Monday, February 9, 2009

A Stacked Deck: Burlesque spectacle

Canberra's Got Style report: by request...

The Magnificent Liberté Belle and Gale & Vallance have combined forces to serve up three fabulous saucy days of pure indulgence and dazzling burlesque spectacle in A Stacked Deck begining tomorrow night as part of
Fringe '09...

Liberte Belle and Imogen Kelly

Opening Night on Feb 12th showcases 'Everything you wanted to know about burlesque but were afraid to ask', featuring a delicious blend of live performance and panel presentations from Australia's Imogen Kelly and Lola the Vamp, as well as Russall Beattie (producer and burlesque aficionado), Fiona Patten (CEO, Eros Association) and Professor Jill Matthews (ANU). MC'd by The Birdmann, with musical entertainment from the sultry Cris Clucas and Lachlan Coventry, and refreshments from the fabulous Moveable Feasts. Starts at 7.00pm, Courtyard Studio Theatre, Canberra Theatre Centre. $18 at the door, first in best dressed!

The Town Bikes and Space Cowboy

In Civic Square A Stacked Deck burlesque extravaganza gets under way on Friday night Feb 13. In a sizzling blend of sex and humour, Liberté Belle and G&V draw on burlesque’s rich history of sex, satire and subversion, to deliver an exciting, original and utterly fabulous showpiece. Featuring an eye-popping line up of some of Australia's top talent, including: The Town Bikes (Above right), Space Cowboy (above left), Adam Mada, Liberté Belle, Dangerboy & Ivy, Electric Dollhouse, Madam ZuZu, The Birdmann, Lulu (ex Belladonnas de Lux), Celia Curtis, Annabel Lines, Lucy Suze Taylor, Vashti Hughes, Cris Clucas, Erin Black and the Pageturners, Heidi von Hottentot, Miss Billy Divine, The Stacked Deck Dancers, Mlle Mona Cromatique, roving performers, sexy cigarette girls and boys and more! Phew. Show starts 7.00pm sharp, Fringe Club, Civic Square Canberra, Free entry. Prizes for best dressed!

Miss Kitka, Min Mae and The Lindy Charm school for Girls

Finally, on Saturday Feb 14, don't miss a day of workshops, featuring 'French Knicker making' with Eline Martinsen, 'Vintage hair and make-up' with The Lindy Charm School for Girls , 'Finding your mojo through movement' with Min Mae, 'Beginner’s Burlesque' with Miss Kitka, 'Exploring the importance of idiosyncrasy in performance' with The Town Bikes, 'Make your own pasties – for the stage or the boudoir' with Lulu (ex Belladonnas de Lux), 'A Taste of the Conjuring Arts' with Adam Mada, and 'Developing a stage persona' with The Birdmann. From 10am - 5pm. Make your workshop bookings here. And check out the Stacked Deck page here.

Marvelous saucy fun... enjoy!
Love Nina x

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