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M E D I A R E L E A S E
Tropika Canada Group Presents …
Bangkok Ladyboyz: An East-Meets-West Experience
As Contemporary As Hip-Hop ~ As Ancient As Thai Creation Mythology
Dates: October 20 & 21, 2004 Venue: Plush @ Plaza of Nations
Times: Doors at 9 pm / Showtime 10:00 pm
Tickets: $45 / Online at www.supertickets.ca
and in person at Tropika on Robson (1128 Robson Street)
& Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant (219 – 755 Burrard – enter on Alberni)
Gender-bending is everywhere these days in our metro-sexual, poly-sexual, omni-sexual world, and fresh from the hottest nightclubs and showrooms of Bangkok comes a new twist to the confusion, Bangkok Ladyboyz!
Bangkok Ladyboyz, presented in Vancouver by the Tropika Canada Group of fine restaurants, will showcase their unique take on east-meets-west cultural fusion October 20 and 21, 2004 at Vancouver's Plush @ Plaza of Nations. In two evenings of wild glitz and glamour, with classic lip-synch to contemporary hip-hop pop music infused with the famed sexuality of Thailand, five celebrated performers from the most famous nightclubs of Bangkok will raise temperatures and pique curiosity in a show that can scarcely be compared to anything else on stage anywhere.
Covering pop-culture icons as varied as Blondie, Jennifer Lopez, Fire Inc. and the Britney Spears, Holly Vallance and Kylie Minoque, the ensemble reaches new levels of tongue-in-cheek irony with a bring-down-the-house take on The Village People's Macho Man! Also featured are Dhoom Dhoom and Sexy Naughty Bitchy Me by Tata Young, the hottest English pop singer in Asia today.
The Bangkok Ladyboyz will be joined on stage by ten local dancers in a show created by noted Vancouver choreographer Didi Kwok. With five male and five female dancers and five ladyboys on stage, all three genders will be well represented! Dance music will keep the crowds on their feet before and after the main show courtesy of the talents of one of Vancouver's favourite DJs, Marlon English.
Thailand's ladyboys are a world-famous phenomenon and a 'must see' on every tourist's itinerary. Their grace and beauty inspire amazement and awe among the thousands who attend the large stage shows in Pattaya and Bangkok. By day many of them live mainstream lives, acknowledged in Thai tradition as the “kathoey” or “third sex”, with a cultural heritage that can be traced back to the creation myths of northern Thailand. By night they are a glittering part of the big-city nightlife, melding ancient temple dance techniques with the heart-pounding rhythms of contemporary club music.
With an evening featuring white-hot dance music from one of Vancouver's best-known DJs before and after the show, the Vancouver appearance of Bangkok Ladyboyz promises to be the most exciting sizzle of the season!,
Whether packing the clubs and show lounges of Bangkok, Tokyo and Hong Kong, thrilling audiences in New York and Los Angeles or bringing a taste of the exotic to the Edinburgh Festival or Octoberfest celebrations in Germany, Thailand's ladyboys are an entertainment force to be reckoned with.
Vancouver will experience the Canadian debut of this international sensation October 20 and 21 when Tropika Canada Group presents Bangkok Ladyboyz to Plush @ Plaza of Nations for two exclusive performances. Doors open at 9 pm and showtime is 10:30 pm.
Tickets are now available online at www.supertickets.ca or in person at two downtown locations, Tropika on Robson (1128 Robson Street) and Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant (219 – 755 Burrard Street). For further information and some colourful footage of the Bangkok Ladyboyz, visit www.bkkladyboyz.com
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