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Dr. Lucky’s Surrealist Burlesque Presents FLAMING CREATURES

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Dr. Lucky’s Surrealist Burlesque Presents FLAMING CREATURES

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00pm

Surrealist Burlesque returns to the Coney Island USA's Sideshow by the Seashore stage with its 6th incarnation of what has been hailed by the press as “Striptease meets Socrates” (Brooklyn Paper).  This years’ Surrealist Burlesque presents Flaming Creatures, a tribute to Jack Smith’s ground-breaking work that pioneered experimental film-making and representations of gender fluidity in the early 1960s.  Considered by many to be a founding father of performance art and an innovator of underground film, Jack Smith’s film was officially deemed “obscene” by a New York Criminal Court. 

Flaming Creatures at Coney Island USA features stars of the art world and burlesque stage who have created acts in the spirit of Smith’s queer, Utopic landscape.  Starring Carmelita Tropicana, Dirty Martini, Dr. Lucky, Jennifer Miller, Jason Mejias, Julie Atlas Muz, Peekaboo Pointe, and Poison Eve.  With production numbers featuring the Dali Dancers.  Video installation by Joe E. Jeffreys and Ves Pitts.  Music by Velvet Crayon and DJ MomoTaro.

Surrealist Burlesque aims to present shows that are epic, multi-disciplinary, collaborations that challenge audiences to experience entertainment with their bodies and their minds.  Surrealist Burlesque shows have been featured in the New York Times, Brooklyn Paper, Time Out, Pin Curl Magazine,, Nonsense NYC, and many others. 

The entire Coney Island USA complex will be popping with spectacular sightings, including a full stage show on the Sideshows by the Seashore Stage, live music in the Freak Bar, an intimate experience video installation, and site-specific live art installations throughout Coney Island USA.

Curated by Dr. Lucky (

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