Torch with a Twist Keeps 1930s Aesthetics Alive

Photo Courtesy of the Artist


While burlesque dancing, fire breathing, and 1930’s aesthetics are generally a thing of the past, Detroit still boasts a strong community of performers that blend dark carnival charm with vaudeville circus acts. One of the cornerstones of this community is Torch with a Twist.

On Saturday, September 23rd, Torch with a Twist will celebrate its 11th anniversary at the Tangent Gallery in the New Center neighborhood.  

Grace Detroit, one of the creators of Torch with a Twist, previews the upcoming celebration. 

The vaudevillian cabaret features a lot of variety,” says Detroit. “A lot of fire and a lot of dangerous objects all accompanied by a traditional standard jazz band.” 

Click on the audio player above for the full conversation. 

Image credit: Photo Courtesy of the Artist

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

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Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.   Follow @hoopingtonpost

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