Pink and White Ball at The Lab Theater 2019

Elektra Cute presents The 3rd Annual Pink and White Ball for Planned Parenthood.
Photo by Jason Bucklin. (do not use without permission)Jasonbucklinpinkandwhiteball2019_o

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Teaching in New Orleans May/June 2019

Awakenings Pole and Fitness Studio
Thursday May 16th 5:45pm Level 2 fabric/hammock
Thursday May 16th 7pm Level 1 fabric/hammock
Monday May 20th 6pm Level 2 hoop
Tuesday May 21st 6pm level 1 hoop
Wednesday May 22nd 7pm advanced aerials
Thursday May 23rd 5:45pm Level 2 hammock/fabric
Thursday May 23rd 7pm Level 1 fabric/hammock
Sunday May 26th 2:45pm Silks all level
Monday May 27th 6pm Level 2 hoop
Tuesday May 28th 6pm level1 hoop

Fly Circus Space
Sunday May 19th 3-4pm Beg silks/rope
Sunday June 2nd 3-4pm Beg silks/rope
Monday June 3rd 7:15-8:15pm silks 2

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Mercuriosity March 2019

One Eyed Wolf Photography at The Monocle Stl.
Show: Rainy Moss’s Mercuriosity March 2019

Mercuriosity at The Monocle 2019

at The Monocle 2019


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A show of my own, sort of

St. Louis, MO April 2019
Two evening of solos involving other people and longer form work.
If you can make it you can still contribute
It has been awhile since I have curated and produced a show of my own and will be the first time in St. Louis. I am bringing in a couple surprise special guests.
An evening told in two parts that also stand alone.

part (a)
Wednesday April 10th at The Monocle
Some Animals are Easily Startled

Lisa Natoli, in collaboration with S.L.A.C and The Monocle, presents and curates an evening of longer-form aerial performance, exploring themes of the body as politic and ideas that cannot be categorized or necessarily explained. The work seeks to push the limits of the art form in performance while asking the audience to be a present observer.

part (b)
April 12th at St. Louis Aerial Collective
Nostalgia Will Kill a Room
LISA NATOLI, in collaboration with SLAC, presents a lecture performance offering a look into the artist’s creative process, including excerpts of longer form aerial work. The setting emerges as collaborating companion, leaving Natoli’s experiential magic free to evoke new points of engagement, constantly blurring the lines of formal traditions and mass acceptance.
all ages allowed (adult subjects, cussing, and states of undress in show.) no content based refunds.

About: Bright Ideas is an aerial performance company founded in Brooklyn in 2008 and influenced, in part, by my background in dance and my childhood in 1970’s New Orleans. There, art and everyday life seemed to be rubbing up against each other at all times, wherever you looked, until it was hard to tell where one stopped and the other began. It has had an enormous effect on how I conceive of and create work: no separations or compartmentalizations, everything factors into everything else. A meal, a line of text, music, a performance I saw, the way someone walks across the street, all have an equal chance of inspiring my next piece.

Lisa Natoli also known as Iron Fanny is an aerial performance artist living in transit. She is a sought after aerialist known for her unconventional approach and intensity of artistic curiosity. She’s that character in films and books we root for, except this one’s flesh and blood. Her art isn’t printed, published, or filmed. It can’t be sold off a merch table. It exist for a moment of beauty, right in front of you, and then it’s gone Lisa worked on a creation project with Spiegelworld directed by Steven Hoggett at St. Ann’s Warehouse(NYC) in 2017. She has presented solo and ensemble work at The Toronto Contemporary Circus Festival, The House of Yes, Galapagos Art Space, CBGB’s Gallery, The Brooklyn Lyceum, Gowanus Ballroom, MonkeyTown, Invisible City, The Clocktower Cabaret, and with Black Hearts Burlesque.

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Performing in St. Louis April 2019

Friday March 15th
Aerial Show and Tell at St. Louis Aerial Collective
Aerial Show and Tell is an informal bi-monthly show giving our students, staff, and special guests a platform to generate aerial performance art. The audience becomes a part of the creative process, as our aerialists discuss their pieces and get feedback on their work. Come and be a part of the conversation as extraordinary feats of aerial artistry and storytelling are shown.
Free for students enrolled in previous or upcoming session, free for members, free for children 8 and under, $5 for everyone else. Bring cash for refreshments. This show is family friendly.

Wednesday March 20th
Mercuriosity at The Monocle
Join Rayne Supreme & her high flying friends for Mercuriosity: Wednesdays in Outer Space, at 8pm on the third Wednesday of Every Month! This unique and never-before-seen monthly show features your favorite local aerialists and interactive dancers doing their own variations on a theme. 7$

Saturday April 6th
Hush Hush Cabaret at The Monocle
April’s Line up is a Windy City Invasion featuring Chicago Burlesque Beauties Naughty Natanya, Dusty Bahls, Dahlia Fatale, & Shimmy La Roux with special traveling aerialist Lisa Natoli, and local showgirl sensation Bibi Dazzle!

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Colorado Aerial Arts Summit March 2019

Boulder, CO
Stay tuned for dates and times.

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Saturday February 2nd
Experimental Partnering  (silks/rope) at Aerial Arts NYC. $70 pp
In this class we will re-write and break the rules to move away from stock moves and explore ways of sharing space with technique and theory on and off the apparatus. Pre-req must be comfortable with contact and be of an Int level on silks or rope

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Inanimate 48

Photo by Linus Gelber at Irondale Theater.

Photo by Linus Gelber at Irondale Theater.

I am judging this really cool virtual contest with some really talented people.
Check it out and bring something to the table.

Inanimate 48
Inanimate 48 is a 48 hour contest for dancers who use weight bearing apparatuses. This can be aerialists, circus artists, pole dancers, or people who just like to wiggle around on big, inanimate objects, whether or not you know any technique or tricks 🙂 Starting Friday evening on January 25th, you have 48 hours to create a brand new choreography, film it, and submit it online. Feel free to spend all weekend working on it, or maybe just whip something up in a few hours. Submissions will be reviewed by a hand selected panel of dance and artistic professionals. One winner will receive a cash grand prize, but there can be any number of honorable mentions.
Inanimate 48 has two main rules:
1. You must create something new in the 48 hour period ONLY
2. You must use a weight bearing apparatus of some kind

You can do any style of dance, use any apparatus, have any number of people in your choreography, have any length of time, film in any way you want, do it at home, in a studio, outdoors, where ever! We want to see your creative chops. This is your chance to do the kind of art you may never get to do in a typical competition or showcase setting.
Registration is $35 and opens December 1st and closes January 26th.*
$10 of each registration fee will be donated to Futures Without Violence, a non-profit organization working to prevent and end sexual abuse and domenstic violence against women and children. You can learn more about Futures Without Violence at

Learn more about Inanimate 48 and Inanimate Dance at

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New Orleans

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Dec 2018 classes at Awakening Pole & Aerial Fitness 
I am guest teaching for a couple weeks at Awakenings Pole &  Aerial Fitness Studio.
Here is the list of classes you can take:
Thursday Dec 13th Level 2 Fabrics. 5:45-7pm
Thursday Dec 13th Level 1 fabrics 7-8:15pm
Friday  Dec 14th Community Aerials 5:30pm
Monday Dec 17th Level 2 Aerial Hoop 6-7:15pm
Tuesday Dec 18th Level 1 Aerial Hoop 6-7:15pm
Wednesday Dec 19th Adv Aerials 7-8:15pm
Friday dec 21st Community Aerials 5:30pm
Saturday Dec 22nd Level 1 & 2 Hoop/Hammock 11:30am
Wednesday Dec 26th Adv Aerials 7-8:15pm
Thursday Dec 27th Level 2 Fabrics 5:45-7pm
Thursday Dec 27th Level 1 Fabrics 7-8:15pm
Saturday Dec 29th Level 1&2 hoop and Hammock 11:30am

Register and for more info:

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Sept-Oct Performances

St. Louis, MO
The Emerald Room at The Monocle

Hush Hush Cabaret: Viva Variety Show
September 28 featuring the hula hooping cutie Hoopsie Dee, the magical Amanda Lindsey, Colorado’s lovely lyra lady Lisa Natoli, and as seen on The Gong Show remake, Comedy juggler extraordinaire Jim Mackenzie! Mimi Le Uke hosts this special show!

Howling at The Hush Hush Halloween Show Friday  Oct 19th 

Join us for a terrorfying, electrofying, thrillin-inspiring night at the Hush Hush Cabaret, the Monocle’s exclusive po-up late night show, as we howl at the moon at some hair raising acts! Its Halloween and what could make this season better than a little boo-lesque! This edition’s cast features locals Vera Valentinaa of the Glimmer Cabaret, and Chi Chi Buxom of the Bon-Bons Burlesque Boudoir with special guest appearances by Colorado’s lovely lady of lyra Lisa Natoli and the Limpest Wrist in Burlesque Willy LaQue of Chicago! More cast announcements coming soon as we want a jam packed night of scream-worth sirens! Tickets are $10 in advance. $15 at the door. Grab your tickets today for this one-night only howlabration!

Minneapolis Burlesque Festival
Oct 5th Friday at The Lab Theater
Friday 10.5.18 | Doors 6p | Show 7p | Lab Theater
Some rules were made to be broken, and Rebel, Rebel does just that! This showcase challenges the status quo by reimagining the world of cabaret through the minds of the neo-burlesque movement’s most inventive arbiters. Hosted by Marcel Michelle-Mobama. Featuring Ray Gunn (Chicago), Nox Falls (Amarillo), Jacqueline Boxx (Baltimore), Elektra Cute (Minneapolis), Spikey Van Dykey (Sarasota), and more!

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