Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Kit Kat Club

Red Bennies enters the terrible two's in sexy style, celebrating the launch of the KIT KAT CLUB BURLESQUE

Join us for a night of mayhem and glamour in Red Bennies 2nd Birthday Extravaganza!

Melbourne's premier burleque artists bring you a boundary breaking new format, KIT KAT CLUB BURLESQUE that will leave you on the edge of your seat and gasping for breath. A little bit twisted with lashings of raunch, Kit Kat Club Burlesque provides the best evening's entertainment available in Melbourne.

So with cocktail in hand step into a hazy world where not everything is as it seems and rules were meant to be broken, where inhibition is left behind with the tug of a garter and toss of a glove.

Dates: Friday 3rd February
Time: 7pm
Price: $20 Presale $25 on the Door

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Living History of Australian Burlesque

Inspired by America's Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends night Australia’s Queen of Burlesque, Imogen Kelly, has decided to host an event honouring our legends and pioneers. The event follows a time line through the history of our burlesque including footage and recreations. If you are in Sydney I urge you to go along!

In 1843 a burlesque performer raised her skirts to the mining towns of Victoria, they showered the performer with gold nuggets. Abe Saffron had some of the most notorious strip clubs in the world and the performers are still alive to tell their tales. When Elizabeth Burton performed for the troops in Vietnam, they stopped the war until she was finished. 

The eighties and nineties saw the evolution of what was once the most hardcore performance niche on the planet- in Sydney… 
These and many other incredible stories will unfold as Australia’s Queen of Burlesque, Imogen Kelly, takes you on a trip through time to unearth Australia’s secret history of burlesque legends.

From Lola Montez to Miss Nude World, from Norman Lindsay Tableau Vivants to 65 year old ladies doing bump and grind- this night has it all. 

Annette Kellerman the original Million Dollar Mermaid
The Corrick Family films
Australia’s fastest Tassel Twirler from The Tivoli
Vonni of Les Girls
Performances by
Marrisa Yeo as Lola Montez
Lola The Vamp demonstrates the Victorian way
Gypsy Wood a tribute to Norman Lindsay
Imogen Kelly Tributes Pauletta Perry “The Ostrich Girl” from the Tivioli
Tasia and The Go Gets as The Whiskey Girls
Jeanette Wood of Whiskey A Go Go Fame
Lilikoi and Kim Kaos of Archaos Circus Fame
Birdman on the Mic
Doris Goddard of B-grade Hollywood movie star fame
Cindy Pastel the inspiration for Pricilla Queen of the Desert
Lauren La Rouge sharing the Mic
Christa Hughes of Machine Gun Fellatio
Glitta Supernova of Gurlesque 
Judith Lanigan of Go Go Burlesco
Tiger Lil of Tarnished
And finally Elizabeth Burton!!!! Australia’s Grand Empress of Striptease, 

February 11, 2012
The Factory Theatre
105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, ns 2204


Saturday, January 14, 2012

A return to costuming

As I have had a longish pause in designing I have been itching to get my hands busy with some new ideas, one of which has been bubbling away for quite some time, and that is my brand new act, "Teach Me Tiger" I will be showing this to you very soon!
It was so much fun to get the design brain switched back on and lovingly stich this crazy idea into life so I really am looking forward to sharing, it is also the most fun I have had with an act in a long time!

I am also very excited to be starting a new project for my fellow performer and friend, Evie Red, who will be getting a very elegant showgirl ensemble. It will be such a treat to have her wearing something of mine as she is just gorgeous and definitely an up-and-coming talent to keep your eyes on!

In the meantime I thought I would post some beautiful and fierce costume inspiration I have been collecting...

*Please excuse my lack of credits, I tend to click and save images without checking, oh dear!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Midsumma Carnival!

This Sunday Dolores Daiquiri, Miss Jane, Evie Red and I will be heading down to the biggest event on the Midsumma calendar to perform between 12pm and 3pm. There might just be a chance to win some tickets to the Australian Burlesque Festival coming up in June, so if you are around make sure you come and say hello!