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. 

Footage:
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

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