Why, Yes, We Can Show You an Underground Burlesque Show
Been looking for an underground burlesque show that operates weekly at undisclosed locations around the city? We can’t tell you where the Blushing Diamond Revue is though it’s definitely not in the garment district right now but we can show you what you’re missing. Emcee Norman assures us that this is a traditional burlesque: “all the girls are girls.” Are they! Miss Harvest Moon strips while hula-hooping, one dancer’s pasties go flying, and the crowd cheers all the old-timey fun. Want to find the show for yourself? First, watch the video.
The Blushing Diamond Revue [Video]
Sex and Love [NYM]
His Video Clip Will Touch You, Even Though He Can’tEdward Scissorhands is coming to BAM in March, but it’s not the familiar old Tim Burton movie. Nope, this version is a dance play, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne and with original music by Terry Davies. The preview video clip alone is worth the price of admission (which for the video, come to think of it, is free). It’s weird and oddly entrancing, and for some reason — the music, the slo-mo — it reminds us of a credit-card ad, or maybe a De Beers commercial. Even weirder.
Video Preview: Edward Scissorhands [BAM.org]
‘Spring Awakening’ Choreographer Bill T. Jones Doesn’t Wear JeansName: Bill T. Jones
Job: Dancer and choreographer; choreographer of Spring Awakening, which opened on Broadway Sunday to rave reviews
Neighborhood: Rockland County
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Ratso, the character Dustin Hoffman plays in Midnight Cowboy.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Seafood sausage at Chanterelle.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Thinking about dances, making dances, and figuring out how to pay for the making of dances.