Isabella Star with Monday Night Tease
With over 30 volunteers, 70 performers, and hundreds of patrons: ARTBASH came to life on December 13, 2008.
It was a celebration of multi-disciplinary art and artistic cooperation. Speaking for everyone on the Hollywood Fringe team, we were busting with pride from start to finish. I’d like to take a moment to chronicle the contributions of the performers who joined us and thank all in the LA arts community for making the event a success.
Here’s a run down of the ARTBASH performers – join their mailing lists, see their shows, soak up the city’s culture.
LOS ANGELES CONTEMPORARY
You may remember those amazing dancers twirling in pairs across the performance floor. They had moves I didn’t think were possible. You gotta admire the shape dancers need to be in to do their stuff. That was LA Contemporary Dance company lead by Kate Hutter. Definitely check out their website and keep apprised of their future performances.
MONDAY NIGHT TEASE
Everyone loves burlesque and these lovely ladies are the cream of LA’s crop. Featuring the dance stylings of Scarlett Letter, Anastasia VonTeaserhausen, Vixen Magdalene, Isabella Star (pictured), and Red Snapper. They do their thing at the 3Clubs every Monday (map) in Hollywood – the longest running burlesque show in LA! It’s certainly in your best interest to check them out.
INVERTIGO DANCE THEATRE
Hats off to these guys for braving the wild winds of December and still dancing so fabulously – remember the faerie light “web” outside …and the dancers performing with their musician accompanists? That was Invertigo lead by Laura Karlin. Check out their website and read all about them. They have an ARTBASH page to check out as well.
PETROJVIC BLASTING CO.
Performing outside, this band of musical story tellers with their horns, accordion, and trombone…blew the lid off the party. Check them out almost every week at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market (map).
VOX DANCE THEATRE
On the mainstage, you certainly remember the gorgeous dance of “Fimmine” to the music of Philip Glass- featuring the Vox dancers in flowing, white dresses. Keep your eyes on their website for more information from the company, and its founder Sarah Swenson.
Everyone loves a circus…and these guys brought a little circus to all of us that night. They are self-dubbed pioneers into “a new dimension of circus and theatre”. Miming and contortionists invaded the performance floor to various “oohs”, “ahhs”, and “oh my god(s)”. Check out their website to learn more about their company and program.
POOR DOG GROUP
Here’s a theatre company you should keep your eyes on. Performing a fascinating political piece on the outside stage exploring the work the renowned painter, Rene Magritte.
Also many thanks to the wonderful individual performers who joined us including, Soup Greens, Kim and Bobby, The Follies Sisters, CDN Collective, Ryan Harrison, and Gavin Worth.
And of course, Need Theater.