Making sure LUCHA VaVOOM--the acclaimed and mind-blowing Mexican masked wrestling/burlesque/comedy ensemble-is on your radar for Halloween events in Los Angeles this year. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and Philadelphia, among many other cities) since its birth in 2002 and is returning to The Mayan in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31 for their annual Halloween performances. There will be a $250 prize for the winner of the “Best Costume Contest,” post cards attached for the event.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D'Albert and Liz Fairbairn, Lucha VaVOOM is non-stop, action-packed surrealism where Mexican masked wrestlers perform breathtaking acrobatic feats in a fast-paced, fun-filled, character-driven style. Known for their far-out flamboyance, its quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches are designed for maximum enjoyment and action. At LUCHA VAVOOM, they like a little sexo with their violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, pogo-stick peelers and hula-hoop hotties. They've searched the world's dungeons, sumptuous theaters, and sweaty Mexican wrestling dens for the kinkiest performers they could find.
When not on the road, the troupe calls downtown Los Angeles' Mayan Theater--an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace--home. Earlier this year Lucha VaVOOM headlined the “El Jimador Mexican Wrestling Bar” at Australia's Big Day Out 2013 Festival where Ben O'Shea from YAHOO.AU.COM noted (1/24), “Sex and violence - it's a winning combination but you're unlikely to find it done as successfully or with such feel-good humour as Lucha VaVOOM..."