Spring Spotlight: Dance, May 18
Monday, May 18th kicks off the first of our nightly features during this week’s Charlotte Pride Spring Spotlight! A week of highlighting and supporting awesome LGBTQ artists and entertainers during COVID-19. Click here to see the full week’s schedule and line-up.
With our first broadcast primed to go at 7pm, we’re kicking things off with a little movement, featuring dancers and performance in a delightful mix of various dance styles and traditions, ranging from hip hop to burlesque and other performance art.
Take a look at our featured entertainers below. Be sure to give them a tip or donation directly and tune in on our Facebook page at facebook.com/cltpride to watch the broadcast at 7pm.
Are you a local artist or entertainer? We want you! This week’s Spring Spotlight is just the first of many awesome ways we’re planning to connect virtually this summer. If you’re a local artist or entertainer and interested in participating in future virtual (or, once we’re able, in-person) events, programs, and activities, let us know! We’d love to have you! Click here to fill out this interest form.
Basic Instinct is a dance group based in Charlotte and comprised of three talented entertainers: Dzirre (she/her), Onyx (he/him), and Gerem3 (he/him) primarily known for their performances at Scorpio nightclub and winning Entertainer of The Year for three consecutive years. We have performed for and/or met Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Kash Doll, Dawn Richard of Danity Kane and Trina, just to name a few. Basic Instinct has also been featured on stage at the Charlotte Pride Festival!
Claire de Lune
The “Bombshell from Bomb City” hails from West Texas. Claire is thrilled to share her love for burlesque with Charlotte Pride and hopes her number leaves you feeling as confident as she does.
The disco queen of The Flamingo Revue, Delilah d’Isceaux emerged fully formed, wearing only a smile, from a river of kittens’ tears just last spring. With eyes the size of the moon, she’s worth her weight in gold. She paints her fingers with a close precision and spins the stars on her fingernails. Dancing’s not a crime, and she’ll dance to anything, so dance to the beat and have your heart racing like a jet. And when you can’t stop shaking, lean back, let it move right through ya, and say your prayers to Delilah d’Isceaux.
Marina Del Rey
My name is Marina Del Rey. I am local to Charlotte and I am a circus, burlesque and fire performer. I have traveled with the circus and renaissance festival for a few years. I am aerialist, acrobat, fire breather and eater, as well as drag performer.
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From humble beginnings as members of the Purgatory dance squad in Charlotte, The Nocturnals are a performance troop consisting of Dorian Crow (he/him) and MJ Dévore (she/her) who specialize in kink demonstrations. They have put together a very special act for Charlotte Pride that is intended to be accessible to most viewers and is sure to set your curiosity aflame, literally!
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If you feel inclined to tip a portion of The Nocturnals’ proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Sassy Frass, the Natural Aphrodisiac, has been performing since 2009. She started performing with White Lightnin’ Burlesque in Knoxville, Tenn., under Hellcat Harlowe. She holds the title of 2010 Great Southern Exposure’s Edgiest Performance.
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Staza Stone does stuff. Swinging stuff, spinny stuff, stilt stuff, sparkle stuff… all the stuffs. She is a multi- faceted performer based out of Denver, Colo. She is an aerialist, stilt walker, hula hooper, fire dancer, burlesque artist, and clown.