Escapade: An Unusual Experience

Escapade: An Unusual Experience

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Performances at 7:00 and 9:00; Doors Open 30 Minutes Before Each Performance

General Admission $25 / Center Members $20 / Students & Youth $15

Lyric Hall Theater
827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven
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Dance, music, drag – kick off PRIDE New Haven with a performance of Escapade: An Unusual Experience. Join us for this one night only engagement commissioned for PRIDE New Haven, created and directed by Luis Antonio.

Featuring the talents of Luis Antonio, Karelys Bleau, Selena DuSoileil, Vivienne LaFlamme, Kiki Lucia, Rory Roux Heart, Sassie Saltimboca, and Sorcia Warhol.

Past Escapade: An Unusual Experience performances:

Meet the Cast

Luis Antonio

Luis Antonio is a New Haven based dancer and choreographer. Luis wrote, choreographed, and produced Escapade: An Unusual Experience, which premiered in October 2015 at Lyric Hall Theater in New Haven. Luis is a founding dancer of Elm City Dance Collective. Luis graduated from the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, CT in 2005. World Premiered of Elevada at Yale Rep. Choreographer & Actor for The Murder Pact on Lifetime Network. Luis has performed with Nazorine Paglia (New Haven, CT), Full Force Dance Company (Hartford, CT), Salix Productions (Hartford, CT), and Image/256 Productions (Milford, CT). Luis has taught and choreograph at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and Cross Drama in New Haven, CT; New England Ballet Company in Bridgeport, CT.

Kiki Lucia

Kiki Lucia is a New Haven, CT-based drag performance artist with a vast training and performance background that includes numerous disciplines: classical ballet, aerial acrobatics, music theatre, modern dance, and acting. She regularly performs throughout Connecticut as well as appears at events in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Her show Let’s Have a Kiki has regular performances at Partners Café in New Haven, Chez Est in Hartford, and Trevi Lounge in Fairfield. @misskikilucia on instagram and facebook

Sorcia Warhol

Sorcia Warhol is a mystic from planet Earth. Sorcia’s interest in the Arts is as physical and sensory means to metaphysical and extrasensory states that catalyze the evolution of human consciousness. This is Sorcia’s third appearance in an Escapade production.

Karelys Bleau

Karelys Bleau, with curves to kill and made straight outta punching bags, is a New Yorker who moved to New Haven as a kid. I started drag 7 years ago, but have been in the hair and beauty industry since I was 12. Now at 27, I find drag is her getaway, my outlet, my vacation from everyday life. I’m a celebrity when Karelys comes out, I forget all the stresses and really get to be as glamorous, fabulous, and expressive. I get the chance to embody what I see as my inner Amazon. I’m not perfect and I’m always learning new things, but with practice and a little patience anything is possible. You just have to stay true to you, and enjoy the ride.

Kellie Ann Lynch

Kellie Ann Lynch is Artistic Director of ECDC, and she has been choreographing, teaching and developing a vision for the company since its inception. She currently dances with David Dorfman Dance and Adele Myers and Dancers. Kellie has danced for many choreographers from internationally recognized to regional artists. She loves all of it, touring the nation/world and staying local. Her work has been commissioned, produced and performed throughout the Northeast. Kellie holds a BA in Dance from Rhode Island College and an MFA in Dance from Smith College.

Vivienne LaFlamme

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I like to start with a smoulder, move to a slow burn and finally leave the audience in ashes.  I’m cute but quiet. Unknown but approachable. Classic with a twist. In 2010 I took classes at the NY School of Burlesque, since then, I’ve been performing all over New England and New York City.  You’ll see me most of the time in New Haven, so catch up with me, but don’t get too close…or you might get burned! Viv, The Plan B of Burlesque.

Rory Roux Heart

Rory Roux Heart is a newer queen to the New Haven drag scene, but certainly not new to appreciating and supporting this incredible art form. She appeared in Escapade as a dancer last October and returned in June for their performance at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. Since then, she has performed in other various local shows and continues to try to be as visible as possible as a queer woman who does drag. Besides being a queen, Rory (aka Mimi Zschack) is a principal dancer with New England Ballet Company and teaches dance there as well as New England Dance Arts.