Fueling a Hot Ticket of Neo Burlesque Is “Harlow Gold”
Growing up in Baltimore, my mother started me in ballet lessons at the age of five and I was hooked. In all my lessons from childhood and tips from my booty shaking dance friends, one thing I have not been able to master is that super energizer bunny movement that the pros can make with their hips. When I watch a music video and see the girls in action with the choreography, it blows my mind. In Los Angeles we can see all these moves and much more in person, up on stage in an intimate setting.
Los Angeles is the home to the Neo Burlesque Show of Dancing Ladies. It’s part of an evolution of Burlesque that began 100’s of years ago. Costume, dance, tease, humor and beauty create this Burlesque scene. Costumes are tight and form fitting created with soft materials, shiny delicate beads, flowers, ornaments and sequins. The ladies remove pieces one by one in a slow tease.
Lucky for me I live in L.A.
On a Sunday night in December I walked into Bordello and watched the red velvet curtain rise to a few of the best dancers in Los Angeles. Tracy Phillips & Dominic Carbone are the Harlow Gold Choreographers and their resume shines a long list of film, commercial and celebrity tour choreography including Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, The Grammy Awards and concert tours for Spice Girls, Marilyn Manson, Prince, and Gwen Stefanie. All from the famed “Forty Deuce” and equally as world-renowned are the dancers including Carolina Cerisola, Eboni Nichols, Zepha and Kelleia Sheerin aka ‘Hooptease’.
The Bordello Bar is red and intimate. Stage views are perfect from most locations. You will feel as if you walked into an original Bordello in the year 1900. The show was everything I wanted it to be in terms of advanced dance movement. As a dancer myself I have an enormous amount of respect for these ladies as they make it look extremely easy. I recommend paying a little extra for the reserved seating up front. During the dancers numbers, they slink up on your tables and give you a few shakes to remember. When they jump up, pick up your glass and relax in your chair, you are in for a show.
Fuel their fire and join the gorgeous ladies of Harlow Gold every Sunday Night at Bordello in downtown Los Angeles.
The photos include: Tracy Phillips, Eboni Nichols, Carolina Cerisola, Zepha, and Kelleia Sheerin.
Sundays – 9:00pm – Bordello Bar
910 East First Street (on the corner of Vignes and First), Los Angeles CA 90012
Show begins at 9pm
Reservations: bunnyhopprod @ sbcglobal.net
Advanced tickets if you want to use a credit card: harlowgold.eventbrite.com
Cash only at door.