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Clamour 8unny gIveaway. 20 years of the
8urlesque Hall of Fame. '8ehInd the 8urlyQ'
hIts screens. 'WhIte |Ink' album out now.
troupe de force
What happens behInd the scenes of some of
the world's most loved burlesque troupes:
OPI NI ON
CatherIne 0'LIsh wonders what
burlesque has In store for the future.
the queen of the quake
KItten 0e 7Ille on 90s burlesque, rock stars,
tourIng around the world and motherhood.
i t s vegas, baby!
FoxI 0lIte ups the ante for thIs year's
8urlesque Hall of Fame Pageant.
fashi on
KItty van Horne and Fuby FIot
rock It out, pInup gIrl style.
out and about
A postcard from taly. Queens of 8urlesque.
The 8urlesque 8all. Hot Lunch.
manhattan mi nx
8urlesque gIrls on lm. 8y New York
correspondent, Cherry 8elle.
the london revue
Cabaret hIts the burlesque cIrcuIt, as
reported by London correspondent, LIlac Hell.
spotli ght
The UK's Anna Fur LaxIs pays trIbute to
8ettIe Page In thIs hIlarIous vIdeo clIp.
t's been far too long
sInce we last rubbed
shoulders and delIghted
In one another's company.
Welcome back! You may
notIce we've undergone a
fabulous redesIgn wIth a
brand new magazInestyle
format. We hope you love
It as much as we do!
've been thInkIng
about bIrthday
celebratIons lately. Not only Is the 8urlesque
Hall of Fame celebratIng 20 grand years, but
your beloved 8urlesque |agazIne has just
turned one. t's been a 12month whIrlwInd of
nonstop deadlInes, fabulous burly shows and
very, very late nIghts. |eanwhIle, 'd lIke to
take the opportunIty to thank you, our reader,
for supportIng us and enjoyIng our work. |ay
the next year be lled wIth much furIous tassle
twIrlIng, joy and InnovatIon.
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8urlesque
8ras for a
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New York, USA
London
8urlesque
FestIval,
London,
UK (2025th)
The
KItten Club,
London, UK
PrecIous,
New York, USA
KItsch Cabaret,
London, UK
Tease classes
wIth SarIna del
Fuego, Sydney, AUS
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wIth 7Ixen NoIr,
Sydney, AUS
WIndy CIty
8urlesque Fes
tIval, ChIcago,
USA (1517th)
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SarIna del Fuego,
Sydney, AUS
8urlesque
Croove,
|elbourne, AUS
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ChInatown,
ShanghaI, CH
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FestIval, Texas,
USA (22nd 24th)
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ChIcago, USA
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Sydney, AUS
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ChIcago, USA
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Sydney, AUS
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New York, USA
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Clasgow, SCD
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Auckland, NZ
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Stockholm, SWE
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Sydney, AUS
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New York, USA
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Sydney, AUS
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Sydney, AUS
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ChIcago, USA
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Tea and Tassels
London, UK
HeresynHeelz
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Sydney, AUS
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Sydney, AUS
J48 8urlesque
Sydney, AUS
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London, UK
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New York, USA
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Seattle, USA
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Cabaret |ystIque
Sydney, AUS
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London, UK
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ThIs year marks the 20th annI
versary of legendary burlesque
museum, ExotIc World and the
annual 8urlesque Hall of Fame
Pageant (formerly known as
the |Iss ExotIc World Pageant).
FIrst opened In 1990 by retIred
performer 0IxIe Evans (once
known as the |arIlyn |onroe
of burlesque In the 50s), It was
orIgInally located In the Nevada
0esert, but wIll be movIng to
downtown /DV9HJDV thIs month
and houses an extensIve col
Cute, playful and sexy,
Clamour 8unny dresses are for
modern bombshells and vIxens.
0esIgned by Cerry Foxby In the
UK, the range has been created
for the woman who loves to
accentuate her curves and
embrace her femInInIty.
"Women seem to be tryIng to
deny theIr form as If It's some
thIng we should be ashamed of.
|ore often than not, clothes
are cut In a way that almost
denIes the fact that women
have a bust and bum and
covers everythIng In sloppy
fabrIcs," says Foxby.
LuckIly for our readers,
we're gIvIng away two dresses
from Clamour 8unny. The two
wInners can choose any dress
they wIsh from the range,
whIch can be vIewed onlIne
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know In 75 words or less what
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The latest burlesque
documentary, '8ehInd the
8urlyQ' Is hIttIng the sIlver
screen thIs month on AprIl 2J
In New York at the Quad CIn
ema. ThIs lm tells the IntI
mate storIes of performers,
musIcIans, club owners, jour
nalIsts and authors durIng the
golden age of burlesque Includ
Ing former strIpteasers Tempest
Storm, 8laze Starr, EvangelIna
the Dyster CIrl. For more de
taIls, FOLFNKHUH.
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8lack Cotton Is one of
London's coolest retro club
nIghts, playIng a heady mIx
of swIngtIme hIts and rarItes.
Now, from the people behInd
the club comes'WhIte |Ink',
a wInnIng combo of golden
oldIes and newer electro
tunes wIth retro overtones.
8ut If you're havIng nasty
ashbacks to the cheesy
lounge musIc of the early
noughtIes, stop rIght there.
These songs combIne sexy,
jazzy, oldtIme sax and strIngs
wIth a backbeat of the nest
drum machIne that's Ideal to
get you tappIng your toes, or
even peelIng off your clothes!
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lectIon of burly memorabIlIa,
IncludIng Sally Fand's fans and
even the crematIon ashes of |Iss
SherI Champagne.
|eanwhIle, the 8urlesque
Hall of Fame Pageant brIngs
together performers from all
over the world each year to
compete for the tItle of FeIgn
Ing Queen of burlesque. Past
queens Include CatherIne 0'LIsh,
0Irty |artInI, mmodesty 8laIze,
ErochIca 8amboo and last year's
FeIgnIng Queen of 8urlesque,
CongratulatIons to Fuby
Champagne from CalIfornIa,
who was crowned |Iss 7Iva Las
7egas earlIer thIs month durIng
the 1Jth 7Iva Las 7egas Focka
bIlly Weekender.
Known as 'The |exIcan SpIt
re of 8urlesque', Fuby Cham
pagne has taken the tItle from
last year's wInner, Lucy Fur and
has won herself a yearlong
contract wIth the Starlett |e
dIa Croup, a photo shoot wIth
hIghlyrespected photographer
0on SpIro and two passes to the
8urlesque Hall of Fame In June.
"t was a wonderfully over
whelmIng feelIng to hear the
crowd's apprecIatIon wIth theIr
cheers, It was awesome!" she
saId of the experIence. " felt
IncredIbly accomplIshed and
proud that my hard work In
preparIng thIs act for the com
petItIon was wellreceIved and
enjoyed by the audIence. ex
tend many thanks to my frIends
and fans. couldnt be goIng
thIs far (and hopefully further)
wIthout them!"
Fuby Champagne's rst
foray Into the Industry was In
2006 at the New York School of
8urlesque. She made her stage
debut In the same year and
now performs regularly on the
burlesque cIrcuIt In Los Ange
les, where she Is based.
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take place
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8urlesque
Hall of Fame
Weekend at
the Plaza Hotel and CasIno In Las
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As one of the rst troupes to hIt the stage In the
USA, there weren't many other troupes In exIst
ence when The World Famous PontanI SIsters
AngIe, Helen and Tara began.
"When we went to the rst TeaseDFama and
dIscovered other acts lIke the 0evIlettes and
Cantankerous LollIes, we were just happy to have
found each other. There has never been any rIvalry
that 'm aware of," saId AngIe.
However, the PontanI SIsters
certaInly haven't been devoId
of scandal In the past. At the
2006 New York 8urlesque
FestIval, the gIrls had theIr
costumes sabotaged when a
malIcIous performer trIed to
sIdelIne theIr western act
before they went on stage.
"Dne of our golden lassos was
stolen and hIdden In a storage
room of the venue; my dance
shoe strap was lIterally cut,
as were huge chunks of frInge
from each of our skIrts. Fortu
nately for us, we dIscovered the
vandalIsm wIth enough tIme to
repaIr the damage," recalled
AngIe. "Producer ThIrsty CIrl
went on a mad search for the
lasso and It was recovered. Un
fortunately, that marked the end
of sharIng a dressIng room wIth
large groups of performers."
So, what makes a troupe
work or faIl: n addItIon to
watchIng your weIght (more
than one performer has men
tIoned her strIct dIet and exercIse regIme),
there's also rememberIng steps, organIsIng
rehearsals and sourcIng unIque costumes to
ensure you make your mark. 8ut perhaps most
Importantly Is the need for a certaIn chemIstry
between the members.
Tanya Cheex from SkIn TIght Dutta SIght! In
Toronto, Canada saId: "t's Important that eve
rybody shares the creatIve vIsIon but can In
terpret It In theIr own way. WorkIng as a group
cohesIvely, but beIng able to work
Independently away from the troupe and
brIngIng back somethIng IndIvIdual to the table.
When all Is saId and done, you all have to really
lIke each other. A lIttle crushIng helps!"
Tanya compared workIng In a burlesque
troupe to performIng In a rock band, as egos
and dIfferent personalIty types clash from tIme
to tIme. n the past, there have
been attempts wIthIn the troupe to
functIon In a democratIc system,
although these have all faIled and
It was soon decIded that "a lIttle
frIendly fascIsm goes a long way".
"SaucI Calla Horra and are the
troupe parents. She's the carIng
mum they all run to and 'm the
mad daddy they are afraId to 'fess
up to. These roles, however can
reverse at any tIme!" Tanya saId.
SpeakIng of egos, the members
of 8rown CIrls 8urlesque In New
York have all agreed on a mIssIon
statement that all actIons and
decIsIons should be based on what
the group Is tryIng to achIeve as a
whole and not on the IndIvIdual.
AngIe PontanI agreed.
"Someone once told me a
person's worst enemy Is theIr own
ego and sense of prIde. t's hard not
to get sensItIve, but In the end It's
about producIng the best produc
tIon you can," she saId.
0ame CuchIFrIta from 8rown
CIrls 8urlesque noted that one of
the challenges of workIng wIthIn
a troupe Is members are sometImes at dIffer
ent places In theIr lIves, makIng It dIfcult for
everyone to be on the same page and gIve the
same amount of commItment all the tIme. As
she saId rather cheekIly, "People management
Is always hard. Too much oestrogen often Is just
too much of a good thIng."
Tanya has also found a sImIlar Issue for
the members of SkIn TIght. FIght now, the
troupe Is tryIng to balance members who
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who treat It as a hobby.
"t's hard to tour because of
members' day jobs, especIally when
they make more money at them than
In burlesque. Dh yeah try bookIng
meetIngs wIth a nIne pIece cast!" she
saId. A surprIsIng problem that has
arIsen, especIally In thIs age of socIal
medIa, Is for the troupe to remaIn
dIscreet when a member's day job can
be compromIsed. n SkIn TIght, one
member Is a socIal worker and two
others are school teachers none of
whom wIsh to have halfnaked photos
of themselves on Facebook!
8rown CIrls 8urlesque member
|Iss Aurora8oobFealIs noted It can
be trIcky when people are at dIffer
ent places In theIr relatIonshIps to
burlesque and have radIcally dIfferent
ways of workIng. n addItIon, there
athlete, AnastasIa Is the coquette, |ena 7on
FleIsch Is the punk rocker and 'm the rIng
master wIth the whIp!"
UltImately though, most gIrls agreed that
wIthout theIr stage partners they wouldn't be
where they are now. As AngIe saId:
"Honestly, If we weren't famIly (real or
adopted), don't thInk we would have the career
we do. SInce we are so close, we are able to
work together very well. We have lIterally spent
months together, day and nIght tourIng. When
you are wIth people that much, you know them
In and out. t's an amazIng thIng. A lot of groups
and troupes come and go, but famIly Is forever!
You get In a ght; you get over It and move on.
That's the good thIng about sIsters."
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are dIfferent opInIons and approaches towards
the art, "but that Is a mInor Issue and often
what makes a troupe extraordInary".
t Is only natural that In the last 11 years that
SkIn TIght have been together, there have been
several lIneup changes. New members are put on
a probatIonary perIod to determIne whether he
or she wIll be a good t In the troupe. As Tanya
noted: "You have to get a bad egg out early, or It
wIll destroy the creatIve soup."
" lIke to thInk that SkIn TIght Is about In
dIvIdual pIeces not a faceless IdentIcal chorus
lIne. We've got somethIng for everybody. The
audIence knows who's who. t's lIke a gang of
burlesque super heroes," she saId. "SaucI's
the chameleon, Sexy |ark 8rown Is the clown,
Honey 8. HInd Is the vamp, Foxy FInale Is the
Skn Tyht 0utta Syht! "A lttle jascsm
yoes a lony way," says Tanya Cheex.
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When rst started strIppIng, mostly enjoyed
dancIng to classIc burlesque musIc, so natu
rally the rst "bIg" costumes and props made
were burlesquey. made feather fans and a
shIny costume and then hopped Into my new
champagne glass. 've often wondered how
many hours 've logged In that thIng.
At the begInnIng, performed these acts In
pageants and In strIp clubs. There was no sIgn of
a burlesque scene then. Sure, there was the oc
casIonal feature dancer that would wear feath
ers, carry some fans or even take a bath In a bIg
dIsh (whIch they called a "champagne bowl", no
matter what It looked lIke), but that was basI
cally the extent of It. Eventually, there would
be shows In clubs and theatres. feel that Jane
8levIn was one of the most pIvotal pIoneers of
the new burlesque scene, and don't thInk she
has receIved the recognItIon that she deserves!
SInce then, burlesque shows and the
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number of performers have
been growIng lIke wIldre,
wIth no sIgns of slowIng. t's
pretty astoundIng how these
shows have found such an en
thusIastIc followIng. t seems possIble for thIs
momentum to contInue and for burlesque shows
to grow not only In popularIty, but also In
entertaInment qualIty.
There Is a sIgnIcant amount of burlesqueIng
goIng on now all over the world, but from my
perspectIve 'm just toodlIng around doIng the
same thIng 've always done!
There are so many dIfferent types of perform
ers doIng so many dIfferent kInds of superfun
towatch shows. ThIs dIversIty Is a remarkable
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feature of the global burlesque
scene. have a fantasy that
the freshlyformed multItudes
wIll naturally create a frIendly
oneupmanshIp and what we
call "burlesque" wIll dramatI
cally evolve and become not
only more relevant but more
excItIng and entertaInIng than
It has ever been. t also seems
possIble that wIthout evolu
tIon, the audIences that we
are so grateful for wIll gradual
ly fade away. How many tImes
can they see the same show:
So, as a performer what are you goIng to put
on the stage that Is dIfferent and more excItIng
than what you've already seen or done: What
are you goIng to contrIbute that wIll keep the
audIences comIng back:
The burlesque Industry certaInly has changed
sInce started strIppIng, and has come a long,
long way from when burlesque began! How It
changes from here remaIns to be seen. Fegard
less, you'll have some fun storIes to tell your
grandchIldren.
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IIke punk rock...It was a
smaII group of IIke-mInded
gIrIs who were sayIng 'fuck
you' to the cookIe cutter
modeIs and the sex Industry.
he bouncy, platinum blonde curls,
the sparkling megawatt smile,
the playful eyes and electrifying
stage presence - the similarities
between former Miss Exotic World
Kitten de Ville and the original
blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe
are undeniable.
But Kitten de Ville (commonly known as
The Embodiment of Burlesque) is in a class
of her own. After all, Ms Monroe never ipped
300-pound men while Mexican wrestling or
starred in a bootyshakin JLo lm clip, let alone
juggle motherhood with a successful career
as an international burlesque superstar.
Kitten has recently wrapped up the Queens
of Tease tour in Finland, but before she had
time to catch her breath once she returned
to US soil, she went on to shake her rump
on stages across San Francisco, New Orleans
and Las Vegas. This month, she headlined the
Windy City Burlesque Festival in Chicago.
One of the original Velvet Hammer girls who
rst rocked the LA burlesque scene in the 90s,
Kitten has reached some impressive heights
during her career. She won Miss Exotic World
and Queen of the Quake in 2002 and has worked
with legendary pinup photographer Bunny
Yeager, performed for numerous celebrities and
featured in a plethora of publications, lms and
video clips. Later this year, she hopes to launch
her own line of burlesque-inspired products such
as clothing, costumes and even homewares.
Prior to Kittens career as a striptease
artist, she was a punk, go-go dancer and
model for Versace and Gaultier, who
spotted her dancing in a club in 1992 and
asked her to star in one of his shows.
To me, burlesque in 1994 seemed like
punk rock. It was a natural transition, Kitten
explained. It was a small group of like-minded
girls who were saying fuck you to the cookie
cutter models and the sex industry, run by men
telling us what we should look and act like.
We had a different idea of sex and glamour,
body size and music, and we were not afraid
to put ourselves on stage and say, Look at
this, we are putting some danger back into
being a girl, some tease and surprise.
While Kitten enjoys the glamorous whirlwind
lifestyle of a burlesque superstar, she admits she
always looks forward to returning to California
to her supportive husband and three daughters,
November West, Chelsea Dagger and Ivy Rose.
It is very grounding to say the least. I
will be away on tour for a month or so being
Kitten de Ville, til I am sick of the make
up and champagne and I come home to
my family, the gardens and the house - all
needing to be taken care of - and I am happy
to put on old blue jeans and dig right in. You
cannot take being a diva too seriously when
you are raising daughters. And I love it. It is
a perfect balance for my life, she said.
Kittens youngest daughter Ivy Rose adores
her mothers showgirl lifestyle and is completely
unfazed by spending three months in France
hanging out with Dirty Martini or catching a
movie with photographer David LaChapelle.
In fact, Ivy is an aspiring Broadway performer
who recently scored the lead in her childrens
theatre show (Kitten turned down the Queens P
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of 8urlesque Show In New
York In order to attend her
performance). However
KItten, who home schools
vy Fose, Is always quIck to
remInd her of the Importance
of learnIng maths, "so she
can be her own accountant
when her rst mIllIon rolls In".
t mIght come as a surprIse
that prIor to startIng her burlesque
career, KItten had no formal
dance background or traInIng. She
belIeves It Is more Important for a
performer to possess a certaIn star qualIty,
than to have spent hours at the barre or
doIng 'jazzhands' durIng her chIldhood.
"The rock stars are usually the ones wIthout
all the technIcal traInIng. That Is for the studIo
musIcIans," KItten saId. "Df course, am not
knockIng takIng dance classes, but sometImes
feel that people do not trust theIr own
InstIncts. They are told that they have to do
It a certaIn way and they are afraId to break
the rules, so you end up wIth cookIe cutter
dancers, whIch Is great for a chorus lIne,
but does not make for a good headlIner."
A good headlIner, KItten explaIned,
can tease and captIvate an audIence
wIth condence and sex appeal,
lIke 1950s strIpteaser LIlly ChrIstIne,
whom she consIders a role model. After
all, sex never goes out of style.
"The way she held her body, the rawness, the
sexIness, that maneatIng qualIty that she had
mIxed wIth her smIle. She always seemed to be
rockIng It out, just lettIng herself go," KItten
saId. "She seemed pure and real. IdentIfy wIth
that. Also, Lux nterIor and ggy Pop (of The
Cramsps), because of the way they acted on
stage. AgaIn, raw and real and wIth passIon."
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o] Fcme Pcyecnt s ]ust cround the corner cnd the yloves cre o]].
Here, 200's rst runnerup Rox 0lte tells us o] the hyhs cnd
lows n prepcrcton ]or burlesque's byyest event o] the yecr.
There was a moment
ImmedIately after last year's
8urlesque Hall of Fame Pageant
(formerly known as |Iss ExotIc
World) when mmodesty 8laIze
congratulated me and asked,
"What are you goIng to do next
year:" Um, good questIon,
what was goIng to do:
hadn't thought of
anythIng at that poInt.
stood there smIlIng wIth a
huge trophy In my arms when
the rst bout of panIc set In.
The 8urlesque Hall of Fame weekend Is
a celebratIon of burlesque and a chance to
honour the legends and traIlblazers before us.
f burlesque were a relIgIon, (and It Is!) then
the 8HDF Weekend Is our |ecca. People have
been makIng a pIlgrImage to the mIddle of
the desert In Nevada for the past 20 years.
There were more than 100 performers on
stage durIng last year's 8HDF weekend and
we all wanted to gIve the best performance
possIble. Whether you perform at
the openIng party, the showcase
or compete for a tItle, you
want to delIver your best for
your peers. That weekend, my
wInnIng act was my Funaway
8rIde number, whIch had
worked on for more than a
year. 8ut had to move on.
When started thInkIng about
my newest show, always had
the next 8HDF weekend In my
head. recalled conversatIons
had wIth legends In Las 7egas, specIcally
8Ig FannIe AnnIe. A brIef chat wIth any legend
wIll offer unparalleled InsIght when It comes
to performIng. EverythIng about 8Ig FannIe
AnnIe Is bIg her heart, her condence, her
haIr and her vIsIon. "You gotta stand out," she
told me. "0o somethIng nobody else Is doIng."
When left 7egas, researchIng photos
and lms for InspIratIon. |y eureka moment
came from a photo of |arlene 0IetrIch In
a magazIne at my haIr salon. After that,
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knew wanted It to be dark, sexy and,
lIke FannIe AnnIe, wanted to go bIg.
Each performer has theIr own method of
developIng an act. Some start wIth a song,
others thInk of costumIng or a theme.
nd that keepIng a lIttle sketch book helps.
Whenever get InspIred by somethIng,
draw a lIttle pIcture. must have at least
20 decent Ideas In there already.
love to sketch my Ideas for props and
costumes, whIch comes In handy when need
somethIng constructed or sewn. desIgn all
my costumes, but never sew them. wIsh
could. even own a sewIng machIne, but
all 've ever stItched were a couple aprons
and hemmed my anc 0'Arcy's pants.
lIve In a small, blue collar, CanadIan
cIty, known more for Its bars
and casIno than Its seamstresses
and propmakers. 'm also a
perfectIonIst and place great
Importance on my shows, so
dIdn't want to trust a hobbyIst or
a general contractor for thIs job.
knew exactly what wanted In a
costume: the look, the materIal
and how It comes off, of course!
The prop was a dIfferent story. t
needed It to be bIg, but lIghtweIght.
t needed to be assembled quIckly,
but easy to pack. t needed to be
constructed wIth buIltIn lIghtIng and vIsual
effects, but It couldn't be a re hazard.
Argh! Why couldn't just nd a sugar
daddy: Dne who wanted to spoIl a showgIrl
out of the goodness of hIs beautIful, rIch
heart and expected nothIng In return:
0addy, If you're out there, contact me!
n the end, turned to a trusted desIgner
and seamstress In Toronto, whom 've
worked wIth In the past. 8ut looked as far
away as AustralIa for a propmaker before
settlIng on one a lIttle closer to home.
And now, after months of mIshaps and
creatIve dIfferences, the act Is nearly complete.
unveIled It recently In Toronto and receIved
posItIve feedback. The
next two months wIll be
spent netunIng the act.
Costumes can always use
more sparkle and routInes
can always use more practIce.
'm delIberately wIthholdIng any specIc
detaIls about thIs number. want It to be a
bIg surprIse. 8ut wIll say, It sure as hell aIn't
cute! LookIng at our legends on stage, they're
sexy women. They bump, they grInd, and they
dance the cooch, dammIt! used that as fuel
for thIs number. When dance burlesque In
strIp clubs, my shows are always more rIsque
and well, more raunchy. thInk It's because
'm not playIng It safe. 'm performIng for a
crowd of men and It always turns out better.
So thIs year, 'm throwIng In the 'cute' towel.
Now, what In the heck wIll come up
wIth next year:
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,02*(1 The scene Is varIed. There Is the older
set, of whIch am a part, whIch
maInly produces hIghend theatre and
cabaret events. TheIr style Is Irreverent,
quIrky and grew out of performance art In the
1990s. haven't really seen much of thIs kInd
of work anywhere else In the world, except
New York whIch Is very excItIng. was begIn
nIng to thInk we were alone down here. The
younger set are much more tradItIonal and less
polItIcal and controversIal, so are really much
more In keepIng wIth the burlesque revIval
around the globe, lIke fabulous costumes and
short strIp routInes.
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Sydney. The events wIll be very unIque and
cover many dIfferent performance styles such
as classIc and neo burlesque, cabaret, cIrcus,
vaudevIlle and more! We are aImIng for dI
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come to dIfferent shows of theIr lIkIng.
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conversatIon wIth another frIend about the re
surgence of burlesque In the USA and our love of
the art form. ThIs pIqued our Interest and soon
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rst burlesque troupe In
AustralIa and are proud of that. Now as a
soloIst, 'm expandIng my burlesque repertoIre
and can do what love - burlesque!
,02*(1 started doIng burlesque In Sydney
strIp clubs and was treated lIke a complete
weIrdo. WhIle everyone else was doIng the
runnIng man to Janet Jackson In leg
warmers and stIlettos, was IttIng about
wIth feather fans, dIamante dresses and set
haIr. The punters just dIdn't get It. thInk It
just blew theIr braIns. Suddenly, was gettIng
booked alongsIde drag queens In queer nIght
clubs and at bIg underground partIes. 8efore
knew It, folks were goIng batty over my style
and quIrky acts and became known as Queen
of The Underground. t was great to nd a
crowd that understood.
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It used to be just me and It was really lonely.
The thIng Is, we never had the rst wave of
burlesque here. We had chorus lIne danc
ers and so on, but strIptease here was always
lInked to the maa and only legally Introduced
In the 60s. Even then, It was stIll a form of
0on't be mstcken, there's more to ths ncton thcn 8cz Luhrmcnn lms
cnd kcnycroos. lndeed, the loccl burly scene s lled wth everythny
]rom qurky per]ormcnces to old]cshoned clcssc ccts. Here, lmoyen
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nude modelling. There is one dancer I must
mention named Elizabeth Burton who is now
63. She is the lady who brought burlesque to
Australia in the 1960s, but once again, she was
the exception rather than the rule and no-one
would employ her as her style became old-
fashioned. Her act is farting her fanny along to
the music! So rude, yet so brilliant.


How would you like to see the local industry
develop in the years to come?
DOLORES I would like it to be recognised as a
professional industry and not just viewed as
pretty girls taking their clothes off. We are
more than that. If you ask any professional
burlesque performer, they will tell you that
what we do is an art form, as it encompasses a
lot of time and effort to develop an act, idea,
costume, etc. We are very passionate about
what we do.
Who are some of your favourite local
performers and why?
IMOGEN My favourite burlesque performer in
Australia is Glita Supernova, who has been
around for as long as I have and is one of my
best mates. Shes cheeky, glamorous,
irreverent and completely unique. Other than
that, my favourites are Kellie Vella, Tiger
Lil and Neridah Waters who are in
Tarnished with me, our burlesque
circus. They are highly skilled cir-
cus and sideshow performers and
I love what they do. I really think
that burlesque performers should
have some skills under their belt
before they step onstage. Anyone can
strip, not just anyone can dazzle. Others
include The Town Bikes, Amelia and Gypsy
Wood and Christa Hughes.
DOLORES There are a few Australian burlesque
performers that I think are pretty special. To
be fair, I havent seen every burlesque dancer
in the country so this list is based on per-
formers I have worked with or seen perform.
The performers I do admire are Tasia, Lola
the Vamp, Boylesque Boywonder, Sarah Lea
Cheesecake and LAmour.
I would like the scene to be recognised
as a professional industry and not just
pretty girls taking their clothes off.
Dolores Daiquiri
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hurIIng confettI and
sprayIng sIIIy strIng.
ShIverIng backstage In the
coIdest green room on earth
at the Saturday nIght show. I
had a huge art crush on CIan-
marIa's quIff. Who wouIdn't!
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|uz. |Ichelle L'Amour. ndIgo 8lue. 0Irty |ar
tInI. CatherIne 0'LIsh. mmodesty 8laIze. An
gIe PontanI. Perle NoIre. EIght wonders of the
burlesque world and each past |Iss ExotIc World
award wInners, servIng up theIr dIstInctIve
brand of tease for a soldout crowd.
0espIte the early hour 7:J0! the mood
at Le PoIsson Fouge was spIrIted as show tIme
approached. |embers of New
York's burlesque elIte worked the
room, paIrIng cocktaIls wIth tater
tots and dIscussIng the prIce of
sequIns In the Carment 0IstrIct.
The Schlep SIsters handed out
postcards for theIr next show,
|adame Fosebud debuted a fIerce mohawk and
|C |urray HIll took paIns to assure the lesbIans
In attendance that thIs was "a safe place to
objectIfy women".
The nIght kIcked off wIth a shot of pure
energy In the form of 8urlesque Queen of New
Drleans, Perle NoIre. A frenzIed whIr of gold
and aIlIng strands of pearls wrIggled across the
stage. HIps cIrcled and doubled back and shook
In ways that deed bIology. And then came the
backbends: slow, controlled, graceful arches
that allowed the audIence to catch Its breath.
Next up was JulIe Atlas |uz, fresh off the
plane from the recent 8urlesque 8all tour In
AustralIa. Now, ImagIne that Lady Caga has
wrItten a song about the solar system. n her
InevItably epIc, offthechaIn
vIdeo clIp, the part of the sun
should be played by |s. |uz.
She certaInly has the costume
to suIt the part: her "WaIt
Ing For The Sun" act Involved
a gIant spherIcal headpIece
that radIated orange solar waves In all dIrec
tIons. Add the sunshaped knee pads, strands of
golden tInsel and a badass 70s rocker attItude
and you have an act that sets the heart aflame.
ThIs was my fIrst tIme seeIng J.A.|. She's
bonkers. want more.
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queens of burlesque
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ly sedate |Ichelle L'Amour from ChIcago, whose
bare Ivory body glIded, swanlIke, through the
moves of a fan dance. Her blonde pIncurls and
whIte ostrIchfeathered fans evoked an old Holly
wood feel, an homage to sIlentlmstarturned
burlesquedancer Sally Fand, who performed a
sImIlar act at ChIcago's World's FaIr In 19JJ.
f fun were a renewable energy source, the
megawatt smIle of AngIe PontanI could power a
small town In the event of Inclement weather.
StrIppIng from a leopardprInt corset to pastIes
and poundIng on a trIbal drum, she looked lIke
she was havIng the tIme of her lIfe. She even
took |C |urray HIll's rIffs on her home state of
New Jersey In her strIde, puttIng on a JoIsey ac
cent and gIvIng back as good as she got.
AngIe then passed the baton to 0Irty |artInI,
whose arrIval In a shtaIl gown was met wIth
a sudden surge In decIbels from the prImed
crowd. love me some 0Irty, but have trouble
puttIng my nger on why she's such a fox. s It
the sense that she's In complete control: The
delIberatIon of her moves: The fact that despIte
beIng a megastar she stands In the wIngs In her
pastIes, glass of wIne In hand, cheerIng for the
other performers: All thIs and more, suspect.
And her rapport wIth |urray he cracked wIse
about her beIng a lush; she slapped hIs face
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wIth her tassels was adorable.
LA Import CatherIne 0'LIsh took the host
partIcIpatIon factor further, placIng the plucky
|C downstage and tossIng her 50sstyle brocade
lIngerIe onto hIs face. |urray's schoolboy grIn
saId It all. For the nal ourIsh she guIded hIs
tremblIng hands toward her sheer black robe,
steppIng Into It wIth a smIrk as he turned away
to suffer what looked lIke a heart attack In rela
tIve prIvacy.
The nal spot was reserved for InternatIonal
guest, mmodesty 8laIze. had seen a few
vIdeos of the 8rItIsh bombshell In actIon, but
nothIng compares to the lIve experIence. A tall
goddess In a luxurIous whIte feathered coat
sauntered Into our mIdst. The haIr was 8rIgItte
8ardot but even sexIer: honeyblonde, teased
at the crown, fallIng In perfect waves around a
face that spoke of secret mIschIef. Wow.
can't wrap my head around the practIcalI
tIes. How does she maIntaIn that felIne non
chalance whIle encumbered by a ock's worth
of ostrIch feathers: How can the sImple act of
loungIng on a chaIse be so damn beguIlIng: Eve
rythIng she does radIates glamour and sensualIty,
wIth a hInt of InaccessIbIlIty that wIll drIve you
mad wIth longIng. Now understand the allure of
mmodesty 8laIze.
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HIGHLIGHTS Julie Atlas Muz
stufng herself into an enor-
mous magical balloon. Chrys
Columbine tossing aside items of
clothing as she played the piano.
Roxi DLite wrapping her long
limbs around a lira in the shape
of a giant diamond ring. Ophe-
lia Bitzs interesting cunnilingus
kiwi fruit competition. Sarah
Lea Cheesecake all tied up in a
fetish fantasy. Peekaboo Pointes
raunchy pussy routine.
The burlesque ball
Lola the Vamp
Ophelia Bitz
Sarah Lea Cheescake
Julie Atlas Muz
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Chrys Columbine
Roxi Dlite
Peekaboo Pointe
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HOT LUNCH
ln a vertable jeast jor the senses,
a tyress, a drty mlkmad, a lovely
acrobat and a dark-eyed chanteuse
unted n ths slck roducton jrom
Tenderlons last month.
Sydneysiders were served up a tasty meal of
burly-q last month at Hot Lunch, headlined by
Tasia and featuring Lillian Starr, Katherine Lam-
bent and blues and soul band, Erin Black and
the Pageturners.
The marvellously talented Tasia rst burst
onto the burlesque scene several years as one
third of Belladonnas de Lux, one of Australias
most well-loved burlesque troupes. Since the
girls parted ways, she has been steadily build-
ing a successful solo burly career and is now a
rm favourite on the local circuit at shows such
as 34B, A Velvet Affair and Black Cherry. Last
year, Tasia toured around Australia with the
Gangsters Ball and will feature in the Austral-
ian Burlesque Festival later this year. However,
Hot Lunch was her rst-time as a headliner, an
experience which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Hot Lunch was a blast! It was such a
pleasure to work in a gorgeous venue with an
amazing cast and crew, and I must thank Russall
and Craig from Tenderloins for giving me such a
wonderful opportunity, Tasia said.
Audiences feasted their eyes on Tasias open-
ing number, her Lady in the Lamp art deco shad-
ow act. She then debuted two new routines, in-
cluding an exotic 60s gold Asian fantasy inspired
by the legendary Tura Santana. Meanwhile, her
nale saw her transform into a dangerous tiger-
woman in a lifesize steel cage.
Fellow burly starlet Lillian Starr performed
her naughty dairymaid routine, sensuously
pulling at a rubber glove lled with milk with
great nesse, and audiences eyes watered as
acrobat Katherine Lambent delicately balanced
upon her lira.
I am such a fan of The Vanguard, said Tasia.
I feel that they are setting themselves up to
be Sydneys new house of burlesque, as well as
an amazing live music venue and I must say I do
feel very much at home there.
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Ths month, New York correspondent
Cherry 8elle dscusses burlesque on the slver
screen cnd whct t mecns ]or the ndustry.
was out on a shoot recently by day am a
mIldmannered oncamera host and, whIle
waItIng for an IntervIewee to arrIve, chatted
wIth my camera man about the local burlesque
scene. gave a rundown of my favoured venues
and dropped some bIg names. At the mentIon of
one partIcular monIker, hIs glazed eyes regaIned
some clarIty and hIs face brIghtened. Turns out,
he recently shot footage of thIs star, who Is do
Ing a documentary about her lIfe on stage.
Though the coIncIdence was unexpected, hIs
revelatIon dIdn't surprIse me. 8urlesque and
lm are made for each other the hardshIps,
the sequIns, the rehearsal montages and the
project he mentIoned Is just a drop In what
feels lIke a sudden ood of burly movIes.
That very nIght headed to the Queens of
8urlesque show In New York's West 7Illage. The
|C, |urray HIll, told us to cheer extra hard for
the lm crew at the back. HIs showbIz shenanI
gans are currently beIng chronIcled for a docu
mentary. A few mInutes later, Seattle's ndIgo
8lue took her place on stage. |Iss 8lue was the
subject of last year's documentary 'A WInk And
A SmIle', whIch followed a group of students
takIng theIr rst course at her Academy of 8ur
lesque. Then came 0Irty |artInI, the eponymous
star of '0Irty |artInI and the New 8urlesque',
a onehour look at New York's neoburlesque
scene. Then there was mmodesty 8laIze, whose
lm, '8urlesque Undressed', was released In
January thIs year.
|eanwhIle, there's 8ehInd the 8urly Q', a
documentary by LeslIe ZemeckIs whIch bIlls It
self as "the denItIve hIstory of burlesque In Its
heyday", openIng In New York on AprIl 2Jrd.
Lest you thInk thIs wave of burlesque lms Is
all about lImItedrelease, IndIe docos, shootIng
recently wrapped In LA on on '8urlesque', star
rIng Cher, KrIsten 8ell, Alan CummIng, Stanley
TuccI and ChrIstIna AguIlera In her lm debut.
'8urlesque' tells the tale of a smalltown gIrl
(AguIlera) who sIngs and dances her way to star
dom at a glItzy neoburlesque club.
|y guess Is that Hollywood's ratIngsconscIous
denItIon of "neoburlesque" won't bear much
resemblance to the subversIve shows beIng
staged at New York venues lIke The 8ox or the
SlIpper Foom. All wIll be revealed when the lm
Is released In November, but was curIous to see
what people In thIs Industry thought about theIr
world beIng represented by actors.
recently attended an AlIce In Wonderland
themed 0ances of 7Ice event. spoke to co
producer and costume desIgner Samantha FeI,
about the recent rIse In burly lms
" thInk It's a phase, lIke a lot of subcultures
that come Into the lImelIght," she saId. "8ut also
thInk It's goIng to brIng more recognItIon to the
people who really are Into It, so when It sImmers
down a bIt, people wIll recognIse that It's a legItI
mate group of people that deserve recognItIon."
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8urlyq scene hcs blossomed nto somethny kndc
wonder]ul, reports London correspondent, Llcc Hell.
As the weather warms up, London's cabaret
scene Is smoulderIng. New nIghts are appearIng
all over the place, one can barely keep up! t
seems that, on the back of the burlesque boom,
people are dIversIfyIng takIng the energy, sen
sualIty and joy of burlesque and turnIng It Into
somethIng more. t's Is not about kIllIng bur
lesque, but enrIchIng the landscape and delIver
Ing more wellrounded shows.
AddIng to the buzz are nIghts named for the
excIted patter of my beatIng heart: 8oom 8oom,
QuIck QuIck, Wam 8am, 0ouble F, Yes Yes...
the lIst goes on. We're seeIng real varIety on
stage now, whIch Is magnIcent: short, sharp,
textured performances In a range of excellent
London venues that sImply dIdn't exIst a few
years ago.
8ut what's caused thIs wonderful owerIng
of London's cabaret renaIssance: Performer and
compere 0usty LImIts (of 8oom 8oom and Lush
LIfe) says he has denItely notIced the
resurgence.
"People have dIscovered that lIve entertaIn
ment Is more fun than canned musIc and
cabaret Is very much a lIve art form, but one
that's a lIttle cheaper to attend than, say, thea
tre," he says. 0usty agrees that the
recent prolIferatIon of good venues has been a
bIg factor, addIng:
"Also, cabaret Is one of the only lIve enter
taInments where drInkIng Is encouraged. ThIs
appeals to Londoners, who are all drunks."
|any shows, such as the Tassel Club, are now
bIllIng themselves as cabaret, rather than pure
ly burlesque. Dn stage we're seeIng some hot
musIcal numbers both serIous and comedIc as
well as bendy people doIng amazIng acrobatIcs,
drag queens and magIcIans.
Another veteran cabaret host, 0esmond
D'Connor, says "the prolIferatIon of burlesque...
has actually prompted performers to dIversIfy
and has also generated more dIscernIng audI
ences whIch naturally leads to hIgher standards
on the part of performers."
The rIse and rIse of cabaret also means
we're seeIng more avant garde performanceart
In shows.
"What Is excItIng Is that cabaret In London
Is embracIng a kInd of 'KleInkunst' Idea short
form, hIghly varIed performances,"
says 0usty.
0esmond and 0usty note venues The 8rIck
house, The 8ath House ("probably the most
beautIful cabaret venue In the cIty") 8ethnal
Creen WorkIng |en's Club, Soho Theatre,
LeIcester Square Theatre ("delIcIously dark and
genuInely excItIng") and Foyal 7auxhall Tavern.
8oth love the cabaret at the 0ouble F Club,
whIch 0esmond descrIbes as "twIsted cabaret
for a twIsted capItal".
Each year as UK summer approaches, there's
speculatIon as to whether It'll be a sIzzler or not.
Whatever the weather, 'm predIctIng a "UK caba
ret summer", and It's goIng to be hot, hot, hot!
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THE loNdon REVUE 57
NAhE Anna Fur LaxIs
LDCATIDN YorkshIre, UnIted KIngdom
IDCPAPHY Here Is one of the UK's most Ioved bur-
Iesque performers, Anna Fur LaxIs, performIng her act
'VIva ettIe', a hIIarIous trIbute to the Iegendary pInup
and burIesque star, ettIe Page. Indeed, hs Fur LaxIs
Is one surprIsIng and taIented performer. Dne mInute,
she's performIng a cIassIc AmerIcan cheesecake strIp,
the next, she's axe-throwIng whIIe bIIndfoIded. Even
former hIss ExotIc WorId 0Irty hartInI has a soft spot
for thIs burIesque starIet and says: "Anna Fur LaxIs has
the absoIute best take on the current ettIe Page ma-
nIa. In a tIme where every rockabIIIy chIck Is sportIng
the ettIe pInup Iook, Anna takes It to a new IeveI wIth
a wItty twIst and a totaIIy charmIng and accompIIshed
stage persona!" hs Fur LaxIs wIII be performIng next
as a headIIner for the WIndy CIty urIesque FestIvaI In
ChIcago. For more InformatIon, cIIck here.
ANNA FUR LAXIS
Each month, we showcase vIdeo footage of fabuIous burIesque from around the worId. If you
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lmmodesty Blaize 'Tease'
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