- Aug 10, 2008 5:54 PM Wau Wau Sisters' Lucha Va Bruce Springsteen Trapeze!
- Jun 12, 2007 12:03 PM WE'RE COMING TO LONDON!!!
- May 5, 2007 9:54 PM Channel Wau Wau!
- Oct 18, 2006 2:03 AM SHORTBUS!
Wearing high heels and clutching cocktails, The Wau Wau Sisters, NYC’s bravest and bawdiest burlesque duo and the act The NY Times calls “irreverent, sacrilegious, foul-mouthed and uninhibited” straddle the hilarious gap between performance art and burlesque.
Their hour-long show starts at a break-neck pace and gets wilder from there! With technical snafus and unscripted one-liners the show holds the audience rapt with a sly mix of jaw dropping physical prowess and guileless mayhem. While suspended in a boozy state of awe and delight The Wau Wau Sisters and the audience careen through a show full of surprises and teetering on the brink of a delicious disaster! Dirty songs and double entendres mix with irreverent circus routines and guilty pop culture pleasures as old-time variety gets a new twist with brilliant executions of “bad ideas”, like their signature audience participation costume changes!
Challenging the state of reverence and preciousness of the Cirque du Soleil aesthetic, the Wau Wau Sisters carve out a new niche for circus events – right in front of you, so close you can see the tear in their fishnets, the sinew of their muscles and the sweat on their skin! Don’t miss them as they fly through a Guns ‘n’ Roses trapeze routine with all the adrenaline and abandon of a rock concert, deconstruct the humour and paradigms of country and heavy metal music, while playing matching guitars and barely sitting on one another’s shoulders! They do it all in a festive, freewheeling hour that keeps the audience guessing every second, who’s in control and for how long?!
The Wau Wau Sisters unique show has shared stages, screens or jail cells with: TV On The Radio, La Clique, Le Tigre, Kiki and Herb, Phillipe Petite, Murray Hill, John Cameron Mitchell, Sandra Bernhardt, Julie Goldman, Dana Gould, Dave Atell, The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, Lucha Va Voom, Camp Freddy, Metal Skool, Margaret Cho, El Vez, Tom Kenney (Spongebob Squarepants) and many others!
They have made appearances at these fantastic festivals and venues: The World Famous Spiegeltent (Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Edinburgh, NYC), The Mayan Theater (Los Angeles), Olivia Cruise Lines, Feast Fesitval (Adelaide), Soho Bar (London), El Cid (Los Angeles), The Grammys (Los Angeles Staples Center), Irving Plaza (NYC), The Palms (Las Vegas), CBGB's (NYC), The Hammerstein Ballroom (NYC), Joe's Pub (NYC), The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Henry Fonda Theater (Los Angeles), The Pica Festival (Portland, OR), Edinburgh Fringe Festival/The Pleasance (Scotland), The Jermyn St. Theater (West End, London) , The Art House & Crown & Anchor (Provincetown, MA), The Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Philadelphia, PA), The Sydney Festival, The Aukland Festival among countless other cities and venues!!
They've been profiled or featured in the pages of: The Village Voice, The New York Post, Time Out New York, The New York Times, Jane Magazine, BUST Magazine, New York Magazine, The Guardian, Metro, VENUS, The Sun, LA Weekly, GONYC, French Vogue, Spectacle and many others!
Television & Film exploits include the feature film "Shortbus" by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), the film "Who’s the Top?" by Jenny Livingston (Paris Is Burning), Australian ABC's "The Sideshow, Nipon TV's "Good Morning Japan", "The Isaac Mizrahi Show" w/ Rosie Perez, NPR's "The Next Big Thing", "Live From Downtown", "The Sharon Osbourne Show", and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".
Radio exploits include NPR's "The Next Big Thing", BBC1 and The David Lawrence Show.
Adelaide Fringe 2010 Best Cabaret
Brighton Fringe 2008 Best International Act
Edinburgh Fringe Report’s 2005 Best Cabaret
Miss Exotic World Best Troupe 2004
Vice Magazine “Worst Album”!
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Hometown: Brooklyn
- Orientation: Not Sure
- Body type: Athletic
- Religion: Atheist
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Children: Undecided
- Drink: Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Performers