SHINE, did

July 16, 2010

A simple review of Shine: a Burlesque Musical: Go See It. And for some possibly pertinent tidbits: Burlesque Music Dancing Silly, sexy, and sarcastic humor, and Innuendo In well-balanced doses Rampant references to kinky sex Includes three of my favorite Seattle performers, Polly Wood, the’Luminous Pariah, and Paris Original Five Seattle shows remaining, as of [...]

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SHINE, a “talented family of sexpots and misfits”

July 15, 2010

I almost saved $10.00 today, but I bought my tickets to SHINE: A burlesque musical about 20 minutes before a discount code was announced via Twitter. Technically I could have canceled my purchase and then bought a discounted ticket, but that seemed sort of silly and the money goes to a good cause, so I [...]

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How to attend Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA

June 15, 2010

Two nights at KOOZÄ makes me an expert, right. So here’s a list of tips to get maximum enjoyment out of your two-plus hours of enchantment with Cirque du Soleil. First, if you are coulrophobic, this is probably the wrong show for you. All circuses are suspect for anyone who is afraid of clowns, but [...]

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Keep On Truckin’

May 9, 2010

Having some trouble today keeping faith. Fear. Sorrow. Grief. Emotions and doubts clouding this big-blue-sky morning. The feelings get all jumbled up and it is difficult to rise above the mess. What is what? That twist in my belly, is it fear? The tension in my brow, is it anger? Or, more fear? The hot [...]

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Caught in Gramma’s Notions

April 27, 2010

A name arrived this morning for my piece at SEAF: Caught in Gramma’s Notions. This is the piece that started out as a “wall treatment” and which has evolved to be an “installation.” And yes, I am excited about that. This has been the convergence of several threads, including friendships and smaller projects in the [...]

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Just say, “Yes” to Seattle Erotic Art Festival

April 24, 2010

During my Mondo Beyondo work last month, one day the lesson was about saying, Yes. Part of the premise was about not seeing ourselves the same old way, and thereby releasing self-imposed restrictions on the possibilities for our lives. Luckily, that was the same day that I was approached to create a wall ornamentation at [...]

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Under the Magical Spell of Ricochet

April 6, 2010

I see something like this, I just want to fall in love. –Tiberio Simone, at just about the point when performer Laura Stokes opened her parasol and unleashed the rain from the trapeze. We were at STITCH, where we had already been amazed and mesmerized for almost an hour by the beautiful and impossible performance [...]

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Bright lights

March 27, 2010

Well let’s just see what I can make of myself, shall we? Today’s photo is subsequent to my Burlesque Makeup class. While the false eyelashes are pretty obvious, the intensity of the remainder of the makeup is not so easy to spot here–which is I think a pretty fair replication of the effect of stage [...]

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