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Can You Stand Another ‘Thank You’?

Can You Stand Another ‘Thank You’?

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We donated part of our proceeds from the November 20 show to Food Bank for New York City!

But we couldn’t have done it without you, so thank you!

We can’t wait to see you in February!

Stay tuned for details about our Feb 13 show at The Triad.

Meet Les Femmes: Hellz Kitten

Meet Les Femmes: Hellz Kitten

LPRName: Hellz Kitten

Hometown: Albany, NY

Social Media /Website URL:
FB: Hellz Kitten
Website: hellzkitten.com

How long have you been burlesquing?
3 years

What drew/draws you to burlesque?
I’ve always been the reserved one, content to fly under the radar. At the same time, I had a secret side that wanted to be in the spotlight. A Groupon led me to The Pink Chardonnays, and they got me onstage. I eventually built up the courage to perform a solo and it was exhilarating. Burlesque has helped me in other areas, too. I may not be ready to audition for a reality show, but I’m not hiding in the shadows anymore.

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Who or what would you say are your burlesque influences?
I’m obsessed with the 1960s so I like to think of my burlesque persona as if Betty Draper from Mad Men had run away to become a go-go dancer in L.A.

What kind of femme fatale are you and why?
Definitely an old-school Bond girl! A sex kitten who kicks ass, takes names, and doesn’t mind getting a little blood on her boots.

What does it mean to be badass?
To have the courage to be authentic on the stage, on the page and in real life. (I am still working on this.)

Besides performer, what would you say is your role as part of the FF?
Writer, editor, designer, website maintainer.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I work in cable news as a writer. I’m also a freelance writer and blogger. In my free time, I watch a lot of Red Sox baseball, drink a lot of wine and take as many vacations as I can.

What would you like to get out of this endeavor (the Femmes Fatales)?
I love that all of us are using our individual talents to come together and create something awesome that wasn’t there before. I want to grow as a performer, a writer and as a person. I would also like to be able to give something back. Everyone should have the opportunity to shine on stage!

Come meet Hellz Kitten and the rest of the ladies at Les Femmes Fatales Give Thanks – our debut show – November 20 @ 9 PM, Triad Theater, 158 W. 72 St. 212.362.2590

Advance tickets $15/ $20 at the door. Buy tickets here.

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Meet the Virgins

Meet the Virgins

These beauties will make their burlesque solo debuts at the Triad THIS FRIDAY, November 20. Come cheer them on!

Get your tickets here.

irenName: Iren Ayran

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

What drew/draws you to burlesque?
Burlesque is one of the only dance styles I’ve found that encourages you to be comfortable in your own skin and at peace with your body, and enables your own unique traits to shine through everything you do. It’s about the tease, the thrill of the chase, rather than the grand finale or final curtain drop.

What does it mean to be badass?
The ability to not feel obligated to filter who you are.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I’m in a committed relationship with chocolate pastries; I just love to eat. I also enjoy distance running, reading, drawing, sewing, and venturing around Manhattan. The big city is strangely relaxing to me.

Anything you’d like to add?
I hope this new experience will help me tear down my walls of anxiety and inhibitions and help me become a more confident, fearless person in the future.

Aradia

 

Name: Aradia

Hometown: Minnesota

What drew/draws you to burlesque?
I enjoy dance and wanted to learn a form where I own my sexuality.

What does it mean to be badass?
Badass means doing things because you want to do them despite criticism.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
When I am not burlesquing, I balance many roles- I am a creative arts therapist, a yoga instructor, Tarot reader, and sex educator. I also love to play in the park with my Dingo-dog, and my boyfriend.

Anything you’d like to add?
I am very grateful to be part of this show.

Luna

 

Name: Luna Rapture

Hometown: New York

What drew/draws you to burlesque?
Burlesque is a creative outlet that encourages expressing who you are and being comfortable with your body. It’s beautiful, empowering, and freaking fun as hell.

What does it mean to be badass?
It’s someone who carves their own path, lives life how they choose, regardless of the social norms expected of them.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I’m a dentist, which is a pretty demanding job… But when I don’t have my hand in people’s mouths, I spend my time watching all types of live music, playing the bass, cooking, reading, and exploring the city.

Anything you’d like to add?
This has been an amazing experience to say the least, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.

Come meet Iren Ayran, Aradia, Luna Rapture and the rest of the ladies at Les Femmes Fatales Give Thanks – our debut show – November 20 @ 9 PM, Triad Theater, 158 W. 72 St. 212.362.2590

Advance tickets $15/ $20 at the door. Buy tickets here.

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Meet Les Femmes: Luscious Lane

Meet Les Femmes: Luscious Lane

FF_LusciousName: Luscious Lane

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Social Media/Site URL:
FB: LusciousLaneNYC; Twitter: @lane_luscious

How long have you been burlesquing?
I started dancing with the Pink Chardonnays in 2013.

What drew/draws you to burlesque?
In 2010, I started pole dancing and it completely changed my life. Two years later, we had to do a burlesque routine as part of a pole assignment, and I fell in love. I asked my instructor about performing with a burlesque troupe and after a bit of research she discovered Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp and the Pink Chardonnays. Now burlesque is in my soul! I love the tease and interacting with the audience. I especially love coming up with new routines and costumes.

Who or what would you say are your burlesque influences?
I am inspired by NYC performers Apathy Angel and Tina Tassels. I see them backstage in sweat pants, rolling their suitcases, just like me. Then they transform to take the stage and own it. That is what I strive to do–put everything out of my mind to own that stage!luscious_blue

What kind of Femme Fatale are you?
This is tough because I see elements of myself in all the different female archetypes, not just Femme Fatales. If I had to pick I’d say Jessica Rabbit…”I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.

What does it mean to be badass?
Badass isn’t about kicking butt and taking names, it’s a state of mind. Walking into a room and being proud of who you are…being able to juggle career, family/friends, interests and still have time for yourself…giving back to the community and helping those in need…all those things are badass!

What is your behind the scenes role with FF?
I’m the go-to person for costume ideas. Need to make a bra with rip-away cups? Want to learn how to make a custom tutu or organza boa? I’m your Femme Fatale.

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What do you do when you are not burlesquing?
Senior print production manager. Cake ball maker. Burlesque dancer. Jane of all trades, master of none. Seriously though, I have a home-based baking business that I am trying to bring from part-time to full-time, so I can quit the day job. This takes up most of my time. To keep my sanity in check, I dance and travel as much as I can.

What would you like to get out of this endeavor?
I love the idea of giving back to the community by doing something that I love: dancing.

Come see Luscious and the rest of the ladies at Les Femmes Fatales Give Thanks – our debut show – November 20 @ 9 PM, Triad Theater, 158 W. 72 St. 212.362.2590

 

Advance tickets $15/ $20 at the door. Buy tickets here.

Bonjour World!

Bonjour World!

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Les Femmes Fatales are très happy to be here. OUR FIRST SHOW is Friday, November 20, 9 PM at the Triad Theater, 158 W. 72 St.

Come join us as we shake, shimmy and give thanks for our abundant assets.

Hosted by the lovely Jules Brittannia, Les Femmes Fatales Give Thanks features the sublime Dandy Dillinger and a cornucopia of badass burlesque beauties, including Ruby Mechant, Spicy L’amour, Luscious Lane, Shimmy LeCoeur and some nubile virgins making their burlesque debuts. For those of you who like man-meat, we also have a boylesque number starring the delicious Munroe Lilly!

Tickets are available now and are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. It’s a small theater and will probably sell out, so plan ahead and save $5!

(We are donating a portion of the proceeds to a local food bank, because that’s how we roll. Details to come. So come watch us shake our tatas to feed the hungry.)

Thanks so much and we can’t wait to see you on the 20th!

xoxo,
Les Femmes Fatales