The Summer Spirits Soirée is coming up this Saturday. The performances have been set. The menu created. Sound Spirits’ bartenders have been developing their special cocktails.
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Enjoy an oceanic themed burlesque performance by Jesse Belle-Jones and an aerial dance by Tanya Brno.
Tanya has been an influential part of the Seattle circus scene for 10 years, after having trained most of her life at the nation’s top ballet schools including School of American Ballet (NYC), San Francisco Ballet School, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, for which she moved here on scholarship at 16. In her aerial career, she has toured in Ireland, instructed the circus staff at Club Med resorts in exotic locales, and has passed auditions for Cirque du Soleil, Dragone Productions, and Cavalia. A newcomer to burlesque, she has appeared with The Atomic Bombshells, collaborated with Verlaine/McCann Productions, and competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend (2015). She appears at events for corporate clients such as Microsoft and Google regularly, and holds weekly residencies at The Pink Door and Q nightclub. She has worked with local groups The Acrobatic Conundrum, The Aerialistas, and USC Events, and instructs privately at Versatile Arts and SANCA, where her students continually inspire her.
Jesse Belle-Jones, “The Modern Sexual Intellectual,” is one bluestocking bettie whose edgy antics and sultry grace will leave audiences scratching their heads and panting for more. With her strong dance background and academic approach, Jesse tours as a headliner and produces critically acclaimed burlesque shows across the globe. Her whipsmart acts are packed with tantalizing food for thought served up in a sharp, scintillating style that is guaranteed to keep her on your mind.
Be sure to eat dinner before arriving for your evening of spirits and cocktail tastings. We will have an array of desserts such as lavender shortbread, chocolate truffles.
To complement the spirit tastings, we invite you to enjoy an amazing array of Cacahuates, Cheddar Straws, Artichoke Truffles, and a cheese board with crackers in between tastings. Cheese nibbles generously donated by Daniel McGlothlen and Craig Williams, the former owners of Hot Dish.
Bring extra cash to buy raffle tickets to support the Foundation. Dr. Dick Sex Advice has graciously donated over $1000 in sexy toys and treats for our Raffle. Other donors include the Center for Sex Positive Culture, multiple past Seattle Erotic Art Festival artists, and others. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $20 for a bust or inseam measurement. Sophia, the Executive Director, is looking forward to getting your measurements!
Erotic Art for Sale
Art from past Seattle Erotic Art Festivals will be available for purchase. This is your chance to take home a piece of art from the Foundation’s art collection. SEAF alumni such as Visioluxus and John Santerineross, who have generously donated works to the Foundation, will be featured for sale.