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Sunday, 07 October 2007 06:00

Flaming Dames in “Bump and Grindhouse”

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Flaming DamesWith the re-emergence of burlesque, The Flaming Dames have put their own stamp on the exotic, vaudevillian art made famous in the early 20th century. Led by choreographer Leslie Kerrigan, the burlesque troupe known as The Flaming Dames bring their unique B-Horror homage to life in their new production, “Bump and Grindhouse”. 

Flaming DamesWith the re-emergence of burlesque, The Flaming Dames have put their own stamp on the exotic, vaudevillian art made famous in the early 20th century. Led by choreographer Leslie Kerrigan, the burlesque troupe known as The Flaming Dames bring their unique B-Horror homage to life in their new production, “Bump and Grindhouse”.
“We’ve got something from each category of grindhouse movie; everything from go-go strippers to German drill sergeants to vampire vixens and hot zombie chicks,” says Kerrigan, creator and director of The Flaming Dames franchise.

Formed in 2003 The Flaming Dames have surfaced to become on of Chicago most well known burlesque groups. In the past they have performed many concept derived shows such as “The Flaming Dames in Talk Dirty to Me,” “The Flaming Dames in Slippery When Wet,” and “The Flaming Dames in VAMP!”

The Flaming Dames in “Bump & Grindhouse” is not only a sexy burlesque send-up of the horror and gore of the grindhouse flick, but a breakthrough venture into the use of multi-media in burlesque.

“I thought since I wanted to combine burlesque with the grindhouse genre, it made perfect sense to create a multi-media based performance,” says Kerrigan.

Kerrigan’s trademark sexy, live choreography with horror-based videos, slide shows, photos and more—all guaranteed to tease, tantalize, shock and awe audiences throughout Chicago.

All the elements of an entertaining burlesque show can be found in “Bump and Grindhouse”. From its populist blend of satire to its broad range of performance art. Moodapposite music, lush, colorful costumes, original choreography, lampoon-styled humor, and the sexy Flaming Dames dancers will have audiences coming back for more. Saucy!

The Flaming Dames in “Bump and Grindhouse” can be seen at 10:30pm every Friday through November 9th at The Spot, 4437 N. Broadway. For reservations, see www.nmtchicago.org.

Tickets are also available to Goldstar Members at www.goldstarevents.com. Group and party pricing are available. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text16329+'<\/a>'; //--> for details.
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