Alterna-TEASE is a festival focusing on having fun, building community, and showcasing the best and most interesting neo-burlesque. Alterna-TEASE finds beauty in the bizarre, the wonderful in the weird, and the sexy in the strange. We aim to feature acts that push the boundaries of traditional burlesque, whether it be conceptually, politically, or artistically. Events will include performance showcases, a weirdo pageant, and social gatherings.
Who's Running This Circus?
Lolli Hoops is a sparkly, dynamic hoop-burlesque fusion artist. A founding member of the Boston Hoop Troop, Lolli has helped the hoop dance scene grow and thrive for over 10 years. She has been performing burlesque integrating her hoop, circus skills, and comedic twists for over 8 years. Lolli has had the honor of performing burlesque and hoop dance across the country including at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. She is thrilled to be on a team of like-minded weirdos to help bring Boston onto the main stage of burlesque in America. Let's keep it Weird & Sexy! www.bostonhooptroop.com www.lollihoops.com
Femme Brulée Femme Brulée has been seen across the country diving into cakes, breaking out of eggshells, leading a chorus line of tap-dancing lobsters, and morphing into a human ice cream sundae. She is the founder and choreographer of the Glitter Bombs (Boston’s Premier Strip Hop Troupe) and is a co-producer at Sparkletown Productions, where she masterminds sell-out, off-beat burlesque shows. Ms. Brulée has performed in the holiday burlesque spectacular, The Slutcracker, for nine years, and has appeared in many burlesques shows from coast to coast. Femme Brulée has had the honor of winning "Most Beautiful" at the Great Burlesque Exposition of 2013, and performing at Fierce! and the Show-Me Burlesque Festival. This August, she is thrilled to be co-producing Alterna-TEASE: The New England Neo-Burlesque Festival for the fifth year in Boston.
Jane Doe might eat you alive. Know for whipping her hair all over the goddamn place and her signature sneer, Jane commits burlesque mayhem as a co-producer of both Sparkletown Productions and Alterna-TEASE: The New England Neo-Burlesque Festival. She's also a proud Lipstick Criminal, a veteran cast member of the holiday spectacular The Slutcracker, and a co-producer of everyone's favorite Boston-based shitshow, Punk Rockin' & Pastie Poppin'. You can investigate her at www.thatjanedoe.com.