|Headliners And Producers|
Angela Eve will perform a different set each night that consists of a vintage strip tease with a live band accompaniment and a fully staged multi-media performance art extravaganza. Her performance combines the finest elements of erotic dance, visual arts, burlesque steeped in tradition, and aerial finesse to create a virtuoso performance art extravaganza. Influenced by retro-style circus and sideshow revues, her expertise in visual multi-media art is reflected in her elaborately designed sets and intricate costumes, creating a decorative landscape.
She is not only a local performer but has also reached international
status. For two years running, Angela Eve has been a headlining
international act at Chaz Royal’s London Burlesque Festival.
This year she will be an international headliner along side
Angela Ryan from Dallas. They will be gearing up for The London
Burlesque festival on April 4,5,and 6. She frequently performs
in a variety of acts across the nation including Chicago, New
Orleans, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
As well as being an accomplished multi-media and performance/dance artist, she has a BFA degree from The Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in and created a sizeable range of performance and visual art shows that include elements of burlesque, photography, and painting. A professionally trained actor, she has studied Meisner, Shurtleff, and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. She has received alternative movement training from the performance art department at The Art Institute of Chicago, dance training from Lou Conte studios and aerial arts at The Loft Dancer Studios in Chicago.
In addition to performing burlesque and feature exotic dance shows frequently in New Orleans, she is working on a book with Anastasios Ketsios that focuses on abstract and documentary-style photographs of the city during and after the Hurricane Katrina crisis.
Angela Eve’s show was highlighted by Rolling Stone’s August 2002 issue in an article about Ozzfest and highlighted as “Things not to miss on Ozzfest” in addition to being mentioned in USA Today. Angela Eve graced the cover of the Arts & Events section of the Chicago Reader in August 2005 for her “Bad Girl Rock Revue”. Timeout magazine and UR Chicago have highlighted Angela Eve’s performance and Eve’s Parlor Burlesque from 2005,2006 and 2007.
The bewitching Maiden Sacrifice knows how to work her magic. Her influences are both classic and modern. She’ll take you into a world of extremes and just when you think you know her well, she throws something new at you.
Maiden Sacrifice made her burlesque debut in 2005 and
worked with a variety of troupes while helping produce
events including Red Hot Dames. Now she is a solo performer
as well as the producer of Flesh Tones Burlesque (a charity
event) and co-producing the Twisted Tassel Burlesque Festival.
"MetroMix describes Flesh Tones Burlesque charity events as a "gussied up celebration of sexuality". They have been seen as a Daily Special in the Chicago Reader, Hottest Events pick by Metromix, Critics Choice in Time Out Chicago, featured in the Gapers Block, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times and reviewed by DykeDiva.com. Flesh Tones Burlesque has also danced with the Flesh Hungry Dog Show, ChixMix, Versage Productions, Eve's Parlor, Varietease Cabaret, and worked with the Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP)."