Girls! Girls! Girls! An old-time Ziegfeld-like spectacle at Galapagos on Sunday

The Brooklyn Paper

Once you do the math, it’s only $1 a dance.

The Brooklyn Follies brings the over-the-top spectacle that you could expect from something that’s an homage to the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway of yesteryear, but without the Broadway prices.

On Nov. 14, Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO hosts the fast-paced dance show, with your $15 admission getting 15 varied acts, including a trapeze artist, burlesque performer and contortionist, as well as a Turkish harem belly dancing, a flapper dance, an Isadora Duncan-inspired number, and a Fosse-style chair dance.

This wouldn’t be an ode to the Ziegfeld Follies without big numbers with all the girls, and the show doesn’t disappoint. Full-cast ensembles include the opening number, set to “La Vie En Rose,” and the big finale, where the dancers are dressed as skyscrapers, performing to the rock stomp “Brooklyn” by Buckcherry.

“Each dance is its own spectacle, has its own unique world,” said producer Nicole Holst. “It’s a lot of dance for $15.”

Brooklyn Follies at Galapagos Art Space [16 Main St. at Water Street in DUMBO, (718) 222-8500], Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $15. For info, visit www.galapagosartspace.com.

Reader Feedback

Joey from Clinton Hills says:
I'm not totally sold on this burlesque thing...however, I did go to Harmony Burlesque on Church Street back in the day...unfortunately, I didn't have enough money with me to really have fun.
Nov. 9, 2010, 10:47 am
Steve Nitwitt from Sheepshead Bay says:
How much for lap dances?
Nov. 10, 2010, 2:46 am

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