Saturday Sept. 21
Acclaimed performers from around the world will come together on September 21, 2013 for the first annual Michigan Burlesque Festival. A wide variety of burlesque entertainment will grace the stage at Detroit’s Hastings Street Ballroom/Tangent Gallery including: acrobatics, trapeze, silks, chains, hula hooping, traditional striptease, vocal numbers, veil fan dancing, bawdy comedy and more.
“Some people think that burlesque is just one kind of entertainment, but this festival will help audiences to discover a dozen different genres of this art form,” said Valencia Starling, co-owner of Fancy Pants Arts and Entertainment, and producer of the festival. “This will be a fantastic event to sample burlesque in all of its’ forms and examine what suits your personal taste.”
Headliners for the evening include The Weird Sisters Circus aerial troupe, Cleveland’s burlesque queen Bella Sin, and Detroit’s very own Lushes LaMoan. Host for the evening will be the delectable and vibrant Foxy Tann and DJ Shane Bang will be providing audible pleasures. In addition to the star-studded line-up, the Tangent Gallery will be booming throughout the night, lined with artists and merchants displaying and selling their crafts, apparel, sweet treats and more!