A Magical Night of Burlesque with SoCal's Dirty Little Secrets JaW Images Photography
covered this amazing Harry Potter burlesque show...
If you love gorgeous women, cosplay, and story-telling combined with the art of striptease, look no further than the Ladies (and Gentlemen) of Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque. The Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque troupe has performing throughout Southern California for over 10 years. Combining belly dance, ballet, neo and classic burlesque dance, fun characters, and choreography, each DLS show is as diverse as their cast of performers. DLS shows are a lot of fun and there's always “a little somethin' for everyone” who attends.
I kicked off 2017 by attending DLS's Harry Potter-themed burlesque show, “The Chamber of the Dirty Little Secrets,” at Harvelle's in Downtown Long Beach. Their cheeky homage to Harry Potter quickly became one of my favorite shows in Long Beach. Barnaby Jones hosts the event as Headmaster Dumbledore. The show starts with Headmaster Jones conducting the sorting ceremony and inviting audience members on stage to try on the Sorting Hat. Once the ceremony is over, the Headmaster introduces the acts, making sure to insert plenty of perv jokes and magical puns.
From there, we are introduced to our Heroes and taken on a journey filled with sexy witches, liberated House Elves, magical learning, and more. Every performance was sexy, fun, and sometimes even a little silly. Some of my favorite performances from the Chamber of Dirty Little Secrets includes Wendy Joy's belly-dance performance as Hedwig, Alice Wonder as Luna Lovegood, the gender-bending PolyJuice Transformation, and Beauxbatons Academy Dancers.
I had so much fun the first time I saw this show, that I went back for more, and even brought friends. One of the many things that I like about the Dirty Little Secrets' shows is how much variety there is, from the dancing styles and music to the dancers and the creativity in their performances. I especially love how inclusive DLS is with the audience. Harvelle's is a great club, but because it's not a very big, the DLS performers get creative and utilize the entire space. The dancers interact with attendees as they dance on the bar, on the side-lines, hang from the ceiling, and move throughout the audience. No matter what area you watch from, you get a good view of the acts in the show.
If you're a SoCal local and haven't seen a Dirty Little Secrets show, they perform regularly throughout the Long Beach and Los Angeles area.
If you are a SoCal local and missed The Chamber of Dirty Little Secrets performance, never fear! The Dirty Little Secrets are bringing Harry Potter goodness to Los Angeles. They'll be performing the Chamber of Dirty Little Secrets at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles on May 28th. For more info on tickets to this show and other DLS events, check out the links below. Hope to see you there!
Dirty Little Secrets Burlesque
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August 16 2017