Burlesco Notturno GLAMOUR
Glamour... the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks excitement, adventure and unusual activity magic or enchantment
Sounds like the ideal way to slip our way into the balmy temperatures of May, doesn't it? Burlesco Notturno, Vashon's sexy, saucy cabaret, returns with an all-new, alluring, adventurous, glamourous concoction on Saturday, May 3.
Fascinating and attracting are defining characteristics of The One The Only Inga Ingenue, world-wide burlesque star, returning to our stage with delectable new numbers. A combination of charm and good looks fits burlesque artist J. Von Stratton to a T (plus she's just off a world-tour with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis how's that for adventurous?). For unusual activity we have the singular Bill Robison and the charming A Unicycle Built for Two. Sultry island songstress Arlette Moody debuts Lilette, a glamourous new character, and those The Love Markets return in their decadent little black slips. All hosted by the most statuesquely glamourous diva ever, the enchanting Madame X and her charmingly unusual Lawyer.
The One The Only Inga Ingenue was born and raised in Seattle, WA, where she began taking dance lessons at age three. For the next 16 years she studied French ballet, traditional and rhythmic tap dance, jazz and modern dance from instructor Susan Wright. 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. From 2006 2008, Inga was a founding member of Sinner Saint Burlesque in Seattle. 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, featured in the award-winning documentary A Wink and a Smile, teaching Burlesque 101 and Bump & Grind Technique.
J. Von Stratton is Seattle's sweetheart and an icon in the arts community. She is an original member of the Burlesque supertroupe, The Atomic Bombshells. Her unique blend of theatrics, dance, camp, and kitsch have made her a Seattle favorite, as well as taken her across the globe. She has been a highlighted performer in Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Portugal, China, and Australia.
Jamie has worked with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Dita Von Teese (with the Atomic Bombshells), Margaret Cho, and Sir Mix-A-Lot, as well as a bevy of Burlesque's finest.
For over 25 years, Bill Robison has charmed audiences young and old around the world with his unique and masterful style of physical comedy. Using his rubber-like face, elastic body and limitless energy, he transports audiences to a zany, unpredictable and hilarious world. His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon. His extensive background in all types of theatrical and physical performance allows him infinite creativity in creating countless comic situations, seamlessly combining the timeless feel of old Vaudeville with European style clowning. For a sneak peek of Bill's work, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdmEppMX4Ro#t=19
A Unicycle Built for Two Nick Harden and Wendy Allen is an upbeat, stylish act that blends the unicycle, acrobatics, and light-hearted romance. The Seattle Met called A Unicycle Built for Two a "can't-miss event." Nick & Wendy's personalities capture and thrill audiences as they flirt, flip and twirl. Nick & Wendy met in Seattle, and have worked together to craft a unique story on the unicycle. In 2013, they also debuted their hand-to-hand skills with the Zoppe Circus. Nick Harden started training in the circus arts at the Illinois State University Gamma Phi Circus under the direction and coaching of Al and Lin-Veronica Light. He has performed in a variety of acts including partner and group acrobatics, German wheel, juggling, Russian bar, teeterboard, tightwire, and unicycle. He now lives Seattle where he trains at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. He has performed in productions throughout the United States, and has filmed commercials for national audiences. When Nick is not performing or training he also enjoys riding his bicycle and making things with his hands. Wendy Allen grew up flipping and twisting at a gymnastics center in Northern California. After getting a BA in Film and Digital Media from UCSC, Wendy was invited back to Northern California to teach tumbling with an after-school circus program. She loved it, and quickly decided she wanted more circus. In 2010 Wendy moved to Seattle and fully immersed herself in the circus world. Now Wendy trains at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In addition to her unicycle and hand-to-hand acts, Wendy enjoys tumbling and playing on the teeterboard.
Lilette, otherwise known as Arlette Moody, is a transplant from Austin Texas. She studied dance at the University of Texas where she also dipped herself into performing Musical Theatre. Arlette has sung in multiple bands including Bojest, and Rumpus, as well as appeared in Nine, Pippin, Shanandoa and other shows around the Austin and then Seattle area. She has been a featured performer on Vashon in multiple arenas as well as spreading her wings with choreography and her own songwriting. She has a flare for creating her own costumes, and has always enjoyed being a little naughty and figures she may as well do it on stage. This is her debut as Lilette.
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, the band mates the eerie glamour of Weimar Berlin with the bluesy grit of New Orleans. In 2013 The Love Markets released their debut album World Of Your Dreams at ACT's Falls Theatre, drawing raves from Seattle Magazine ("Irresistible... Intoxicating theatricality... A deliciously dark carnival") and City Arts ("Ruffle-clad ruffians... Uber-belter vocals... Fearsome chops"). Since their birth in 2008, the Love Markets have donned their well-used uniforms of military lingerie for sellout shows at the Bullitt Cabaret, Le Can Can, City Arts Fest, SAM, and Seattle International Cabaret Festival; performed as featured guests with Seattle Men's Chorus, Sandbox Radio, and on TV's ArtZone with Nancy Guppy; provided entertainment at galas for beloved arts organizations from ACT and Seattle Children's Theatre to 14/48; served as four-time hosts of the Gregory Awards for Excellence in Theatre; and provided music for multiple installments of Vashon's Burlesco Notturno, where they are always enchanted to return. The Love Markets are Angie Louise (vocals, songs, keys); Robertson Witmer (accordion); David Marriott Jr. (trombone); Dave Pascal (bass); and Chris Monroe (drums). Filling in for Chris tonight will be honorary Love Market Ben Morrow.
Come visit The Love Markets at www.the-love-markets.com, or experience "World Of Your Dreams" at www.cdbaby.com/cd/thelovemarkets.
Janet McAlpin (Mme X, Founder of Open Space, Artistic Director & Producer of Burlesco Notturno) trained for two years at the School of Jacques LeCoq (Paris, France), co-founded UMO Ensemble (1987) andhas been teaching, directing and performing physical theater for over 25 years. She co-founded UMO ensemble and she has created and co-directed UMO in El Dorado, Body Inheritance, Fatal Peril & Red Tiger Tales. She also enjoys creating clown acts with David Godsey and other artists usually involving various pieces of odd shaped aerial equipment and/or fruits & vegetables. Mme X is just back from traveling the world over looking for the perfectly glamourous cocktail dress. She found it here on Vashon (thanks to P2V). It is a jungle out there. It was so hot... so wild... so many small people. Now that she is back on voluptuous Vashon drinking in the beauty of the Northwest eternal spring, she is pleased to be with you at Burlesco Notturno. All of you.
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, that 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. Vashon Islanders are most recently familiar with David's spontaneous sermons as The REV in Open Space's rousing Sunday Social Hours.
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!|