There’s just five days left to support Pick a Card: A Burlesque Exploration of Tarot Kickstarter!
This truly the most ambitious, exciting and original project Nerd Girl Burlesque has ever been asked to participate in. The show is set to take place at the gorgeous & historic Michigan Theatre (in Ann Arbor, MI) on September 27 but the show can only happen if we make our goal by Saturday, August 16!
The line-up is mind-boggling amazing, including headliner Roxi D’Lite (2014 World Champion of Exotic Dance, The Reigning Queen of Burlesque Miss Exotic World 2010). Produced by Ann Arbor’s Gala Delicious & Cruel Valentine (Chicago). Also featuring: more talent from Chicago - Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, Vaudezilla’s Lilly Rascal, as well as Michigan phenomenons Dolly Dagger, Lushes LaMoan, The Vivacious Miss Audacious, Luna Legare, Annie Thing, AErin Garber Pearson and Violet Defiant, Mylitta & more!
There are amazing rewards available - even if you are unable to make the show itself. Help us created tarot inspired theatrical magic!
Photo credit: PhotolenaHey friends, my burlesque troupe,Nerd Girl Burlesqueis involved in this amazing project. We only have five days left to raise approximately $2800. I know we can do this! This project is extremely dear to heart, it’s a fusion of two of my favourite things: burlesque & tarot. I think it’s going to challenge a lot of perceptions of what burlesque can be and blur the lines between our art form, performance art, and dream-like theatrical spectacle. If all of my own followers donated $2 each, we’d surpass our goal today. Every little bit helps at this point, please if you’ve got even a few dollars to spare, please consider making a contribution. ~sparrowqueen/ Loretta Jean ♥
Delicia Pastiche is Mrs. White
Jolie Stripes is Miss Scarlett
Loretta Jean is Professor Plum
Helvetica Bold is Mrs. Peacock
Helen of Tronna is Colonel Mustard
Titus Androgynous is Mr. Green
We shot these almost a year ago, but the photographer (the very kind and supportive Mopo Art) just sent them to us yesterday. Happy belated birthday, Canada!
Happy Canada from Nerd Girl Burlesque!
Loretta Jean and Delicia Pastiche salute the red and white.
Photos by Mopo Art
Tickets are available now. It’s going to be a bloody good time!
Please donate if you can! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/851629756/pick-a-card-a-burlesque-exploration-of-tarot
“Pick a Card: a Burlesque Exploration of Tarot” is a burlesque variety show and multimedia experience. Our performers will share with you the occult myth and magic of Tarot, using various art forms to weave a multifaceted spectacle of fortune, titillation, and curiosity! Who: This production is a collaborative effort led by Gala Delicious of The Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co., and featuring the illustrious talents of 2010 Queen of Burlesque, Roxi D’Lite of Windsor, Ontario, Chicago burlesque powerhouses Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, and Cruel Valentine, as well as Michigan phenomenons Dolly Dagger, Luna Legare, Annie Thing, Toronto’s Nerd Girl Burlesque, and many more! All of the art and promotion will be designed by E. Woodbury Rand (http://raaaaand.wordpress.com/)
Photos: Roxi D’Lite, Lushes LaMoan, Loretta Jean
Hey - look it’s me (Loretta Jean, bottom photo) and some very amazing performers who I admire a lot!
Help us make this amazing tarot themed burlesque show happen. I can barely contain my excitement - it’s a fusion of two of my favourite things - help make us happen! ♥
Reblogging from my personal/main tumblr. Burlesque + tarot = my two favourite things together at last! ♥♥♥
Winter is finally loosing its icy grip, which means it’s time to heat things up with one of Toronto’s best March traditions. Come celebrate the turning of the seasons as well as the best ass east of the Don River.
Helen of Tronna may be a new name, but you can expect the same kind of saucy antics at this birthday show that you’ve come to love over the past five years. Join us Sunday, 16th of March at the Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas W, just west of Dufferin) for a night of bands, bells, booze and burlesque!
Plus feats of mentalism from Mysterion the Mind-Reader
High Heels Lo Fi
Pavlov’s Dogs Handbell Ensemble
Hosted by yours truly!
Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets. And, because I love ya so much, Tumblr, you can get an extra $3 off advance tickets by using the passcode “MITTENS” (in honour of our guests from that place what looks like a mitten).
Doors open at 8, and we’ll be kicking things off at 9. Come buy me a drink and see what happens!
*Photo by Photolena
You guys!!! Look where I’m gonna be very soon! Toronto people, please come see us. And then I can be know as an international burlesque star.
I won’t be at TCAF this year, but Toronto fans can come see me do burlesque on the 16th of this month. I’ll bring some comics along.This is going to be the best party ever! So excited to seeHelen of Tronna’s Helluva Birthday Bash is going to be insanely good. Hope to see you there! ♥
Top Hat & Tails ……..Josephine Baker, 1920s
Yvonne De Carlo 1944
Yvonne De Carlo may be better known to you as Lily Munster. Prior to her acting career taking off, she worked in burlesque.
Where are you from originally?
I’m from New York
How and when did you first become Scotty the Blue Bunny?
Well. . after many years of experimenting with costumes and drag in the NYC nightclub scene, I officially chart my origin in 1996 - my first national tour with the Bindlestiff Family Circus out of Brooklyn, NY.
How long have you lived in Berlin and how come you moved here?
I moved here in October 2012 - so I just celebrated one year.
Well, basically I moved to Berlin because Germany had the easiest option for a single gay guy over 45 who dresses like a bunny for a living. I had always fantasized about living abroad and had the opportunity to lay down roots in San Francisco or make the move just over one year ago. That easy option turned into quite a bureaucratic journey and organizational challenge, but well worth it. I couldn’t have done it without the help of the fabulous people already living here and one amazing attorney. I don’t think I’ve ever been in such a hopeful, ignorant or vulnerable situation before.
I just wanted to make something out of being a Bunny for 18 years. In the states there really isn’t a market for longer contracts and I was getting tired of putting my career together week by week. Moving to Berlin has allowed me to work longer contracts in some amazing shows like La Clique at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I don’t think I would have been able to do that if I continued on in San Francisco. Really, I was ready to make a decision to quit performing, or give it one last big shot.
I think as a performer you have to travel. It’s all about new audiences and living in Berlin you can reach so many audiences in so many different countries in all different kinds of productions. It’s almost like moving here made it ok to be an artist. Conversations about it have a legitimacy that they just didn’t have in the States. It’s been as incredibly informative and inspiring as it has been challenging. I’ve also been inspired to move ahead with some studio art and have begun some photography projects of my own and a new solo show. It’s been a big creative boost. Moving ahead with my art has been deliciously difficult, but completely attached to the immigration process. I wish I’d had the resources to do it earlier, but it seems to have worked out like perfect timing as it is. We’ll see how the second year goes!
What do you enjoy most about performing?
Ha ha… thinking 8 hours and working 2. And when I say thinking - I mean completely living in my freaked-out head cooking up schemes and then suddenly having to be somewhere and do it.
What are your performances like?
I have no idea. I leave the house with a rabbit suit, order a shot of tequila when I get to the venue, someone hands me a microphone, and the rest is history.
You’ve performed all over the world, have you got a favourite place to perform?
Anywhere they let me! Anywhere they ask me back!
You must have a lot of funny stories to tell, anything you would like to share?
Yes there are many, but I’ll just lay them out like headlines: Blind Girl in Front Row! Man Vomits. Live Cunilingus! Champagne Bottle Penetration! Swinging from the Ceiling! I work a lot of parties and clubs and when there is a giant gay rabbit around… people can get unchained! I have to say that most of my craziest memories of shows are about audience members! I guess that’s a good thing….?
To keep up with Scotty’s globe hopping, check out www.scottybunny.com
“Well, basically I moved to Berlin because Germany had the easiest option for a single gay guy over 45 who dresses like a bunny for a living.” This is the best!