So. You're interested in the exploding burlesque and belly dancing scene, but you're not sure which act to catch. Might I recommend the fantastical alternative troupe, Desert Sin? They interpret myths, fairy tales, and powerful female archetypes through sexy dances and elaborate, shimmering costumes. I was introduced to them via their enchanting Mermaid Dance, which they performed at the Dances of Vice Festival this past winter. New Yorkers can see them at the next incarnation of the festival (more on that soon), or by getting tickets to their full-length show, Musée des Femmes: Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque at The Zipper Factory on July 8th or August 12th.