Sunday, January 24, 2010
Video interview: Elisa Davis, Black Mariah, and Ginger Valentine talk about the Dallas Burlesque Festival
There were just too many talented acts to showcase, so Elisa and her two fellow producers decided to make the 2nd Annual Dallas Burlesque Fest a two-night affair.
The Dallas Burlesque Festival celebrates its second year in business coming up on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. The show (which expanded to two nights this year thanks to the large number of fabulous acts) plays again at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff.
We wanted to get a sense of what might be new and different about the festival this year, so we invited the show's producer, Elisa Davis, to stop by Pegnews World HQ to give us a rundown. Elisa asked if it would be all right to bring along her co-producers, Black Mariah and Ginger Valentine. Neither Bullock's mama nor mine raised any foolish sons, and thus we said "sure."
There are acts coming to the perform from all over the world -- from as far away, in fact, as New Zealand. Headliner Angie Pontani (who bills herself as the "reigning Queen of burlesque," and hails from New Jersey -- dare I say, "git a rope!"?) will perform both Friday and Saturday nights.
According to Elisa, there's just no way to say which of the two evenings' lineups will be more exciting -- and thus there's a money-saving two-night pass option for those willing to spend both Friday and Saturday getting a double-eyeful of some of the most glamorous bumping, grinding, fan dancing ladies in the world of burlesque.
Or, as Ginger puts it:"A whole weekend of boobs."
Interview: Elisa, Black Mariah, and Ginger Valentine of the Dallas Burlesque Festival
Mike Bullock operated the camera on this story.
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