Here is a Burlesque Documentary in French that was filmed for TV in Quebec about a year ago. Russell Bruner featured in Episode 2/3 linked here. (Video will be available on this site until August 1st, 2013)
Here is Russell Bruner and Paulina Munoz with their take on a fight dance called Apache, or La Danse Apache, Bowery Waltz, Apache Turn, Apache Dance and Tough Dance. It’s basically a highly dramatic dance associated with Parisian street culture at the beginning of the 20th century to reenact a violent “discussion” between a pimp and a prostitute.
Russell Bruner is Vaudevillian sex appeal in seersucker and straw boaters! A mischievous, mustachioed devil of a man, Russell is a celebrated physical comedian, variety artist, swing dancer, emcee and boylesque peeler.
As a performer and choreographer, Russell has recently won 3 titles at the world renowned Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend held in Las Vegas: “King of Burlesque 2012″, Best Group & Best Duo 2013
Inquires about having Russell at your next event can be made here: http://swingtimepdx.com/contact-us
Here is video footage of the act performed by Russell Bruner that won “Best Boylesque” at 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend’s Tournament of Tease:
Here are details for purchasing the standard black T-Shirts and custom orders:
Now you can have this Villain Face on a shirt, jacket, bag, or whatever!! Currently all Villain Faces added to ladies clothes are custom orders. For example, in the above image, the Villain Face was put on Paulina’s white with black polka dot top. She provided the shirt, and I put the Villain Face on it. Just like magic! For $25 I will put the Villain Face in a location of your choosing. Just tell me where to stick it and I’ll do it! Keep in mind I need 12 inches clearance. You can ship the item to me and I’ll send it back, or you can give it to me live and in person. We’ll work it out. Start the whole process by clicking “Buy Now” here:
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I do have mens black T-shirts available for purchase at $20 plus $5 shipping and handling, by clicking “Buy Now” here:
Getting to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease was no easy task. I remember doubting that I would be accepted into the competition at all. I had even booked some other shows the weekend of BHOF because I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to get accepted. Plus I like to keep myself busy. Anyone familiar with this line of work knows that the only way to keep your head above water is to make sure your calendar is booked out at least a month or two ahead so you can rest easy knowing you have enough work lined up to stay afloat. So since I hadn’t heard back from Burlesque Hall of Fame and the competition was only a month away, I assumed that I wouldn’t be there.
After seeing a lot of videos of people dancing to Dub Step Music, I thought it’d be fun to give it a go. Enjoy! - Russell Bruner
Listed below are music groups that have performed with Swing Time in shows and events. Booking inquiries may be directed to the bands, and I can answer questions that I know the answers to. – Russell Bruner
As Pink Lady sings the songs of the prohibition era, this combo is lead by rag time piano jockey John Bennett and also includes vintage arch top guitarist Steve Boden, Joe Haegele on Drums, Wayne Travillion on trombone and Will Amend on Double Bass.
Often Russell can be found in a state of undress in front of a paying audience. Usually starting out with some Gentleman Juggling and eventually getting to his creative use of a hat rack. Continue reading