This post is WAY late in coming. Pick your poison as to why, but lets just say life got away from me. On to the fun stuff! For the first year since we’ve been performing with the show, Lux Arati got to open the Russian Roulette Variety Show. It was fantastic not to have to wait the whole time to perform and be able to enjoy the rest of the acts. We had a great time, and can’t wait to put together our next RRVS piece! Fantastic photos thanks to William Tanksley and Redlite. (Raw video of the piece is here.)
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.
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!
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!
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.
Hope to see you there!