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 […]

Burleskathon: World Record Striptease

Burleskathon: World Record Striptease

Back in March 2014, performers from all corners of Australia convened on Melbourne to take part in a world record attempt for 24 hours of continuous burlesque performances. Burleskathon ran from 12pm noon on Saturday the 22nd to 12pm noon on the Sunday the 23rd and was organised to the tiniest detail by Dolores Daiquiri […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Burlesque Ball: Magical Moments and New Beginnings…

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...

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 […]