The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 got off to a fabulous start on Thursday night at the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase. A standout highlight of the evening was Tansy (NYC) in a thrilling lion tamer number, accompanied by Leon Lightfoot as her feisty feline. As the bejewelled masses poured out of The Orleans Showroom, social media went wild in praise of the show-stopping act.
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Writing for Burlesque Beat, J.D. Oxblood described the spectacle:
“The unmistakable barnstormer of the evening—and the only full-scale, roof-rattling standing ovation—came from New York’s Tansy with newcomer Leon Lightfoot … Tansy entered in a giant lion-tamer coat and top hat, sweeping the coat dramatically, gathering energy hungrily … As the curtain rose behind her she turned to it, and turned back to seemingly release a lion from the depths of her coat, who savagely rushed the lip of the stage…” (Read Burlesque Beat’s Thursday Night Recap in full here.)
21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s Thursday Night review will follow soon. In the meantime, enjoy these images, courtesy of Chris Harman/Harman House Photography, shooting for 21st Century Burlesque. Please ask permission before use.
After the show, Tansy posted on her Facebook profile:
“Tonight I have the incredible honor of performing as part of the Movers, Shakers, and Innovators Showcase at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. Words cannot express how grateful I am to those helped make this act possible. THANK YOU to the insanely talented Philip Estrada for his glorious costume work and constant collaboration, Nikki Knickers for the rockin’ music edit, Cara Angela Liguori for your time, ideas, and beautiful self, to the ever generous Malgorzata Maggie Saniewska for taking the time to film and upload the act, and to Manelich Minniefee, my ferocious lion, who finally helped me bring this act to life. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
Stay tuned for more Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 coverage – and enjoy all the coverage so far HERE!
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