Behind the Scenes at Strip Strip Hooray

Mechanical bulls, confetti cannons and fog machines jazz up Dita Von Teese's traveling burlesque show

“They come dressed to the nines,” says Justin Moyer, production manager for Strip Strip Hooray. He’s referring to the pantheon of fans that flock to the performance, one of the preeminent shows in the neo-burlesque scene. Most come for Dita Von Teese—a pioneer of contemporary American burlesque and authority on elegance—although co-stars Murray Hill, Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Selene Luna, Monsieur Romeo, Lada Nikolska and …

Veal

Opera, dance and industrial design in Harrison Atelier's latest show at The Invisible Dog

Opening tonight, 7 February 2013, at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, “Veal” is a multidisciplinary performance that marries unlikely traditions from opera to industrial design. Thematically, the show plays off of the notion of the “industrial animal,” looking at the process from artificial insemination to life in confinement and finally to the overwhelming cycle that is modern food production. Design collective Harrison Atelier created instruments …

Reach Ruin

Recycled glass shards and plaster casts recreate a post-apocalyptic landscape in Daniel Arsham's solo show

Working with crushed glass, recycled ceramics, molded sand and the resin for which he is most known, multidisciplinary artist Daniel Arsham expanded upon his preferred material to create “Reach Ruin,” a beautifully resonating solo exhibition currently showing at Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum. His ghost-like resin and fiberglass figures greet guests at the exhibition entrance on the first floor, while in another gallery space on …