Life in family friendly Utah means that local performance art often trends toward the PG-rated. Not that it’s inherently a bad thing but sometimes, you want something a bit more … adult.
With that in mind, Brittany Reese of Sugar Space tapped local artist Monica Campbell to program a night more suited to post-lights-out. What the two came up with is 90 minutes of fierce and fiery fun with After Dark.
The emcee for the evening, singer Kate LeDeuce, will guide the audience through an evening of five different performance groups, each allotted 15 minutes in rapid-fire succession. With Slippery Kittens Burlesque, Movement Forum, Revolve Aerial Dance (pictured), Samba Fogo, Ashley Anderson and LeDeuce on the bill, those lucky enough to attend can expect everything from breathtaking aerial dance and inventive improvisation to saucy samba and risqué burlesque.
“With After Dark, we are hoping to put together an evening of high-energy, exciting performing groups that will tantalize all your senses,” explains Campbell. “Each of these groups has their own following at local bars and performance venues. However, there is not a lot of crossover with their audiences. We chose groups with the hope of introducing some new entertainment to their fans. Our hope is that we will bring in a combined audience that wants a hot night out on the town.”
Sugar Space does consider After Dark an adult show, which is why the performances are scheduled later than usual—hopefully after the kids have gone to bed and a sitter is comfortably in place.