Tease If You Please
It’s a Friday night - you’re dressed to the nines and you search through two layers of secrecy to discover a realm of 1930’s glamour for a tasteful teasing. Tease If You Please is a twice-monthly show featuring six uniquely, sexy dancers who showcase the allure of burlesque for a sensual trip down carnal lane.
Within an unassuming vegan restaurant hides Bar Fedora, an intimate and smoky bar with an art deco charm. There you will find a velvet curtain that separates the real world from provocation – step behind the curtain and bear witness to fulfill elegant vices.
Burlesque is a theatrical experience that marries art to temptation. Each dancer performs their own routine that takes an audience through a spectrum of sex appeal. From powder pink innocence to hot wax naughty – the uninhibited seduction of burlesque keeps jaws dropped.
It’s 9:30 pm and the room is filled with eager patrons – romantic couples, a bachelorette party and a group of young gentlemen. Chatter and cheer increased with anticipation for the reveal of Miss Donna Hood, dancer and show producer. Taking her experiences from dancing alongside the queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese, Miss Hood created Tease If You Please - and within a year, the sought after show gained respect as one of Downtown’s hidden secrets.
Miss Hood entered the spot lit stage in a long gown dripping in jewels, she held a bottle of champagne and turned to reveal coy smile. She sashayed to the rhythm of cabaret and unveiled her glittered garment piece by piece. A peek of her shoulder had the crowd in a tizzy but a heavy douse of champagne over her bare body had the crowd fevering with desire.
Tease If You Please never repeats the same show twice. It’s handpicked cast features professionally trained dancers with that “je ne sais quoi” attitude. For $30 a ticket, guests have a reason to get fancy and revel a performance full of comedy, dance and visual fascination.
Janica de Guzman