Musical, written and composed by Canadian duo The Wet Spots, and directed by Roger Bennington. In 2011, Inga won the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas at the 2011 Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition, and joined The Atomic Bombshells, one of the world's most successful and respected burlesque troupes. Inga was also voted one of the Top 50 Burlesque Performers in the World by the readers of 21stCenturyBurlesque.com in 2011 and 2012. Inga is an instructor for Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque, and is featured in the award-winning documentary A Wink and a Smile.
Lily Verlaine is a classical ballet dancer trained at The School of The San Francisco Ballet, Walnut Hill School, Ballet Chicago, Pacific Northwest Ballet and other notable schools. As a solo burlesque artist and creator, she choreographed, costumed, designed and co-produced the evening length works Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, and Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome. As a burlesque performer, Miss Verlaine has shared stages with Dita Von Teese and other distinguished ladies of burlesque. In 2008 she was a featured artist in the documentary A Wink and a Smile and was interviewed for the 2009 documentary Waxie Moon. As a choreographer, Miss Verlaine has joyously set work upon many Seattle notables such as Indigo Blue, Kitten La Rue and Miss-ter Waxie Moon.
Miss(ter)Waxie Moon (the performance personae and creation of Marc Kenison) is a gender-blending queer lady "boylesque" performance-art solo stripping sensation. S(he) has performed at various venues throughout Seattle including Key Arena, On the Boards, The Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, The Moore Theatre, The Triple Door and Theatre Off Jackson. His/her performance highlights include competing in the best boylesque category at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas (2013), being featured in Land of the Sweets: A Burlesque Nutcracker (produced by Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann, The Triple Door), performing in and choreographing House of Thee Unholy #2, 3, 4 and 5 (produced by The Swedish Housewife, The Triple Door) and being presented by numerous performance organizations including On The Boards (Northwest New Works Festival and 12 Minutes Max), Bumbershoot (Seattle) and The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival (SEAF). She has performed both internationally and domestically, appeared on television (Evening Magazine, King 5, KOMO, Art Zone with Nancy Guppy) and been featured on many national blogs. He is the subject of the feature-length documentary film Waxie Moon (directed by Wes Hurley, I Ate My Eye Films) which has been screened at numerous film festivals, including The Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Audience Award), The International Queer Fruits Film Festival (Jury Prize) and CineKink (NY Audience Choice Award Honorable Mention). She is also featured in the documentary film, A Wink and a Smile (directed by Deirdre Timmons, Golden Echo Films). In 2009 he was voted "Best Burlesque Performer" by The Seattle Weekly (Readers Poll). He is 1/3 of the pop dance trio, Dance Belt, which was voted "Seattle's Sexiest Dance Company" by The Stranger. She is on faculty at Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque and has taught and lectured about Boylesque at American University, Evergreen State College and BurlyCon. Her performance work is written about in The Burlesque Handbook (by Jo Weldon, HarperCollins Publishers) and United States of Americana (by Kurt B. Reighley, HarperCollins Publishers). S(he) acted in, co-wrote and co-produced Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel (directed by Wes Hurley) and was nominated for a 2010 Gregory Award (Excellence in Theater, Washington State). Currently he is featured in the Seattle web series Capitol Hill.
Isobella Bloom graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Musical Theatre and a minor in Opera in 2008. Some of her favorite roles over the years include playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Kate in Kiss me Kate, Viola in Twelfth Night, and Drink Me in Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland. Since moving to Seattle and discovering the art of burlesque, she has performed with every troupe in town and as a solo performer since 2011! She is now happy to be a part of the rotating casts of Hotel NoTél, The Double-Down Burlesque Revue, Burlesque Behind the Pink Door, and The Can Can Cabaret. She also continues to be thrilled to be a part of Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann's productions at the Triple Door.
Chapter 2 is the aerial duo of Esther Edelman and Glenn Easley. Esther has over 25 years of choreographing, directing and performing experience and is a founder of the 4 women triple trapeze gang Aviatrix, the Vashon aerial troupe The Silkworms, and of the groundbreaking UMO Ensemble. Esther teaches aerial classes on Vashon where she first met Glenn Easley, who came on as her student and soon was part of the Silkworms. They became entranced with duo fabric work and just premiered their act at the Moisture Festival in Seattle. Glenn's background is Acro-balancing, Martial arts, African drumming and Architecture.
THE LOVE MARKETS make songs for a world in which we are all on the market, looking for love against a backdrop of loss, greed, and political corruption. Fronted by singer-songwriter Angie Louise, their music mates the decadent bite of Weimar Berlin with the swirl of a circus underworld and the funk of New Orleans blues. Since their birth in 2008, the Love Markets have donned their uniforms of military lingerie to perform at ACT (all three stages), City Arts Fest, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle International Cabaret Festival, Town Hall, Sandbox Radio, TV's ArtZone and many more. This is their sixth performance with the enchanting Burlesco Notturno series. In 2013, The Love Markets released their debut album World Of Your Dreams, described by Seattle Magazine as "Irresistible... Intoxicating theatricality... A deliciously dark carnival."
The Love Markets are: Angie Louise (vocals, songs, keys); Robertson Witmer (accordion); David Marriott Jr. (trombone); Dave Pascal (bass); Chris Monroe (drums).
Since she can remember, Azula has been singing, growing up in a house always filled with music, whether it be from her mother's love of classical music, and all music Italian and Magyar/Bohemian/Gypsy, her father's love of Barbershop Quartet Choirs, or her Grandmothers, one who loved opera, the other, Sunday Choir. While studying classical vocal training as a mezzo-soprano colorotura at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, she became entranced with Jazz and Blues, and the Global Music Scene. She continued to study foreign languages and moved to Europe to study where she lived in France and Austria, and was exposed to the languages and music of Eastern Europe, going deep into her Hungarian ancestry. She has performed nationally at various venues, with repertoires including Edith Piaf, jazz and blues, Spanish, and Fado, expanding into performance art pieces and projects with musicians and composers in Chicago. Azula sings in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic among others, and is studying independently to complete a sound healing certification course.
Janet McAlpin (Mme X, Founder of Open Space, Artistic Director & Producer of Burlesco Notturno): Janet trained for two years at the School of Jacques LeCoq (Paris, France), co-founded UMO Ensemble and has been teaching, directing and performing physical theater for over 23 years. Janet has taught clown theater at Freehold Studio and Naropa Institute (Boulder, Co). She has directed UMO and Circus Contraption and other small groups. She has performed various characters on different apparatus (Hoops, trapeze, globes and stilts) at Teatro Zinzani, Cirque du Flambe, the Moisture Festival and with UMO Ensemble. Her most recent creative endeavors have included performing in UMO's acclaimed FAIL BETTER: Beckett Moves UMO, writing and performing Red Tiger Tales with UMO, and creating a duet clown trapeze act with David Godsey and an apple.
David Godsey (Her Lawyer, Founder of Open Space) is a graduate of the Professional Training Program at the Circle in the Square in New York and the Laboratory of Movement Studies at Ecole LeCoq in Paris. Since co-founding UMO in 1987, the Ensemble has been the primary focus and outlet for his performance work. David performs in UMO's most recent work, FAIL BETTER: Beckett Moves UMO, as well as Red Tiger Tales. David was lead artist for UMO's Final Broadcast (2007) and he also directed the creation of UMO's Millennium Circus (1999) as well as Birth, Love, Death and Re-Birth (1996), a collaboration with the Seattle Men's Chorus. Outside of UMO, David works with his partner Janet to create and perform original character clown pieces, including some on aerial apparatus. His teaching credits include Naropa Institute in Boulder, Freehold in Seattle, and several other colleges and universities.
Open Space for Arts & Community (View)
18870 103rd Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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