A marriage made up of one part “polished, clever, and glamorous” (Dita Von Teese) from Kitten LaRue and one part “hilarious dance magic” (The Stranger) from Lou Henry Hoover could be none other than Kitten N’ Lou! This “camp, show-stopping couple” (The UK Daily Mail) uses burlesque, drag, dance, and theater to make performance that has been called “brilliantly deranged” (Time Out New York) and “genius” (The Huffington Post). Kitten N’ Lou were crowned Most Comedic at the 2014 Burlesque Hall of Fame, honored as 2014 Artists of the Year by City Arts Magazine, and named in the 2013 and 14 Burlesque Top Fifty by 21st Century Burlesque. Known for their signature brand of highly choreographed comedic camp extravaganzas, this dynamic duo has dazzled audiences across the globe, headlining festivals such as the Helsinki Burlesque Festival and Viva Las Vegas. They recently debuted their two-person show OVEREXPOSED at the Fringe World Festival in Perth, and
meet Kitten N' Lou!
"The World's Show-Busiest Couple!"
are kicking off their US tour at Joe’s Pub in NYC. You can find both of them starring in The Atomic Bombshells, the burlesque supertroupe Kitten has Produced/Directed for a decade to critical acclaim. Lou has been recognized with numerous grants and awards for his work as a choreographer in the US, including most recently the 2016 Emerging Artist Award in dance from the University of Michigan. Kitten N’ Lou collaborate extensively with drag artist BenDeLaCreme as DeLouRue Presents. Kitten N’ Lou recently made their television debut with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett on the PBS Great Performances special Cheek to Cheek.
“A genius invention.” (The Huffington Post 2015)
“...brilliantly deranged...” (Time Out New York 2015)
"Kitten N' Lou revolutionize camp." (CityArts Magazine 2014)
“Sheer slick silliness... tight, excellent, eye-candy” (Burlesque Beat 2015)
"Outrageously camp... show-stopping couple!" (The UK Daily Mail 2013)
"Absurdist duo Kitten N' Lou's larger than life groove had the audience cheering" (Huffington Post, 2014)
"It’s full-on lazzi—campy and hilarious, seriously crafted without taking itself seriously. For these stars of self-invention, sequins and makeup don’t mask their real selves. They magnify them." (CityArts Magazine 2014)
"A florescent Fred and Ginger" (21st Century Burlesque)
"Breathtaking...the tightest unison choreography I've seen in a long time." (Burlesque Beat, 2013)
"Lou Henry Hoover is a treasure beyond measure, a genius, a jewel, a muse." (The Stranger, 2014)
"Kitten LaRue is like the Patti Smith of Burlesque" (Burlesque Seattle Press, 2012)
"Insanely fun to watch" (Verbicide Magazine, 2014)
Golden Pastie Award: Painted Ladies (Best Makeup Skills, 2015)
Golden Pastie Award: Chameleon Award (2015)
City Arts 2014 Artists of the YearMost Comedic of The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Burlesque Top Fifty 2013 and 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s BEST DRESSED OF 2013
photo by JiJi Lee