THE POOM POOM PRIESTESS
sassaBrass - Taja Lindley's burlesque alter ego - is a pleasure-filled healer who uses the ritual of performance to deliver the gospel of the pussy. The pussy is magic, is medicine, is gold, is divine, is an entrance and an exit -- an opening to the deepest, most sacred spaces of women's ancestral knowledge. The pussy gospel is ancient. sassaBrass is the messenger, the vessel. Twerking is the testimony -- cuz the booty don't lie! Welcome to church where we pussy pop for praise and worship in the service of our freedom and liberation.
sassaBrass currently has two acts available for bookings:
Race Jones (4 minutes, 20 seconds)
This trash bag couture burlesque performance is a high energy striptease celebrating Black life and Black joy. It has been featured at SHADES of Burlesque, Dixon Place Theater, New York Live Arts, and Brooklyn Museum.
Gonna Make You Mine (6 minutes, 30 seconds)
A burlesque-inspired silk fan dance contemplating unrequited love and the grief that follows after a broken heart. Slow, sultry, and deeply moving, this work was created and choreographed by Taja Lindley under Perle Noire’s mentorship. This work has been featured at Perle Noire's Perlesque Showcase, SHADES of Burlesque, and Justin Vivian Bond's House of Whimsy at Bard College's Spiegeltent.
Photograph by Kali-Ma Nazarene, 2017