* Official Cabaret Fur Le Dance Info
* Special Notes for Body Painted Dancers
* Call to Artists: Cabaret Posters
* Special Thanks to FNL
Hey, cats & kittens. Stego and I have been quite the lollygaggers as we survive this century’s Great Recession. However, its about that time again to get our game-face on.
Cabaret Fur Le Dance is rolling it back for 2012. We invite all you hotsy-totsy flappers, dames and even you cake-eaters (that is, the ‘ladies man’/men, if you get my drift.) to submit your acts for Califur 8’s favorite past time …. Cabaret Fur-Le Dance!
A Southern California favorite, Cabaret brings you adult-friendly stage entertainment. Burlesque, talented singers, general-audience (yes, we can be clean too!) performance, fursuit skit antics, and maybe even a jazz man when you consider this year’s theme. Even if you are unsure that your act fits, please feel free to contact us and suggest your idea. Trust me, some of us like our acts all wet from time to time. From sensual to suggestive, we wanna jitterbug into the hearts of all who attend our show.
Suggested media pieces which may inspire you include (but surely are not limited to):
The Lights of New York (1928), Enemies of Women (1923), Little Ceasar (1931—Great for those who dig scenes of the good ol’ Chicago typewriter/Tommygun), Looks Very Jolly, Doesn’t It? (1921),
Steamboat Willie, Scarface: Shame of a Nation (1932), The Jazz Singer (1927—the first “talkie”), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (created in ‘88, inspired by the 1920s era), Betty Boop, Dangerous Nan McGrew (1930)….
Our music selection is going to be quite interesting this year, so we invite as many of you to get creative. The electro-swing/nu-jazz genre of modern day could be a great gap to bridge between old and new. But if you are curious, here are some musical pieces from the 1920s:
Duke Ellington Orchestra – What Can A Poor Fellow Do (1927): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjZXNU21fG8
Henry Burr – Time After Time (1922) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA5RX8ImjL0
George Olsen – Doin the Raccoon (1928) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Uf-AgE0yes
Ben Selven – Love, Your Spell is Everywhere(1929) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSQwyjxpNUk
Landry Orchestra – Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue/Has Anyone Seen My Gal? (1925) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypLWvaGDpEQ
Manhattan Dance Makers – Sleepy Time Gal (1925) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrwiYHuXQsw
Earl Burtnett and Orchestra – Sing Another Chorus (1931) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWyO0LmXbvc
Coon Sanders Nighthawks – The Flippity Flop (1929) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdz1B6QMOfA
For more information and to keep in contact with us, feel free to join the official Califur forums: http://forum.califur.com/
If you need a bit of help with your routine and are into working with some of the interesting(read: funny as heck) lingo, take a look at the Jazz Age Slang Glossary located here: http://home.earthlink.net/~dlarkins/slang-pg.htm
Special Note and restrictions: You must be at least 18 years old to attend or perform in our show. The only EXCEPTIONS which we will advise Not be shown on stage will be acts which contain:
- Sexual Acts
- Incendiaries & Explosives
- Body-Fluids of any sort
- Torturing of any living being
- Age Play
- Anything Else that is Illegal in the State of California (we sure dont want those snoopy coppers showing up!)
If you have been thinking about performing on stage, but have had reservations about doing so, Fear Not: Cabaret Fur-le-Dance is a “NO CAMERAS EVENT”. With thanks to Rivercoon, only those whom participate on stage in the Cabaret will be able to get Official Con Footage of their performance. This Means that to See the action in Cabaret Fur-le-Dance, you’ve got to Be There!!!
For those curious about where your simoleons go, both the cabaret ticket and any scratch that you give to our performers, we have chosen the World Wildlife Foundation (http://www.worldwild.org/
). Tigers and red pandas need help from being rubbed out completely, so start saving those dollars now!
Still wanna be a part of Cabaret but not quite ready to be under those hot lights? Become a stage hand. Every year, we always need someone to wrangle those important props and scenery that some of our skits love to use. If you wish to volunteer for this, feel free to contact us as well.
With the dedication of Rubberzebra, our hotstepping hoofers will be ready to bring further antics and performances complete with bodypaint. Yes, that means we have 2 more slots available for others who wish to also get painted (either partially or full body). Remember, you must be comfortable with nudity if you are going to go beyond just the face, hands and/or feet.
To get in on this, contact our talent coordinator at: kat (dot) leopardessofzion (at) gmail (dot) com. In order to best communicate the species and look you intend to look, gather as many references (drawn or photo) as possible. This is especially imperative if your character has very specific markings (stencils may need to be created). Please do this ASAP.
If you are curious on where to get paint that is friendly towards an airbrush, here are the companies you can order from. PLEASE GET IN CONTACT WITH ME BEFORE purchasing your paint as this is something you must purchase on your own. In addition, we might be able to help you figure out how much paint you need for each color.http://www.michaeldavy.com/products/products_airbrush.html
(Michael Davy – Florida)http://airbrushbodyart.com.au/shop/enter.html
(Airbrush Bodyart – Australia. If you use these guys, be sure to check stock first. This can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to arrive from overseas. While they have had some unforeseeable delays, this stuff seems to last the longest (just ask Kat, who often has paint on her over 25 days after Califur has ended).http://www.naimies.com/make-up/character-fx/prosthetics/surprenant-prosthetic-pax-paint-2-oz.html
– Recommended by last year’s bodypainter, Kyrene. PAX paint. This is a local vendor of these but I have no idea how well they stock the stuff. Rubberzebra has more knowledge on this kind of paint than I do.
Definitely contact us first before purchasing as you will need to know how much to prepare for mixing for whatever products you use. We are not restricting you to these above brands, but these are the ones that this year’s body painter does have some experience with. When possible, I will do my best to keep people abreast of this situation on the Califur forums (http://forum.califur.com/
). We even have a private (password locked) sub-forum for you to plan and plot in these next few months (contact us for that info or post in the public area of the forums).
Calling All Artists: Should you wish for your skills to be seen, we invite artists to create some 1920’s themed Posters in your art style that will be printed and distributed to the Furry Public before and during the Convention! This is a free advertising opportunity, at no cost to you, which will help spread the word of Cabaret and help bring in more donations to our Charity! All art must maintain a G->PG rating, due to these being placed in the public areas of the hotel. 11X17” color prints will be given out, and You will receive a 17x22” color copy of what you supply to us!
Califur Cabaret 2011 Wrap-Up:
We wish to thank all of our previous years participants for showing your all on-stage last year! Taping of the event was thanks to Super Jayhawk and the FNL Video crew! Once they have finished editing the Video footage, personalized copies of the Cabaret Video will be distributed to all the participants.
-We hope to see you there!
Stego – Cabaret Lead
Zacharaiah – Cabaret 2nd
Kat – Talent Coordinator