So Impressed

Pretty Haute Machine
Photo by Jules Doyle

“There’s such a range of emotion within the scope of Nine Inch Nails, that neo-burlesque is really the perfect vehicle to explore it all. You can be sexy, gritty, tormented and also have a sense of humor, while telling the audience a story that is highlighted by the music.”

—Iva Handfull, one-third (with Seraphina Fiero and Emily Leong) of IvaFiero Productions, creators and producers of Nine Inch Nails burlesque tribute Pretty Haute Machine. Choosing favorite songs from across the NIN discography allows PHN dancers to “lay their hearts out on the stage,” says Handfull, seen here performing to “Somewhat Damaged” during Pretty Haute Machine’s latest incarnation at Theatre Off Jackson last month.