Thursday, April 7, 2011


oH goodness, do we have a show for you Sweethearts! Spring is coming my darlings and we welcome you to dance it out with us every wednesday night when we bring you Shaken and STirred at the Delancey. Starting in May we'll be offering a free cookout on the rooftop bar every week prior to the show. Get hungry... get dancing :) This week we are featuring the decadent darling MEDIANOCHE with the smoking hot BOO BESS as our guest performer. Giving you great.... motivation.. this week is our gogo sensation EVILYN VIYNL. And as always Team Shaken and Stirred, our own trifecta of goodtimes: DJ JESS, SCOOTER PIE AND RUNAROUND SUE. Sets at 10, 11, 12 and 1 and free huckleberry vodka shots throughout the night. Keep abreast of all our events on our website:

What happened last week? Coming to you from lady on the scene, Scooter Pie... here is your weekly recap:

Last night's Shaken & Stirred felt to me even more like a party than usual, 'cause I got to see lots of friends in the crowd. It always makes Team S&S SUPERHAPPY to feel the support of the NYC burlesque community at large (notice how I refrained from making any puns there regarding the happiness of "feel"ing, "support"ing and "burlesque"? That's 'cause we're a classy operation over here, folks).
Anyhoozles! The darling Miss Frosty worked it gogo-style all night, Hazel Honeysuckle, the hottest bespectacled gal for miles around, made everyone drool with her "Besame Mucho" act, Runaround Sue gave us all a fright as the Blob (eek!), Scooter took advantage of her captive audience by singing to it, DJ Jess brought the hot tunage and major sassiness, and featured performer of the evening Deity Delgado dazzled. Dance contest champion Chris impressed us with his sexxy moves, and a despite a tag-team operation, the beer contest was heartily won by a fella in town from Nashville. Missed out? Come to the party next Wednesday, y'all! See you then, XOXOXO

And now... Commence with the Peeking:


Medianoche has been described as appearing in the New York City burlesque scene "out of nowhere, fully formed, like Athena from the head of Zeus". Born and raised in sunny Spain, trained in flamenco and tango dance -- she brings a distinctly European je ne sais quoi to venues as varied as Duane Park, Highline Ballroom, and Nurse Bettie. Although always at her best when emerging from Isis wings, rhinestoned flower petals, or her signature red pheasant feathers, Medianoche also dances tango professionally and shares her costume construction and act design skills with fellow performers.

  1. What does Burlesque mean to you?
Burlesque is a story your body tells to an audience. I see it as the most delicious form of escapism that you can offer, a glittering, musical, beautiful alternative to reality!

  1. How did you choose your name?
Years ago, as an aspiring fantasy and children's book illustrator that knew nothing of burlesque, I created a mysterious character named Medianoche. She wore long gloves, a sequined gown, and a perfectly tilted little top hat -- when I ventured into burlesque she was the immediate answer to my question.

  1. Who was your first celebrity crush?
I can't seem to remember. Do characters in books count? Celebrities are just as fictional...

  1. What are you reading these days and why?
I'm re-reading Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors, an amalgam of short stories and poems by the author of the Sandman series. I always think the strangest, most wonderful things come out of writers when they do short fiction!

  1. What is your favorite performance antecdote?

Not so much an anecdote, but I do love telling people that I spent this New Year's Eve covered in glitter, in a basement dressing room, drinking champagne with three other naked women. I'm taking it as an promise of things to come!

6. How can the people find out more about you?

I post about shows on Facebook, and can be contacted at If you enjoy my costumes, starting mid-May I will have similar pieces for sale on Etsy! Coming soon...


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