Although we are artists and performers for the majority of our year.....we set our sights, once a year, to bring together all of our friends and followers under one roof for what is known as the Atrocity Exhibition. Sideshow and fetish performers from all over crawl into town to join an array of fellow artists and vendors to throw one of the most unique events our fair city has seen. We specialize in turning what most would consider as "fetish" performance into "art of fetish" performance. Our entertainers are skilled and have spent many years mastering their abilities and talents. From human pin cushions, to rope work, to flesh suspension, to alternative burlesque stylings, we take everything one....step....further and incorporate skills into stunning themed performances.
Last year's Atrocity Exhibition was held at the historic Rex Theater in the southside of Pittsburgh in September. Although we were on a tight budget, we were able to bring our bizarre friends from states afar to perform, as well as house 20 phenomenal artists and vendors.
We dabble in a darker nature, and work hard on creating themes that have yet to be seen. Last Atrocity Exhibition was set in the post-apocalyptic 1930's. Artists and entertainers from all over arrived adorned in gasmasks dressed head to toe in themed black and white attire. What if the bomb had dropped? What became of the maimed and disformed survivors? We answered those questions and brought it to life with one incredible and well attended evening as well as an opportunity to step inside of the House of Oddities.
What do we have up our sleeves for 2011? That story has yet to be woven.
Our goal for 2011 is to head into Atrocity with a larger budget and blow our event out of proportion. With the proper funding, our visions have no limit. We are holding Atrocity this year in late April, early May and are working with a new, larger venue. We have begun to organize our veteran entertainers and artists, as well as welcome some new faces to the event.
All donations and funds will go towards venue rental, promotion, travel expenses, and entertainment fees. We all know what it is like to be a struggling, starving artist and relying on your craft to survive.
We are reaching out to our friends and followers to help take this small idea, and turn it into a visionary nightmare of atrocities on parade.
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