Like a dream rising from the hustle bustle of the Hollywood streets and laden with spectacle and soul, Los Angeles stepped out last night in full regalia in the form of a show simply called The Show.
Review by Lucy Griffin
Outside the throbbing pulse of the cars and streets were the veins of the city and inside King King last night was its blood and heart.Â The heartbeat of Los Angeles brought to you by Sascha Escandon and Carolina Cerisola (who also brought me to tears over the sheer shaking of her magnificent derriÃ¨re).
Imagine being in a room so alive with the vibrant excitement of life that each gesture, each flick of a wrist or graceful point of a toe might make you weep with joy.
Last night spectators united with the performers, all hearts pumping to the beat of the invigorating music.Â The audience was swaying as one in marvel at the limitless talent unfolding like a geographical picture book right in front of our lucky eyes.Â Dancers pounding their soles on the floors as if translating stories through each step, each spin, each life”¦ Â Singers and musicians moving us through the magic of music”¦
Each act was stunning, but I must mention the guttural bravado of Miss Rocio Mendoza who stood atop the bar like a possessed messenger of the truth and sang the most powerful rendition of a ranchera song that I have ever heard.Â I also have to mention the Capoeira dancers whose god-like bodies and powerful movement introduced the hottest fire that has ever burned a stage; samba master Morena Santos.
Vanessa Albalos captivated the room with her genius flamenco routine.Â Everything was superb, from the cabaret beauties shining like glittering light bulbs to the MCs whose narration set the perfect tone for the night of celebration.
The Show”™s backbone was the ever-so-tight live band that guided the performers to usher us on this journey.Â Thank you Carolina and Sascha for this joyous show and if I haven”™t made it clear get down to King King tonight for its FINAL (but hopefully not for good, with any luck this show will have extended life) performance.Â Also a shout out to Mario Melendez for co-producing this and other shows like it at King King, which is a venue worth checking out.
King King Nightclub
6555 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, 90028
Last night is TONIGHT
Running time 1 hr 15 minutes
Purchase here or at the door TONIGHT!