by Tonya Armbruster
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Noc Noc, Seattle
A few weeks ago, I was afforded the opportunity to shoot my first burlesque show outside of New Orleans, and was very excited to see what the Seattle burlesque scene had to offer. The girls of Sinner Saint Burlesque – the longest continually running weekly burlesque show in Seattle – did not disappoint. Home for the girls’ weekly show is the candlelit, gothic cathedral-esque Club Noc Noc that is apparently famous for its tater tots. My neighbor in the audience insisted that I try some, and I have to admit that they were pretty fantastic!
The title for the evening’s performance was “Behind the Pasties”, a mockumentary our host for the evening dubbed a “burlesqueography.” Diva la Deviant led us on this journey through the girls’ past, answering questions from the “interviewer” (sound/light technician Iman). It was a very entertaining production, and a clever way to present a cohesive theme while allowing the girls the flexibility to express themselves as individuals.
Unfortunately, my talents do not extend to writing, so I’ll simply allow the photos (and girls!) speak for themselves. Allow me to just say that I thoroughly enjoyed the sultry and often comedic expertise exhibited by the girls of Sinner Saint Burlesque, and especially appreciate the time that Evilyn Sin Claire and Polly Wood took to speak with me after the show. Here’s hoping that they make it down south in the near future so that I get the pleasure of seeing them perform again!
The Sinner Saint Burlesque Revue is every Thursday at Club Noc Noc.
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