Seattle’s Iva Handfull is a modern heathen in the Burlesque world, an albino Grace Jones, both a fashion Icon and rock & roll burlesque star. Mz. Handfull is a fierce, alternative neo-Burlesquer known for her inventive, epic, and oftentimes impersonating performances. Iva’s brand of neo-burlesque presents new ways of performing classic burlesque, while keeping the glint of classic choreography.
Iva was crowned the 2013 Kansas City Burlesque Festival Queen and has had the pleasure of performing across the United States, including the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Tease-o-rama in San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, and St Louis.
She’s also co-owner of Haute Under the Collar, creating custom rhinestone neckties, so you too can be well hung!
- Firestarter fan dance (using feather fans, not fire); BHOF 2011 video
- Marlboro Woman – Urban Cowboy
- Fan dance to Ministry’s Psalm 69
- Dance of a Thousand Hip Thrusts: Classic burlesque act to Nine Inch Nails’ “Physical”
- Super fringy act to Lenny Kravitz’ “Are you Gonna Go My Way”
- Filthy/Gorgeous – High glam/high energy act to Scissor Sisters’ song Filthy/Gorgeous
- Mannequin (duet)
- Sexual exercise
- Video game act – Ivy Valentine from Soul Caliber
- Ghost/Halloween/TV show act – spoof of Celebrity Ghost Stories
- Animal themed acts:
-Cruella D’Vil act
- Thanksgiving Act - Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic
- Xmas – Shopping Mom fighting for gifts on Black Friday
Impersonations (with Burlesque of course!)
- The Purple One impersonation (Darling Nikki, The Beautiful Ones, 1999, Kiss – duet with Miss Elaine Yes) (Prince doesn’t allow any media with his art in it, so message me if you’d like to see video)
- Napoleon Dynamite impersonation
- Annie Lennox impersonation to Sweet Dreams
- Madonna montage impersonation
- Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer impersonation
- Cruella D’Vil burlesque act
Acts on hiatus at the moment:
- Rock Me Amadeus (on hiatus until a new costume can be created)
- Sexual Construction act (on hiatus until a new jackhammer is made in August, 2013)
- Cane dance – to Marilyn Manson’s The Beautiful People (on hiatus until I really learn how to cane dance)
Other videos – with the help of POC Photo, Debora Spencer, Lydia McLane and Rick Klu, we made a few music videos, a dream of mine!