Shake That Brass
One Night Only - Friday, October 26th, 2018
It's time once again for Shake That Brass! We've got a great lineup of some of burlesque's top performers!
- Waxie Moon
- Seraphina Fiero
- The Shanghai Pearl
- Lily Verlaine
- Violet Tendancies
- Jesse Belle-Jones
- Diva Le Deviant
- Amara Strutt
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Waxie Moon is an international gender-blending queer lady boylesque performance-art 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/herm's performance highlights include 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 and 4 (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). S(he) 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 (including Towleroad and OMG Blog). He/she has performed “boylesque” for Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Carson Kreseley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) and The B-52’s.
S(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). S(he) is also featured in the documentary film, "A Wink and a Smile" (directed by Deirdre Timmons, Golden Echo Films).
In 2009 s(he) was voted “Best Burlesque Performer” by The Seattle Weekly (Readers Poll). S(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. Recently, 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).Bio Courtesy of the Waxie Moon Facebook page / Wikipedia Article
Seraphina Fiero is "The Tyler Durden of Burlesque". She is smart, capable, and most importantly, free in all the ways most are not.
A chimera of hyper-feminine physicality, irreverent elegance, and pure ferocity. Seraphina continues to push the boundaries of burlesque performance art with a versatile skillset and creative style all her own.
She is a professional burlesque performer, bellydancer, fine artist, alternative model, and hellraiser. She is one-half of IvaFiero Productions bringing you Relentless entertainment since 2012. Seraphina's mayhem is also one-fourth of the troupe known as Stripped Screw Burlesque: Seattle's Dangerous Dames. Raw and gritty, the Screws offer a modern take on Burlesque for audience members who prefer a lawless agenda.
While Seraphina has no specific style, she has a flair for the unconventional, unexpected, and dark. She is full of ecstasy and anarchy . . . . and never offers any apologies.Bio Courtesy of the Seraphina Fiero website
The Shanghai Pearl is The Tantalizing Temptress from Taipei, Tempestuous Temple of Temptation, and Princess of Pulchritude!
An internationally renowned burlesque performer and instructor based out of Seattle, Washington, the Shanghai Pearl is celebrated for her extravagant costumes, bawdy humor, sizzling strip-tease, high glamour, and pulchritudinous performances.
Currently a sought after soloist, she is a featured guest of the illustrious Teatro Zinzanni Seattle and Teatro Zinzanni San Francisco. She has also been featured with the award winning Heavenly Spies, Can Can Castaways, and Glam-O-Rama Girlie show. The Shanghai Pearl is thrilled to combine her love for live music and burlesque as a member of The Blue Velvet Burlesque Revue. She is proud to maintain a positive presence at The Moisture Festival, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Great Boston Burlesque Expo, Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, and the world’s first burlesque convention, TEASE-O-RAMA.Bio Courtesy of the Shanghai Pearl website
“A living, breathing work of art,” Lily Verlaine is the performance persona of Rachel Gourd. a classical ballet dancer, feminist theorist, visual artist, writer and burlesque artist. She has studied at San Francisco Ballet and other notable schools with some of the most beloved names in ballet including David Howard, Laryssa Sklyanskaya, Gelsey Kirkland and is currently the private student of Bruce Wells in Seattle, Washington. She holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Minnesota in the self-designed BA Women in the Creative Arts. She has served as Artistic Director, Co-Producer and Choreographer of Land of the Sweets, The Burlesque Nutcracker (2006), Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland (2009) L’Histoire de Melody Nelson (2010) Burlesco DiVino: Wine in Rome (2012) and Visions of Sugarplums: A Burlesque Nutcracker (2014). She is the founder and artistic director of House of Verlaine: An Exquisite Assemblage of Daring Classical Artists which presents classical ballet through a hedonistic, feminist lens.
She has performed as a soloist in Europe, Asia, Australia, Los Angeles, New York, New Zealand, Chicago, at The Portland Art Museum and accepts commissions worldwide.
Her international influence continues to expand in the wake of her award-winning performances at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease, headlining the 2016 Berlin Burlesque Festival, appearances at high-profile charity events in Hong Kong and through the worldwide distribution of the documentary “A Wink and a Smile”, a film by Deirdre Timmons.
Lily is also the face of The Mortal Vintner's 2012 Lily Verlaine Viognier.Bio Courtesy of the Lily Verlaine website
Founding member of Seattle’s Stripped Screw Burlesque, Violet Tendencies is a classically trained ballerina cum burlesque performer. Unpredictable and uninhibited, Violet’s performances are edgy with a touch of refinement. Performing in and around Seattle since 2009 and with 18+ years of professional dance training under her shimmy belt, this versatile beauty is a graduate of Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque. Burlesque Seattle Press says, “Violet Tendencies could be a burlesque Lily Tomlin or a leading lady in a John Waters film – her face can go from housewife on the verge to lascivious vixen in seconds.”
Violet has performed in local Seattle venues including Columbia City Theater, The Triple Door and The Pink Door as well as at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, The Oregon Burlesque Festival, Portland’s Rue Royale Burlesque and in the Movers, Shakers and Innovators Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas and The Pink & White Ball in Minneapolis. She is a passionate producer and has co-produced with her troupe and other fabulous members of the Seattle burlesque community as well as on her own. Violet also co-produces the annual The Seattle Burlesque Marathong and Out-of-Towner Burlesque Marathong with Iva Handfull.
Burlesque Beat says of Violet’s Burlesque Hall of Fame performance, “The statuesque beauty seamlessly blended burlesque and ballet to a dubstep sound for a fierce performance – this gal was dark yet soft, harsh yet classic. ”Bio Courtesy of the Violet Tendencies website
Jesse Belle-Jones, "The Modern Sexual Intellectual," is one bluestocking bettie whose edgy antics and sultry grace will leave audiences scratching their heads and panting for more. With her strong dance background and academic approach, Jesse tours as a headliner and produces critically acclaimed burlesque shows across the globe. Her whip smart acts are packed with tantalizing food for thought served up in a sharp, scintillating style that is guaranteed to keep her on your mind.Facebook page
Diva Le Deviant
DIVA LE DÉVIANT, A.K.A. THE “BITCH IN CHARGE”, IS YOUR SINGING, STRIPPING, “MEAN-MOMMY” OF THE SEATTLE STAGE.
Her unique stamp on the performance landscape can be attributed to her passion for fusing theater with cabaret by moving easily between scripted lines and improv, adeptly “breaking the fourth wall” to engage audiences in a unique and sexy journey.
Diva has written and performed theatrical narrative for cabarets including Sinner Saint Burlesque’s groundbreaking, full-length, theatrical production Inheritance: Maiden Mother, Crone, the Beebo Brinker Pulp Cabaret at ACT Theatre, and more.Bio Courtesy of the Sinner Saint Burlesque website
Amara Strutt is a flavor that lingers on the tip of the tongue, a dangerously addictive blend of bitter and sweet that bespeaks her refined palette. Clothed in feathers, fur, satins, and silks, Amara recalls the elegance of classic Hollywood and pairs it with the shameless sass of bygone burlesque queens. Parading across stages throughout the Pacific Northwest, Amara combines her background in dance and theatrical costuming to create vintage burlesque fantasies that are oh-so-refined and oh-so-elegantly filthy. Armed with cunning, confidence, and cool charm, this Feathered Fox commands the stage with her sultry sophistication. You'll certainly want to keep your eyes peeled while she peels, or she just might outfox you.
She has strutted her stuff at the Vancouver Burlesque Festival, The Moisture Festival, and will be gracing the stage at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender this summer! She has also become a mainstay in the Seattle burlesque scene appearing at Tuesday Tease, Burlesque Behind the Pink Door, The Emerald City Burlesque Revue, and numerous other Northwest stages. In addition to performing and sewing up a storm, Amara shares her passion for burlesque with others as an instructor at Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque, where she teaches fan dancing and intermediate Bump and Grind.Bio Courtesy of the Amara Strutt website