In the House
Vancouver, BC June 1, 2006
Fest opens doors to shows
By Tony Montague
Are you interested in meeting more people
and learning about the arts in your
community? Consider hosting a series of
mini-concerts and theatrical performances in
your own home. That’s what Joel Bellenson
did last year. His century-old East Side
dwelling became one of the venues for the In
the House Festival—made up of 14 shows held
over a weekend in the residences and back
yards in and around the 2000 block of Grant
Street, near Commercial Drive.
Bellenson (seen with Myriam Steinberg
performer Little Woo) doesn’t mind turning
his living room into a theatre.
Zed TV (CBC Television)
lists Burlesque Yoga on the Zed Index
February 9, 2006
Renske Werner, a producer at Zed TV joined Little
Woo for a demo of Burlesque Yoga at the CBC studios
in downtown Vancouver. It also happened to be
the first day of the Vancouver International Burlesque
Festival so the word "burlesque" was buzzing on the
lips of many low brow art lovers.
Today, Renske met with Woo to learn more about
burlesque "yoga" for a segment that she produces on
CBC called the Zed Index: a compilation of
everything cool in Canada. On very short
notice, we managed to gather a group of brave women
who were willing to check out Burlesque Yoga for the
first time, while the cameras rolled. Renske
and another female CBC staff member even joined in
as Woo showed the gals some fun choreography
designed to open up the play factor and celebrate
femininity. The segment will air later in the
The Georgia Straight
Talks to Little Woo about Burlesque Yoga
Vancouver, BC January 26, 2006
What is Burlesque Yoga? Janet Smith of the
Straight takes a look at this new program of
workshops offered by Little Woo...
Look for the article in the glossy insert of the
Mind, Body, Soul magazine that only comes out a few
times a year, inside Vancouver's Arts and
Entertainment paper "The Georgia Straight".
the launch of Burlesque Yoga
Vancouver, BC November 3, 2005
Some of you may recall when I taught a Burlesque
Cabaret class a few years ago.
Well, I am very excited to launch the new BURLESQUE
It’s a wonderful evolution and union of several
passions: dance, healing, tantra, comedy and
dressing up! (or down)
When i mentioned burlesque back then, the response was
usually: Burlesque?? What the?
Now, I see so many
who get it because they understand what the heart of
burlesque actually is. Though people enjoy it
for different reasons, the key energy is of
self-love, sensuality and playfulness.
Burlesque dancers come in all shapes and sizes, and
there is so much joy that comes from witnessing or
Burlesque Yoga uses this special aesthetic as a
platform to explore the divine Goddess within each
woman. Whether it is for exercise, for
relaxation, for healing or for self-expression, it
is a really lighthearted and fun way to practice
movement, breathwork and dance along with plenty of
comic relief, self-love and self-acceptance.
Registration begins now and the first class is on
Sunday November 13, 2005.
For more info and class details, visit:
the Dead Has
Plenty of Sexy Halloween Spirit
Vancouver, BC November 1, 2005
The festive season of Halloween took off to a
screamin' start with a hairy howl and a lot of
bloody pasties as the burlesque remake of Ed Wood's
ORGY OF THE DEAD arrived at the WISE Hall on October
21 and 22.
Produced by Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society,
the Friday night show had a lineup around the block and was
at standing-room-only capacity! The show
featured a cast of 18, including 10 of the city's
top burlesque talent.
"It was a fabulous experience to work with so many
amazing performers... Such brilliant gems in our
fair city: with Melody Mangler's
heart-stopping hula-voodoo act, Candy Curves'
tantalizing day of the dead dance, Camero Luvroc's
sexy gold cauldron number, Mya Mayhem's elegantly
evil cat, Jazmina Bizarre's
seductive serpent bellydance, Darla Devine's
gloriously ghoulish streetwalker, Rita Star's
eloquent dead bride dance, Amanda May's sweet &
scary feathered act and Connie Lingus' grand finale
as the bloody-nipple-twirling zombie. And I
had tons of fun as the fire dancer, lighting my arm and matchstick pasties on fire!"
Why I Love Halloween:
...the rest of humanity decides to get funky and
...Dressew and Value Village do the monster mash
...No one bats an eyelash if they see a werewolf on
...and finally, free candy everywhere!
Happy Halloween from woohahaha