3 Weeks Late And Filthy AF - An Anti-Valentine's Celebration of Wilted Bouquets & Red Hot Revenge
Tosca Rivola is thrilled to present the special Un-Valentine’s Day edition of TARANTINA, taking stage March 5, 2020 at Club Bahia in Echo Park, Los Angeles. Coming three weeks after Valentine’s Day, TARANTINA: Un-Valentine’s Day will be a celebration of the kind of red hot revenge that can only be found in the world of Quentin Tarantino. This edition, the bloody Bride from Kill Bill will return for a show-stopping performance, and an award-winning Latin dance duo will bring dark romance to a Reservoir Dogs duet. Patrons will enjoy special Un-Valentine’s themed cocktails while they’re immersed in a dozen burlesque, acrobatic, martial arts, cyr wheel, contortion, and dance acts by some of the most talented artists in the world. Rebel against Valentine’s Day with a creative tribute to some of the most memorable moments in cinema!
For over a year, the monthly cabaret showcase has transformed the club into a celebration of all things Quentin Tarantino. In each event, world-class acrobats, lounge singers, burlesque performers and more pay honor to the iconic femme-fatales that have enthralled, terrified and seduced us in films like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and beyond. Attendees enjoy special Tarantino-themed cocktails and an authentic ’80s dive bar atmosphere with the two-act show before dancing the night away to Tarantino soundtrack classics after the final performance.
Rivola first conceived of TARANTINA near the end of 2018, realizing that many of her most cherished female characters in cinema were from Quentin Tarantino movies. As she started to conceptualize the production, she realized that many women in her close-knit performance community were a total shoe-in for the characters she was searching for. Casting couldn’t have been easier!
“Tarantino has always displayed a unique focus on creating interesting female characters,” says Rivola. “He’s created some of the most iconic heroines and femme fatales in cinema history, never going into the cliches of the damsel in distress. I’ve always admired the outlaw woman in her many forms”
The show features stand out performers like Brynn Route, an acrobatic pole sensation who brings to life young Nancy Callahan from the iconic dingy stripclub scene in Sin City. Kyla Carter, an LA native contortionist and general style queen embodies the raw, unapologetic energy of Jackie Brown in her grapple over a firearm with Ordell Robbie. Donna Hood, one of LA’s top burlesque entertainers and show producer herself, is stabbed awake by a perfectly swarovski’d syringe and performs a strip-en-pointe number as Mia Wallace from everyone’s favorite Pulp Fiction. The show lets audience members be knee-deep in cinema’s most memorable moments by giving them the opportunity to purchase “Experiences” that allow them to participate in ways they would have never dreamed.