Where Carnaval meets Cabaret : Hot Pink Feathers performs World Cabaret Showgirl dance. Recent recipient of the 2012 San Francisco Performing Arts Award *and* named “Absolutely Fabulous” by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Feathers are committed to Delighting the World, One Showgirl at a Time. Think Busby Berkeley choreographing an ethnic dance festival, with Carmen Miranda, Josephine Baker, Lola Montez & Little Egypt as his side kicks.
Led by the Queen of Carnaval SF 2008, Kellita, the Feathers embody full tilt joy and passion in a professional dance revue package. A Feathers show is guaranteed to bring smiles to each and every face in the house. These San Francisco-based dancing darlings are spreading the glitter gospel across the globe with their exuberant extravaganzas.
Highlights of the past years in the life of Hot Pink Feathers include performing in Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman variety shows at the Plush Room and Bimbo’s in San Francisco and at El Cid in Los Angeles and sharing the stage with Rosin Coven at The Fillmore. You may also have caught the Feathers entertaining many millions of TV viewers on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Hot Pink Feathers earned First Place in Original World Dance at San Francisco’s Grand Carnaval 2005 & 2006.
From family friendly to delightfully risque revues, the Feathers entertainment themes range from Brazilian Carnaval, Vegas Showgirl, New Orleans Mardi Gras, Old Havana Mambo, French Can Can, Gypsy Cabaret, Tropical Sambafest, to Bawdy Bollywood and beyond. Click here to hear what the press has to say about the Feathers. Click here for a full review of Hot Pink Feathers’s monthly showcase. A Feathers revue is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face with their cheeky and playful presence.
The Feathers are veteran performers of cabarets, clubs, concerts, carnavals and corporate events, from the intimate to the grand. Click here to see their show, venue and client history. A little sugar and a lot of spice, their colorful, latin-flavored bump ‘n’ grind has made them “leaders on the scantily clad front” according to Theatre Bay Area.
The Feathers were founded in 2000 by award-winning dancer and choreographer Kellita Maloof. If you prepare yourself to scroll down 3/4 of the page, you can click here to read how Kellita found burlesque in an article she wrote for an online world dance magazine, Root. In addition to providing artistic direction to Hot Pink Feathers, Kellita delights audiences with her array of captivating solo acts. Choose Kellita: in her Brazilian Carnaval solo; her latin showgirl number; her samba lounge shimmy shake; or in one of her more classic burlesque pieces: her feathery tribute to Night Train, her alluring Gyspy act, her sizzling Jungle number, or her humorous Bunny act (with option of Kellita jumping out of a life-size gift box!).
Kellita was a member of Rococo Risque Cabaret, awarded Best Theater Ensemble by SF Weekly 2005. She has ventured a la carte to Las Vegas, Hollywood, Seattle, Denver, Anchorage, NYC, Costa Rica and Honduras, leaving glitter and grins in her wake. Kellita was named Little Miss Aftershock for her outstanding shimmy-shake at the Miss Exotic World Contest and earned a nod to her main instrument of bump ‘n’ grind at the New York Burlesque Festival with a Golden Pastie for Best Derriere.
You may have caught Kellita emceeing, performing, and leading a conga Line in San Francisco’s Union Square kick off to National Dance Week in 2007, 2008 (alongside Carnaval King Everett), and 2009 with Hot Pink Feathers and their All-Star Marching Band. You also may have spotted her as MC of the Carnaval San Francisco King & Queen Contest alongside Feather Dusty Jewel in 2007 and again in 2012, alongside Carnaval King Miggy. KRON 4 interviewed Kellita on Carnaval morning in 2007 She also appears in KRON’s documentary of SF’s nightlife, “Sex & The City,” and ABC and CBS spots on the Grand Re-Opening of the Condor. She is the debut act in the burlesque stag film “Broad Daylight” by John Michael McCarthy, a featured dancer in the recently released feature length film, “Burlesque Assassins,” and interviewed in the recently published book “It’s All That Glitters.”