Red Rum

Red Rum

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.
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photo © 2014 C. Jason Brown/Insight Image

What is this?

Pick a Card aims to be an artistic exploration of the Tarot card deck. Burlesque holds a certain weight of cultural mysticism and has the power to communicate through dance, music, and message. I believe in the magic of women and I believe in the exploration of archetype. I hope this show will explore the magic of creativity and bring a community together. In this month of May we have so much coming for you! A preview of performers and an introduction to our dream venue should be expected in due time. We are going to make magic together, I can see it in the cards.


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