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Bushwick Burlesque stages Marina Abramovic tribute

Avant garter! Cabaret channels performance artist Marina Abramovic

By Hannah Frishberg - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com

THE STRIPPER WILL SEE YOU: Zoe Ziegfeld performs “The Stripper is Present”, a raunchy remix of Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present.”  By Steve Solomonson

THE STRIPPER WILL SEE YOU: Zoe Ziegfeld performs “The Stripper is Present”, a raunchy remix of Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present.”
By Steve Solomonson


The strippers were present.

Bushwick Burlesque bared all on Thursday for a tribute to performance artist Marina Abramovic, famous for sitting silently for hundreds of hours and spilling her blood in public. The group adapted Abramovic’s experimental work as a cabaret show at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow.

“The idea was to translate her visual movement based language into our language,” said performer and co-producer Scary Ben. “We were using the visual form and function of a burlesque cabaret to perform serious performance art. We translated her work into a language the audience could understand.”

Another dancer and co-producer covered her naked body in crystals for a piece titled “The Art Must Be Beautiful.”

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