Next weekend, I'm heading up to Canada to participate in two nights of the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival! On Thursday night, my troupe, Sinner Saint Burlesque, has been invited to perform a 40-minute showcase version of our show Inheritance: Maiden, Mother, Crone. The original show was just over two hours long, and the showcase version has been a wonderful creative push to re-evaluate our content and pare down the show's content to its most evocative, emotional moments.
On Friday night, I get to sit back and watch my sister Jesse Belle-Jones perform her solo in the Friday night showcase, and cheer on my friends Stella D'Letto and Jesus La Pinga in their duet!
Saturday evening, I have been given the immense honor of hosting the second set of that evening's showcase, which comes with the privilege of introducing living legend Miss Toni Elling. I can't wait!
Tomorrow night, the little live band show I created back in 2012 turns 3 years old! We've worked with a lot of beautiful dancers and many talented musicians over the years, and I am proud to say that the show has it a really solid groove. It's a lot of work to get live music shows off the ground, and maintaining them certainly has its peaks and valleys, but I never get tired of showing up at LUCID on the third Tuesday of the month and hosting with my band behind me and Miss Huney Bush keeping things tidy.
For our third anniversary, we're featuring quadruple threat Octavia Sexton, comedy cutie Maggie McMuffin, and sensual striptease by Ms. Briq House. Tickets are still available at www.tuesdayteaseseattle.com, so pick up a pair and join us in celebration tomorrow night!
Sailor St. Claire is The Showgirl Scholar. A Seattle-based burlesque performer, she has been offering audiences an education in the humanitease since 2009.