The first ever Australian Burlesque Festival is about to hit everyone Down Under. Over two weekends in June, across Sydney and Melbourne, women (and a few delicious men!) will dress up, dress down and take to the stage in a myriad of costumes in shows which will cross states, venues, classification and mind-frames.
Whether your predilection is for acrobats, aerialists, hilarity, wiggles or giggles, the debut event promises to taunt, tease and titillate your palette. And with a range of international stars, local ladies and burlesque babies, there’s a plethora of talent to choose from. Organised by a team which includes Chaz Royal, the producer of London Burlesque Week, and Australian producers and performers Dolores Daiquiri, Rosy Rabbit and Sapphira, the show has been put together with precision. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful marrying of burlesque productions across the world? I’d twirl my tassels to that!