August 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dance New Amsterdam
(212) 625-8369 x226 email@example.com
New York Burlesque
September 7 – October 18, 2009
(New York, NY) - Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) is pleased to present New York
Burlesque, an exhibition of paintings by visual artist Mike Rimbaud. The collection of paintings
depicts an assorted group of characters from New York’s burgeoning burlesque scene. Rimbaud’s
large and seductive oil portraits of performers with names like, Nasty, Howling Vic, and Honi
will be exhibited September 7 – October 18 in DNA’s 2nd Floor Gallery at 280 Broadway
(entrance at 53 Chambers). Rimbaud’s exhibit will feature some of the performers of Late
Nite @ DNA: GRRRlesque, a DNA Presents after hours production.
This Exhibit has been funded in part by a grant from New York State Assemblymember Deborah
J. Glick through the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
An opening reception will be held at DNA on Thursday, September 10th from 6-8pm.
DNA’s Gallery Hours are 9am – 9pm Monday – Sunday.
There is no charge for admission to the exhibit.
I’ve created a style that has elements of 19th, 20th and 21st century artists like Daumier, Otto
Dix, Picasso and John Currin, but also influences from underground American comic books and
artists such as Robert Crumb. Born in New York City and having spent most of my life here, the
city has inspired much of my artwork. My subject mater includes city portraits, rock bands,
dinosaurs, baseball and belly dancers. I paint mostly with oil on canvas and wood, although I
have also done a series of gouache paintings about Brazil and the Lower East Side.
*Events in conjunction with this exhibit:
Late Nite @ DNA: GRRRlesque
October 16 & 17
Hosted and Curated by Victoria Libertore (Howling Vic)
Performance Time: Friday and Saturday at 9:30pm
Ticket Prices: $10 admission or $5 with any DNA Presents Fall 2009 Season ticket stub
*Tickets available at the door.
When the business day comes to a close, and the television lineup just isn't cutting it, there is a
new home to go to for your after hours delights: DNA. Relax, have a drink and enjoy as this later-
than-average series furnishes some wilder-than-average experiences.
An assemblage of female performance artists (and a few musicians) with a penchant for burlesque
sensibilities, GRRRlesque is not for the weak at heart. They are women; hear them GRRR.
Hosted and curated by Howling Vic, these fearless raconteurs will delight with feathers, fiddles
and fan dances.
The two-night stellar lineup (alternating programs): Aimee Norwich's mini-orchestra, The Bill
Murray Experience, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Dulce De Leche, Fetchin' Gretchen, Honi Harlow,
Nasty Canasta, Plum Manchego, Robin Cloud, Susana Cook, Tallulah Luv & Miss Wendyloo
Jones. Stroll through DNA's second floor gallery space to catch an up-close glimpse of the
burlesque beauties on canvas. Portraits by painter Mike Rimbaud will surely leave a lasting
Victoria Libertore (Howling Vic) is performance artist, actress, playwright, improviser, curator,
producer and teacher. She has performed her solo work throughout New York City at venues
such as Dixon Place, HERE, Joe's Pub, Joyce SoHo, PS 122, and in Boston, D.C., Montreal,
Philadelphia, Provincetown and Toronto. She has created five 60-minute shows: Camille: The
Forgotten Artist (with Sara Laudonia), stalk(her) (with Kimberly I. Kefgen), V-Ville (with Tony
nominee Rebecca Feldman), The Should Dream (with Ryan Migge) and My Journey of Decay
(with Rosalie Purvis). She teaches performance and burlesque workshops using her original
method of Archetypal Energy Work. In the fall, she'll be curating and hosting (as her alter ego
Liza) variety shows for Dance New Amsterdam and Dixon Place. Libertore is a 2008-2010
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange Theatre Artist in Residence where she will create a new solo show
to preview in April 2010. She lives in Brooklyn where she also does intuitive readings. Please
check out: www.howlingvic.com.
Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) is proud to celebrate its 25th year as an agent of experimentation
for New York City dance arts. Since 1984 DNA has been dedicated to the pursuit of artistic
excellence in dance performance, education and creative/administrative services. An
incomparable resource, DNA’s 25,000 square foot facility is a pioneer infrastructure for the
performing arts by housing both a professional theater and education center – cultivating dance in
all its forms and guiding dancers through the various stages of their career. DNA provides
valuable opportunities for the aspiring, emerging and established artist, including classes, artistic
residencies, and studio and administrative office subsidies. DNA also commissions new
choreographic works and presents a year-round performance season of fully produced dance
works and world premieres. Founded in NoHo and originally known as Dance Space Center,
DNA changed its name in 2005 and relocated to 280 Broadway shortly thereafter. The state-of-
the-art facilities include a professional 130-seat theater, six studios, a wellness program, two
galleries and a reception space. DNA was the first not-for-profit arts organization to move to
Lower Manhattan after 9/11 and plays a critical role as an asset for the dance community, as well
as a renewing force in downtown Manhattan’s cultural landscape.
DNA's 2009/2010 Season is made possible with DNA program revenue along with generous
support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York; Mertz Gilmore Foundation; New York
State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency; and New York City Department of Cultural
Affairs (DCA), a city agency.
For more information and press inquires please contact Amanda Szeglowski, Manager of Public
Relations & Corporate Development at 212.625.8369 ext. 226 or visit www.dnadance.org.
Photos available upon request.