Friday, August 31, 2012

Unveiling the Classics with the Ladies of Storybook Burlesque

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Lefty Lucy

Storybook Burlesque takes classic tales, from sources as varied as the Bible, Dr. Seuss, and Roald Dahl, and re-tells them using burlesque as a medium. The subject of their latest show is Greek Mythology and the ladies will be adapting myths ranging from the stories of Medusa and Persephone to the legend of Icarus. The women re-conceived these stories to fit the medium, in a form that one of the dancers, Lefty Lucy, calls "neo-burlesque, very story driven, performance narratives."

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Kristin Iversen

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Kristin Iversen is the Managing Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and the L Magazine. She has been described as "a hipster buzzword made flesh." This seems pretty accurate.

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