If you’ve ever seen Drop Dead Gorgeous, you can read on. If you haven’t I don’t really want to know you. Last night, a talent show at everyone’s favorite bro bar, Pine Box, showcased some of the best and brightest of Bushwick’s plethora of talent. Masks being worn, thrift store dresses being taken off and a dancing bunny rabbit composed what made the 1st Annual Maria Hernandez Talent Show, an endeavor that delighted and surprised everyone in attendance.
The donning of Audrey Hepburn half-masks and the use of props were of key importance to the show, echoing the choreographed scene of Kirsten Dunst & co. dancing to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga.” Incidentally, a re-imagining of the meaning behind Estefan’s “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” was performed with an ominous ninja symbolizing the rhythm that was going to get the main performer wearing a Dame Edna half-mask.
The organizer of the talent show, Josef Talintcapitaliser, stated to The Burning Bush, “It just seemed as though there was all this pent up creative energy that needed to be channeled into something. I know so many dancers, so many performance artists–I wanted to give them a way to express themselves.” Talintcapitaliser added bashfully, “I think because I have no talent of my own, I enjoy watching others who do.” It was a somewhat creepy, overly psychological admission.
The show concluded with a finale of silly string and promises to return next year with an even more bombastic, over the top performance. And, who knows? By then it could be re-named to the Amanda Bynes Talent Show. So dust off your dance shoes and start practicing now.
Written by Genna Rivieccio