Burlesque Festivals

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Byron Bay and Brisbane

Alyssa Kitt at the Australian Burlesque Festival 2016. Image copyright 3 Fates MediaRead more

Alyssa Kitt‘s epic Australian Burlesque Festival 2016 report continues in Byron Bay and Brisbane. Read Part One here. Read Part Two here. Read Part Three here. Australian Burlesque Festival: Byron Bay We boarded the flight from Darwin to Brisbane and then had a late night drive to Byron Bay. Our tiredness inspired a deliriously choreographed suitcase ballet […]


Toulouse Blackface Walkout: European Performers Respond

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Last week, eight performers walked out of the Toulouse Burlesque Festival in protest at the inclusion of a burlesque act involving blackface. Click here for full details. In response to the incident, a collective of European burlesque performers, concerned about suggestions that racist and culturally appropriative acts are a common and accepted occurrence in the […]

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Adelaide and Darwin

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Alyssa Kitt‘s epic Australian Burlesque Festival 2016 report continues in Adelaide and Darwin. Read Part One here. Read Part Two here. Australian Burlesque Festival: Adelaide Adelaide is known as the city of churches, and as we arrive it’s cold, overcast and rainy. Driving to our hotel we come across a shop called ‘DIRT! Fashion’ and […]

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Canberra and Sydney

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Alyssa Kitt‘s epic Australian Burlesque Festival 2016 report continues in Canberra and Sydney. Read Part One here…   Australian Burlesque Festival: Canberra Our next stop is Canberra, which is Australia’s capital city by name only. Probably our coldest stop on the tour (note: overseas audiences will laugh at Australian’s definition of cold). Not much goes […]

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Melbourne

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The Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: twelve shows, eight cities, a bunch of flights, and a few long drives. The Blue Mountains, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Byron Bay, and Brisbane. Cue a month of madness with the Australian Burlesque Festival team, which included headliners Dirty Martini, Zelia Rose, Jacqueline Furey, MC Elena Gabrielle, myself – […]

Lola Frost’s Stockholm Burlesque Festival Diary

Lola Frost at the Stockholm Burlesque Festival 2015. Image copyright Jean Paul Bichard.Read more

A morning like any other was transformed in a single moment with the opening of a single email from Fraulein Frauke and John-Paul Bichard, producers of the Stockholm Burlesque Festival, asking me to join them overseas as one of their headlining performers. I literally started jumping on the bed! Yes, like a child. But I […]

Photos: Lili La Scala’s Stunning Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival Wardrobe

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Renowned for her exquisite wardrobe, sublime hostess Lili La Scala made a modest four changes during the glittering Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival Gala last year. She takes us through her costume changes, calling the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival “the best festival that the UK has to offer. Beautifully organised. I had the best time.” This year, […]