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Tuesday Tease: Mother’s Day Burlesque?

webnonippleI met Seattle-based burlesque producer/performer Whisper De Corvo at the Brown Paper Tickets class at The Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston a few weeks back. She told me about a Mother’s Day burlesque show she was putting on and, I have to admit that initially, I didn’t really associate Mother’s Day with burlesque. But as I talked to her more, and discovered that she was a mom herself, it started to make sense to me.

Ultimately, burlesque is a celebration of femininity and so it makes sense that daughters would want to celebrate their femininity and to pay tribute to their ultimate feminine role model, their mother. Also, as Whisper says in her interview below, it gives mother’s a chance to enjoy a night out that doesn’t revolve around child-rearing. It’s a chance to celebrate other aspects of her femininity: her beauty, her sensuality and her lust for life. And, with the burlesque revival now in its second decade, many of today’s mom’s are burlesque dancers themselves. If you want to get tickets to this one-of-a-kind show, pick them up here before they’re gone!

I tracked down Whisper last week so I could find out more about her show. Whisper also produces a number of shows around Seattle and I predict she will be a burlesque producer to watch. She certainly has original ideas and is passionate about the art of burlesque.

So, without further ado, I give you Miss Whisper De Corvo:
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Tuesday Tease: Drinking, Drawing and Debauchery

This week’s edition of Tuesday Tease brings us back to the home of Brown Paper Tickets in Seattle for an event that is a little bit different from your average bump and grind show.

On Sunday, August 19, Julia’s on Broadway will be home to Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Presented by The Academy of Burlesque and hosted by Ernie Von Schmaltz, this monthly event was started seven years ago by Molly Crabapple in New York and has since spread to more than 80 cities in every corner of the world.

The Seattle incarnation has been ongoing for more than four years, showcasing an array of performers from Seattle’s burlesque, boylesque and circus communities to model for this one of a kind life drawing class. Dr. Sketchy’s will hone your artistic skills and give you a lesson in the 3 D’s: drinking, drawing and debauchery. You can pick up your tickets right over here.

Here’s a great little mini-doc on the Glasgow, Scotland chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.

The model on hand this month will be the amazingly talented Seraphina Fiero. Seraphina has been preforming belly dance and burlesque since 2008 and will be posing for this 3 hour session from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Between Seraphina’s poses you can refresh yourself with Julia’s on Broadway’s happy hour menu and pit your talents against other artist in drawing contests, including best left-handed drawing and best incorporation of a woodland animal, to win “weird and awesome” prizes.

Can’t make it out this month? You can catch Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School on the third Sunday of each month at Julia’s on Broadway.

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