Presented by RED BENNIES & THE MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2011
A showcase of Melbourne's best emerging circus, vaudeville & burlesque performers.
Exposé is Red Bennies bi-monthly event designed to showcase some of Melbourne’s best new talent from the world of circus arts, vaudeville and burlesque performance.
Expect high flying trapeze, classic vaudeville sideshow and the glitz and ditz of traditional striptease or tongue in cheek burlesque.
Exposé has served as a platform for many new artists to be discovered, with talent scouts and agents regularly attending the event alongside a strong community of young performers. Each artist is selected from a large number of applicants, who without fail produce stellar performances which give the best in the game some stiff competition! Catch a sneak preview of tomorrows best at Red Bennies ‘Exposé’ this Fringe Festival 2011.
MC's TINA, NINA & PINA
Introducing 'Tina, Nina & Pina' aka Tina Tinkles, Nina Me'Moan and Pina Colada. These 3 sexy sisters who put the broad in Broadmeadows one day aspire to model for Supre. The sisters have overcome hardships such as substance abuse, teen preganancy and broken nails to reach their current social standing. Making them an inspiration to girls the world over.
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.
Ruth is a 2nd year NICA student, who specializes in Chinese pole, aerial silks and teeterboard. Ruth discovered her love for circus and would travel from Ballarat 3 times a week to train at short courses. She is easily motivated by cans of Coca Cola. This is her first time performing at Red Bennies and she is excited!
Brittany comes to the artistic hub of Melbourne form the artistic hub of New York. She has a long standing history of dance, cheerleading, circus and martial arts. Currently in her second year of NICA, she specializes in aerial silks and meteor manipulation.
Nicola has been involved in gymnastics since she was a little girl out in Melbourne. She was excited to come to NICA and use the skills she's acquired as a gymnast and apply them to new apparatuses. She specializes in German wheel and Lyra. Nicola has performed doubles on Lyra at Red Bennies and can't wait to show off her new solo act.
Liz grew up competing gymnastics in Colorado. She first tried aerials in Seattle but she was wanting more. She decided to move to Melbourne to train full time at NICA where she specialises in Static Trapeze and Chinese pole.
Originally a dancer from Queensland moving to Melbourne to study at NICA to pursue a career in circus. She specializes in dance contortion, dance adagio and Risley.
FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER
Simon Wright is a professional lunatic entertaining crowds with unicycle, ladder stunts and especially likes to show off to the ladies with with ping pong mouth juggling. Always sure to get a smile by doing something stupid.
Josie is currently in her 2nd year at NICA. She comes from a background in gymnastics, athletics, creative dance and martial arts. She specializes in handstands, swinging trapeze and risley.
Gerramy is from a youth circus in Brisbane and has been a part of the circus industry for 6 years. He specializes in rolla bolla, adagio, and teeterboard. He also enjoys long walks in the rain and pina coladas by the beach.
SARAH 'DOOGS' McDOUGALL
Doogs got her first taste of circus when she decided it was time to learn a backsault to throw at the end of volleyball games. She was straight away hooked, and has now left the court behind for the trapeze, and the ball behind for a stack of hula hoops.
Brett moved to Melbourne from Byron's Bay to train at NICA and further his circus skills. His background includes music, dance and circus. He specializes in adagio, rope and risley.
Molly is excited to debut her lyra act at Red Bennies. Molly has a background in competitive soccer. At NICA she specializes in lyra, contortion and and teeterboard.
Before Christie moved to Melbourne to attend NICA she performed flying trapeze and lyra with Cirque Espace in Queensland. Currently she specializes in contortion hula hoop and tight wire.
Sat 24: 5:30PM
Sat 1: 5:30PM
Ruth Lewis-Aerial Silks,Brittany Steffens-WuShu Meteors, Nicola Cairns-Lyra, Whitney Muscat-Handstands, Liz Kajko-Trapeze, Shannon Vitali-Contortion
Friday 1st: MC Simon Wright, Josie Wardrope- Handstands, Gerramy Marsden- Rolla Bolla, Doogs- Dance Trapeze, Brett Franzi- Rope, Molly Roper- Lyra, Christie Murphy- Contortion hula
$15 Concession (Standing)
Red Bennies offers a unique experience to your traditional seated show.
Short and sweet acts appear throughout the evening, complimenting the drinking hour and breaking up your club experience. Show structures and interval times may vary. Ticket price listed is for standing room only unless otherwise specified. Limited seating is available, please contact Red Bennies on 03 9826 2689 for all group, booth and seated bookin
Notes: Show times are approximate. 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