Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Drip's Prison Party

Drip's Prison Party was held in a top floor of a downtown Orlando business sky rise. The floor to ceiling windows had a magnificent view of the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center construction site as well as an amazing view of Lake Eola where a splash water skiing event was taking place. The idea of the prison themed fundraiser was that "prisoners" could not leave until they raised enough money so they could post bail. Of course "prisoners" were having so much fun, they wouldn't want to leave. There were live performances through out the day along with food, drinks and massages.

Serafina Shiano, who was the actress who brought Lollybot to life in this years Dog Powered Robot show at the Fringe, performed a sensuous belly dance for the prisoners. Brandon Roberts, dressed as an 0fficer would set of a siren and announce a "Prison Break" about every hour. "Prison Breaks" were a time to stretch legs, grab a drink and enjoy a performance. The walls of the prison were covered with doodles all in a prison theme.

Each team of prisoners sat at a table and artistic thermometers gauged their fundraising progress.  The first team to raise $50 would be celebrated with confetti blasts. A young woman wandered the room in bright orange stilts.

I heard that Drip Dance has finally been granted all their city ordinances, so they will be going live on International Drive soon. The Drip bar will offer brightly colored brews as guests explore the dark and hip space. Drip is sure to become a hit among Orlando tourists who want to escape down a dark back alley to find some of this town's most edgy, sexy and colorful dance. Watch art come alive!

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