Atlas Obscura presents: 'History of Burlesque' Lecture Cabaret'

Atlas Obscura presents: 'History of Burlesque' Lecture Cabaret'

Dr. Lucky, Gin Minsky, Corvette Le Face, Ms. Tickle, Perle Noire, Lil' Miss Lixx, The Lady Aye, Aphrodite Rose

Sun, July 9, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20 - $35

This event is 21 and over

*** Limited number of seats available w/ special ticket *** Lineup subject to change ***

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Atlas Obscura presents: 'History of Burlesque' Lecture Cabaret'
Atlas Obscura presents: 'History of Burlesque' Lecture Cabaret'
Take a fascinatingly risqué journey through time at this immersive lecture and multi-act burlesque show.

Join the Atlas Obscura Society New York for an evening of bawdy discovery and lively libations as we delve into the history of burlesque, an enchanting form of performance that has shimmied, shaked, and shifted with the times over a transformative century in America.

The sensational Doctor Lucky, the World’s Premiere Ph(Double)D, will be your guide as we fill your imaginations with titillating tales from the past. Doctor Lucky's long and deep resume includes the production of many popular burlesque shows and the instruction of students at prestigious establishments such as NYU, MICA, and CUNY on “The History of American Burlesque.”

As Lucky chronicles the story of burlesque, a dazzling array of in-the-flesh performances will demonstrate a range of burlesque styles from the past and present. You'll be invited to sip from specialty cocktails prepared by the bar as you're swept away by historical revelations on the new, state-of-the-art Littlefield stage.

Performers for this event have been curated to include many of the greatest currently operating in the New York scene: Gin Minsky, Corvette Le Face, Ms. Tickle, Perle Noire, Lil' Miss Lixx, the Lady Aye and kitten Aphrodite Rose.
Dr. Lucky
Dr. Lucky is a world-renowned burlesque performer, educator, and producer. Designated a “big, bad, bold drag queen” by Bust magazine and a “Burlesque Expert” by NY1 and Big Think, Dr. Lucky’s unique comedic timing, over-the-top theatricality and glamorous excess have won her acclaim across the globe. She has headlined and hosted festivals including the New York Burlesque Festival, Burlesque Hall of Fame, Toronto Burlesque Festival, Southwest Burlesque Showcase, and Key West Burlesque Festival. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Coney Island USA, where she has produced Surrealist Burlesque shows since 2008. Dr. Lucky has been featured on NPR (twice!), Big Think, NY1, and in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, The Toronto Star, AM/PM NY, The Washington Post, and many others. She has taught burlesque in the Drama Department at New York University since 2005, and holds a (real!) PhD from that same institution. Known as the “Stanislavski of Burlesque,” she curates the Camp Camp series in upstate New York, and has taught burlesque at BurlyCon, CUNY, MICA, New York School of Burlesque, Academy of Burlesque, and many others.
Gin Minsky
Gin Minsky
Gin Minsky first hit the stage with taps on her feet at the tender age of five and has continued to dazzle and delight audiences across America. By blending skill, creativity, technique and charm, she has become known as one of the top tap and burlesque performers performing at notable venues including Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joe’s Pub, Iridium Jazz Club, McKittrick Hotel, Diamond Horseshoe, Highline Ballroom and Webster Hall. Classically trained in jazz, ballet, pointe, tap and modern, her performances include a varied spectrum of performative dance acts and are suitable for a wide range of venues from cabaret clubs to upscale concert halls. Most recently, she competed at the "Oscars of burlesque", the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, winning the award for "Most Classic."
Corvette Le Face
Corvette Le Face
Corvette Le Face has strutted the stage in New York and internationally at The Paris Burlesque festival as well as many festivals across the United States including the Burlesque Hall Of Fame weekender in Las Vegas. Her burlesque talents were featured in the final season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire as well as being voted Hottest Freshman at the 2014 New York Burlesque Festival. Corvette has been featured in multiple articles including a recent piece in Playboy Magazine. Corvette is known for mixing a dangerous cocktail of unwavering stage presence, physical comedy and raw sex appeal.
Ms. Tickle
Ms. Tickle
Ms. Tickle is a legend in the New York burlesque and performance art scene, a true original and a favorite of almost everyone who's ever seen one of her charming, sexy, innovative acts. For this event she will perform her 'blow up doll' act, which has been featured in an essay by our lecturer Dr. Lucky.
Perle Noire
Perle Noire’s unique and dynamic style has earned her a spot on Dita Von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray Tour and numerous awards from the Burlesque Hall of Fame Miss Exotic World Competition which include, Best Debut Performer (2008), 2nd Runner-Up Overall Performance (2009) and Most Dazzling Performer (2012). Perle was honored yet again by performing her signature moves at the prestigious, Sydney Opera House with the 5-star production, Velvet. With a combination of glamour, seductive choreography, and stage presence, she is the most celebrated exotique woman in burlesque since Josephine Baker. She is, the Mahogany Queen of Burlesque!
Lil' Miss Lixx
Lil' Miss Lixx, "The Candy-Coated Cutie," is a classically trained ballerina turned burlesque starlet. She is known for hypnotizing audiences with her cute sass, flirty smile and Lolita-like look. She captivates crowds with her classical striptease, naughty knee-slapping scenarios, and hilariously sexy off-the-wall antics. Lixx got her start kittening for burlesque stars like Dirty Martini and The Pontani Sisters in the Off-Broadway hit "This is Burlesque."
The Lady Aye
The Lady Aye
The Lady Aye is an award-winning sideshow performer and MC, who has worked with everyone from Rob Zombie to Cirque du Soleil. As a sideshow and pop culture historian, she's a regular on Mysteries at the Museum and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Allure, and the AV Club.
Aphrodite Rose
Hailing all the way from San Francisco, Aphrodite Rose best known as The Resting Bitchface of Burlesque, and The Ex-Wife You are Glad You Didn't Marry. She grew up on a farm, and decided that taking her clothes off was more entertaining than feeding the goats.