Les Femmes, Los Angeles’ newest burlesque sensation, is dedicated to creating custom performance experiences celebrating the evolution of female empowerment through dance. Led by a powerhouse quartet of dance creatives, Les Femmes has a roster of 50 dancers, singers, and actors devoted to sharing the history, music, and movement that has inspired, entertained, and moved generations. Moving through the speakeasies of the 1920s, the bedrooms of the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s Vogue in NY to the gender fluidity of the present day, Les Femmes invites both the audience and investors to accentuate the divine feminine with these brilliant creators.
Our gala launch is In Studio at Los Angeles Center Studios. Celebrate, Enjoy and Invest in our future.
Hussian College Los Angeles/In Studio is dedicated to educating artists and creating well-rounded creative forces. The first step in that journey is the “Lab 390” course, which currently takes place in students' sophomore year. During the course of the semester, students dream up a future project, find collaborators and for their final grade, pitch it for the next year's performance festival. A team of faculty and outside industry luminaries decide which projects will move forward. Hannah Gravelle and Isabel Cooper were part of a team of dance majors that wanted to explore, through a burlesque dance performance, the evolution of female empowerment throughout history. The show was chosen! Over the summer and fall semesters, the two producers hired choreographers, cast 28 dancers, and then brought the show to life. It opened in April at the Hussian College #WeAreFest spring festival at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood and ran for three completely sold-out shows. Following this success, the producers pitched the show for the Next Stage Grant, where the school kickstarts, with both financial support and continued mentoring, the next stage of a successful project. Femme Fatale was the winner! Producers Hannah Gravelle and Isabel Cooper added to their team, inviting their peers (and best friends!) McKinsey Shea and Kelly Welsh on as additional producers. The four have worked without pause to co-create and produce the next iteration of the show; Les Femmes Productions, a multi-faceted entertainment company. The company will be launched with a gala presentation in November and will be available for events and performances immediately after.
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