Calendar of Portland Burlesque Events

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Kick/Ball/Change-A Portland Dance Showcase!

The producers of this show are PHENNOMIAL!!! This is my birthday ;), so I'll be there celebrating. HOORAY!!!


Sunday, Jan. 25th-----8pm Doors. 9pm Show.
Someday Lounge 125 NW 5th Ave 21+.
$10 Advance. $12 Door.

Pants-Off Productions presents Kick/Ball/Change, an evening showcasing the best and the brightest new works from the Portland dance-scene. Kick/Ball/Change features the smooth hip-hop moves of All of the Above, the bump-and-grind of Beefcake Burlesque, the campy hilarity of Cattitude, the blend of composition, improvisation and choreography of KO&Co., and the world premiere of Untrained, I who combines a plethora of dance-styles with elaborate costuming and radical politics. From titillating boy-lesque, to cat-based art, to modern, hip-hop and jazz dance, to glitter, all hosted by the fabulous Noah Mickens, the evening will run the gamut of what "Dance Performance" can (and should) include. Don't miss this one-night-only dance spectacular!

Performer Bios

All of the Above
All of the above hip-hop dance troupe, A local group of some fired up hot lady's who will throw down like no other. We've got Louie Sayer Jones and Shells Bells, two dancin fools with an edge in our step! Please support your local artists and come dance with me!

Beefcake Burlesque
Beefcake Burlesque is made up of a broad and titillating combination of queer masculinites. Combining machismo with a little bump and a lot of grind we aim to explore, examine and explode the world of boy-lesque. Grab a seat and get ready to sink your teeth into a little beefcake!

Cattitude Dance Ensemble
Clackamas Community Cat Club strives to create cat-based art in a supportive, loving environment. Through interactive workshops, community building and outreach, we hope to create a cozy catmosphere for all feline friends. We're the cat's meow! www. myspace. com/cattitudedanceensemble

KO&Co.'s dance works are marked by tactile athleticism and compositional play while investigating the body as agent, the impact of space and shaped perspective, and the weaving of improvisation and choreography. Rent to Own is the newest work by KO&Co.'s Paige McKinney and Katrina O'Brien. For more info, including KO&Co.'s new full show ExpecTUtion in Fall 2009 visit www. KatrinaOBrien. com

Untrained, I
Untrained, I is a dance company dedicated to making art accessible, from both performer and audience perspectives. We strive to include "untrained" dancers, entertain a wide variety of audiences, borrow from modern, hip-hop, ballet, and jazz dance, and integrate elaborate costumes, camp, electropop music, multi-media, performance art, radical politics and glitter. This will be Untrained, I's world premiere performance! www. myspace. com/untrainedi

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