L.A. and NYC superstar Lux LaCroix joins Viktor Devonne for a sitdown on the Lower East Side. Lux is a choreographer to the stars, and is First Runner Up and Most Dazzling Performer title holder of 2008 Reigning Queen of Burlesque, and was voted one of the best burlesque performers in Los Angeles by TimeOut Magazine. She has a supporting role in the new Love Connie web series from John Cantwell called Connie-Wood; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-suIvYJEpGw&list=PLhgFEi9aNUb0ajjdI3MVoNHhGWq-3zglh | We talk pop stars, race, dance, and more.
... topics: a New Yorker that's often exiled in Los Angeles, performing arts kid, dance class, ballet and proper flooring, Laguardia School for Performing Arts, UC Santa Cruz, Angela Davis, getting the hell out, black studies, Howard Law to burlesque, broken bones, SAG/AFTRA, Debbie Allen, choreographer gigs, film community, saying yes and figuring it out, acts and looks, do you think magnets can contain me, freestyle to choreo, retention, acting, stage work, Watch the Throne/Yeezus, troupe relationships, Madonna and Janet, House of Xtravaganza, Mo'nique, stories the NDA allows!, Grammy Awards '09, white musicians who use blackness, problematic faves, Toddrick has bills to pay, tokenism, Kanye, Tina Turner/Diana Ross worship kick, Rosie Perez, Paula Abdul, getting starstruck, lunch with Blake Edwards and Sidney Poitier, who is the next legend, Xtina, the ladies of 90s R&B, Rihanna, unexpected inspiration, Courtney/Britney, very white and very British, people who weren't supposed to die, Michael, Whitney, legacy, longevity, and relevance; Ariana, the bicoastal experience
... shoutouts: Paris Original, Penny Starr Jr, Jeez Loueez, Angie Pontani, Jack Barrow, Broody Valentino, Lillian Bustle, Nasty Canasta, Little Brooklyn, Jonny Porkpie, Calamity Chang, Broadway Brassy, Bastard Keith
... footnotes: the show Viktor couldn't remember where the dancers are above you is Fuerza Bruta; which is now touring in Asia and Europe... since the recording, Beyonce's Lemonade is available on streaming services like Spotify... this interview was before Paula Abdul killed it at the Billboard Music Awards
... recorded: April 18, 2019 ... intro/outro music: "On A 45" This Way to the Egress (http://www.thiswaytotheegress.com) ... used with permission ... download it at: https://www.amazon.com/This-Delicious-Cabaret-Explicit-Egress/dp/B005D1GROO ... interlude music: "Funkeriffic" "Suave Standpipe" (Kevin MacLeod; incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ... Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/weburlesque .. see us live: http://www.weburlesque.com/upcoming-shows ... follow us: @weburlesque @viktordevonne on instagram and twitter; Lux LaCroix: https://twitter.com/fierceandfabu & https://www.instagram.com/fierceandfabu + https://www.patreon.com/luxlacroix ... talk to us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/157673948280099