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Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-14 16:28
Subject: 2017 Tour Dates - Updated
Security: Public
Here's some upcoming out of state appearances - if I'll be in your area, please feel free to contact me regarding booking shows, workshops (private lessons too), and photo shoots.

2017 Tour Dates

March
Mar 16-18 - Milwaukee WI / On The Border Gentlemen's Club

Mar 25 - Lansing MI / tbd
Mar 30-Apr 3 - Ithaca NY / Empire Burlesque Fest

April
Apr 12-17 - Las Vegas NV / Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

May
Apr 28-May 7 - Ithaca, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, and more / Steel City Kitty Tour
May 10-23 - Anchorage AK / Sweet Cheeks Cabaret

July
Jul 21 - Pittsburgh PA / Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival

Jul 21 - Three Rivers MI / tbd

September
TBD - Various European Dates / Steel City Kitty Tour

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-14 16:10
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 02/13/17
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Here's some Chicago burlesque events coming this week!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Saturday, Feb 18, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama starring Billie Arizona
If you've never seen Billie Arizona perform, you're in for a treat. She's got all the goods - talent galore, folks! Come on out and see this special guest headliner, as well as all of the lovely folks at Vaudezilla!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html







Starts February 21
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
My showgirl intensive starts next week - register in advance to hold your spot. NO FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl






Saturday, Feb 25, 3-5pm
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago

Pastie Potluck
Love is in the air! What better way to show it than to bring a pair of pasties to swap while snacking, drinking, and chatting about all things sparkle!

RSVP by filling out this form and receive a swag bag when you attend!
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/chicago-burlesque-social-rsvp/


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-10 08:25
Subject: Tomorrow - Lansing MI Show
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Feb 11 - Lansing MI / Tease A Gogo Valentines Day Burlesque Show
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-07 11:13
Subject: Pursuit of Happiness
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A few weeks ago, I did a show for my friend Moxie where I did my performance art piece (formerly a "tattooed lady") that I have yet to share with the internet. Why? Because it's personal and SO VERY OUTSIDE my comfort zone to share so permanently.

I've been in a strange place of transition and self-discovery most of 2017 so far, and so I did a variation on the act a few weeks ago. I pulled back a little bit in the performance in some ways accidentally and in some ways intentionally, but overall I'm pretty OK with how it went.

That said, I love these two photos from the show - and hope you dig'm too.


2 SFW Images on Facebook


Chicago burlesque showgirl Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

Images by Michael Wilson - http://www.michaelwilson.pictures/
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-07 09:31
Subject: Musings on Burlesque
Security: Public
Some thoughts I put together today for an interview. Enjoy! :)




Burlesque is a unique art form because it is one of the few performance art styles that is truly dominated by women. Not only do you see that reflected in everything from the audiences, which consist of at least 60% women, but you also see this behind the scenes, where women are the producers, directors, and techies.

Burlesque is about what makes women feel sexy - which is not always aligned with what we see in society - typically when a woman thinks about "sexy," she may think about addressing another person's needs - "If I wear/do/say this, my partner will find it sexy," versus "I do this because it makes ME feel sexy." Sometimes it's hard for women to even pinpoint what makes them feel sexy - it can be very nuanced, it can fluctuate, and in spite of what the magazines say, it really isn't always as easy as putting on your favorite pair of heels.

When I think about what makes me feel sexy, it can range from something that's private, personal, and tactile (like taking a warm, fresh-smelling sheet from a dryer and holding it against my skin) to something that's bold, exhibitionist, and psychological (sitting at a bar with a hot outfit and a martini, feeling like I own the place).

Everyone is different, and the beauty of burlesque is that it allows women to express a range of acceptable (and unacceptable!) aspects of nudity/sexuality/identity. This means that at a truly modern burlesque show will feature people from all different backgrounds and identities - you'll see people of all different colors, sizes, ages, sexual expressions, and genders - yes, men and people who identify as both/neither are welcome, too. An ideal show will celebrate the diversity and complexity of (mostly!) female-centered sensuality.

Students come to Vaudezilla Studios expecting to learn how to dance and to feel sexy in their own skin while they do it, and our burlesque classes accomplish that - but the thing I hear over and over again is how empowering it is to embrace yourself in class and onstage. Confidence, taking up space, and the ability to hold the attention of a room are skills that apply to everything from personal relationships to public speaking, and they are skills you can learn through burlesque.

Red Hot Annie was born out of tradition, first. Once upon a time, burlesque performers picked a funny, cheeky, and/or sexy name as a way of keeping some personal privacy and safety, something that is essential in a world that doesn't always embrace bold women. Fortunately, I am privileged to have been able to always live out loud, and at first, I didn't fully recognize the liberation and power of having a pseudonym.

Now, I see Red Hot Annie as a rebirth and a continuing journey - some of my biggest struggles and happiest celebrations have happened while I've inhabited that persona - and because she is rooted in that magic theatre place where anything is possible, she gives me many gifts in my personal life, including (among others) - an imagination, a spirituality, and a home.


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-07 09:00
Subject: Aerial Silks - Upside Down Yo
Security: Public
Hey hey y'all -

So a couple weeks ago, I improvised an aerial silks act at VAUDEZILLA! -- I got the Pink Panther theme, which is short, and ended up doing it twice, ending with this ankle hang. But because I'm a mean person, I'm not going to be releasing the video! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA.

I'm planning on performing my new silks act in the upcoming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for the next chance to see one of my aerial silks act LIVE.


3 SFW Images on Facebook


Chicago burlesque showgirl Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

Images by Mike Licari - http://www.mikelicariphoto.com/#!shoots/ca4e

Vaudezilla! Chicago Burlesque Show (every Saturday, 10:30pm at Stage 773) - http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-06 10:15
Subject: Goddess (Cont.)
Security: Public
Just one more from my "Goddess" series with KJ Heath for Barlesque at the end of 2016.


1 SFW(ish) images on facebook


These images were taken as part of TPAN's Barlesque series, where we raised money for HIV/Aids services here in Chicago.

Image by KJ Heath - http://kjheath.blogspot.com/

TPAN Barlesque - http://www.barlesque.org/guest/vaudezilla-red-hot-annie/

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

xo

Annie
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-06 10:06
Subject: Red Hot Annie - Announced as Headliner for Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival
Security: Public
Hi y'all!

I'll be one of the amazing headliners for this year's Fierce: International Queer Burlesque Festival.

Jul 21 - Pittsburgh PA / Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival


Details here:
https://www.facebook.com/fierceburlesque/
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-06 09:19
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 02/06/17
Security: Public
Here's some Chicago burlesque events coming this week!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Friday, Feb 10, 11pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Truly Madly Sweetly - Special Student Showcase
This Friday night, the students of Vaudezilla Studios get together to put on an extra special showcase. I've been in rehearsal with them for about 2 months, and believe me when I say that there's nothing "student" about this showcase. I'll be in the audience, cheering them on!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html






Saturday, Feb 11, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama starring Camille Leon
Camille Leon is a super gorgeous and talented performer and will be taking the stage as headliner for our big Valentine's Day weekend showcase. There's tons of goodies in there, including (3) group acts choreographed by yours truly. Don't miss it.

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html






Saturday, Feb 11, 11am-3pm
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

Vaudezilla's Valentine Pinup & Burlesque Craft Fair
We've got a special FREE social event this Saturday - swing by and have a glass of wine with us, peruse handmade items from all sorts of artists & vendors.

RSVP & attend event for (1) free ticket to an upcoming show (!!):
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/vaudezilla-pinupburlesque-craft-fair-attendees/







Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
Starts February 14 @ Vaudezilla Studios

My showgirl intensive starts in two weeks! Register in advance to hold your spot!

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-02-02 10:45
Subject: Happy Valentine's Day
Security: Public
Hey fools! Valentine's Day is around the corner, and if you're anything like me, you'll be looking to spread the love 'round and 'round...cause seems like lots of folks need that shit these days...don't be stingy!

So if you've got a little extra to share, find someone in need and smother in them in that good stuff.


more images on facebook



Image by Revival Pinups - http://www.revivalpinups.com/

Red Hot Annie - http://redhotannie.com

xo

Annie
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-30 15:22
Subject: 2017 Tour Dates - Updates
Security: Public
Here's some upcoming out of state appearances - if I'll be in your area, please feel free to contact me regarding booking shows, workshops (private lessons too), and photo shoots.

2017 Tour Dates

February
Feb 11 - Lansing MI / Tease A Gogo Valentines Day Burlesque Show


March
Mar 16-18 - Milwaukee WI / On The Border Gentlemen's Club
Mar 25 - Lansing MI / tbd
Mar 30-Apr 3 - Ithaca NY / Empire Burlesque Fest

April
Apr 12-17 - Las Vegas NV / Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

May
Apr 28-May 7 - Ithaca, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, and more / Steel City Kitty Tour
May 10-23 - Anchorage AK / Sweet Cheeks Cabaret

July
Jul 21 - Pittsburgh PA / Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival

Jul 21 - Three Rivers MI / tbd

September
TBD - Various European Dates / Steel City Kitty Tour

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-30 15:07
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 01/30/17
Security: Public
Hi beautiful people -

Here are some events happening this week in Chicago burlesque!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Saturday, Feb 4, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama starring Dirty Devlin
Dirty Devlin is headlining this weekend, for the first time in our classic burlesque themed show. You'll hear plenty of jazzy standards and see all the glitz and glamour of old school burlesque, but with that certain quirky V! flair that you've come to expect.

Psst - there's a good chance I'll be debuting a new aerial silks act this weekend!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html







Saturday, Feb 11, 11am
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

Vaudezilla's Valentine Pinup & Burlesque Craft Fair
The one and only Ruby Spencer is organizing a delightful craft fair for Valentine's Day weekend - there'll be jewelry and costumes and artwork galore - all handmade by local artists. RSVP in advance and you'll get a couple extra perks. Hosted by Ruby Claret.

RSVP for extra perks:
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/vaudezilla-pinupburlesque-craft-fair-attendees/







Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
Starts February 14 @ Vaudezilla Studios

Last year, I worked one on one with a handful of new and established burlesque performers to open up and develop their inner showgirl - and if you could only see what those beauties are doing just one year later! In this series, we not only cover burlesque style movement and how to interact with burlesque props, but more esoteric aspects of burlesque and booking/presenting yourself to the burlesque world. Not for the faint of heart!

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-30 13:54
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Shows - February 2017
Security: Public
I'm going to be a busy bee this month - here are a few of your upcoming opportunities to see me on stage in Chicago (and elsewhere!)

Sat, Feb 4
10:30pm @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL
VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama
ensemble

Fri, Feb 10
11pm @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL
VAUDEZILLA! Truly Madly Sweetly
guest performer, director

Sat, Feb 11
9pm @ The Avenue Cafe, Lansing MI
Tease A Gogo Valentine's Day Burlesque show
guest performer

Sat, Feb 18
10:30pm @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL
VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama
ensemble

Sat, Feb 25
10:30pm @ Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL
VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama
ensemble

As always, you can save $3 off Vaudezilla shows with the code "redhot2017"

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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-16 09:38
Subject: Chicago Burlesque Events - Week of 01/16/17
Security: Public
Hi beautiful people -

Here are some events happening this week in Chicago burlesque!

Do you have an event you feel should be listed here? I'm happy to include other Chicago burlesque events that are happening around the city - drop me a line to be included! annie@redhotannie.com







Saturday, Jan 21, 10:30pm
Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

VAUDEZILLA! Improvi-Tease starring Hot Lunch
So basically, everyone who's in the show submits a couple songs, and then each performer comes on stage and has to draw a song (and a surprise prop!) from the game board - and then create a burlesque act ON THE SPOT. I submitted a couple weird ones, and I'm pretty sure our weird-ass cast submitted some funky songs, too...so anything can (and will) happen.

Also, save the date - Jan 28 - I'm headlining with (2) acts, one burlesque, one aerial burlesque!

Save $3 with code "redhot2017"

Get tickets here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_shows.html







Saturday, Feb 11, 11am
Vaudezilla Studios, 3614 W Belmont Av, Chicago IL

Vaudezilla's Valentine Pinup & Burlesque Craft Fair
The one and only Ruby Spencer is organizing a delightful craft fair for Valentine's Day weekend - there'll be jewelry and costumes and artwork galore - all handmade by local artists. RSVP in advance and you'll get a couple extra perks. We also still have a couple vendor spots open.

Apply to vend:
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/vaudezilla-pinupburlesque-craft-fair-vendors/

RSVP for extra perks:
https://vaudezilla.wufoo.com/forms/vaudezilla-pinupburlesque-craft-fair-attendees/







Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
February 2017

Last year, I worked one on one with a handful of new and established burlesque performers to open up and develop their inner showgirl - and if you could only see what those beauties are doing just one year later! In this series, we not only cover burlesque style movement and how to interact with burlesque props, but more esoteric aspects of burlesque and booking/presenting yourself to the burlesque world. Not for the faint of heart!

Register here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl






Thursday, Jan 19, 8pm
Tease! Bang! Boom! Online Burlesque Training

Would you like advice on how to kick-start your burlesque career? I'll be online to give you coaching and advice this Thursday. You can ask anything! Sign up today to gain access!

Sign up here:
http://redhotannie.bombshellbetty.zaxaa.com/s/14577566036932


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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2017-01-10 12:07
Subject: Cabaret Showgirl Intensive - 2017 Workshop Schedule
Security: Public
Hey y'all! I've just released the A La Carte pricing for my upcoming showgirl intensive. You can get more information here:
http://vaudezilla.com/chicago_burlesque_classes.html#showgirl

Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
(4 Weeks @ 12 Hours/Week, plus Performance)

Feb 14-16, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Feb 21-23, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Feb 28-Mar 2, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Mar 7-Mar 9, Tue-Thu, 11am-3pm
Showcase Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11pm

REGISTER HERE

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE / A La Carte
REGISTER HERE
Tue, Feb 14 Wed, Feb 15 Thu, Feb 16
11am-noon American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork Graceful Arms Combinations
1:30-3pm Hair for Stage Stage Presence Fan Dancing
Tue, Feb 21 Wed, Feb 22 Thu, Feb 23
11am-noon New Choreo New Choreo New Choreo
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork DirtySexySmooth Floorwork Combinations
1:30-3pm Powerful Movements Facial Expressions DirtySexySmooth Chair
Tue, Feb 28 Wed, Mar 1 Thu, Mar 2
11am-noon American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind American Bump & Grind
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork Graceful Arms Combinations
1:30-3pm Makeup for Stage Facial Expressions Pasty Making & Twirling
Tue, Mar 7 Wed, Mar 8 Thu, Mar 9
11am-noon New Choreo New Choreo New Choreo
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork DirtySexySmooth Floorwork Combinations
1:30-3pm Powerful Movements Stage Presence Teachers Choice

REGISTER NOW

chicago burlesque intensive workshop
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