What a weekend

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Wow. We’re all basking in the glow that was a wonderful PEX Summer Fest. The entire cast of the Russian Roulette Variety show was beyond phenomenal. Our theme camp was well received and well utilized, even hosting as the backdrop for SETU Tribe’s pre-performance prep video footage. Before the effigy burn, past Lux Arati member and good friend Jeximé spun firework poi, and Vinny and Terry (both who have been super supportive with helping us up our game this year) spun laser dragon staffs. Can’t get much better than that!

Photos and footage are still coming in, and I’ll add up a separate page once we have a good number of them, but for now, here’s a photo from Carter Smith of Czartography, and a still from the video footage that I’m still sifting through. Thanks to everyone who was a part of the show, a part of the weekend and who helped capture it all.

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Michelle's amazing fire breath

Michelle’s amazing fire breath

 

PEX Summer Fest!

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It’s that time of year again! We’re off to PEX Summer Fest to participate in the Russian Roulette Variety Show. We’re also excited to be hosting a cabin on Art Cabin Row this year, the Luxie Beauty Booty Boudoir!

Part portable green room, part Silk Road pit stop along Art Cabin Row. Join the Luxies and other performers, travelers, artists and other freaky friends as we host a daytime chill space and early evening beauty boudoir. We invite the weekends finest performers (and other fabulous festival-goers) to stop by and put on those finishing touches at our Glam & Glitter Performer Prep Station. Once you’re ready for the evening ahead, take a photo at our BYO Camera Beauty Booty Photo Booth. Check our Event board on display in the Oasis for sporadic, spur of the moment performer related workshops hosted at the Oasis, the festivals premiere performance showcases throughout the weekend.

Tickets are sold out for the event, but if you’re one of the lucky ones who grabbed one, come on by and say hi! (The Who What Where guide for the event can be found here.) Luxies can be found all around the event, make sure to catch the lovely Setu Tribe led by fearless Luxie Geri before the effigy burn!

Summer season has truly begun.

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And let the madness begin! We’ve got quite the summer coming up, and what way to kick it off than a week full of events? Come catch some of the ladies from Lux Arati at two fun (and free!) upcoming gigs:

    • Wednesday, June 4th: Summer Solar Festival from 7-10:30pm @ the Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, West Philly, PA 19104 www.therotunda.org! This ongoing seasonal event series features a variety of dance/movement/theater mediums, live electronic/acoustic music, vocalists & poetry/spoken-word presentations, circus/fire/flow arts performances, community art creations, live painting & VJ projections… Plus an Open Mic/Stage & Jam Sessions!
    • First Friday Grand Opening at Engagement Studios- Please join us for a First Friday event introducing Philadelphia’s newest and most exciting creative startup, featuring live entertainment, drinks, some of Philadelphia’s most popular food trucks and Philadelphia’s own DJ Adub. Planned together with our neighbor, the Painted Bride Art Center, the event will also debut the all-new InLiquid@ENGMT, an art gallery powered by InLiquid, Philadelphia’s premier community of artists. The first installation at Engagement Studios will be previewing the ever-popular InLiquid event, Art for the Cash Poor. More about us at http://www.engmt.com.

Meanwhile we’re hard at work for the piece we’ll be debuting at PEX Summer Fest as part of the Russian Roulette Variety Show. Can’t wait to share it with everyone!

Ghostly Circus at Laurel Hill

Come one, come all to the Ghostly Circus! The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend, so come on out and celebrate spring with some fantastic fire and aerial performances.

FINALOn Saturday, May 3rd, fire-arts performers will bring a ghostly circus to life. Somewhere between the clouds, the tombs, and Dante’s rings, the artists will find their stage evoking and encompassing the spirit of Laurel Hill with a dance on fire and in the air. This unique, other-worldly show will include: fire dancing, aerial performers, theatrical side-show, and a Dance with the Dead After-Party with DJ Michael Nighttime.

Bring your own blankets or beach chairs, picnics, and/or beverages and enjoy a picnic under the stars.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 3 at 7:00pm (with a pre-scheduled rain date of Saturday, May 10 at 7:00pm). Check-in is at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

The cost is $20/person general admission. Advance reservations are requested. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by phone (215) 228-8200 or online. (Toddlers and infants free, youth tickets $10)

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Fall/Winter Highlights

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Snowing you say? Won’t stop the ladies of Lux Arati! Here’s a short recap of some of the fun we had Fall/Winter 2013/14. Video and Photography contributors credited and hyperlinked below. Please check them out! Hire them if you’re looking for good people! We <3 everyone who helps us gather evidence that this crazy group of ladies exist.

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