Burlesco Notturno - EXOTICA
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
Spring is here, and it's time to go wild with Burlesco Notturno EXOTICA .
The sexy, saucy soiree that is Burlesco Notturno returns to Open Space for Arts & Community, wearing peacock feathers, leopard spots and tiger stripes.
Open Space will heat up with 'hot pink habanero' Fucshia FoXXX, voted Seattle's Sexiest Burlesque Performer, bringing her own hybrid of bellydance and burlesque, and the Golden Glamazon herself, Sydni Deveraux. With exotic beauty and her leggy, statuesque 6'2" self, Syndi brings a wit, finesse and sophisticated musicality to the evening. They are joined by aerialist and Moisture Festival favorite Jonathan Rose, who caught the circus bug at 22 while traveling in Mexico, where he then hired on as a roustabout and animal caretaker with a family-owned circus. Thomas Pruiksma brings classic stage and table magic to the evening, and sexy, sassy Bohemian Acro will delight the audience with an astonishing pre-show act.
The Love Markets return to fill the space with the sound of Weimar Berlin, with songs old and new springing from that era of decadent, gorgeous, absurd freedom. Burlesco Notturno EXOTICA is hosted as ever by the infamous Mme X (played by Janet McAlpin) and her Lawyer (played by the infamous David Godsey).
JUST ADDED! Dance On After Party!
The Love Markets will play and you can stay to dance!
Free for attendees, or $10 at the door after 9:30pm!
Crowned the "Hot Pink Habanero" by The Stranger and voted "Seattles' Sexiest Burlesque Performer" (2008) Fuchsia FoXXX is the stand out hybrid of bellydance for the burlesque stage. Fucshia has entertained audiences from tv-land on America's Got Talent and internationally in the London, Amsterdam, & Canadian International Burlesque Festivals. She has dropped jaws alongside American bands: metal legends Queensryche, San Francisco's vaudeville heroes The Yard Dogs Road Show, and was featured on the album cover of The Ventures and the Wailers. She packs hot pink heat wherever she goes, as a staple in the Moisture Festival, DeLouRue's Homo for the Holidays, and Blue Velvet Burlesque at Highway 99 Blues Club. Fuchsia spreads glamour expertise as the revered stylist for TEASE Pin Up in Seattle.
Classic striptease artist, producer, instructor and jazz singer Sydni Deveraux has performed internationally and nationally in multiple festivals and shows from her hometown of Seattle all the way to places such as Finland, Amsterdam and Switzerland. She performs in acclaimed shows on both US coasts and has performed at the "Super-bowl of Burlesque" at The Burlesque Hall of Fame. Sydni teaches a multitude of classes all over the world at festivals, BurlyCon, and privately. You can find her musing publicly at on her blog "Living in a Glitter Wonderland"- answering performer's tough questions and discussing a range of topics pertaining to the art form and its inhabitants. Her writing has been featured by 21st Century Burlesque, The Berlesker, and read by thousands of people worldwide. As a producer of over 100 successful shows over the last few years, including Seattle's longest running weekly review , "Burlesque Behind the Pink Door" (in the historic Pike Place Market), Sydni Deveraux has been a fixture in the burlesque community for over 7 years.
Jonathan Rose caught the circus bug at 22 while traveling in Mexico. There he hired on as a roustabout and animal caretaker with a family-owned circus. Looking to expand his skill set Jonathan began studying the aerial arts at Seattle's very own School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. Now he enjoys wowing audiences with his unique combination of dynamism and strength.
Thomas H. Pruiksma is a poet, writer, teacher, translator, and musician who's been entangled with the world of magic since the age of five. His books include The Body and the Earth: Notes from a Conversation (written with the south India artist C.F. John) and Give, Eat, and Live: Poems of Avvaiyar (published by Red Hen Press). He lives on Vashon Island with his partner, David Mielke.
THE LOVE MARKETS are a Weimar-inspired band who play songs of love and revolution, armed with an arsenal of their own genre-bending originals and the spark of vintage Berlin cabaret. Clad in military lingerie, they are decadent, subversive, stylish and absurd - highbrow enough to pay homage to Eisler and Kurt Weill, lowbrow enough to pelt the crowd with Slim Jims during a naughty ode to wiener schnitzel. Since 2008, the Love Markets have been sellout favorites of the Seattle International Cabaret Festival, Can Can, and A Contemporary Theatre/Central Heating Lab, as well as featured performers for City Arts Festival, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Men's Chorus, Burlesco Notturno, TV's ArtZone with Nancy Guppy, and four-time musical hosts of the TPS Gregory Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Their debut CD, World Of Your Dreams, will be released in June 2013. The Love Markets are: Angie Louise (vocals, songs, keys); Robertson Witmer (accordion); David Marriott Jr. (trombone); Dave Pascal (bass); and Chris Monroe (drums).
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 ranged from writing and performing Red Tiger Tales with UMO to 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. Most recently David was lead artist for UMO's Final Broadcast (2007). 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. He also serves as an artist for the Vashon Artists in the Schools program.
Open Space for Arts & Community (View)
18870 103rd Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|