Mermaids For Gulf Oil Spill Clean-Up

by Catie Colliton

The House of Yes in New York City  will be hosting a benefit à la mermaids for the Gulf Coast clean-up sponsored by The Oceanic Preservation Society (creators of “The Cove”) next Saturday July 24. The venue specializes in aerial performances and dance, so be prepared for an awe-inspiring production of Mermaid Lagoon!

The story line is based on a village of beautiful mermaids who use their charms to tempt sailors to follow them into the sea (and ultimately to their deaths), however there is a secret way for mortals to save themselves once in the village: make an offering to the sea, and dance with the mermaids.

Come dressed in your favorite sea-creature garb! Check out BUST’s calendar for more info or the House of Yes website. Click here for tickets!

The lovely ladies performing are as follows (I couldn’t possibly top the beautifully descriptive language from the website):

“Kai Altair will perform songs from her solo EP release: Star of The Sea, and the night will also include spellbinding performances by burlesque beauty Veronica Varlow, Ali Luminescent (Coney Island’s Best Mermaid 2009), haunting theatrical dance by Desert Sin, and sea-themed aerial, fire, and glass walking performances by members of Lady Circus.  The evening will feature a bio-luminescent lagoon full of bellydancing mermaids and handmade tropical drinks, with DJ Joey Nova spinning a special cocktail of new wave and electro-bellydance all night long.”


Photo: Mermaid

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