Experience an evening of modern belly dance with timeless appeal. Showcasing a variety of styles and artists, Chicago-based troupe Spellbound, and premier belly dance artist Jill Parker - all tied together with the vaudevillian charm of emcee Sammy Tramp - Winterlux is sure to delight belly dance newcomers and aficionados alike. Winterlux will be held at the Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, on December 2, 2017 at 8 pm. This intimate and opulent spectacle is sure to bring audiences to their feet.
More information about the line-up coming soon!
ABout THe Artist: Jill PArker
Jill Parker is the founder of the modern Tribal Fusion belly dance phenomenon, birthed out of San Francisco California in the mid-90s. Jill was an original member of FatChanceBellyDance, and founder of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theater, the trail-blazing company that birthed such great dancers as Rachel Brice, Sharon Kihara, Lady Fred, Rose Harden and countless others. With nearly three decades of experience, Jill has trained the top belly dancers in the genre and influenced a generation of belly dancers with her modern innovations, all the while remaining deeply rooted in her connection to the traditional, sensual and authentic.
Jill's big heart and deep love for this intoxicating form shine through in her generous teaching as well as her knock out performances worldwide. She's an exceptional teacher with a gift for demystifying this intricate dance, making it accessible for new dancers, and offering insights for refinements and nuance to even the most seasoned professional dancer.
About the Host: Sammy Tramp
Sammy Tramp is a wandering scamp and lovable tramp - a true throwback to the hey-day of Vaudeville, Saloon Shows, and Variety Shows. Sammy is one of the nation's premier vaudevillians, as well as a director, writer, and creator of over-the-top stage spectacles. Sammy’s unique brand of high-energy comedic performances and original songs have taken her around the world, getting to perform and headline in everything from burlesque festivals, vaudeville shows, street festivals, music festivals, silent film events, children’s events, concerts, private parties, and cabarets. Sammy hosts a number of different regular shows in Chicago as well as co-producing The No-Tell Cabaret, Comedy Unplugged, and The Big River Steampunk Festival. Sammy vows to honor the past by making it modern and relevant again.