To represent an amazing show, you need an amazing poster artist. Meet our resident artist! E. Woodbury Rand is a Michigan born illustrator who currently resides in Chicago. Rand works for the Scuola Internazionale di Comics and is also a freelance artist. She was the head illustrator for Gala’s birthday show, and will be bringing her amazing skill set to this show as well. For now, all we can say is she is illustrating the poster, but there are many projects yet to be revealed…
Please check her out here: http://raaaaand.wordpress.com/
If you are following this blog, it means you have an advantage in knowing things first. Readers, you know half the lineup already! Just for you, because we love you, here is the abstract for the show:
“Queens of Cups: Pick a Card” is a burlesque variety show and multimedia experience. Our performers will share with you the myth and magic of Tarot, using various art forms to weave a multifaceted spectacle of fortune, titillation, and curiosity! This production is a collaborative effort led by Gala Delicious of The Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co., and featuring the illustrious talents of 2010 ************************* of Windsor, Ontario, Chicago burlesque powerhouses Lilly Rascal, Dahlia Fatale, Red Rum, and Cruel Valentine, as well as Michigan phenomenons ********, ****************, *******************, *****************, Luna Legare, and many more!
Keep an eye open for fundraisers.
Let’s talk about this powerhouse!!
Red Rum is a multidisciplinary artist whose formal background is in painting and video art. Burlesque brought together the perfect combination of her love for makeup, prop building and horror film with the catharsis of a live audience. Drawing from a variety of influences she brings to the stage a unique combination of burlesque and performance art, choosing narratives that combine elements of sex, death and humor – the great social levelers. Known for her unusual costumes and skilled improvisation she strives to give audiences something they have never seen before and may never see again.
Red Rum is a core member of Hot and Heavy Burlesque in Chicago, IL and a frequent guest performer of the Dead Man’s Carnival in Milwaukee, WI. She also performs around Chicago with SS-Triple-X, Vaudezilla, Angela Eve and Eve’s Parlor Burlesque, Cirque De La Femme, the 1901 Gallery Theater, Ties and Tassels and the Festival of Flesh. When not performing she works full time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and collaborates with her husband, sideshow artist, Sanjula Vamana. Together with their son Dexter they continue to build their house of oddities.
Can you guess which card Red Rum picked to portray?
Watch Red Rum perform: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At7JJS-EBtE
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photo © 2014 C. Jason Brown/Insight Image
Lilly Rascal is a burlesque performer, teacher of burlesque with Vaudezilla studios, model and actress in Chicago! She is a dynamic performer with cues like none other! Lily has performed all over the country and is breaking heats along the way. Can you guess which card she picked to portray?
Watch Lilly Rascal perform: http://vimeo.com/90047831
Find her here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lilly-Rascal/159956320786265
photo by: Manuel Ortiz
Meet DAHLIA FATAL! Watch Dahlia perform: http://vimeo.com/85061989 MIND BLOWING! This woman is quite a force. Dahlia Fatale is a contortionist, burlesque dancer and teacher currently residing in the Chicago area. She began dancing as soon as she could walk and continues to study jazz, ballet, modern and contemporary dance. She made her burlesque debut in 2010 with Urban Bombshells Burlesque in Seattle, Washington as a dancer and group act choreographer. While in Seattle she performed regularly with Chameleon Productions and Starving Artists on Parade. Dahlia moved to Chicago in 2012 and continued her burlesque performances with Ties and Tassels Productions, Hot and Heavy Burlesque and The 1901 Gallery. She also honed her contortion skills and performs as a house contortionist at Unbridled at Untitled and with Beast Women! To further body positivity and strength within and outside the burlesque community, Dahlia began teaching at Vaudezilla studios in 2012. She also performs in Vaudezilla’s cabaret at Stage 773. For the past 3 years, Dahlia has been a proud performer, teacher and panelist at the Great Burlesque Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. Dahlia strives to evoke strong, personal and interesting characters with her work which intrigues audiences minds as well as their bodies, but more than anything she wants to rock your world. She’s a little rebel devil!
Any ideas of which card she has chosen to represent?
Check out Dahlia Fatale:
photo by Ivan Philips: https://www.facebook.com/general.logic
In order for this project to be successful I had to bring along my most talented friends! Meet CRUEL VALENTINE! Valentine is Chicago’s own Community Chest and her performance really packs a punch. Valentine hails from Michigan and currently resides in Chicago. She is amazing and face-melting. Valentine combines elements from so many types of dance and is a masterful goddess of the stage. Please check her out here: http://cruelvalentine.com/ and seriously, watch this video: http://vimeo.com/67527373
Any guesses about what card she will represent?