RHINESTONE GORILLA BURLESQUE
IT'S MY PARTY (AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO)
Lucida Sans' Birthday Breastival
From barely legal to legally bare, the "dangerous-minded" guerilla gang formerly known as Alpha Psi Ecdysia
Hosted by LUCIDA SANS
and THE RHINESTONE GORILLA BAND
led by Bruce Velvet
featuring Django Conwick
and STELLA SINCLAIR of Manderley at The McKittrick
REGULAR TIME AND PRICE: $10
Show starts at 9:30.
Doors open at 9:00
From barely legal to legally bare, Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque is New York's ragtag team of art school rejects. Recent graduates all, the Rhinestone Gorillas continue to shout their anti-academic critiques, this time onstage, with their clothes off. The troupe is governed by one simple rule: all bad ideas must be acted upon. Heralded as "dangerous-minded and infectious" and "the future of burlesque" (The San Francisco Burlesque Review), The Rhinestone Gorillas are not your average showgirls; they're rhinestones in the rough, anti-glamour guerilla grrrls prone to attack and entice.
Formerly known as Alpha Psi Ecdysia, Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque was founded in 2008 as the nation's premier undergraduate burlesque troupe. While based on the SUNY New Paltz campus, A.P.E. lived a double life as an educational institution and a professional producing entity. On the New Paltz campus, A.P.E. dedicated itself to teaching burlesque history, the politics of neo-burlesque and the practice of burlesque performance to any student interested; off-campus, the APEs were the underage darlings of the New York stripperformance art scene, getting naked on school nights at The Slipper Room, Public Assembly, Sugarland, Rififi and more. In their three years on the New Paltz campus, APE produced more than thirty full-length burlesque spectaculars in New York City, Albany and throughout the Hudson Valley, plus performances in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and beyond. Though the APEs were frequently under fire from local government, campus administration and their well-meaning professors for their frequent displays of nudity and other onstage antics, Alpha Psi Ecdysia has inspired three other campus burlesque troupes and remains a staple of the Hudson Valley performance scene under the direction of current New Paltz students Avian Rush, Kinky Demure and L.S.Dementia. Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque is the all-grown-up founding ensemble of Alpha Psi Ecdysia, apprenticed by the current students of APE. To this day, the students of Alpha Psi Ecdysia remain the only state-sponsored strippers in the nation.
RHINESTONE GORILLA BURLESQUE plays the second Sunday of every month at 9:30PM at the Triad
Tickets are $10
* Note - the Triad has a 2 drink minimum (cash only)
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