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Sahara Dunes
Burly Girl Productions

'Indulgence', Portland's First and Only Weekly Burlesque Revue at Hawthorne Theatre Featuring the Best Showgirls

Portland, Oregon, December 27, 2008 – Burly Girl Productions proudly presents Portland's first and only weekly burlesque revue, 'Indulgence'. Indulgence will take place every Thursday through January, starting January 8th, at Hawthorne Theatre (Se 39th and Hawthorne Ave.). Indulgence will feature some of the sexiest and most talented burlesque performers and showgirls in the NW. The week of January 8th, Indulgence will feature five (5) fabulous performers from Portland, Seattle, Corvallis, and New Orleans.


Swingtease- Miss Euphemia Fox and Mister Minix Mips, a.k.a. "Swingtease," are Portland-based performers combining vintage striptease and swing dancing. The duo have been swing dancing for over 10 years. They are new to burlesque revival and having a blast figuring out how to take it off while leading and following their favorite swing dances: lindy hop, charleston, collegiate shag, balboa and solo jazz. Swingtease has performed at Bad Motor Booty in Seattle, Best of Our Burlesque Show 2008, and Cabaret Babylon.

Sahara Dunes-This lovely has been tearing up the burlesque scene since 2004. Known as 'Portland's Caribbean Sapphic Burlesque Sweetheart', Sahara mixes classic, vintage, modern, and neo-burlesque moves into one giant glitter ball of sexiness. She has performed on stages as Tease-O-Rama, Cabaret Babylon, Burning Hearts Burlesque, and Urban Bombshells. Sahara has shared a stage with such greats as Michelle L'Amour, Catherine D'Lish, Miss Indigo Blue, Satan's Angel, and Dirty Martini. She is known in the burlesque community as the 'Mother of Portland Burlesque'. 2009 appears to be very promising for Sahara.As Sahara will open Oregon's first burlesque university at Diva Den Studios-WEST, go on tour with the Wild Women of the West, traveling to Canada, San Francisco, & Los Angelas, and appear at Coney Island's Rockabilly Festival. Not to mention a few other naughty ventures are up her fishnets.

Mz. Ginger Snapz-Ginger is 'Seattle's Premier Black Burlesque Entertainer'. She has shimmied her way across the nation, having appeared at such venues as Tease-O-Rama, Vancouver (BC) International Burlesque Festival, and Femmecon 2008. Ginger Snapz has been 'adoped' by burlesque legend Toni Elling and has received years worth of advice and mentoring. She is one document away from being the second burlesque starlet in the world to have a phD. Ginger Snapz supports radical potential of performance in marginalized communities.

Meghan Mayhem-Meghan hails from all that is ripe and luscious. 'The Pacific Pin-Up' comes from Hawaii and she has twirled her tassels at grand events like the Coney Island Rockabilly Festival, Tease-O-Rama, Tiki Oasis, and Dante's Sinferno on Sundays. She is one of the creators of The Occasional Man and has performed with The Glam-O-Rama Girly Show. Meghan Mayhem is the mastermind behind the founding of the Cherry Blossom Cabaret. She was introduced to burlesque at age eight when she was selected to perform as a saloon girl to do the can-can. Mayhem discovered the resurgence of burlesque in the early 1990's at a cabaret review starring Dita Von Tease. That moment provided the impetus for Mayhem to form the Cherry Blossom Cabaret in 2006, which before Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Hawaii have really never heard of burlesque.

Gretchen Belladonna-The winds of Hurricane Katrina have brought Gretchen here from New Orleans, LA. Though currently based in Portland OR and performing as soloist, she is also regular performer both as a soloist and company member of the Sisters of Salome Bellydance Collective; the premiere professional Bellydance company in New Orleans, LA. She has performed professionally at restaurant venues, on stage & in Burlesque reviews. She is known as an entertainer with her vibrant personality, comedic timing and audience rapport. As a formally trained performer Gretchen dances with cultural & historical respect, technical ability and musicality. She wishes to share with you tonight the Happiness and Joy that Middle Eastern Dance has to offer.

For additional information on Indulgence, contact Sahara Dunes at or visit

ABOUT BURLY GIRL PRODUCTIONS – Burly Girl Productions offers quality and tasteful burlesque entertainment to a socially conscience community. Most events are produced for the benefit non-profits and charitable organizations. Educating the community on the history of burlesque and the importance of such an art form is also a mission for Burly Girl Productions.

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