The New York Boylesque Festival weekend kicks off tonight with a teaser party at the Knitting Factory and is followed by tomorrow's main event at B.B. King's.
Here's your chance to meet some of the performers before they hit the stage.
Names: Rhythm Knights Dance Troupe - Christopher J. Anderson, Sam Benedict, Nick Deyo, Syville Padayo, Bill Siegfried
Hometowns: Detroit, MI, Wilsonville, OR, Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA and Sugar Land, TX
How many years have you been doing burlesque?
Dancing in particular, for over 25 years and burlesque has been intertwined all throughout since starting in Reno in 1992. I enjoy being able to introduce and give the opportunity to newer members of my troupe.
How would describe your burlesque style?
Sexy Street Jazz Dance with a little bit of underground funk!
Have you participated in the New York Boylesque Festival in the past?
We are virgins!
Who are you most looking forward to seeing perform this weekend?
I am very looking forward to seeing all of the out of town (and out of country) performers and learn what types of things are happening around the world.
What would you like to say to your New York fans (and future fans)?
A big hello and thanks to our brothers-in-song of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.