Okay at the risk of being controversial, something we never do, I’m going to make a statement.
Burlesque is, once again, all played out. Too many drag queens telling jokes too many chubby girls being seductive. There is nothing wrong with either if those things but like the traditional strippers, they have nothing new to offer. Ooooh a campy 50’s send up and a flash of side-boob, be still my heart. If I’ve seen two I’ve seen them all. This being the case I was less than thrilled when I was invited to a Sunday night burlesque show by a friend of mine who burlesques (can I use that a s a verb) for a hobby. Given the choices open to me on this particular Sunday, I found myself at a local establishment drinking a pint of Guinness and awaiting the ensuing carnage (and a peek at my friend’s boobs, which I had never seen… in a pasty)
Amid the traditional and aforementioned acts and much to my surprise, I saw Rasa Vitalia.
Much more than a traditional burlesque performer Rasa Vitalia is a show on her own. She sang, she danced, she balanced a sword on her head and she brought the crowd to their feet. Within 30 seconds of taking the stage she had won over the normally jaded crowd (this author included) with her exuberant eclectic performance. If you only see one burlesque show in your life, make sure you see hers. Check out her Bio and pics below.
Oh yeah my friend was good too.
Rasa Vitalia is a dance performer, vocalist, and songwriter, and one of America’s most highly regarded solo entertainers. She tours as a professional solo dance performer and MC vocal artist, performing to her own songs in live music venues, concerts, clubs, discos, variety shows, cabarets, & much more. Her influences include music and dance from around the world, as well as EDM, PLUR, disco, club, pop, funk, hip hop, and electronic dance music. Her influences include music and dance from around the world, as well as disco, club, pop, funk, hip hop, and electronic dance music. Due to her notoriety and show-womanship, Rasa Vitalia is frequently invited to be a featured artist in professional live music and variety show productions around the world with a wide variety of talented entertainers including popular platinum record Grammy winning artists. In her performances, Rasa presents a multitude of dance talents in a variety of music genres and cultures. Rasa performs at numerous corporate, private, and public events, festivals, parties, shows, universities, radio stations, and major venues all over the US. Rasa Vitalia’s unique presentation of diversity, her fantastic flexibility and level of talent, and her strong diverse cultural knowledge in music and dances around the world, makes her an asset at all for those who seek specific music or cultural styles, as well as for others who enjoy Rasa’s unique style of the hot and beautiful – charged with the enthusiasm and energy like no other! No matter your cultural background or unique way of being, she unites all to celebrate diversity and peace though dance and music. Wow! Magnetic! Rasa Vitalia puts on a high-energy interactive multi-media dance party that will get anyone to move to the groove and lose themselves in moments of greatness. Her large, loyal, and diverse following can’t get enough booty shakin’ fun!