Rites of Spring

According to the calendar on our wall, more than a week remains until spring has officially arrived. But for all intents and purposes, it feels like it's already sprung. The last gasp of winter has come and gone, temperatures are rising, imaginations are racing, and creative juices are flowing.

Sounds like a perfect time for the sultry and stimulating shenanigans of the Rites of Spring Ball on Friday. The Alwun House event will be a delight for the senses, as ensembles like the Deja Dance Collective and burlesque troupe Romantasy Cabaret will amaze your eyes, the samba and Latin fusion artists of Afro Bailie will provide auditory bliss, and luscious appetizers are also planned to tickle the tongue.

The vibrancy of world dance and the kinky arts will be on full display at this sensual soiree, which features performances by the Divine Chaos belly dance troupe, the Indigo Fire erotic circus, and other acts. Venus Anomaly will also demonstrate her burlesque bondage skills while Trishnamurti and Ensemble spin fire. The Alwun's annual Exotic Arts Show will also be on display in the gallery.
Fri., March 12, 7 p.m., 2010
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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.

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