La Petite Mort’s Anthology of Erotic Esoterica

Kevin Incroyable and La Petite Mort

Kevin Incroyable and La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort’s Anthology of Erotic Esoterica is a dark, intimate cabaret – bringing us burlesque, boylesque, magic, contortionists, acrobats, and more. A conversation with La Petite Mort, the show’s creator, and Kevin Incroyable, its master of ceremonies. 

Every last Friday night of the month, inside The Conservatory – a coffee house in the rusty neighborhood of Georgetown in Seattle – a variety show focusing on the darker side of performance art unfurls itself. These are not individual, one-off shows. They are all part of a series – united by themes that emerge over time and in subtle ways.

La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort

The Anthology is an escape from our digital life and from our typical self-imposed, isolating entertainment experiences. Beyond just “going out to see a show” for the night – we witness challenging and beautiful art. It seeks to transport us into a timeless state, where the interaction between audience and performers is more direct and immediate.

La Petite Mort and Kevin Incroyable

La Petite Mort and Kevin Incroyable – floating around

We also try to understand why the Pacific Northwest is a good home for this type of self-expression. Is there something in the air that makes us more amenable to moody, eroticized art? Regardless of the reasons, they have been “evoking bloody evil erotic incantation for years” and mining “the deepest trenches of human depravity drizzled with crooked rusty nails of romance.”

You have to give people a portal – they have to step out of the everyday and come into our world…into our specific rabbit hole.

The Peculiar Pretzelmen

The Peculiar Pretzelmen


La Petite Mort's Anthology of Erotic Esoterica


Show Links

Glitter & Gore – Home of La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort – Twitter

Anthology of Erotic Esoterica – Instagram

The Peculiar Pretzelmen

The Conservatory – a Seattle coffeehouse

Podcast intro music: “Mister S” by Luc Marcotte
Podcast exit music: “Rabbit Foot Blues” by The Peculiar Pretzelmen on Who Brought The Serpents Down album
Photography courtesy of La Petite Mort

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