Dollhouse Urban Burlesque
The Dollhouse (Once Upon A Dollhouse) : Princess Jasmine Choreographer: Torey Nelson Doll: Jade Sky Costume by: Sarah Dawson and Danny Osario Style .
Over the past few months, I’ve been privy to a somewhat lesser-renowned group of artists who also regularly showcase their creativity and skill: burlesque performers. Specifically, the black burlesque performers of New York City. These women combine sex and artistry in a way that is both brazen and nuanced. the audience is titillated by their sensuality while also watching some of the most focused performers—of any discipline—in the city. “When we say ‘burlesque,’ the broad term of the word is actually a theatrical style. It used to be a physical building—a burlesque hall—and a satirical commentary and social commentary form of theatrical performance,” says Chicava Honeychild of Brown Girls Burlesque. On stage, Chicava’s performance is seductive as she strips down to a G-string and pasties while swaying with large, red and black Japanese fans and smiling sweetly at the crowd. So much of the burlesque scene involves a sense of history, sisterhood, and expression. These performers understand each other—even with their diverse perspectives and approaches. Women looking for ways to showcase their creativity and sexuality find a platform that rewards both. Poison Ivory is the 2013 winner of the Hollywood Burlesque Festival’s Miss Starlet Burlesque award. She says burlesque is the first thing that she’s found that is solely hers. “I moved here from California—to New York—after a bad breakup and lots of things that people go through,” Ivory says. After her best friend purchased burlesque classes for her, the former Angeleno soon found herself on a stage, ready to peel off of her clothes—and after getting over her bad nerves, found something that resonated deeply within her spirit. “In that first performance, I went from being a scared person just trying to survive the next three minutes and thirty-six seconds to instantly craving when I’m going to be able to have that experience again,” she says. Ivory has likened her past to the life of a domesticated “Stepford wife,” but to watch her onstage is to witness a woman in full command of her sexuality and basking in the confidence that burlesque has given her. It’s as liberating to watch as it undoubtedly is for her to perform. ’ because that was the one thing that turned them off from dating me,” Ivory recalls. “After about six months of performing, I just decided that this was going to be something I did for me and I’m not going to worry about who I’m dating. Club strippers typically make a lot more money than the average burlesque performer. Many burlesque shows are strictly for the audience to enjoy a voyeuristic showcase—not an interactive experience. Men aren’t sliding one dollar bills into G-strings at these shows, and there aren’t private champagne rooms or lap dances. Burlesque performers are artists performing a show. And for these women, the sisterhood and the freedom of expression is what keeps them fulfilled—even when the money is lacking. “There’s a lot of dollars moving through it, but people aren’t making reasonable amounts of money doing it. I think that people are aware that we’re not making tons of money, and that we are crafting our own images and creating our own shows and... It’s all very self-determined in burlesque. Source: www.thedailybeast.com
Over the past few months, I've been privy to a somewhat lesser-renowned group of artists who also regularly showcase their creativity and skill: burlesque performers. Specifically, the black burlesque performers of New York City. These women combine
The signature sexiness of Dollhouse will be rough and rugged in this new show. The Dollhouse is an urban burlesque company that serves as both a production group, and developmental institute, for young artists aspiring to further their career within
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What Is The DollHouse? The Dollhouse is an urban burlesque company that serves as both production group, and development institute, for young artists aspiring to ...
The Dollhouse (Once Upon a Dollhouse) presents : Snowwhite Choreography by: Jared Jenkins Doll: Estelle Paris Costume by: Sarah Dawson Style Direction ...
The Dollhouse: Urban Burlesque performs live at Highline Ballroom on November 17th 2014. Hosted by Power 105's Angela Yee