LA WEEKLY Theater Reviews - (L'effleur Des Sens

LA WEEKLY Theater Reviews - (L'effleur Des Sens)

April 12, 2006

GO L'EFFLEUR DES SENS Eurohunk Gregg oozes onto the large runway stage lip-syncing to the recorded voice of Joel Grey singing the title song from Cabaret. He is quickly followed by seven gorgeous female dancers who quickly prove that they are not only sexy but extremely well-trained in a variety of dance techniques.

This odd but highly entertaining hour created by French choreographer Cati Jean consists of nine semi-erotic dance numbers set to mostly recognizable songs. The most amusing is a silly piece with the women in stiletto heals prancing to Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking."

Other pieces are genuinely beautiful, particularly a number with the women in stretchable white shirts that evinces memories of Martha Graham and Mummenchanz. The most athletic event of the evening is Kate's performance of an aerial act hanging on a bolt of seemingly thin red fabric - all to a quiet rendition of "Walk On By."

Part of the fascination of the evening is the venue itself - a huge open space with excellent sound and lighting perfect for both stage and disco.

King King, 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Thurs., 10 p.m.; thru April 20. (323) 960-9234. (Tom Provenzano)

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