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Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival presents PROVOCATEUR (7/28)

We are just one week away from the 1st annual Burning City Neo-Vintage Entertainment Festival here in Chicago!

Join us Saturday July 28th for Provocateur!  

Strippers also have something to SAY? Who knew?! PROVOCATEUR is a showcase that celebrates thought-provoking proclamations, grotesque commentary, the topical, the satirical, and the new normal. From highlighting the body as a political statement through unapologetic autonomy to absurd storytelling spectacle, PROVOCATEUR features drag, performance art, and more!

Featuring:
Dottie Comma (Cleveland)
Jacqueline Boxx (Baltimore)
Jean Wildest (Chicago)
Minnie Ryder (Indianapolis)
Po’Chop (Chicago)
Rebel (Charlotte)
Tyler Jacobson (Loma Linda)
Veronica Voss (LA)
Trini Bikini (Indianapolis)

https://www.burningcityfestival.com/provocateur

Provocateur

July 28th 7:30pm Uptown Underground

Jeezy’s Juke Joint Workshops (Saturday March 17th)

Jeezy’s Juke Joint is proud to present a variety of workshops taught by Juke Joint cast members as apart of our 7th Annual Weekender. 

12-1 | Sparkle Town 101 with Looking Glass Gems | $15

Learn the basics of rhinestones, and begin your journey into the vast world of stage sparkle!
We will be giving industry informations regarding different types and qualities of rhinestones, tools, glues and techniques.
We’ll discuss color matching and pattern making. Bring an item to place rhinestones on! We will provide glue and 1 gross of rhinestones to work with. If you like, please feel free to bring your preferred rhinestone and NON-TOXIC glue as well. No E-6000 please, thank you for your understanding.

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1:15-2:15 | Red Bone | Art of Freestyle | $15

Anyone can achieve freestyling, in fact you already do it every day! When it comes to dancing, The key is confidence in your movement and trusting that you are fabulous. We will practice relying on what you have in your movement arsenal and letting the music, people, and surrounding vibes inspire you at any given moment. We will also play with timing, space and energy to create an even more over the top, dynamic performance. This class is designed for all levels of dance experience focusing on Cabaret/Burlesque inspired movements and will consist of a warm up, movement drills & exercises, choreographic elements, freestyle period and cool down.

Be prepared with:
note book
dance heels
knee pads
water
optional-video camera (you may want to record your movement ideas and use them for choreography later on.)

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2:30-3:30 | The Art of Seduction | $15

Learn the Art of Entrancement by building anticipation through sexy, sensual and exotic movement. This class is for the Naughty Girl not the Faint of Heart. (Lap dancing, Wall playing, floor work) Bring heels and an open mind.

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3:45-5 | In Conversation with Miss Toni Elling | $15

Jeezy’s Juke Joint founder and host, Jeez Loueez sits down with Burlesque Legend Miss Toni Elling for a conversation on burlesque, race, career and everything in between.

Jeezy’s Juke Joint & VAM Present: THE HOT BOX – Entertainment & Dancery! THURSDAY MARCH 15th

 

7th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue (Opening Night Party)

The Hot Box – Entertainment & Dancery
Presented by Jeezy’s Juke Joint and VAM Studio

Heading into the 7th season of bringing magical Black and Queer entertainment to the midwest, Jeezy’s Juke Joint is curating a night of dancing, art, music, drank, and nudity in conjunction with VAM Studio. Part burlesque show, part queer strip club of our dreams, part dance party, we’re bringing a sickening and raging banger of a night!

Dynamic pop-up performances will be scattered throughout the evening while hot gogo and pole dancers keep your eyes and pockets burning.

Bring your dollars for tipping big billz in small places! ;)

Hosted by Tribble (Chicago)
FEATURING
Briq House (Seattle)
Elle Du Jour (San Antonio)
Joyce Lee Ann (Brooklyn)
Lucy Stoole (Chicago)
P NoNoire (Chicago)
RedBone (San Francisco)

Music by:
Hijo Pródigo
DJ All The Way Kay

For our Friday and Saturday night show tickets please visit: wwwpromontorychicago.com 

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ABOUT VAM STUDIO
VAM STUDIO is a full service production company with emphasis on producing videos for musicians and record labels, foundations and non-profits, nightlife and art identities. We focus on conceptualization/ideation, comprehensive pre, pro & post-pro video services, broadcast, still photography, exhibit and event design, and integrated marketing campaigns.

The VAM production team is comprised of a dedicated and diverse team of people of color, women and queer-identifying cinematographers, editors, producers, light and sound engineers. This has allowed us to work from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and disciplines; while standing out from our competitors.
www.vamstudio.net

Jeez Loueez Headlines the 5th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival in Detroit (Sat 9/16)

5th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival

(September 15 & 16, Detroit)

18+ only
Tickets are on sale at www.MichiganBurlesqueFestival.com 

Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3043941)

Headliners for this year’s festival include:
Bella Sin (http://bellasin.com/)
Red Rum (http://www.redrumperformanceart.com/)
Mr. Gorgeous (www.gorgeousboylesque.com/)
Jeez Loueez (http://www.jeezloueez.me/ / http://www.jeezysjukejoint.com/)

Burlesque workshops hosted on Saturday, September 16th. For more info in classes, visit (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3055782)

 

7th Annual Show-Me Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival returns to St. Louis May 19th-21st!

Show-Me Burlesque is a 3 day festival dedicated to glitz, glam, breathtaking talent, spectacular productions, and fabulous burlesque, vaudeville, circus, and variety entertainment from every gender and from around the world!

St. Louis has a rich and diverse burlesque and vaudeville history from the brilliant talent of Josephine Baker, to the heyday of Gaslight Square, where The Smothers Brothers, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Streisand got their start, and to Evelyn West and the infamous Stardust and Grand Burlesque theaters where she and many other famous burlesque dancers performed. Show-Me Burlesque is thrilled to bring St. Louis burlesque to its former grandeur with a sexy new makeover.

Lola van Ella, St. Louis’ own award winning burlesque grand dame and passionate producer, along with an amazing creative and technical team, is proud to bring all of her favorite elements of theater, spectacle, glamour, and vaudeville, to showcase the best talent in the world in what is Missouri’s first ever burlesque festival and now, the largest of its kind in the Midwest. In addition to four different shows, there will also be classes taught by world class burlesque educators at Van Ella Studios, St. Louis’ first and only boutique burlesque and variety school, and Mynx Academy of Pole Dance. Show-Me Burlesque promises to bring a thrilling weekend of fabulous and exciting entertainment and education to a wide and diverse audience. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history!

Join us for the St. Louis event of the year!

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SHOW-ME BURLESQUE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS (May 20-21)

REGISTER HERE! http://showmeworkshops.brownpapertickets.com/

May 20-21st
$15
Van Ella Studios (2646 Cherokee St)
&
Mynx Academy of Pole Dance (3190 S Grand Blvd)

Join us on the dancefloor and in the classroom for a variety of some of the most saught-after workshops led by professional performers and instructors from all over the world! All classes will take place at VAN ELLA STUDIOS and MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE.

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Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival (Denver, CO May 12-15th)

Fierce! is the first festival to honor the talents and uniqueness of burlesque performers across the globe who identify as queer.
“The biggest naked queer party on the planet!”

DENVER- Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival May 12-15th

DENVER- Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival May 12-15th

Jeez Loueez Appearances at Fierce!

Saturday May 14th 12-2pm “Twerk and Jerk: Booty Intensive Twerkshop” at Quality Inn Central Denver

The class that has everyone ready to pop, wobble, werk, and wine! This high-energy choreography intensive is not for the faint of heart. Fusing the sensuality of burlesque with the sharp attitude of hip hop, this class will focus on isolations, footwork, and of course…THE BOOTY! Class begins with a warm up and stretch and moves into a combination of popping your favorite asset. Learn coveted moves such as the Booty Chaser and the Slow Wine. Drop it like it’s hot and pick it back up again! Some dance experience is recommended.
***Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing in which you can easily move. Booty shorts and knee pads recommended. Bring a water bottle.
$20.00
Pre-reserve your spot at
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=75MN9A3NYGK9Y

Saturday May 14th at 8pm at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

Join us for the 4th Annual Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival in Denver! We’re honored to feature the best of queer burlesque from across the US and Canada.
Our headliners include Jeez Loueez from Chicago and Faux Pas la Fae from NYC, joined by features Kitty Crimson from Denver, Belle Jumelle from Toronto, Cherry Pop Pop Poppins from Denver, Butch Sassidy from Boston, Faux Pas and Aurora North from NYC, the Brotherhood of Boylesque from Colorado Springs, Dahlia Fatale from Chicago, Ace Phoenix from Pittsburgh… and more than 100 other performers from the US and Canada!

Saturday Showcases, May 14 – TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS at 8:00 and 11 p.m., at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret https://lannies.com/

2016 Festival Appearances with Jeez Loueez- The Honey Badger of Burlesque

2016 is shaping up to be one hell of a year in #BadgerNation! I’m honored to be headlining and/or emceeing and teaching at a few festivals across the country throughout the year.

There are so many wonderful events happening throughout the rest of the year, including more Jeezy’s Juke Joint events, conquering Pride events in Chicago AND St. Louis, and roadtripping with Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am’s. If you’d like to add a little honey badger to your events or productions please visit my contact page!

(Photo by Wijadi Jodi at Minneapolis Burlesque Festival 2015)

Jeez Loueez (Minneapolis Burlesque Festival 2016 by Wijadi Jodi)

Jeez Loueez (Minneapolis Burlesque Festival 2016 by Wijadi Jodi)