Venture down the Darkened Underbelly of Neo Burlesque, where the salacious lead you down a mysterious road. Come along with the Voluptuous Lady Ariya where she presents the Obscure, the Risqué and the Obscure.
Enjoy this modern alternative take on a classic tease that will leave you changing your panties whilst begging for more.
Darko the Ringmaster loves a good show, if it be beautiful women or beautiful men. He's really not that picky as long as something theatrical is happening. Today he caught up with Elise AKA Lady Ariya to speak about her latest show on Sat Oct 18 at 9:00pm! The club DV8 awaits. You may remember her as a dedicated Acolyte to the Princess Pintina at this years Goblin Ball!
Darko thought he would ask a few questions to see what guests could expect at such an intriguing event.
Burlesque! What an amazing artform! Women, sometimes men tempting and drawing in the unsuspecting public. What attracted you initially to the seductive world of burlesque?
I was always very curious of burlesque. Didn't know much about it though until I decided to take classes. What drew me to it initially was I always wanted to a unique style of dance but once I started learning and researching it was how empowering it was. I'm a plus size girl, always have been, and in burlesque there is no specific body type. There is fat, thin, tall, short. Doesn't matter about race or religion. So being alternative and being a bigger girl, I still fit in. I was still accepted. Everybody is beautiful in their own way, and they don't discriminate. It's an amazing feeling getting up on stage and knowing that your beautiful and sexy and empowered and gracious and fierce all at the same time. To me, it's exhilarating!
I haven't experienced much of your human Burlesque. It's usually something that is reserved for the Voodoo realm of Terra Bayou. What can I expect from such an interesting premise?
Lady Ariya Presents is an alternative burlesque show, so god knows what to expect lol. I would like to think that it's a peek at both the alternative scene as well as the burlesque scene. But we have amazing performers of all types, an amazing mc, a fantastic DJ and one of my favorite bands, Copia. So you can watch and be amazed by the talent layer in front of you, enjoy yourself with a drink and have a bit of a dance yourself.
That all sounds amazing. What would be the perfect insight as to what Burlesque actually is?
A lot of people are very confused what burlesque actually is. Burlesque is the art of tease. It's open to interpretation. So I think newbies would be blown away at how far we go to tease and how many different ways you can tease. Different fetishes, classic, Neo and anywhere in between. It covers ever bodies dirty little fantasies.
Burlesque for me brings nostalgia and old time clubs with doormen peering through a peephole before you are allowed inside. With this Neo Burlesque, what music style is featured?
I consider myself to be a Neo alternative burlesque performer. Which pretty much means I like newer music, that is either metal or rock or punk ect. I'm definitely a metal head through and through so it came naturally to me to do my routines to metal songs. But everybody has their own styles and that what's best about burlesque.
Will I leave satisfied or will I want to return?
Well I'm hoping everybody engorges themselves with sexual anticipation and that what's leaving them wanting more lol! Nothing like a bit of burlesque to get the panties moist ahahaha!
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