There is no time to blink at the big new production “Sweet Talk: A Delicious Electro-Cirque Kiss.”
Created by Jessica Broyles of Champagne Productions, the ongoing 70-minute show is at tight as one of its dancer’s calf muscles. MontBleu Theatre’s first long-running show since “Passion 2000,” drew a large crowd to Saturday’s performance, despite a slow start to the ski season. After witnessing the fiery performance, it’s easy to understand why the snow outside is melting.
“It’s been far too long since we’ve had one (an ongoing dance production),” said Angela Smith, who choreographs the aerial routines. She also is a dance instructor at Lake Tahoe Community College.
“The balance of the show is what’s most impressive,” said dancer Savannah Shutz. “She (Broyles) has so much going on I know I would be overwhelmed.”
Shultz, who is fighting cold symptoms, said the dancers each have three piles of clothes on the sides of the stage for costume changes, some of which must be made in 15 seconds. “We don’t have time to get sick. It’s well worth the sweat. I love a big stage with a bigger area to dance.”
Reno’s Jose Peralez is one of the show’s two B-Boys, whose previous experience is acrobatics and spinning on his head and elbows.
“This is my first show of this caliber but the girls are very talented and they’ve helped me a lot,” he said. “The show is fun, sexy and very entertaining.”
Viola LaLa Mia, who played a continuous mix of modern music, took a break as DJ to dance with, and eat, fire, which she confirmed is hotter than habanero peppers.
Featherpistol, who is 5-foot-10 barefoot and 6-10 when in costume, performs what she calls “Kung Fu Geisha Pole Art.”
“The audience gets something to wrap their hearts and minds around,” she said.
Tickets are $20 and doors open at 8 p.m. “Sweet Talk” will be performed Through April 5 each Friday and Saturday night except on Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and March 28.
“Were trying to take a lot of conventional aerial things you see now and give it a little bit of a twist, make them new,” Broyles said. “My goal is by having the live DJ onstage and the live graphic designers onstage every night is that the show will always look and sound a little bit different so even locals will want to come more than once. We want people to get up and dance and have fun with the show. We want people to interact and have fun.”