Australia

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Canberra and Sydney

Imogen Kelly at the Australian Burlesque Festival 2016. Image copyright 3 Fates MediaRead more

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

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

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 – […]

Australian Burlesque Association: Interview with Bella De Jac

Australian Burlesque Association: Interview with Bella De JacRead more

Australian burlesque performer and academic Lola The Vamp interviews Bella De Jac about the Australian Burlesque Museum and Australian Burlesque Association, with additional information provided about the special photographs accompanying the interview. Australian burlesque history is quite different to both European and American burlesque history. The scattering of information we currently have indicates a lot […]

Burleskathon – 24 Hours of Tease!

Burleskathon: 24 Hours of Tease!Read more

On Saturday 22nd March, Dolores Daiquiri and Elena Gabrielle will oversee a Guinness World Record attempt in Victoria, Australia: Burleskathon – 24 Hours of Tease!  Over 70 performers will take to the stage in a non-stop 24 hour burlesque showcase and raise money for important charities.  I was curious to hear more from Dolores about […]

Imogen Kelly: Putting up a Fight

Imogen Kelly: The Fight for SurvivalRead more

In an exclusive, special piece, Imogen Kelly (Reigning Queen of Burlesque/Miss Exotic World 2012) discusses her battle with breast cancer, the ongoing struggle for progress in treatment, and looking to the future.  Thank you Imogen for this candid, moving article. HM. (Top image ©Richard Just) October. Finally October is over. I can breathe out now […]

Miss La Vida’s Australian Burlesque Festival Diary

Miss La Vida's Australian Burlesque Festival DiaryRead more

Hi, I’m Miss La Vida.  Here’s the continuation of my Aussie adventure with my diary from performing in the Third Annual Australian Burlesque Festival, produced by Rosy Rabbit and Dolores Daiquiri, that took place from 7 – 24th June. A highlights video from The Big Tease show, Melbourne, Sat 09 June. Wednesday 06 June Flew […]

Miss La Vida’s Perth Burlesque Festival Diary

Miss La Vida's Perth Burlesque Festival DiaryRead more

I’m Miss La Vida from New Zealand, and I was one of the international performers invited to perform at the inaugural Perth International Burlesque festival, produced by Coco Poppin and A’dora Derriere of Sugar Blue Burlesque. This is my diary of the festival, which took place between May 24th and May 27th. Tuesday 22nd May […]

WINNERS INTERVIEW: Imogen Kelly, Reigning Queen of Burlesque, 2012.

WINNERS INTERVIEW: Imogen Kelly, Reigning Queen of Burlesque, 2012.Read more

Presenting our new Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World, 2012 – Imogen Kelly! I am so pleased that Imogen Kelly has been recognised and rewarded for a fantastic performance; a performance that symbolises her incredible talent, creativity, dedication, vision, and years of hard work and contributions as a contemporary pioneer in Australia. Her victory […]