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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Seattle Burlesque Troupe eyes Miss Exotic World Burlesque Pageant

Seattleites are suggestively shimmying and dancing their way to the upcoming 18th annual Miss Exotic World Burlesque Pageant, dubbed "The Superbowl of Striptease," which is the "main event" of the All-Star Burlesque Weekend at the Palms Casino Resort. Two returning champs from last year - The Von Foxies (Best Troupe) and The Heavenly Spies (Best Duo) are from here. Having seen The Heavenly Spies at The Bedroom Club a little while ago, I can say that title is well earned. The show's producer, Pa-Ooh-La the Swedish Housewife, also hails from the Emerald City.

Sinner Saint Burlesque is competing for Best Troupe (one of only FIVE worldwide selected to compete) One of their dancers, co-founder Inga Ingenue, is competing for the Miss Exotic World title - one of only 15 performers in the world who'll be competing for that honor. Not bad for a first-timer.

Other Seattleites who will bump and grind with the best of them are Ravenna Black (Miss Exotic World) and Indigo Blue & Lily Verlaine (Best Duo). Saint Sinner dancers are all graduates of Indigo Blue's classes and Ravenna Black used to be with the troupe.

Saint Sinner perform every Thursday night at Noc Noc - 1516 2nd Ave, Seattle.

The All-Star Burlesque Weekend is organized by The Burlesque Hall of Fame.

Photo: Sinner Saint Burlesque (clockwise from the upper left) Evilyn Sin Claire, Georgia Myles, Dane Ballard, Ember Divine, Flora Felice, Valerie Veils and Inga Ingenue (photo credit: Damien Jones)

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