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MEW Match Game: Alyssa Kitt (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2017)

  It was so popular in 2015, we’ve brought it back! The 2017 edition of Miss Exotic World Match Game continues, where the ten contenders battling it out for Reigning Queen of Burlesque next week at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend fill in the blanks as hilariously as possible and tell us what we […]

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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 […]

Dolores Daiquiri at the Australian Burlesque Festival 2016. Image copyright 3 Fates Media

Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Adelaide and Darwin

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 […]

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 – […]

Vicky Butterfly at the Perth International Burlesque Festival. ©John Leonard

Alyssa Kitt’s Perth International Burlesque Festival Diary

Alyssa Kitt recaps the Perth International Burlesque Festival, also starring Vicky Butterfly, Medianoche, Lola The Vamp and Lillian Starr… There are few moments as special as the time of year when artists travel across the country and the world to get together to take their clothes off in the city of Perth. The Perth International […]

Alyssa Kitt at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.-

Alyssa Kitt’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Debut Diary

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Best Debut competitor Alyssa Kitt shares her pageant experience… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. After an epic trip from Australia to the desert I’m finally at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, accompanied by my cute […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: Best Debut

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: Best Debut

Kitty Bang Bang reviews the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Tournament of Tease Best Debut category… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. At The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, Friday night is the reason for the season, but the Saturday night competition is the perfect […]

BHoF Best Debut 2015: Alyssa Kitt and August Wiled

BHoF Best Debut 2015: Alyssa Kitt and August Wiled

For this year’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend pre-pageant profiles for Best Debut, the contenders were paired up and mini interviewed each other so they, and we, can get to know them all better. The first pair in the interview chairs is Alyssa Kitt and August Wiled…   21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of […]

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. […]

A Dirty Weekend at the Ruby Revue...

A Dirty Weekend at the Ruby Revue…

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 […]