Our final community screening goes down Sunday, August 28, 2022 at 7:00pm. Part of The Art of Tease, Richmond, VA, Gallery 5.
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Harlem in Havana Project: Burlesque Education Series
My Grandma Was An Exotic Dancer!?
Burlesque Bloodlines: How I Documented My Family’s History
Saturday, May 28, 2022
About the Filmmaker
Get your copy of the book BROWN SKIN SHOWGIRLS!
BROWN SKIN SHOWGIRLS is a black and white photographic celebration of the many brave African American and Cuban women who performed exotic, rumba, salsa, calypso, striptease and much more on Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana Revue during the heyday of burlesque. This book is guaranteed to expand your knowledge of these performers who helped shape American entertainment and popular culture as we know it today. Many of them have transitioned or their whereabouts are unknown. All attempt have been made to verify the names of the individuals appearing in this book. Thanks to this special collector’s edition, they will never be forgotten. Get ready to be titillated! Learn more at harleminhavana.com.
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Duke dance professor Thomas F. DeFrantz talks about JIG SHOW
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Slippage @ Duke University Fall Series presents a special student screening JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana
Monday, August 23, 2021
Burlesque artist Bebe Bardeaux featured!
In August of 2020, the New York School of Burlesque Book Club held an online event hosted by Bebe Bardeaux where filmmaker Leslie Cunningham talks about the history of Harlem in Havana, her family's legacy and the Brown Skin Showgirls book. Parts of the virtual interview will be featured in the JIG SHOW film series showing online now.
Affectionately known as "The Doll of D.C.,"Bebe Bardeaux", is an award-winning burlesque performer who has wowed audiences all across the nation from coast to coast! Bebe took home the 2019 Golden Smile Award at the Golden Legends Champion Challenge and the #1 top prize at the 2018 Washington D.C. Burlypicks competition. She was nominated for the 2018 New York Burlesque Festival's Hottest Freshman Award and the 2018 Best of Gay DC Best Burlesque Performer Award.
BEBE brings her critical perspective to the film project. She is a published burlesque historian and author of the forthcoming book SHAKE QUEENS, and has been featured in several leading pinup magazines.
A special thank you to Bebe Bardeaux, the New York School of Burlesque and headmistress Jo Weldon for creating the platform to share the legacy of Harlem in Havana, an important part of the the history of Black Burlesque!
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Meet the indy artists behind JIG SHOW
Thursday, February 25, 2021
View the HARLEM IN HAVANA Collectors edition online!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
We're donating $1 from every order online to SUSO!
Supporting Stand Up Speak Out - NC (SUSO) - SUSO aims to empower individuals they serve by providing advocacy and therapeutic support through Art Therapy for children and teens who are victims or witnesses to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Read more now.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Musician Jeremy Johnson signs on as Executive Producer
Sunday, August 2, 2020
New York School of Burlesque Book Club Show presents "Brown Skin Showgirls"
August 5, 6 pm-730 pm EST on Zoom/Facebook Live.
Join the New York School of Burlesque Book club show for an hour of books and burlesque! Burlesque Historian Bebe Bardot will guest host, interviewing author/filmmaker Leslie Cunningham about her book Brown Skin Showgirls.
Learn more now.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
2019 Grant Recipient of "Filmed in NC"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Don't wait for the film! See the BROWN SKIN Showgirls!
Monday, November 6, 2017
2017 SDF Grant Recipient
Thursday, September 7, 2017
JIG SHOW hits FRESH DOCS, Friday, September 22, Durham, NC!
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Work-in-Progress Screening in DC, Saturday, July 29th!
- 7:00pm - 7:30pm Harlem in Havana Photo Exhibition and Event Seating
- 7:30pm - 8:30pm Film Screening Q &A with filmmaker
Friday, March 17, 2017
JIG SHOW work-in-progress screening, April 4, Beyu Caffe, Durham, NC
The Southern Documentary Fund presents Docs For Us / By Us: a new 3-part series in partnership with Beyu Caffe, Black documentary filmmakers from Durham present works-in-progress, reaching out for community support, resources and ideas as their stories take shape. This series takes place monthly on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 PM at Beyu Caffe, 341 W. Main St, Durham. Part of Beyu Caffe’s #BeConnected program. Learn more now.