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Interview With Calamity Chang, NYSB Instructor And Co-Producer Of The Asian Burlesque Spectacular



NYSB: How did the Asian Burlesque Spectacular start? What’s it all about?


2nd Annual Asian Burlesque Spectacular, Friday, May 16 In NYC!



Sponsored by Byejoe: Spirit of China

The 2nd Annual Asian Burlesque Spectacular

Friday, May 16th 2014 at DROM NYC

Hosted by NYC's very own glamorous drag extraordinaire, Yuhua Hamasaki!

With amazing burlesque performances by The Shanghai Pearl (Seattle), Orchid Mei (Denver), Cherry Typhoon (Tokyo/Montreal), Sukki Singapora (Singapore), Calamity Chang (NYC), Wrong Note Rusty (Toronto CA), Miyuki Divine (Calgary, CA), Bunny Pistol (SF), D' Lovely (San Diego), Cheeky Lane (NYC) and Violet Eva (Japan)

with DJ Momotaro on the decks

A Thirsty Girl, Sukki Singapora & Calamity Chang Production

GA $20 adv, $25 at the door
VIP $35 adv, $40 at the door

7pm Doors
8pm Show

85 Avenue A
NYC 10009

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE - http://www.dromnyc.com/events/3071/the-2nd-annual-asian-burlesque-specta...

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/events/359161504222088/


RED Burlesque On 5 Different Asian Complexions


Halloween At Bobo Restaurant In NYC's Historic West Village

Bobo Restaurant

Bobo Restaurant

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013, 9PM-midnight
Halloween at Bobo Restaurant
181 West 10th St NYC 10014
Tel: 1.212.488.2626

By-pass the drunken douchery and drearily boring store-bought costumes that abounds NYC on Halloween and join me, Stormy Leather, and Minx Arcana at the elegant and historically-fascinating Bobo Restaurant in the West Village!

Located in a historic brownstone-turned-restaurant, Halloween at Bobo will be a haven of hors-d'oeuvres, cocktails, burlesque, and mystery. You can choose between two packages:

  • $75 per person includes: hors-d'oeuvres, dessert bar, endless specialty cocktails, wine and beer, burlesque by us three

Or the special unlisted VIP package:

  • $150 VIP package per person includes: food, complete OPEN bar, and all the Lanson Champagne you can drink, PLUS an intimate (aka more risqué) burlesque performances by us three in the private apartment room simply named "2F" - Damn good deal!

RSVP by calling Bobo at 212-488-2626

This event will sell-out. Don't wait till the last minute to RSVP.

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My Appearance In P3culiar's "Menea" Music Video Debut On Mun2.tv!



Burlesque performers are approached very, very often by budding photographers, aspiring filmmakers, clothing designers etc to collaborate on projects. When I first started in this wonderful world of striptease I jumped at every opportunity that came my way hoping to get new photos or to get new opportunities. Most of the time, nothing really comes out of the project or the end product is disappointing, exhibited in the wrong context, or gets minimal exposure, and certainly nothing that "opened doors".


Lone Star Follies: An All Texas (in NYC) Burlesque Spectacular



Many people are surprised to learn that I actually went to junior high and high school in the Dallas, Texas area. One doesn't really think of Asians in Texas. California, yes. But Texas? Well, little do people know, there is quite a large Vietnamese population where I grew up and an even larger Chinese population in Houston, Texas where I also have lived.

Now that I've left Texas for so long (since summer of 1994) and have sludged away in NYC for 13 years I've come to really be fond of my trips home to the big state. There are many things about Texas that I appreciate now, mostly food-related (LOL), but people are much friendly and I think the milieu is much more diverse now than it was when I grew up.

There are quite a few burlesque performers here in NYC who are originally from Texas, and when I found out that the girls of the famous Ruby Revue from Dallas were coming through the big apple, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do an all-Texan show this weekend at Stage 72 (formerly The Triad Theater) on the Upper West Side.

If you remember the show "Ugly Betty", in Season 4, Episode 13 "Chica and the Man", Vanessa Williams sings in a cabaret and that scene was filmed at Stage 72! It is a beautiful vaudeville style theater with luscious red velvet curtains, cabaret tables and chairs, and a second level balcony. It is the perfect setting for any night time entertainment especially burlesque! I've performed there many times myself, in fact, the previous video clip that I posted was filmed at the same place!

I've rounded up all the Texas performers here in NYC for one night of Texas fun. Not only are the Ruby Revue girls here but Perle Noire who is a regular performer with Dita Von Teese on her "Strip Strip Hooray" tour, will also be performing! The MCs of the evening are known as "The Reformed Whores", country girls with ukelelees with hearts of heart but potty mouths to go with their big hair.

There is a special $5 discount for fans and readers of Asiance. Just type in "Yeehaw" for the online ticketing discount.

Find out more about the show at Stage 72's web site >

Buy advance tickets >

Show is this Sunday, August 4 at 8PM (since it is almost a school night we decided to have the show earlier rather than later)

Doors at 7:45 PM

Giddy up, pard'ner! Enjoy some of the photos of the stellar performers coming on Sunday!

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NEW VIDEO: Calamity Chang Burlesque In "Harlem Nocturne"



Here's one of my newest and most favorite performances, a classic burlesque striptease to a jazz standard "Harlem Nocturne" covered by Danny Gatton with a blues guitar sultry feel. Filmed at the beautiful vaudevillian style theater Stage 72 in the Upper West Side of NYC. Enjoy!

Watch Clip >

Calamity Chang Burlesque in "Harlem Nocturne" from calamity chang on Vimeo.


The First Ever All Asian Burlesque Spectacular! May 9, 2013, Le Poisson Rouge NYC

I am thrilled to announce my new production along with Thirsty Girl Productions (NY Burlesque Festival, NY Boylesque Festival among many other productions) and burlesque performer Sukki Singapora from Singapore/UK.

This is the first time anyone has done a show curated around Asian burlesque performers worldwide paying tribute to classic burlesque acts as an homage to Asian performers of the past to wild, political and edgey acts related to topics ranging from Asian cinema to current political topics.

I hope this show is a huge success so I can do it every year as an Asian Burlesque Festival. It's time to create a performance space for Asian performers to come out of the dark and into the light of recognition, present and past!

Read more about my event at the venue web site >
For online tickets >

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Where To See Me In July!

I'm traveling again this month! This time down to the Big Easy, New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail with Employees Only!

Read about it!


Trailer For "Drunken Dragon Festival 2012" At Macao Trading Company

Photo by Gabi Porter

Photo by Gabi Porter

Every year at Macao Trading Company, the infamous TriBeCa restaurant holds a debauchery festival named after the equally infamous annual festival on the island of Macau named "Drunken Dragon Festival". Historically it is a festival that involves a lot of drinking and dancing in the streets to celebrate the legend of a Buddhist monk and a divine dragon who saved the Macao people from the plague during the Qing Dynasty.

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