Gorgeous burlesque brunettes Veronica Vex and Dahllia Embers tell a film noir tale of intrigue, crime and passion.
If you’re looking for an unusual evening of live entertainment, look no further than Stages of Sin.
Staged for one night only, on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Sin Bin, it is produced by VexEmbers. This classic crime drama fuses with burlesque performance as a throwback to the classic style of film-noir.
Co-producer/writer/director/actor/burlesque artist Sarah Goodwill -- aka Dahlia Embers -- says the style still has an aesthetic appeal in 2011.
“I’ve always been interested in vintage things," says Goodwill. “With technology the way it is today, everything is so fast paced that it’s hard to be present. Burlesque fits into the film noir era, my grandmother's era, nicely, and has that classic feel."
To Goodwill, burlesque feels like an extension of her work as an actor.
“(A burlesque act) tells a story in three or four minutes, using the music, the movement and the costume to create a small theatrical experience," she says. "It’s an exciting expression without words.”