Volary presents anniversary performance

Oct. 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

Volary Aerial Burlesque celebrates its fifth anniversary with “Manimal Menagerie,” a new production that appeals to your animal senses.

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‘MANIMAL MENAGERIE’

Presented by Volary Burlesque

» Where: ArtZone Hawaii, 3245 Pali Highway
» When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday
» Cost: $30-$45
» Info: www.volaryvixens.com/tickets

“This is a show that we’ve kind of daydreamed about for many years, and it’s the perfect time,” said Volary co-director Danielle Cohen. “It’s a couple of weeks before Halloween, and who doesn’t mind getting dressed up like an animal?”

Snakes, big cats, birds and other critters — even a mermaid — are featured in “Menagerie,” performing on various hanging apparatus, such as tissu, lyra, trapeze and hammock. Special guest burlesque artist Violetta Beretta and Kalalea will also perform.

Cohen said audience members are encouraged to attend performances in costume and “be as much a part of the show as possible.”

“It boosts the energy, it gets the audience excited and it makes like a real special night out,” she said.

Expect an adult-oriented show. Volary is a burlesque group whose members originally trained with Samadhi Hawaii, a longtime local aerialist group.

“We wanted an outlet to produce a more adult, more sensual type of show,” said Cohen, who is especially excited to perform at ArtZone Hawaii, where her group gave its first performances five years ago.

“It’s a wonderfully intimate venue that fits this production perfectly.”

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