The neo-burlesque show Good Ol' Days by Gallery Burlesque brought an experimental and artistic vibe to The Spice Cellar on Tuesday night. Accompanied by Instramental, a duo on guitar and electronic drums, and presented by founder Onur Karaozbek, the evening proved to be fun and playful.
Onur's speaking voice is velvety and melodious, matching the rhythm of Instramental. Mumbling about omnipresence, soy beans and his awesome eyelashes, Onur pulls the audience in with profound gems like, 'learn from your mistakes; never stop making mistakes' and declarations that he'd love to be reincarnated as a golf ball.
Gallery Burlesque dates back to 2008, but on this particular evening we're treated to six performances by five different burlesque starlets. First up is Mama La Roux, who puts on a raw and saucy act, ending with the letter F on one breast and U on the other. Burlesque veteran Sheena Miss Demeanour impresses with a purple fan dance, flaunting her amazing body and showcasing her experience and technique in a classic burlesque style.
Danica Lee, who I had seen before in The Ruby Revue a couple of years ago, drastically improved her confidence and wonderful use of facial expressions. Donning short curled hair, a corseted outfit and sparkly heels that I couldn't take my eyes off of, Danica Lee seductively danced and taunted the audience.