The Russian Roulette Variety Show is having our final Philly based dress rehearsal on Saturday, June 23rd. Guess what? You’re all invited! Its going to be a fundraising dress rehearsal, to help pay the cost for fuel and fire insurance and other wonderful but expensive things the whole group needs to make the show go on. The dress rehearsal is being held at the basketball courts at the corner of Tilton St. and E. Sergeant St in Fishtown (map) and is currently scheduled to run from around to start at 8pm (suggested to show up around 7:45pm) Donations welcome and much appreciated!
Lux Arati will be performing, as will the lovely Penny Treats and always show-stopping Iconic Fire. Plus lots of other acts. Here’s the official write-up:
The Russian Roulette Variety Show will debut once again at PEX Summer Festival 2012! Please join us for our newest tantalizing showcase of the hottest, most enticing performances set to our very own MC of the hour, Mr. Michael Nighttime. This year’s lineup features performers from Philly (Lux Arati, The Penny Treats, Iconic Fire), Baltimore and DC (Electrocute, Drex) all the way to Florida (Miss Egypt) as well as cutting-edge international acts and performers. R.R.V.S. is part of a PEX tradition of stellar performance art, utilizing a traveling sideshow style framework to showcase acts ranging from circus arts, fire performance, burlesque, object manipulation, tribal bellydance, acrobatics and so much more.
Last night was a lot of fun. Despite threatening all week to rain, the weather turned out just beautiful. I think we should perform with live drummers more often… huge thanks to Gabrielle for putting on a great show! One of the audience members grabbed some snippets of video. Here’s the beginning of the fan finale piece.
We’ll be part of the Red Square Stage entertainment for Bangarang’s Karnival… Keep an eye out for the lovely Penny Treats and inspiring Iconic Fire- a show not to be missed!
“At Karnival, my lovelies, you are in for a treat that can’t be beat! We have searched far and wide for the brilliantly bizarre to delight and entertain you, ladies and gentlemen. This is all for you, ladies and gentlemen. And you are most fortunate, for we did indeed quite succeed in tracking down the not nearly bombastic, but the truely fantastic. So wake up, ladies and genltemen! I am proud to introduce to you, KARNIVAL.”
Not only can we dance, but we look good while doing it – and our costumes for performances are nearly 100% handmade. Jeximé Icon and Michelle Yeager will be debuting their new fashion/accessory line this upcoming Saturday night at Dorian’s Parlor at the Double Tree Hotel in Philadelphia. There will be a special fashion show for their new line, Fume Noir, and will feature performances from and be modeled by members of Lux Arati! Prepare to be impressed, Philadelphia.
Bellydance meets fire in Philadelphia, PA. The lux (symbol: lx) is the SI unit of illuminance and luminous emittance measuring luminous power per area. The Sanskrit word arati literally means “before night.”