One of the best things about the neo-burlesque scene that has swept through Indy in recent times is that the form offers seemingly limitless variation. Consider for instance “Pur | The Company,” a prolific group with regular events throughout the city that hit Blu Lounge downtown with a three-member mini-show the night before Thanksgiving.
Led by former Las Vegas showgirl Evie LaRoux, the trio warmed up the chilly November night with an electric, jazzy routine that draws as much from modern popular entertainment as it did from the familiar burlesque elements of the past. The tack-sharp choreography, hair-tossing charm and rhinestone dazzle was an excellent match for the laser lights and glitter balls of Blu’s pre-holiday party. They entered the room with confident superstar cool and walked out like rock stars.
Anyway, the photos tell the story better than I could, so click through up above, and look for future issues of NUVO for more in-depth coverage of Pur. And if you want to see more, check out their next show, a full performance Wednesday night at Room 929.