About This Event
Doors Open:6:00 PM
Show Time:7:00 PM
Calamity Chang (NYCs very own “Asian Sexsation!” www.CalamityChang.com), Sukki Singapora (“The World’s First Burlesque Performer from Singapore” www.SukkiSingapora.com) and Jen (Thirsty Girl) Gapay (one of the “Biggest producers in Burlesque”- www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com) are set to hold a Burlesque Show like never before. Known to be three of the most influential names in modern burlesque, these international superstars have chosen New York to host “THE ASIAN BURLESQUE SPECTACULAR”: the biggest Asian burlesque show ever held, and in homage to Chinese Burlesque Hall of Fame legend Barbara Young and Asian burlesque icons of her time.
The Asian Burlesque Spectacular is due to take place on May 9th in New York City, with a live band accompanying a line up of Asian burlesque stars from the States to Singapore and Japan including; Sukki Singapora (Singapore), Calamity Chang (NYC), Stella Chuuu (NYC), Miss Catwings (Hawaii), Dame Cuchifrita (NYC), Minx Arcana (Canada), Fancy Chance (UK), The Black Orchid(Texas/Singapore and Hosted by Shelly Watson.
VIP Seating: $30 advance, $35 day of show
GA Seating or Standing Room: $20 advance, $25 day of show
main photo credit: Michael Webb
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
Although only a year in the public eye, UK based Sukki Singapora has become one of the most talked-about newcomers to the Northern UK Burlesque Scene, drawing from her Singaporean roots to create signature “Bollyesque” routines (a mix of popular Bollywood gyrations and tongue in cheek Burlesque bump and grind).
Like many before her, Sukki Singapora was initially drawn to burlesque by the poise and glamour of modern stars such as Kalani Kokonuts and Dita Von Teese, however, never one to be a follower of fashion, Sukki is making a statement in the burlesque world in a way that’s very much her own. She is the World’s first Professional Burlesque Performer to hail from the “tiny sunny island” of Singapore, capturing the imagination and heart of the nation [ChwennyLand, November 2011].
Her performances are as lavish and elaborate as her costumes, making this sultry and visually stunning performer not one to be missed.
Calamity Chang is one of the busiest burlesque performers and producers in NYC with two longstanding weekly shows and two monthly shows. Time Out NY calls her the “tattooed vixen of the downtown striptease scene” and Broadway World calls her “willowy elegance.” Calamity has performed for Brooke Shields and the cast of The Addams Family, Corey Miller of LA Ink, Moby’s metal band DiamondSnake. She has also appeared in several reality TV shows such as Oddities and My Big Redneck Vacation. Besides seeing Calamity on stage covered with rhinestones and lush feathers stripteasing to vintage Asian music and classics, you can also see her in the breakout NC-17 2011 film Shame. This Asian Sexsation is sweepin’ the nation!
Former KTUH deejay and host of the live on-air radio show Monday Night Live (University of Hawaii 2005-2009), Miss Catwings was just a voice on the radio until she was seduced out into the open by the world of burlesque in 2006. Ever since, she has been performing her sultry and seductive or comical and kitsch show-stopping acts to audiences all across the Aloha State! With a walk you can recognize from a mile away, you’ll regret missing the chance to watch this feisty feline bump and grind her way into your mind. Whether she’s dressed in a gold cheongsam, a PVC kimono, a larger-than-life Tiki Mug, a plush Octopussy outfit or draped in nothing more than sequins, silk and sass, Miss Catwings is always sure to please with the sensual Art of Tease!
This Hawaii born honey is a Cat of All Trades: Burlesque Performer & Instructor, Director, Producer, Mad Hatter, Underground Promoter, Model and Media Maven. Catwings is a Senior Member, Soloist, Director, Producer and Burlesque Instructor with Hawaii’s Premiere Cabaret Revue, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, is the Associate Director for the Hallowbaloo Music & Arts Festival and Mardi Gras Carnaval Festivals in Honolulu, is the PR and Online Media Coordinator for non-profit, The ARTS at Marks Garage, has her own line of “Dangerously Cute” handmade accessories calledCatwings Couture, and currently produces Kaleidoscope Hawaii, a weekly live local music showcase at thirtyninehotel in the Chinatown Arts District.
Although she is of Japanese/Okinawan ancestry, this local girl embraces her “mixed plate” heritage of growing up on Oahu (also known as “The Gathering Place”) surrounded by rich cultures from all around the world and considers herself “Lucky To Live Hawaii!”
More at: facebook.com/misscatwings
Minx Arcana is a rising burlesque performer based in New York City. Equally enamored with rhinestones and ruins, this shadowy vixen brings to the stage a mystic allure, infusing classic glamour with elements of noir and the surreal.
Hilarious, glamorous, and exuberantly
irreverent, the diminutive Fancy Chance is the undisputed comic spectacle of the UK burlesque/variety/vaudeville circuit and the best tassel twirler east of the Atlantic. Hailing from a background of cabaret, theater and performance art, in 2001 she was brought into “nouveau burlesque” by the infamous Miss Indigo Blue, founding member of BurlyQ: A Queer Cabaret. Fancy’s goal is to perform acts that dazzle and delight with comic characters and satire to the max whether goose stepping as Kim Jong Il or stripping down to a tasseling sensation!