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Fall Flirtations

Coming Up Next…

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That’s right! We’re back at Guilt & Co NEXT TUESDAY, September 27th!

We’re returning to the venue that started it all, that sexy basement bar in Gastown, Guilt & Co! Join us for the launch of our new monthly production, jam packed with live music, burlesque, and scintillating fun. On stage you’ll see:

RUTHE ORDARE
NICKY NINEDOORS
MISS FITT
CAROLE BRUNETTE
ARIEL HELVETICA
MISS SYDNEY CLAIRE

and
THE LOCKSMITHS

hosted by
AVA LURE

Doors at 8, Show at 9

Two extra sets of big vocal tunes with the band to follow!

$15 advance/$20 at the door subject to availability. You can purchase tickets in advance here.

So grab a drink, order that cheese plate (you know you want it), sit back, and enjoy the show!!

Here are some photos of this month’s cast, on and off the Guilt & Co stage. See you next week.

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Striptease Superstars!

We’ll be seeing you soon…

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That’s right darlings, we’re planning a show! Everyone knows that November 1st is the true beginning of the Holiday Season, let’s not deny it. Well, we can’t wait for present time so we’re putting together a little show for Boxing Day featuring a lineup of Pandora superstars. Guess where – at Guilt & Co! I heard that Stripper Jesus might be there, so don’t miss it (cause we know you miss us). We’ll be announcing the full lineup later on, so make sure to check back here.

In the Meantime

You can catch the members of Pandora around Vancouver, Western Canada, and even in the U.S. of A!

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Just returned from her tour of Europe, Ariel Helvetica is not slowing down any time soon! She’ll be heading down to Seattle this week to teach at Burlycon, a burlesque education convention. You can also catch her at Silk Tease in Seattle this Wednesday and at The Orchid Club at the Fox Cabaret November 24!

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Ruthe Ordare just made her NSFW: Hip Hop Meets Striptease debut as a sexy sock monkey! Something only she is capable of. Ruthe has also recently stepped up as Associate Producer of The Orchid Club and will also be performing in this month’s edition. Producer pants look good on this one!

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Nicky Ninedoors also slayed at NSFW this weekend. You want more of her stripper magic? She’ll be bringing her act around B.C. and Alberta so keep an eye on her Facebook page to see when she’ll be in your town!

Summer Dreams

The last time we were all together on stage was way back in June – woah! Even though the Winter Solstice is approaching, we can still fantasize about the Summer Equinox, no? Thanks to these pictures from fubarfoto, WE SURE CAN!


As Told In Myth and Legend

Introducing…

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Visions of Lore – VIBF 2015

That’s right people! Get yourselves ready for our next big production! Visions of Lore will debut at this year’s Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Comprised of entirely new material, Visions of Lore explores interpretation of myth and legend from a female perspective. Join us on this quest for power, knowledge, beauty, and danger on May 2nd at the Vogue Theatre.

Now, we don’t want to give it all away but we do want to share some inspiration with you! Dive into our hearts and minds to discover the beings that will be gracing the stage.

Pandora

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Thought of as the first woman to be created by the gods, Pandora received many gifts of knowledge from the divine world. Her curiosity led to the releasing of all things terrible on earth when she opened that fateful box.

Aura

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Known as “the divine personification of the breeze,” the Aurae command both light and blustering winds. Stunning to behold, the Aurae disappear and reappear while gliding through the air.

Moth

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Represented by Eunomia, the goddess of law and order and Itzpapalotl, the skeletal warrior goddess with flint-tipped claws, the moth is forever in conflict with itself. Can she resist the flame, or will she take on its destructive power?

Curious for more? Next week we’ll be sharing three more mythical beings with you!

March at the Fox Cabaret

Wait a sec, it’s just been pictures of not us this entire blog post! Let’s get re-acquainted, shall we? Thank you, David Tresham for these sassy photos of our March show at the Fox Cabaret.


Springing Forward

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Pandora & The Locksmiths at the Fox Cabaret

Yes, yes, y’all the whole gang is back together and ready to put on a show! We’re returning to the Fox stage with our signature brand of scintillation: a revue of slick performances, unique style, and amazing music. We can’t wait to see aaallll the friends, old and new, so make sure to get your tickets!

On stage this Friday, March 13 you will see:

VORACIOUS V

RUTHE ORDARE

NICKY NINEDOORS

MISS KISS

AVA LURE

ARIEL HELVETICA

&

THE LOCKSMITHS

Doors are at 7:30 with general admission tickets at $15 and VIP tickets at $35. See you there, lovelies!

What’s Up, Pandora?

Even though we haven’t performed together for the general public since December doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! Let’s catch up, why don’t we?

We had the opportunity to perform in smaller groups at some of Vancouver’s most lavish parties this winter. Both Gastown Gazette and Prohibition at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia celebrated new beginnings and we were there to entertain their crowds!

Nicky Ninedoors, August Wiled, and Ariel Helvetica at the Gastown Gazette launch party.

Nicky Ninedoors, August Wiled, and Ariel Helvetica at the Gastown Gazette launch party.

August Wiled goofing around at the Prohibition opening party.

August Wiled goofing around at the Prohibition opening party.

Ariel Helvetica has been quite the globetrotting showgirl this winter. She’s high-kicked some major butt at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase in New Mexico and Atame in Montreal last month. Coming up, she’ll be heading down to Portland for Rue Royale Burlesque.

Ariel Helvetica backstage with Paco FIsh at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase.

Ariel Helvetica backstage with Paco FIsh at the Southwest Burlesque Showcase.

February was full of action! Voracious V and Nicky Ninedoors both brought down the house in Burlesque Duos on February 14.

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Ava Lure has been busy behind the scenes, co-producing Skin Game at The Emerald and working on the 10th Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. And guess what? She’s just been accepted to compete on the Saturday night of the Texas Burlesque Festival in Austin!

Ava performing the number she will do at the TXBF at last year's VIBF.

Ava performing the number she will do at the TXBF at last year’s VIBF.

And all together, we will be debuting a brand new production, Visions of Lore, at the upcoming VIBF! Voracious V, Ruthe Ordare, Miss Fitt, Ariel Helvetica, and Ava Lure are also performing solos in the showcase sets. Here’s to another festival season!

The finale of last year's VIBF production, Awakenings.

The finale of last year’s VIBF production, Awakenings.

With a winter like that, no wonder we’re bouncing into spring. Here we go!

New Year’s Eve at the Hotel Vancouver

We rang in the new year at one of the city’s most glamorous venues, the historic Hotel Vancouver! David Tresham caught the magic in his camera, relive it here:


Dashing Through The NO

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Season’s Greetings!

In the spirit of the grumpiest of kitties, we’ve welcomed December with a mix of sassy cynicism and child-like anticipation. Want to know what we’re wishing for this holiday season? Take a peek into our most ridiculous wants and whims.

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This long-legged lady wants to be whisked away to Europe to wait out the winter. Bye bye muggle job!

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Nicky Ninedoors

Nicky would like to lounge around in a pearl-filled bathtub, please. Oh, and to be dressed in the finest lingerie for the remainder of the season.

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Ava Lure

Also wishing to get away, Ava will take one ticket to Japan, please, and a front row seat at the Murasaki Babydoll show!

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Miss Kiss

Miss Kiss would like to trade in her bat wings for… DRAGON wings- and then fly to either Disneyland or Disneyworld.

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Think you can handle our showgirl wish lists? Good -we’ll be patiently awaiting your gifts this year!

Fox Cabaret Launch Party

Last month we took our new home, the Fox Cabaret, by storm. With beautiful new digs, and even a signature cocktail, we celebrated change and new beginnings! Check out these beautiful photos from David Tresham.

In-story photos from Ninedoors Photography, lindsaysdiet.com, and Jess Desaulniers-Lea.


Fall Fox Fun!

Coming Up Next…

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Pandora & The Locksmiths at the FOX CABARET

After the whirlwind that was Halloween at the Hotel Vancouver, we’re happy to rest in our new home, the Fox Cabaret. That’s right folks, our monthly show is back with a vengeance and ready to take on Mount Pleasant! Join us November 14th for performances by a wide range of Pandora superstars- from founding members to our newest acquisitions. Don’t forget to grab a cocktail from some of the cutest bartenders in town!

Witness on stage:

VORACIOUS V

NICKY NINEDOORS

LAURA JUNE

CAROLE BRUNETTE

AMBER ROSE

Our fantastic host:

MISS KISS

And live music by:

THE LOCKSMITHS

For all the details you’ll ever need, keep an eye on the Facebook event page. We can’t wait to see all your lovely faces again!

Checking In!

It’s been a busy fall for the ladies of Pandora, and that’s not about to stop. So what do we have coming up this fall? Carole Brunette is happy to be new faculty at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre. She’ll be substitute teaching in the next little while and also coming up with her very own class! At The Rio, Voracious V will be featured in Burlesque Long Form November 22nd and Ariel Helvetica will be pirouetting across the stage in Nightmare Before The Nutcracker December 5th and 12th. Miss Fitt will be travelling North America, embracing the calm and the crazy with stops in Saskatchewan and Las Vegas. Skin Game at The Emerald, Ava Lure’s new co-production with Vanity Feral, will be back November 26. The stage-free evening of burlesque and card games features Ruthe Ordare as a guest this month to boot! So many opportunities to catch these ladies in action!

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Oh yes, we have more photos from the 4th anniversary show for you! Prepare for the return of our monthly celebration of titillation by feasting your eyes on these lovely images from Reckless Photography.


Nouveau Paris, Vieille Charm

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Coming up next- Nouveau Paris with Pandora and The Locksmiths!

New Paris oozes with old-fashioned charm November 12th at guilt&co.

Doors at 7pm, show at 9pm, with a suggested admission donation of $10.

With French-inspired performances by:

NICKY NINEDOORS

RUTHE ORDARE

BURGUNDY BRIXX

AVA LURE

Sweet songs and Stage Management by AUGUST WILED

Bringing the Parisian sound, our 5 piece band THE LOCKSMITHS!

And hosted by MAMA KAY

Edmonton Burlesque Festival

Recently, five of our members traveled to Alberta for the Inaugural Edmonton Burlesque Festival Burgundy Brixx, The Purrfessor, Voracious V, Ruthe Ordare, and Ava Lure all graced the stage of the Pawnshop along with other burlesque artists from across the United States and Canada. It was an amazing experience that left all participants looking forward to next year’s festival! See fabulous photos by Drew May Photography! 

Sugar and Spice

Autumn is now in full-swing! Leaves are turning red and falling to the ground, a layer of mist is slowly descending from the mountains. In the city, men and women start searching for more comfortable things. Feel silk and fur slide across your skin and taste that sugar and spice once again with photos from our last show by Cameron Brown.

Enjoy!


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Late Night (trick or) Treat…

Late Night (trick or) Treat...

Because I couldn’t reaaaally post this one to facebook.

And also because Spooksy Delune is our guest balloon popper and stage manager for our next monthly show on October 8th at Guilt & Co!
Click here for more details…

xo
Nicky

Photo by John Bews and myself


You look chilly, darling!

We know you’ve missed us..

We’ve been oh so busy spreading sparkly bits throughout the city! We’ll get to that soon, but we know why you’re really here. The temperatures have dropped and Fall is upon us, but remember, not too long ago, when the air was warm, skin was exposed, and the evenings were long?  In August we took our audience on a wild ride to Funkytown, and we’ve got the photos to prove it.

We were lucky to have Fubarfoto at the show, so hold onto your bell-bottoms and allow us to heat you back up a bit!


Soul, Funk, Fringe Fest and more!

Up next, we’re taking you to….

Funky Town

Pandora and The Locksmiths are taking you on a 60’s and 70’s FLASH-back (pun intended!) on tuesday August 13th as we dive into a cool pool of retro-sexy goodness we like to call FUNKY TOWN!

With performances in the 60’s and 70’s groove by:

CAROLE BRUNETTE
RUTHE ORDARE
BURGUNDY BRIXX
and
NICKY NINEDOORS

plus DOUBLE TROUBLE stage management and siren skills by
MISS KISS
and
AUGUST WILED!

With classic funk and soul to spice up your hot August night by our 5 piece band, THE LOCKSMITHS!
And hosted by the the rip roaring vocal talents of
DOUG THOMS!

The show starts at 9 pm with the band while our balloon babe gets all her prize filled balloons popped! We highly recommend arriving early so you may enjoy the amazing cocktails and tapas at Guilt & Co.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation*

Join us for an evening of delightfully indulgent entertainment!

*Here at the Risque Cabaret, all donations go directly to funding the performers you see on the stage! Thank you so much for your continued support in making Tuesday night the hottest night in town!

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Super Awesome Reminder: We’re in The Vancouver Fringe Festival!

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This is the show you’ve been hearing about and your chance to see it fully staged at the beautiful historic theatre at The Cultch is just around the corner!
Join us on a racy romp through the golden age of burlesque and experience Minsky’s famous Burlesque Follies as remembered by the one and only Gypsy Rose Lee!

Starring BURGUNDY BRIXX as burlesque legend GYPSY ROSE LEE!
The PURRRFESSOR as comedian RAGS RAGLAND!

And in tribute performances to these other legendary burlesque queens:

NICKY NINEDOORS as extreme edyciast MARGIE HART!
APRIL O’PEEL as the tassel twirling CARRIE FINNEL!l
AUGUST WILED as the ever-elegant SHERRY BRITTON!
and MISS FITT as the feisty fireball GEORGIA SOTHERN!

Plus
SOCRATEASE
And RUTHE ORDARE, VORACIOUS V, and AVA LURE as The Famous Minsky Rosebuds!

And live music and fun with our HOT jazz band, THE LOCKSMITHS!
Sean Bayntun on Keys
John Bews on Bass
Alison Gorman on Trumpet
Dominic Conway on Sax
and Liam MacDonald on Drums

A production of Livestage Performance in association with Kitty Nights Burlesque and Pandora and the Locksmiths as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Inspired by “Gypsy Rose Lee and the Minsky Follies” as produced by Albert Garzon and Ixion Burlesque

Here is the full schedule of when you can find us!

Sept 6 @ 8:55pm

Sept 7 @ 10pm

Sept 8 @ 1:45pm

Sept 11 @ 9:45pm

Sept 13 @ 5pm

Weekend Fringe Festival show tickets are just $12 each, and weekday shows are only $10!

More info on the Fringe Festival here:
http://www.vancouverfringe.com/

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So awesome. Reminder, if you want to follow us on twitter we’re @livejazzburlesk
on instagram we were allowed more characters in our name (yay!) so we’re @pandoraandthelocksmiths
Tweet at us and let us know what you think of our shows! We love interacting with our guests all over the place!

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Hmmmm…. I wonder if we have any other news.
Well, it is a month and a half until our third anniversary! That’s pretty spectacular. We have a lineup featuring almost every single one of our members, a show full of duets, plus two gorgeous group numbers, a new solo from one of our founding members (she is very excited about it, so you should be too!)
AND
We have a burlesque debut. (!!!!)

I’m getting choked up just typing this sh*t, I’m so excited.

You’ve seen her in the incredibly talented fusion bellydance group, Luciterra.

*deep breath*

LAURA!

Here’s a cute picture of her on the right (from my wedding after party, actually!) with one of her Luciterra sisters and one of our Pandora sisters, Delilah Dare! Delilah will be our stage manager in the show. I can’t wait to watch her face watching Laura! Oh, sister love. ❤
This is so damn exciting. I love our extended collective family!
I might add that you can find Luciterra performing at Guilt & Co on the last Tuesday of every month. They also teach classes- many of our members have been in their workshops getting our shimmy on. Check out their website if you want to learn more!

Delilah and Laura

Photo by Amanda Flagg

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Okay, I think that’s it for announcements. I can breathe now. My heartbeat can return to a slightly less elevated rate! 

Except now it’s time for gorgeous photos taken at our most recent Guilt & Co production, by Jess Desaulniers-Lea.
Heart races. Swoon.