For our 10th anniversary the Festival is celebrating “10 Years of Love and Lust” and our main stage production celebrates Everything in Between.
Circus, cabaret, burlesque, dance, music, madness and mayhem… and an immense spider web… make this an unforgettable performance you won’t want to miss.
In addition, the Festival has special performance highlights throughout both weekends. (Though note that most performance is occurring only during the grand finale second weekend.)
The Stunning Spider Web: Le Petit Piege
A centerpiece of Everything in Between will be our 40 ft wide by 20 ft tall bondage/aerial spider web, Le Petit Piège, built especially for the Festival.
Spider web aerial performances are choreographed by Aerialista star Elizabeth Rose, and will be the dazzling opening act of Everything in Between.
Spider web bondage performances are curated by rope expert Griffin and will occur almost every day throughout the Festival.
View our full schedule for times and details.
Headlining Everything in Between will be international burlesque star and performance artist, Tigger!, joining us from New York City.
“The Original King of Boylesque”, Tigger! is a Stripperformance Artist/Actor/Dancer who has performed in New York and abroad since 1988. He was a Pioneer in the 90s burlesque revival and remains a leading influence in the international scene.
Tigger! won the first-ever King of Boylesque title at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas 2006, and has won several Golden Pastie Awards, including “Most Likely to Get Shut Down by the Law” and “Most Unpredictable Performer.”
Called “the Boylesque King…a heart-pounding climax” by LA Weekly, and “hysterical and acrobatic” and “wickedly arch” by The New York Times, Tigger! is someone you won’t want to miss!
Live Music by The Wet Spots
The Festival is delighted to partner with the internationally acclaimed cabaret duo The Wet Spots (Cass King and John Woods), who are performing their fantastic original music (including some all-new pieces!) for the main stage production.
The duo is known for drawing fans into a world where the libido is celebrated and satirized, through a lively blend of original songs, audience interaction, spankings, singalongs and more…
Not only are they busy producing original music for (and performing in) the Festival’s greatly anticipated main stage performance show… but they are also producing an irresistible event mid-week to celebrate a new run of SHINE: A Burlesque Musical.
Stage Illustrations by The Virgin Project
To complement the dazzling performances and original music of the main stage production, the talented artists of The Virgin Project are creating unique stage illustrations.
The Virgin Project was created by K.D. Boze and Stasia Kato, and began as a collaborative performance art project at the 2009 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. It has won the Golden Toonie Award from Cartoonists NW in Seattle, and named Graphic Novel of the Year by Cartoonists NW.
Bondage performances on the spider web will occur during both weekends of the Festival.
The main stage production Everything in Between can be enjoyed only during the second weekend, on the night of Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. This includes the dazzling aerial performances on the spider web.
There will be a number of additional performances during the second weekend, by Sinner Saint Burlesque, Heidi von Haught, Tiberio Simone of the La Figa Project, and more.
TapTap GoGo will be performing alongside our talented DJs during the after-parties on Saturday June 16, Friday June 22, and Saturday June 23.
There is a Seattle Poetry Slam: Erotic Edition on the Festival’s opening day, Saturday June 16, from 7-9pm before the after-party begins.
And more! View all the details on our schedule page.