Friday, October 16, 2009

Two Weeks to PURE Pandemonium

Get ready for some....

PURE Pandemonium

Yeah, I'm a little freaked, and a lot of PSYCHED. Things are coming together nicely, and I couldn't ask for a better, more talented, gracious, fabulous and altogether brilliant group of people to work with.

PURE Pandemonium is going to awesome!

So please join us!!

We've got some of NYC's top dancers, musicians, improvisers and comedians together to celebrate Halloween, a few Scorpio birthdays (yeah, I'm getting older!), and support an important cause that is near and dear to my heart!!

Performers include:

* Jaida (Egyptian)
* Kaeshi (Fusion)
* Masae (Burlesque)
* Sarah Locke with Alchemy (Tribal)
* Thalia (Folkloric)
* Tandava (American Cabaret)
* Yael (Alternative Fusion)
* Kisha (Egyptian Fusion)
* Sunny "Sonali" Chapman (Tribal Fusion)
* Natasha (Balinese)

* Rachid Halihal
* Brian Carter
* Akim Funk Buddha

* Eddie Brill
* Marc Maron
* Sheba Mason
* Mike Gianelli

* Richmond Shepard
* Carl Kissin
* Scotty Watson
* Cooper Shaw
* Lourdes Robles

MUSIC by the one and only DJ DERAJJA!

In September, I was honored to be a part of PURE NYC's ( extraordinary dance-theater event PURE Reflections: Beauty Reimagined, a collaborative multimedia work exploring body image and personal demons.

The response to its debut performance was overwhelming:

PURE chapters throughout the US want to produce the show locally, and educators want to bring its empowering message into NYC's high schools.

But before that can happen, we must mount the production again.

Because the multimedia show included live music, electronic visuals, custom wardrobe and set design, it cost over $3000 to produce just one evening!

It will cost OVER $1500 to do it again.

You can help us by donating even a few tax-deductible dollars here:


Join us for some birthday cake and the BEST saketini around at the

PURE Pandemonium Halloween Birthday Benefit
Thursday, October 29th @ 7pm - 11pm
Je'Bon Restaurant
15 St. Mark's Place, NYC (btw 2nd & 3rd)
N/R/W to 8th Street, 6 to Astor Place
$10-20 Suggested Donation
1-item minimum

Reservations recommended! 212-388-1313

Costumes are welcome!!

After-party at The Sullivan Room 218 Sullivan Street (btw Blkr & W 3rd St.) And SPECIAL THANKS to Jerry Bezdikian for his AMAZING poster design.

See you there -- and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!