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2023 ASIAN BURLESQUE
PLAYBILL

THE CREW

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ANDREA FLOW

Andrea Flow is a flow art performer based in New York. She specializes in combining lights, technology and flow into her burlesque show, you also could find her at the slipper room.

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I'm a full time architectural designer, performing let me find my own voice and explore in a different way.

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BAMBOO

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In my early 20’s, I started a ‘Titty Committee’ amongst my friends. At random moments, when only one girlfriend was looking, I would flash them. Surprise! 

What started with just 2 friends, grew to a larger group, of more than 5 but less than 10 friends (I don’t remember the exact number very well). Looking back, I realize that this might have been the birth of BAMBOO!

BAMBOO is a Filipina-American International STAR  shining bright in Japan. In Asia, she has performed in Shanghai China, and throughout Japan - including Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Mie, Enoshima, Okazaki, and more!

 

She started her burlesque career in Yelamu Territory (San Francisco), as a member of the award-winning troupe the “Hot Pink Feathers,” as a performer of the “Hubba Hubba Revue” and ensemble member of “Burlesque Moulin.” In 2021, she became a regular burlesque performer and feather fan dance instructor at the internationally known, intimate cabaret, AFTER PARTY TOKYO, in Kabukicho, Shinjuku.

She has performed at festivals like Tease-o-Rama, the Humboldt Burlesque Expo, the Southwest Burlesque Showcase, and, most recently at the Ohio International Burlesque Festival.

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BEBE DEMURE

"The Tease of the Twilight Zone"

Heritage: Filipino

Making her burlesque debut in October 2018, Bebe Demure has always had a passion for dancing and stage life with a background of over 15 years in classical dance, and she also practices various flow arts. Based out of Roanoke, Virginia, Bebe was a member of the Richmond Ballet and has performed on stages in New York and Prague. Her most recent accomplishments include producing the burlesque film CYBERLESQUE (directed and co-produced by Tony d’Alelio) and being selected for the BurlyCon Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Team. In 2022, she placed as the 1st Runner Up Supreme of Savannah (GA) at the Hostess City Hoedown. She recently started Dusk/Dawn Productions in Roanoke, VA in an effort to bring diversity, new talent, and unique performance art to Southwest Virginia.

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Last time I was in NYC, I went to see American Ballet Theatre, and as an aspiring ballerina at the time, naturally I was very excited. I was seeing my favorite classical ballet, Romeo & Juliet...but I fell asleep! Nothing against Paloma Herrera (who was dancing Juliet that night) and the rest of the ensemble! Needless to say, after that embarrassing audience moment I changed my favorite ballet to Swan Lake. This trip was also the last time I performed in NYC, and it was with the Alvin Ailey School, so I am very excited to be coming back to the Big Apple but this time as a burlesque performer!

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BROODY VALENTINO

Broody Valentino, the “Teddy Bear With Claws,” Is a graduate of the New York School of Burlesque, Broody enjoys challenging the concepts of masculinity and body image through the use of humor, sensuality, and style - showing audiences that the big guys can sparkle with the best of them!  His mixture of the classic and irreverent has earned him invitations to perform worldwide including the 2018 Life Ball in Vienna, Austria, VHOF 2020 & 2021, as well as the titles King of New Jersey Burlesque, Burlypicks 2018 World Championships Legends Award, the Golden Tassel for Best Boylesque at the Philadelphia Burlesque Awards, and the Beautiful Weirdo Award at the Alternatease Neo-Burlesque Festival.

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I am a huge bird nerd who knows way too much about birds, and is a proud Pigeon Daddy, to a fantail pigeon named Molina.

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CALAMITY CHANG

Calamity Chang is a co-producer of the Asian Burlesque Festival with Jen Gapay of ThirstyGirl Productions.

 

Calamity produced the popular Thursday night show at pinup bar Nurse Bettie for 10 years along with several monthly shows in NYC before she bought a house in the beautiful Pocono Mountains where she continues to spread the burlesque gospel! 

 

This "Asian Sexsation" has made a mark in the burlesque world with her signature food-inspired ("foodlesque") acts focusing on Asian culinary icons in popular culture such as Sriracha hot sauce, sushi roll, and cup o' noodles. By fusing her love for food and her Taiwanese heritage in playful and sexy striptease performances, Calamity brings visibility to performers of color worldwide with a dash of whimsy and a peppering of good humor.

Named by The Huffington Post as one of the "20 Burlesque Stars To Know" and by 21st Century Burlesque as one of the Top 100 Burlesque Performers in the world, Calamity has performed for numerous esteemed events such as Inked Magazine (Pinup Issue Release Party 2015), Design Industries Foundation for Fighting Aids NYC, and celebrities such as Brooke Shields and the cast of The Addams Family, and guest-starred in Moby's metal band DiamondSnake ("Woman, Yea").

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You can also see Calamity in the NC-17 film "Shame" by Steve McQueen starring Michael Fassbender as "Late Night Lover #1".

CHELSEY NG

Chelsey Ng is a half-Chinese actor/writer/fantasy enthusiast based in NYC who hails from the sunny island of Singapore. Past credits include: Cocktail Magique (Company XIV), Sleep No More (The Mckittrick Hotel), Nick Cave’s: The Let Go (Park Avenue Armory) & Noirtown (RAVE Theater Festival). She also hosts & produces a bi-monthly variety show called The Blind Tiger at Rockwood Music Hall. Her pilot “Welcome to Killjoy” (2022 Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards Finalist, 2019 The Crime List & Sundance Episodic Lab Finalist) is currently being shopped, if ya just can’t wait watch the instagram series head to @InstaMiniSeries. Above all this, she is an avid believer in collaboration and making things for the hell of it, what else is there? Reach out.

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Her 鬼佬 side is Scotch-Irish.

CHLOE
THE COCAINE

"Expensive. Addictive and dangerous."

Chloe the Cocaine is Australia’s shining star from Shanghai. Celebrating all that is Chinese tease, Chloe has been heralded as one of burlesque’s brightest rising stars. 

 

She holds a jade-encrusted treasure trove of awards and was recently titled Mx Burlesque West Australia’s 2nd runner up. She was Miss Ink Australia’s “Miss Glamour Queen” in 2021. That same year she appeared at Burlesque Idol’s Australian Grand Final as a Wild Card after winning the Runner-Up title in Darwin. In 2019 Chloe won the Australian Burlesque Festival’s New Follies competition and since then has appeared as a headliner at “New Kids on the Block” and as a cast member of Unleashed and numerous production at Fringe World Perth, including Prohibition, Red Velvet Revue and Scarlet Affaire’s Late Night Lust. Chloe specializes in Traditional Chinese dance and skill-based prop-work and is a teacher at Sugar Blue Burlesque in Perth. 

 

In 2022, Chloe represents our fair land on the international stage in the United States at the prestigious New York Burlesque Festival and San Francisco’s notorious Hubba Hubba Revue.

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GLOW JOB

"Brighter than a Diamond- she Glows. More than a hobby- it's her Job. Better than a Blow Job- it's Glow Job!"

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MERCY MASALA

Their name is Mercy because she wants to hear you beg for more....Please welcome New York's Bollywood bombshell, Mercy Masala :)

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MS. B LAROSE

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Known as the Glittering Goddess with the Heart of Gold, Ms. B LaRose is an electric, fun loving burlesque entertainer, producer, and motivator based in Chicago. 

 

This fiery Filipina-Latina brings a raw sultry, mischievous side smile that has been captivating audiences worldwide including stops in Germany, Netherlands, England, & Scotland and was dubbed "The Biggest Tease" at the 2018 International Latin & Hispanic Burlesque Festival.

 

Ms. B LaRose encapsulates the love of modern striptease storytelling, unapologetic prowess, and dynamic musicality making her a most hypnotizing artist to watch!  The Glittering Goddess brings the whole package of professionalism & personality to every project, leaving every partner with accomplishment and community.  Raw, honest, and beautifully bare, Ms. B LaRose is looking to pollinate her love one stage at a time.

 

Ms. B LaRose is a first generation US born Filipino, Mexican artist, producer, emcee, instructor and motivator based in Chicago, IL.

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Prior to slaying the stage, Ms. B LaRose played competitive league softball for over a decade and served one of the top financial institutions in the US.

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STILETTO SINCLAIR

"That bad and bawdy broad"

 

Born in Manila and raised in the Bronx, Stiletto Sinclair is a bad and bawdy broad with a sharp wit and is undressed to kill. Fun fact: She’s learning to flip a balisong instead of her namesake blade, but she’s extremely clumsy. Don’t worry, it’s a dulled trainer knife so she won’t hurt herself - or you!

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SUNNY MOON

Sunny Moon is a multi hyphenate Korean Queen born and raised in Mexico that loves animals and cares for your health holistically with needles and plants. Even though dancing is not a talent of hers, she will try her best to give you a shot of happy tingles with her always fun and entertaining content @LaCoreXicana in all platforms. Always striving to live to her max, many call her “the most interesting woman in the world”

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PERSIMMON PEAKS

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FILTHY MARI CHINO

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JOY VICIOUS

Joy Vicious, the joyful yet no filtered rebel hailing from (now) New Jersey but born and raised New Yorker through and through. Cute on the outside but loves to dabble in the dark side.

Joy has been a core member of the Asian Burlesque Festival for 3 years! She made her virtual burlesque debut during the pandemic on Calamity's show "Cooking With Calamity" Episode 3.

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KAI BUNNY

Kai Bunny (she/they) is a nonbinary ace Asian American burlesque artist. Born and raised in NYC, they graduated from the New York School of Burlesque and have been performing burlesque and drag since then. Their speciality is dancing with silk fans.

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They’re secretly an actor who dreams of having their own production company one day.

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JEN GAPAY

Jen Gapay is the mastermind behind Thirsty Girl Productions, an alias that serves her well as the producer of hundreds of music, burlesque and variety shows. She was voted the #1 Most Influential Non-Performing Woman in Burlesque by 21st Century Burlesque in 2013 & 2014, and was a featured Guest of Honor at BurlyCon in 2014, and was on the BurlyCon Board of Directors  from 2015-2021. Gapay started The New York Burlesque Festival in 2003 (with Angie Pontani) The Asian Burlesque Festival (with Calamity Chang) in 2012, and The Seattle Boylesque Festival (with Daniel Nardicio) in 2015. All three festivals are multi-day, multi-venue events featuring a cavalcade of international performers showcasing for sold out crowds.

 

Thirsty Girl was co-producer of Menorah Horah from 2008-2022, the co-producer of Kitten N’ Lou are OVEREXPOSED and Holier than Thou, at Joe’s Pub in 2015 & 2017, &. The New Year’s Eve Prohibition Masquerade Ball at Drom from 2015-2019.

 

She has also produced The Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular in NYC since 2009.

 

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I was a white water raft guide for a summer in glacier national park which was the most terrifying job I’ve ever had. When I was in high school I wrote a poem to Chris Evert Lloyd about our mutual love of tennis and she sent me an autographed pic that says, Thanks for the Poem!

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