Australia

Miss La Vida’s Perth Burlesque Festival Diary

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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 […]

The Burlesque Ball: Magical Moments and New Beginnings…

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The Burlesque Ball, 2011 is almost upon us – an annual Australian tour of grand spectacle and all-star international headliners. Founder and producer, Jac Bowie discusses the Ball’s beginnings, highlights and future direction, after recently announcing that this year’s Ball will be the last… When and why did you create The Burlesque Ball? What were […]

A Dirty Weekend at the Ruby Revue…

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I’m not one to blow smoke. In fact I’m the opposite. My friends laugh at me and say I’m the ‘Patsy’ of burlesque – meaning Patsy, the jaded, cynical chain smoker from Absolutely Fabulous. In a way it is comically true. I like to critique burlesque the same way I would critique any other show […]

Review: Burlesque Royale

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Burlesque Royale: Sydney Performance It’s 6.45am on Sunday 23rd Jan.  My sequined ‘Dynasty’ gown is in a crumpled heap on the floor like a deflated Joan Collins. My high heels on the rug are two exhausted porn stars after a drug-fuelled sex orgy and the remnants of my make-up cling to my face – my […]