Press & Awards

SHOWTIME at The Apollo! Rasa Vitalia performs Wed., Feb 17, 2016: http://rasavitalia.com/event/1403015/205524259/rasa-vitalia-the-apollo-nyc

✩ TOUR STORY! ✩
Here's a little tour story about my adventure at The Apollo: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/rasa-vitalia/how-i-got-to-the-apollo-by-rasa-vitalia/10153138195671330

SHOWTIME at The Apollo! Rasa Vitalia performs Wed., Feb 17, 2016: http://rasavitalia.com/event/1403015/205524259/rasa-vitalia-the-apollo-nyc

✩ TOUR STORY! ✩ Here's a little tour story about my adventure at The Apollo: https://www.facebook.com/notes/rasa-vitalia/how-i-got-to-the-apollo-by-rasa-vitalia/10153138195671330

Rasa Vitalia interview in Broke-Ass Stuart 2.17.16
Article: http://brokeassstuart.com/blog/2016/02/17/what-its-like-to-perform-at-the-apollo-theater/

Rasa Vitalia interview in Broke-Ass Stuart 2.17.16 Article: http://brokeassstuart.com/blog/2016/02/17/what-its-like-to-perform-at-the-apollo-theater/

Rasa Vitalia @ The Apollo NYC!

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Belly Dance Artist, Rasa Vitalia, performs at The Apollo Theater, February 17, 2016 New York City.
Photo by Shahar Azran.

Review from Mark Ziemann -"Rasa! You rocked last week at the Apollo! Can't wait til you're back in town!"
Review from Ed Steckley- "Easily the ballsiest shit I've seen Rasa do! Bravo!!"




Amateur night at the Apollo certificate of performance:
This certifies that on the 17 day of February, 2016, Rasa Vitalia, performed on the stage at the world-famous Apollo theater as an amateur night contestant, and is worthy of inclusion in the body of fearless people of great internal strength and self-confidence, and belief in their own talent, so as to dare to appear before the heralded Apollo theater audience, with its reputation for being a tough and demanding audience and strongly demonstrating its approval, or disapproval, of a performer's efforts. 

Signed Marion J. Caffey, producer amateur night at the Apollo.

RASA VITALIA MORE THAN BURLESQUE

 

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Okay at the risk of being controversial, something we never do, I’m going to make a statement.
Burlesque is, once again, all played out. Too many drag queens telling jokes too many chubby girls being seductive. There is nothing wrong with either if those things but like the traditional strippers, they have nothing new to offer. Ooooh a campy 50’s send up and a flash of side-boob, be still my heart. If I’ve seen two I’ve seen them all. This being the case I was less than thrilled when I was invited to a Sunday night burlesque show by a friend of mine who burlesques (can I use that a s a verb) for a hobby. Given the choices open to me on this particular Sunday, I found myself at a local establishment drinking a pint of Guinness and awaiting the ensuing carnage (and a peek at my friend’s boobs, which I had never seen… in a pasty)

Amid the traditional and aforementioned acts and much to my surprise, I saw Rasa Vitalia.

Much more than a traditional burlesque performer Rasa Vitalia is a show on her own. She sang, she danced, she balanced a sword on her head and she brought the crowd to their feet. Within 30 seconds of taking the stage she had won over the normally jaded crowd (this author included) with her exuberant eclectic performance. If you only see one burlesque show in your life, make sure you see hers.  Check out her Bio and pics below.

Oh yeah my friend was good too.

Rasa Vitalia's award winning music video "Make the Quake" screened at the Indie Film Showcase at the Mesa theater May 2017!

Rasa Vitalia's award winning music video "Make the Quake" screened at the Indie Film Showcase at the Mesa theater May 2017!

Rasa Vitalia interview on KOFY TV 4.29.17
KofyTV.com

Rasa Vitalia interview on KOFY TV 4.29.17 KofyTV.com

@rasavitalia interview by @theedenalexander on @kofytv photo by @fleurblossom #kofytv #rasavitalia #dance RasaVitalia.com  KofyTV.com     🎞📺🎬  😀🎤😃 🎥 📷 4.29.17 🙏🏽i ❤️this! Thx! 🎉

@rasavitalia interview by @theedenalexander on @kofytv photo by @fleurblossom #kofytv #rasavitalia #dance RasaVitalia.com KofyTV.com 🎞📺🎬 😀🎤😃 🎥 📷 4.29.17 🙏🏽i ❤️this! Thx! 🎉

Rasa Vitalia interview on KOFY TV 4.29.17
KofyTV.com

Rasa Vitalia interview on KOFY TV 4.29.17 KofyTV.com

Rasa Vitalia interview on KOFY TV 4.29.17
KofyTV.com

Rasa Vitalia interview on KOFY TV 4.29.17 KofyTV.com

Press Videos

 

Star Tour 2014

SnS Show

Night & Day

Women Now TV

A Nite w/Rasa

Souls of SF

Bubbles TV

Under the GG

RAW

NYC 2010

VENUS Uprising

SFPride @ SF Carnaval 2016

KOFY TV 2016

Press Articles

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Rasa Vitalia exclusive in Moda Terminal Mag - Toronto, Canada - Sept 2014
http://modaterminalyyz.com/rasa-vitalia-burlesque/

Rasa Vitalia exclusive in Moda Terminal Mag - Toronto, Canada - Sept 2014 http://modaterminalyyz.com/rasa-vitalia-burlesque/

Rasa Vitalia winner of Burlesque Idol July 2014 NYC. http://www.burlesqueidol.com/the-contestants/

Rasa Vitalia winner of Burlesque Idol July 2014 NYC. http://www.burlesqueidol.com/the-contestants/

Rasa Vitalia at The New Parish 12/9/16 The Holidaze Show Last night was amazing! We raised close to $1000.... thanks for coming and supporting #Ghostship !! 🙏🏽💚 — attending PCC Holidaze Variety Show w/ Planet Booty & Dj Galen at The New Parish.

Rasa Vitalia at The New Parish 12/9/16 The Holidaze Show Last night was amazing! We raised close to $1000.... thanks for coming and supporting #Ghostship !! 🙏🏽💚 — attending PCC Holidaze Variety Show w/ Planet Booty & Dj Galen at The New Parish.

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Yerba Buena Night 2013
http://ybnight.org/

Yerba Buena Night 2013 http://ybnight.org/

Rasa Vitalia with RonKat Spearman's Katdelic
http://www.ronkat.net/press/

Rasa Vitalia with RonKat Spearman's Katdelic http://www.ronkat.net/press/

Music is Art @ Delaware Park, Buffalo, New York	with Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls
Saturday, September 21, 2013
http://www.backstageaxxess.com/backstage/Concert_Review.php/Music-is-Art--2013

Music is Art @ Delaware Park, Buffalo, New York with Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls Saturday, September 21, 2013 http://www.backstageaxxess.com/backstage/Concert_Review.php/Music-is-Art--2013

Rasa Vitalia spread on Page 13 of Top Cat Live Magazine, March 2014. http://topcatlivemagazine.com/  
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BilzhwyCcAArUP9.jpg

Rasa Vitalia spread on Page 13 of Top Cat Live Magazine, March 2014. http://topcatlivemagazine.com/
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BilzhwyCcAArUP9.jpg

"Hello i am a dancer" article

"Hello i am a dancer" article

4.14.14 Women's Mag Radio interview with Rasa Vitalia - RasaVitalia.com

4.14.14 Women's Mag Radio interview with Rasa Vitalia - RasaVitalia.com

Rasa Vitalia on KPOO Dec 2013

Rasa Vitalia on KPOO Dec 2013

Rasa Vitalia special guest star dancer on KOFY TV Dance Party and Winner
March 2014

Rasa Vitalia special guest star dancer on KOFY TV Dance Party and Winner March 2014

Rasa Vitalia on Speakeasily TV
June 2014

Rasa Vitalia on Speakeasily TV June 2014

Rasa Vitalia, Performance Artist of the Year, 2011-2012
http://rawartists.org/news/item/1469-san-francisco-performer-of-the-year-rasa-vitalia

Rasa Vitalia, Performance Artist of the Year, 2011-2012 http://rawartists.org/news/item/1469-san-francisco-performer-of-the-year-rasa-vitalia

SF Chronicle, 2011

SF Chronicle, 2011

Serious Selling for the Small or Independent Dance Organization
April 9, 2013
http://www2.danceusa.org/ejournal/post.cfm?entry=serious-selling-for-the-small-or-independent-dance-organization

Serious Selling for the Small or Independent Dance Organization April 9, 2013 http://www2.danceusa.org/ejournal/post.cfm?entry=serious-selling-for-the-small-or-independent-dance-organization

The Post & Courier- Charleston, South Carolina -Nov 20 2008 12:01 am

The Post & Courier- Charleston, South Carolina -Nov 20 2008 12:01 am

June 25, 2014- June 30, 2014 San Francisco Bay Guardian page 20:
http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/06/24/weeks-picks-june-25-july-1-2014#Sat

June 25, 2014- June 30, 2014 San Francisco Bay Guardian page 20: http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/06/24/weeks-picks-june-25-july-1-2014#Sat

Performance Artist Rasa Vitalia
Posted by Cheryl Erber , December 02, 2011 at 12:58 AM
http://paloalto.patch.com/groups/cheryl-erbers-blog/p/bp--performance-artist-rasa-vitalia

Performance Artist Rasa Vitalia Posted by Cheryl Erber , December 02, 2011 at 12:58 AM http://paloalto.patch.com/groups/cheryl-erbers-blog/p/bp--performance-artist-rasa-vitalia

BELLY DANCING IN KUDU COFFEEHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
July 26, 2011  by Honey Silvas 
http://honeysilvas.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/belly-dancing-in-downtown-charleston-south-carolina/

BELLY DANCING IN KUDU COFFEEHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA July 26, 2011 by Honey Silvas http://honeysilvas.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/belly-dancing-in-downtown-charleston-south-carolina/

Footloose Presents Rasa Vitalia, 6/21/14
https://ftloose.org/

Footloose Presents Rasa Vitalia, 6/21/14 https://ftloose.org/

San Francisco Free Folk Fest 2011
http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/7028.html

San Francisco Free Folk Fest 2011 http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/7028.html

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011
Last Red Hots Burlesque shows of 2011
http://sfburlesque.blogspot.com/2011/12/last-red-hots-burlesque-shows-of-2011.html

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 Last Red Hots Burlesque shows of 2011 http://sfburlesque.blogspot.com/2011/12/last-red-hots-burlesque-shows-of-2011.html

Carnaval with Rasa Vitalia and Katdelic
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
http://gslmimetroupers.blogspot.com/2011_05_28_archive.html

Carnaval with Rasa Vitalia and Katdelic SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011 http://gslmimetroupers.blogspot.com/2011_05_28_archive.html

April 13, 2011 Speaking of Katdelic special guests
http://gslmimetroupers.blogspot.com/2011_04_13_archive.html

April 13, 2011 Speaking of Katdelic special guests http://gslmimetroupers.blogspot.com/2011_04_13_archive.html

Funky Fellow Travelers - Feb 2014

The wonderful Bindlestiff Family Cirkus advances the Variety Arts in New York.
West Coast Funkateers Katdelic and Rasa Vitalia are still shaking things up in San Francisco!
http://gslmimetroupers.blogspot.com/

Funky Fellow Travelers - Feb 2014

The wonderful Bindlestiff Family Cirkus advances the Variety Arts in New York. West Coast Funkateers Katdelic and Rasa Vitalia are still shaking things up in San Francisco! http://gslmimetroupers.blogspot.com/

http://www.newyork.com/articles/attractions/daily-5-ty-segall-friends-pop-up-more-16596/

 PARTY: Meow Mixx at Bizarre Bar

Do you enjoy cats, drag queens and Wednesday night dance parties? Then you’ll probably love this cat-themed drag party hosted by Crimson Kitty, who was voted Miss Dragnet 2014. Things kick off at 11pm with a “Catbaret of the Queer” featuring such fine acts as Rasa Vitalia, Jan Tina and Drae Campbell. Then bust out some of your favorite moves from Cats as Zena, Warrior DJ spins music until 4am.

DETAILS: 10pm; $5; 12 Jefferson St., Brooklyn; Bizarre Bar

http://www.newyork.com/articles/attractions/daily-5-ty-segall-friends-pop-up-more-16596/

PARTY: Meow Mixx at Bizarre Bar

Do you enjoy cats, drag queens and Wednesday night dance parties? Then you’ll probably love this cat-themed drag party hosted by Crimson Kitty, who was voted Miss Dragnet 2014. Things kick off at 11pm with a “Catbaret of the Queer” featuring such fine acts as Rasa Vitalia, Jan Tina and Drae Campbell. Then bust out some of your favorite moves from Cats as Zena, Warrior DJ spins music until 4am.

DETAILS: 10pm; $5; 12 Jefferson St., Brooklyn; Bizarre Bar

Liberty City Kings presents:  Nostalgia
Performances by:
Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque
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Rasa Vitalia: Hot dance, music, and vocal artist www.RasaVitalia.com

http://libertycitykings.com/2014/08/09/vixens-and-vagabonds-queer-and-kinky-cabaret-nostalgia/

Liberty City Kings presents: Nostalgia Performances by: Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque And Rasa Vitalia: Hot dance, music, and vocal artist www.RasaVitalia.com

http://libertycitykings.com/2014/08/09/vixens-and-vagabonds-queer-and-kinky-cabaret-nostalgia/

Rasa Vitalia, RAW: Performance Artist of the Year.
http://www.rawartists.org/RasaVitalia

Rasa Vitalia, RAW: Performance Artist of the Year. http://www.rawartists.org/RasaVitalia

FCC Radio Interview: August 2014

FCC Radio Interview: August 2014

Occupy Performance Series 2011

Occupy Performance Series 2011

Belly Dancer of the Year 2009 Pageant

Belly Dancer of the Year 2009 Pageant

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Raqs LA - Queen Mary, Los Angeles

Raqs LA - Queen Mary, Los Angeles

Bollywood by the Bay - SF

Bollywood by the Bay - SF

Pin Up Show

Pin Up Show

Bay Area Arts & Culture Newsletter 2014

Bay Area Arts & Culture Newsletter 2014

Circus of Dreams- Bizarre Bushwick, NYC

Circus of Dreams- Bizarre Bushwick, NYC

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Rasa Vitalia performs at Pink Party and Chapel SF 6.24.15 SF LGBT Pride - 
http://ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=outabout&article=734

Rasa Vitalia performs at Pink Party and Chapel SF 6.24.15 SF LGBT Pride - http://ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=outabout&article=734

Rasa Vitalia in SFStation.com for CarnavalSanFrancisco.org 5/29/16 for SfPride.org  http://www.sfstation.com/2016/05/30/photos-carnaval-in-the-mission/#gallery-20

Rasa Vitalia in SFStation.com for CarnavalSanFrancisco.org 5/29/16 for SfPride.org http://www.sfstation.com/2016/05/30/photos-carnaval-in-the-mission/#gallery-20

Rasa Vitalia on KOFYTV.com for CarnavalSanfrancisco.org 5/29/16

Rasa Vitalia on KOFYTV.com for CarnavalSanfrancisco.org 5/29/16

Rasa Vitalia & The Disco Sluts have a huge cover photo by Dot Tom Schmidt featured this week in the Bar Tab section page 27 in the Bay Area Reporter July 17-13, 2016 @ The Stud Bar for The Meow Mix Show Tuesday nights ! Check it out and pick up your copy today! 
http://www.ebar.com/bartab/article.php?sec=onthetab&article=173

Rasa Vitalia & The Disco Sluts have a huge cover photo by Dot Tom Schmidt featured this week in the Bar Tab section page 27 in the Bay Area Reporter July 17-13, 2016 @ The Stud Bar for The Meow Mix Show Tuesday nights ! Check it out and pick up your copy today! http://www.ebar.com/bartab/article.php?sec=onthetab&article=173

Rasa Vitalia performs at Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence fund raiser, August 2017.  Photos by Darryl Pelleteir.

Rasa Vitalia performs at Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence fund raiser, August 2017. Photos by Darryl Pelleteir.

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