The South Side Show
Dolores Daiquiri, Rosy Rabbit & Sapphira present…The Australian Burlesque Festival 2011 - Pre-Teaser!!
After a sold-out first year, The Australian Burlesque Festival will is back bigger and better in 2011 with more shows, more cities and more tease! The Australian Burlesque Festival will showcase the very best of Australian burlesque talent as well as some delectable International guests to thrill and delight fans in Melbourne, Sydney and this year Canberra and Hobart as well!
In conjunction with Red Bennies, South Side Show and the team of 'The Second Annual Burlesque Festival' we would like to invite you to a very special 'Pre-Teaser' to open and celebrate the start of our sensational event. Come and meet the producers, media, have a cool beverage, mingle with and be entertained by some of the stars and artists of the showcases.
The ABF Team is very excited about this tour so we would love to see you at this special night as we kick start the festival for 2011!
NB:We will be giving away two general admission tickets on the night to one of the festival shows at Red Bennies!
Tickets for shows are via: www.australianburlesquefest.com
Daniel started performing at a young age, competing for his local dance studio as an acrobat and contortionist in regional dance festivals. In 2003 he completed a Bachelor of Circus Arts from Australia’s
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA). While performing at corporate events Daniel was chosen by Cirque Du Soleil for the Las Vegas performance of “KA”. Returning to Australia in 2007 Daniel has maintained a high profile coaching at NICA, as well as performing harness work at corporate productions for companies such as Amway and Woolworth’s.
He has also performed a duo net act for events including Live 08 and the opening of the 1st Asia Pacific Out Games. Recently Daniel has been involved in a residency at the Dance and Aerial Studios in Canberra, creating and performing in the production “Distance 665”. Dan has all so traveled internationally with the international ballet theater performing in Latin America as a cultural exchange and fundraising effort for children living with HIV.
"Ace hula-hooper" (The Evening Standard 2008) KALKI HULA GIRL knows how to captivate a room. Time Out London (2009) calls her "an exquisitely talented Hula-Hooper...seemingly defying the laws of nature." The Guardian says "amazing" (2010).
A seasoned performer, she captures and delights all manner of audiences, from New York queens to English princes. "I've seen your show twice and you're really good!" (Prince Harry).
Edinburgh Spotlight says "brilliantly funny and highly skilled"
Her acts are Performance Art - meets - Variety - meets - Comedy, utilising punkrock-attitude informed circus skills. "Kalki Hula Girl has worked comedy into her impressive hula hoop routine with great skill" (What's On Stage).
"From the moment she began her jaw-dropping act, Kalki had the audience in the palm of her hand and entertained with her physical comedy as well as her superhuman hula skills" (Kent News 2010).
She honed her creative and visual style in New York at the turn of the century whence she burst onto the Variety circuit, primarily with the avant-guarde and infamous Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Kalki has performed extensively with the cutting-edge Variety show Medium Rare (London and Sweden), La Clique (Edinburgh, Dublin, Melbourne, London), Palazzo (Amsterdam), Smirnoff's Electric Cabaret; lauded as "the best act we have ever seen here" at the cutting-edge Duckie (London), she has excited and inspired audiences at numerous venues and events worldwide; intimate variety shows, exclusive private parties, lavish theaters, corporate events, and festivals. She has performed by royal request at St. James Palace, as well as Northumberland Castle.
Lovies love her too: "phenomenally talented" (Tom Conti and Kara Wilson).
"A sprite, an explosion, a whirling that seizes you by the throat and keeps you enthralled for every shimmying minute she is onstage. Kalki Hula Girl is a performer extraordinaire, with her dazzling jewelled hoops and her naughty face; the very picture of old-time cabaret. Pouting, winking, smiling, she is a frivolous French maid, a chav slag, a raddled night-nurse, a Greco-Roman nymph, a tragic cheerleader…
Sumptuously sexy, provocatively pouty, and a clever devil with her equipment. The hoops blur, the audience gasps – she is on her feet, she is on the floor, and so will you be. The princess of her art, Kalki delivers an unforgettable gem of an act that will leave the room in a whirl!"
(Kate Holden, Columnist, The Age).
With resident Red Bennies DJs...
Mike's strictly underground attitude towards music has earned him a reputation as a DJ who can open an entire crowd's mind to fresh, innovative music but still know how to make it fun at the same time.
Having worked in several local record stores earlier in his career enabled Mike to develop his ear & build a solid collection of music. Not content with just being known as a deep house DJ, Mike has managed to make
a name for himself also playing more eclectic freestyle DJ sets where he explores the depths of jazz, funk, soul, roots & beyond.
Having the ability to play such a wide variety of music has given Mike the opportunity to be the local DJ of choice given the task of setting the mood for many touring acts to take the reigns. He has been billed alongside the likes of Derrick Carter, Henrik Schwarz, Metro Area & Mark Farina at Melbourne's top house music nights. With the more freestyle DJ sets, he has supported DJs such as Jazzanova, Quantic, Nickodemus & Ben Westbeech as well as live acts including Amp Fiddler, Mayer Hawthorne & Crazy Penis. Mike has also started performing alongside funk and soul vocalist Kylie Auldist (of The Bamboos) live on PA. They recently made their debut together at Summadayze 2010 in Melbourne.
KNAVE KNIXX (Melbourne / NZ)
The Knave is a one of a kind selector that brings you a freaky collection of boogie woogie, hip shakin', room-a-quakein' tunes! This quirky, high octane DJ is King Pin selector of his style in homeland NZ and is currently making the dancefloor of Red Bennies jump to his special fix of Surf, Swing Jazz, Rock N Roll, Exotica and Cumbia Beat.
It's an infectious blend of nostalgic flavour that will have you swinging tree to tree though the musical jungle of groovy...
(The Knave is not liable should you lose your bananas)
Shows from 9PM
Please note that most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689