JANUARY 16th, 2020
FLYNN SPACE 153 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401
DOORS/COCKTAILS/LIVE MUSIC @ 5:30pm
SHOWCASE @ 6:15pm
Be transported into history as you walk through the doors of the Flynn space. Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge with a cocktail while enjoying classic live jazz from one of the festival’s featured bands. Next, a ceremonial toast followed by the Vermont Burlesque Festival’s New England Themed Competition; a burlesque competition where a selected group of performers have taken on the challenge of creating an act that involves some sort of New England history, pop culture, folklore, political statement, stereotype, trend, or characteristic. You, the audience, will decide on the winner, whom will walk away with an honorary title and show off the winning act during the festival’s main event on Saturday.
The Flynn Space
SCHEDULED TO PERFORM
THURSDAY JAN 16th 2020
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Karina LibidoBurlington, Vermont
Karina Libido is a Burlesque Performer from Ukraine, based in the USA. She appeared in over 400 shows, developed a style of her own and stole hearts of many fans. Since 2015 Karina has toured East and West Coasts, has had an honor to perform in The New York Burlesque Festival, Empire Burlesque Festival and Las Vegas Burlesque Festival before settling down in Burlington VT earlier this year.
Photo by: Michael Enoches
Salsera StarBurlington, VT
Salsera Starr, the only daughter of Her Majesty, the beautiful and venerable North Star of the Evening Sky, split her time as a youth living in the night sky and with her distant cousins, the Unicorns of the Vermont Forest. She grew into a wild half star/half unicorn, and today emerges from her home in the forest to enchant humans and stars from burlesque stages across the land and sky!
Isabella BlackatCatania, Italy
Isabella Blackat with mediterranean colors took part in several national festivals. Her performances take us back in time, preserving the inevitable erotic charm of Fellini's women, with sinuous and soft curves. In 2019 she has broken into the European scene performing in France in the first edition of the Festival Rétro-Tease Lyon and in Scotland in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The RougettesOttawa, Canada
From the Rouge Studio of Dance in Ottawa, Canada, The Rougettes are one of Ottawa's newest burlesque troupes. Under the instruction of Randi Rouge these performers have been painting stages rouge throughout the city and are now ready to spread their joy for burlesque across the border.
Patty CakeBrattleboro, Vermont
A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Western Michigan University, Francesca Bourgault has spent her life exploring roles both on and back stage, primarily as a dancer, instructor, and lighting designer. Intrigued by burlesque as a patron in Chicago, Francesca began performing after settling in Vermont. She owns Windham Movement Apparel, a mobile dancewear store based in Brattleboro.
Kitten MaPantsMilton, Vermont
Kitten has been getting into various pants for the past few years. She has performed with the improv troupe People with Faces, scared patrons with Nightmare Vermont, and worked both backstage and on stage with the Essex Players. She started performing burlesque in 2014, training under Alexa Luthor, and officially became a Sugar Shaker with the Green Mountain Cabaret in August 2017.
Lipstick LamarrFrederick, Maryland
Lipstick Lamarr is a co-producer of Honeybee Burlesque and lives for unexpected twists on classic burlesque and wants you to ignore that vague sense of dread you have when she takes the stage. If she leaves you feeling confused and slightly disturbed about being kind of turned on, she's done her job. Prepare to be seduced in the most delightful way by Lipstick Lamarr!
Domini'que AnjouEast Montpelier, Vermont
In 2011 Domini'que co-founded Geekenhaven Studios so she could pursue all of her passions. In 2017 she made her burlesque debut. She has performed around Central Vermont, WRJ and the Burlington area. She produced Sweet Melissa's Hot Mess and has filmed many of the shows she has performed in. Now she looks forward to stretching her creative muscle and finding new ways to tantalize her audience.
Doctor Vu, The Wibbly Wobbly, Booby Woobie Time Lady of Burlesque is a Sugar Shaker and producer with the Green Mountain Cabaret, where she has made audiences stop blinking since 2012. A Performing Artist at the Flynn Center, she spreads the joy of Burlesque via weekly classes. Doctor Vu's performed at the NOLA Nerdlesque Festival, Vermont Burlesque Festival and stages throughout New England.
Dickie SmallsLos Angles, CA / NY, NY
Dickie Smalls is an international, award-winning performer who cut his teeth in Vaudeville before expanding into Burlesque. Titles include: “Most Creative” at the 2019 MidWest Burlesque Festival, “Best Narrative” at the 2018 Berlin Burlesque Week and the title of “Master of Improv” at the 2018 Burlypicks World Championships competition. Dickie Smalls: The Song & Dance/Pants & No Pants Man!