Baby Got Back burlesque

The Feral Feminism of Baby Got Back

  The F-word has been front and center throughout the world and at the forefront of discussion within the burlesque community of late. With ‘Nasty Women’ and ‘Bad Feminists’ globally speaking out on important women’s issues, it has been amazing to see how the burlesque community has been combining political expression into our body of […]

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

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Byron Bay and Brisbane

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 […]

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

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Canberra and Sydney

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 […]

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

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Melbourne

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 – […]

The Wonderful Strippers of OZ on the Yellow Brick Road to BHoF

Australian Queen of Burlesque Imogen Kelly is a woman with a very special cause… If I have a file at The Australian Council of The Arts I am sure they have branded it ‘Dirty Stripper’ with a big caution sticker sealing it shut. If I wasn’t a dirty stripper, I could get a government grant. […]

Crystals In The Desert: A Tour Diary in Outback Australia

Crystals In The Desert: A Tour Diary in Outback Australia

Lola The Vamp tells a heartwarming tale from the Australian outback… Betoota, Diamantina Shire, in the Channel Country of Central Western Queensland, Australia. Population 0. The last living resident passed away ten years ago. Sigmund (Simon) Remienko bought The Betoota Hotel in 1957 and closed it due to ill health in 1997, a handful of […]

Australian Burlesque Association: Interview with Bella De Jac

Australian Burlesque Association: Interview with Bella De Jac

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!

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 […]

Mod Carousel Down Under: Final Week of Shows in Melbourne

Mod Carousel Down Under: Final Week of Shows in Melbourne

With a spot in the Burlesque TOP 50 2013 under their belts, Mod Carousel, creators of the now deservedly famous Blurred Lines parody, headed to Australia for a number of performances.  Now in their final week Down Under, you can catch them at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne.  The boys sent me a virtual postcard […]

Imogen Kelly: The Fight for Survival

Imogen Kelly: Putting up a Fight

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 Diary

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 […]