International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, will be thrilling fans by extending her highly anticipated evening of glamour and seduction in her critically acclaimed, “The Art of the Teese.” This leg of the tour is set to kick off August 29th in San Antonio, TX and will wrap September 15th in Philadelphia, PA.
“I’m over the moon about the success of the new show and the way we’ve been embraced in cities the tour has never traveled to before. I’ve been adding new elements to the show, and this time, it’s an opulent new version of my champagne glass act. I worked with my best friend and longtime collaborator Catherine D’Lish to create a decadent and distinctively designed champagne coupe of gilded gold, crystallized with astonishing amounts of pavé Swarovski crystal. I feel very inspired in this moment in time when burlesque is truly being recognized, and I’m pleased to bring together this show stopping cast for an unforgettable night.”
The decadent spectacle treats audiences to four of Von Teese’s most exhilarating performances, including a brand new version of her iconic “Martini Glass” routine which features a beautiful new baroque style gilded champagne glass, crystallized from top to bottom with over 150,000 Swarovski crystals. Each show throughout the tour will showcase the stunning visuals of the exclusive acts that have made Von Teese the consummate performer in modern burlesque, captivating the imagination and transporting audiences worldwide.
The Art of the Teese tour brings new acts never before seen in the United States including “Lazy,” an act only ever performed at The Crazy Horse Paris (including new costuming from British designer Jenny Packham), an all-new ballet-themed act “Swan Lake Stripteese,” plus a revitalization of her show-stopping Rhinestone Cowgirl Act with her sexy male “Vontourage.”
The “Burlesque Superheroine” (Vanity Fair) will be joined on stage by an eclectic supporting cast of today’s brightest stars of Burlesque, with burlesque fan favorite Dirty Martini tassel-twirling while riding Dita’s famous Swarovski Crystallized Carousel Horse and burlesque star Ginger Valentine performing with one of Dita’s most beloved signature acts, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” ,which features Dita’s signature giant red filigree heart prop. Jett Adore brings the house down with his Zorro act that Dita calls “…the best boylesque act ever created!”, and Australian import Zelia Rose captivates the audiences with her modern Josephine Baker tribute. Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 7 winner Violet Chachki brings the house down with her stunning Art Deco Striptease, and Dita’s Vontourage appears throughout the 2 hour show with numbers that showcase their magnificent dance talent. The evening is hosted by comedian and singer Jonny McGovern, creator of the popular YouTube channel “Hey Qween!”
Von Teese’s tours have appeared in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Toronto, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Ana, and Seattle, Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale and Australia.
The Los Angeles Times says, “Her attention to detail and embellished glitz onstage is unparalleled, even for pop stars. From the sparkle of each and every Swarovski crystal (hundreds of thousands swathe pretty much every prop and article of clothing in the production) to the sensual lighting that caresses her slender porcelain frame to the vampy music that sets the mood for the procession of themed vignettes – your eye cannot turn away from the utter flawlessness of it all.”
“Dita is absolutely mesmerizing. She elevates the art of tease with an effortless grace and ease that is thoroughly intoxicating, and the elegance and beauty of her movements will truly take your breath away! It is delicious, powerful and playfully provocative!” – Demi Moore
“Dita is the true definition of glamour.” – RuPaul
“Dita exudes timeless grace. She is our generation’s Bettie Page, but on a much different level. She was born to entertain. Love that girl!” – Aaron Paul
“Dita’s show is timeless, with a powerful delivery that explores the sensuality of the human spirit. With jaw dropping costumes, a thunderous crescendo of music and superb production design, Dita brings burlesque to a whole new level. The show is dazzling and sexy…a must see!!” – Debi Mazar
For additional information on the tour and ticket prices, please visit www.artoftheteese.com!