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Lucha VaVOOM Presents Special 15th Anniversary 'Quinceanera' Show This August


For 15 years, LUCHA VaVOOM has been delivering arguably the most electrifying shows on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. On August 3 at the Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the co-founders of LUCHA VaVOOM--Rita D'Albert and Liz Fairbairn, two fearless pop culture visionaries who've been pivotal to the downtown Los Angeles renaissance--will present its 15th anniversary show (21+; doors at 7:00pm, show at 8:15pm). It's a historic event billed as "Quinceanera," which takes its name from a girl's 15th birthday celebration in Latin culture marking her transition from childhood to young womanhood. Tickets are on sale now for the unhinged show known to wildly entertain people, transport audiences to fun-town, and inspire others to let their freak-flag fly

"Just like any 15-year-old we feel like the best part of our lives are ahead of us and anything is possible," says Fairbairn, while D'Albert notes that "we unleashed Lucha VaVOOM fifteen years ago and it just keeps getting bigger and stronger. Halle-lucha!"
Lucha VaVOOM has deep roots in Los Angeles culture; it started before social media and only advertised the show through street marketing and graphic style. "We seriously knew we had something special within 15 minutes of the first show," says Fairbairn. Born into a city famous for throwaway culture, fifteen years on Lucha VaVOOM is relevant, vibrant and still thriving because it always delivers. For D'Albert,raising the bar show after show is a full-time obsession and looking into the crystal ball of the future she says to expect "more musical acts, and bigger, more diverse performances, and continuing collaborations with avant-garde fashion designers, ie; Charlie LeMindu, Karis, etc..." She adds: "The magic lantern says; TV, Las Vegas, world tours, dolls of our characters, our own wrestling school, comics and eventual world-domination."
Now a critical success, fan-favorite, and an L.A. institution, Lucha VaVOOM's"Quinceanera" show will surely bring out all the stops on August 3 featuringall of their dancers in a Quinceañera pageant, a comedian BATTLE ROYALE, special performances from Michelle L'amour, Leigh Acosta andMarawa The Amazing in addition to others (TBA). For a special dose ofluchadore action, there will be a tournament-style battle for the belt and fans can expect to cheer on all their favorites: Crazy Chickens, Dirty Sanchez, Chupacabras, Li'l Cholo, Piñatita, Magno and
Dr. Maldad.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D'Albert and Liz Fairbairn, LUCHA VaVOOM--the acclaimed and mind-blowing Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy ensemble voted Los Angeles' "Best Burlesque Show" by LA Weekly for 2012 and 2013--is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. Arguably more rock than rock and more punk than punk, LUCHA VaVOOM has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the low-rider car parade escorting the performers as the crowd enters the iconic Mayan Theater, to the local luminaries they attract (Drew Carey and Jack Black have sat in), to burlesque (which was revived right here in Los Angeles), to Lucha Libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly and amaze. It all comes together to make one fun, surreal, glam-bam spectacle of raucous entertainment. You could say it's a wrestling show for people that don't like wrestling (and those that do). The Los Angeles Times said, "Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist (7/09/06)."
At LUCHA VaVOOM, they like a little sexo with their violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, daredevil roller-skate girls, and Guinness-World-Record-holding hula-hoop hotties. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and Philadelphia, among many other cities), performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Big Day Out Festival in Australia since its birth in 2002 and call Los Angeles' Mayan Theater--an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace--home when not on the road. A sizzle reel featuring LUCHA VaVOOMhighlights (high-octane Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling, traditional burlesque and blow-by-blow comedic commentary) can be viewed here:

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