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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wrestling + Burlesque = Lucha VaVOOM

Lucha VaVOOM is co-created by Rita D’Albert, one of the founders/producers of the Velvet Hammer burlesque troupe in Hollywood.

Lucha VaVOOM began in 2002 and has been selling out theaters in its hometown Los Angeles as well as abroad ever since. Their winning marriage of “sexo y violencia” has scored raves from the likes of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times and has been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as well as Mun Dos, Current TV, Telemundo and “A Current Affair.”

An evening at Lucha VaVOOM is like nothing ever witnessed before. The night seamlessly alternates between highly skilled luchadores wrestling in the ring and scintillating burlesque performances. For these shows, the famed Julie Atlas Muz will make her Lucha VaVOOM debut, the world famous Wau Wau Sisters will astound with their trapeze striptease and queen of the tassel-twirl Lucy Fur, dancer extraordinaire Lux LaCroix and hula-hoop gender bender Karis will round out the night’s entertainment.

In between matches, the finest, handpicked burlesque acts from around the world astound us; at Lucha VaVOOM, we like a little sexo with our violencia. Raucous aerial acts, Pogo-stick peelers, hula-hoop hotties; we’ve got it all.

But wait there’s more! Our color commentary is handled by comedians Tom Kenny, Dana Gould and Blaine Capatch. Other guest commentators include Fred Armisen, Brian Poussein, Patton Oswalt, Jeffrey Ross, Chris Hardwick and Bobcat Goldthwait. Even Jack Black sat in, proclaiming “Lucha VaVOOM is the sh*t!

Catch Lucha VaVOOM's debut NYC performance at Webster Hall on Sunday, September 20.
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