Friday, October 15, 2010

Noir Revue.... The review

A couple of weeks ago I performed in the Sydney Fringe festival as part of "Noir Revue" which fellow performer and showgirl extraordinare Sarina Del Fuego masterfully put together.

It was such a treat to be in a run of shows! The nature of being a burlesque performer means no two gigs are ever alike, you are always in a different venue, with different co-stars and although it is an exciting life there is something to say for being able to really sink your teeth into one show each night!

I chose to do a performance unlike any other I have ever done, more theatre than burlesque it was based around the premise of a woman waiting for her man to get home, the torment she experiences deciding she has had enough and has to leave and finally the realisation that she can't. It was really powerful for me and I even had a few tears on stage on one of the nights! A woman scorned...


On the nights that I performed I was blessed to have some truly talented co-stars who as a whole gave each night (that different slightly from the last) the feeling of a dark and sordid Berlin cabaret, smokey and moody and tantalisingly sultry.

There was ofcourse the madame of the house herself, Sarina Del Fuego, who did a couple of different numbers, one was a sensual nude illusion fan dance with truly epic blue feather fans (the envy of all backstage!) and a cheeky, smokey number that had the crowd's gaze as she weaved her way through them puffing and mincing...

One of my favourite aerial performers, Missy, performed an agonsingly beautiful and slow aerial hoop number. Spinning slowly she had such fluidity and control in her act, it really was draw dropping! what a talented lady...


Missy also performed a dark, ambiguous cabaret chair duo with fellow aerialist Paloma Negra, who also stunned the crowed with her graceful and delicate trapeze routine...



As always, Kelly Ann Doll had the crowd eating out of her hand! Kelly is one of those acts that never fails to impress, she is an exceptional dancer and flawless entertainer and I have loved every single show I have ever see her do... A total star!


 Unfortunatly I don't have photos of all of the performers yet, but will update when I do! We were very lucky to have the gorgeous Scarlett Jezabel come all the way from Tasmania along with Tiger Lilly. Unfortunately I didn't get to see either of their acts though I could most deffinitely hear the crowd's appreciation and I have heard nothing but great things of these two, especially of Scarlett's beautiful peacock number which oozed elegance...

We had with us one of the most beautiful cabaret voices I have heard in a long time. Chantal has this amazing voice that is at once smoky and moody then clear and sweet and a bell, a pleasure to hear as well as see, a classic beauty with the most amount of beautiful gowns and divine accessories (and a lightning fast changer!)

It really was a treat to be part of the show, I can't thank Sarina enough for bringing together such a fabulous cast! the atmosphere was perfect, with the audience at the front tables becoming part of the show and observerers at the same time. The week went by so quickly and before we knew it, it was the finale show and Cleveland street Theatre was left with the tang of smoke and heady purfume and an air that something very special had taken place...

To read some other reviews of the show click on the links below.




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