Tag Archives: dancing

Through The Looking Glass

24 Mar

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland. This delightful show takes us to a night club called the Looking Glass, where we meet several characters. Each character dazzles us with their charm and style, giving us flawless dance performances filled with comedy, ballet, strip tease and much more.

The characters had plenty of personality and wore elaborate costumes. There was a caterpillar, Tweetle Dee dancers, a mysterious claw-like creature, Chandeliers, a Mad Hatter, Eat Me and Drink Me waitresses and much more.

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One of my favorites was the Cheshire Cat who performed in slow cat-like movements seducing the audience with her long legs and disobedient manner. She would walk over the couch slowly as if she is up to no good.

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Watching the white queen and red queen dance competitively against one another was fun. Each thought they had better dance moves then the other. It was great chemistry.

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One of the last performances was that of the Queen of Hearts. She fit the role perfectly. During her performance she was wrestling with both the innocent and evil side of herself. This played out through out her dance. She would bat her eyelashes and smile one minute and then gesture wickedly the next.

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These are just some of the many wild performances you will see. I urge you to see this show if you like comedy, dance and burlesque. This show has ballet, modern dance, and jazz mixed into all of its performances. You even get a wide variety of music as well, with jazz, classical, Indian and exotic music. For tickets, click here.

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French Kiss at the Can Can

22 Mar

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of seeing the Can Can’s newest show, French Kiss.

Filled with entertainment that seduces the audience, this show has everything. From sexy costumes to modern dance moves, the show quickly engages the audience with its upbeat dance music and sultry flow. With perfect choreography, the dancers seduced each other and the audience with their sexy bodies, style and moves.

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There was no shortage of sex appeal for the ladies, with the male dancers dancing in thongs and even bringing someone on stage to dance for.The show didn’t stop short there. The lady dancers often ended a dance number topless.

I loved seeing two of the dancers swing around together with their fast paced poses, defying gravity.

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With dancers kicking and twirling, and pushing their body weight onto the side rails, in a very fast pace movement, these dancers were obviously physically fit. Their bodies looking really good and toned. One could watch them dance all day. By the end of the show you were wanting more. The talent that the Can Can always brings is quite remarkable, never disappointing, and they are always bringing their A game. Be sure to check out this show. Click here for tickets.

Wonderland

16 Dec

This great show is filled with beauty and art. The choreography was on point keeping us enchanted throughout the show. The performances were both magical and seductive. One got the feeling we were indeed watching a winter wonderland unfold.

One of my favorite parts was when a dancer swung a silk sheet through the air, creating a silhouette of her dance. It was beautiful.

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Photo by Alex Crick
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One lucky audience member was brought on stage to have a sexy dancer perform a seductive number for her, creating an unforgettable experience.

You won’t want to miss this show. It is perfect for the holidays and it will surely mesmerize you with such amazing talent. Tickets are available now through January 30th. Click here.

Seattle Art Museum’s Remix tonight

21 Aug

SAM REMIX

AUG 21 2015

OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK

GROUNDS AND PAVILION

8 PM – 11:59 PM

#SAMRemix returns and we celebrate summer at the Olympic Sculpture Park among Sam Vernon’s site-specific installation, How Ghosts Sleep (Seattle): Hive and SAM’s Olympic Sculpture Park collection, during a special evening of performances, tours, dancing and more at this late-night creative explosion.

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SAM Remix – Aug 2015 OSP

The night’s activities include:

  • Dance under the stars to soul, funk, and original beats with OCNotes.
  • Keep moving all night long to hip-hop and pop beats with DJ Josai.
  • Experience a psychedelic, fantastical journey with modern day oracle Queen Shmooquan.
  • Grab some space on the lawn and take in the cat extravaganza with The Internet Cat Video Festival, produced and curated by the Walker Art Center.
  • Get surprised by two super-secret bands brought by, Seattle Secret Shows.
  • Add to collective forms and transform your image into a Visible Beast with Polina Tereshina.
  • Create recycled charms and wearable art withTariqa Waters.
  • Grow a collective tree sculpture with Alicia Betty, inspired by Dan Webb’s Break It Down .
  • Are you an owlligator? A zebrat? Discover your inner and outer spirit animals with miss TANGQ.
  • Davione Gordon responds in movement to Sam Vernon’s How Ghosts Sleep (Seattle): Hive .
  • Shine a light onto 20,000 years of Seattle history with an interactive shadow installation, About Time, by Michael Lewis and Jordan West Monez.

Explore the park in new and unexpected ways with My Favorite Things: Highly Opinionated Tours led by artists, community figures and special guests including:

  • Lucien Pellegrin, founder of Love City Love, photographer
  • David Hytone, Seattle artist, host of The Makers Podcast
  • Allison Kudla, artist, scientist, and technologist
  • Karleen Ilagan and Robin Guilfoil, owners of Moksha clothing boutique and art collective
  • Clarissa San Diego, co-founder of SoDo Makerspace
  • Michael Lewis and Jordan West Monez, designers and artists from Duwamish Reveale

Flamingo – Review

4 Aug

Last Friday I got to check out the Flamingo show at the Can Can. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, I urge you to check it out. The shows at the Can Can are always very visually appealing. Glitter, sequence, bright colors, swing sets, feathers, and bubbles are just some of the images you will see at this show.

photo by Alex Crick.

photo by Alex Crick.

The show had many different performances, each one having different music, props, costumes and style. We were able to see a wide variety of chemistry play out between many different dancers as well as the group as a whole.

I particularly enjoyed the opening group performance with its bright colors and upbeat music. This performance really made an entrance. Following it, we would see a cute performance of a dancer dancing in a bathtub with bubbles all around her.

photo by Alex Crick.

photo by Alex Crick.

photo by Alex Crick

photo by Alex Crick

There were even acrobatics. A male dancer swung incredibly fast using a rope.

This show was filled with all kinds of talents and even had some comedy. All of the dancing was on point and I could not say enough about this show. These dancers were so good, it seemed like they were out of a music video. Simply an amazing show that will draw you in with its seduction and dance moves.

The show will be going on until October. Click here for tickets.


Upcoming Events:

South Lake Union Block Party August 7th

Seattle Street Food Festival August 15 – 16th

SAM Remix at Olympic Sculpture Park August 21st

Cabaret – Review

27 Jul

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of seeing Cabaret the musical at the Everett Performing Arts Center. This musical’s music and lyrics are by the award-winning team of Chicago. Being a fan of Chicago, I knew I was in for a real treat.

When the curtain went up, we felt a major presence in the auditorium. A red flashy cabaret sign hung high above the stage for all to see. Dancers appeared with their sexy undergarments singing and dancing in sync. This was a musical I couldn’t take my eyes off. The music was memorable and catchy and the dancing was sexy and seductive.

Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

The musical centers around two characters who fall in love during the 1930s in Berlin. This is a time when the Nazis were threatening to take over the government. Sally is a dancer at a club and she meets a handsome American novelist who is taken by surprise by her charming presence. She soon convinces him that she needs a place to stay temporarily, but before you know it, they fall in love. Sally becomes pregnant and her guy comes up with a plan to take her and flee to America. He is concerned with the Nazis’ threat to take over Berlin and the danger for him and his new family. Sally is resistant to this idea and struggles with leaving her career behind for love.

Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

The acting and singing were very strong and the lead actress who played Sally had a very powerful voice. My favorite song was one where she was singing about her history for playing the field with her many men. It gave you some background into her character and her resistance about falling in love. It was a dramatic song that sucked you in.

Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

I would see this musical again if I had a chance. Don’t miss out on this flashy, mesmerizing show. There is only one week left so click here to get your tickets.

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