Champagne Burlesk - Striptease Parade
Presented by the co-creator and director of The Australian Burlesque Festival - Dolores Daiquiri!
Champagne Burlesk - Striptease Parade!
Do you like your burlesque shaken but not stirred? Do you like a bit of tickle with your tease? Do you want to relax after Christmas, sip champagne while watching saucy starlets shake what the good lord gave them?
Then 'Champagne Burlesk - Striptease Parade' is the show for you!!
Come on down to the sophisticated & lovely Red Bennies on the 30th December to see some fine burly-q gals perform gorgeous, glamorous, vintage flavoured shows.
A little bit naughty just for you!! These saucy minxes with help you digest your Christmas indulgences as they entertain you into the wee hours.
Dolores Daiquiri has been at the forefront of the burlesque revival in Australia for about 10 years and has been captivating audiences with her glamorous brand of ‘tease’ since then. Dolores started her career as co-founder and group member of Melbourne’s first burlesque troupe and in 2009 went solo.
Her acts are not only seductive, classic, traditional and glamorous they are dripping with vintage flair and sophistication of a high standard. Audiences can be assured that a performance by Dolores is both spectacular and entertaining! Dolores prides herself in designing quality burlesque acts which she has performed in a myriad of showcases and high-end events over the years. A consummate artist who has performed in Paris and Los Angeles.
Along with performing Dolores has created a number of productions and special events. Productions include Australian Burlesque Festival, Shimmy Shake & Red Door Burlesque to name a few.
Australia’s darling of burlesque, Rosy Rabbit, has been teasing audiences across the country since 2006, when she leapt on to the stage with a head full of dreams and taste for the sweet life!
With a background in classical ballet and musical theatre Rosy is known for her elegant and artistic approach. She has found burlesque an unrivaled outlet for her creative passions including performance, costume design and event production. As co-founder and producer of the Australian Burlesque Festival Rosy is passionate about building and uniting the community and embracing the many facets of this timeless and ever-changing art of tease and sensuality.
A shining star in the burlesque revival Rosy has performed at many of Australia’s premier burlesque and subculture events, music festivals and regular showcases. She also toured North America and Canada in 2009 and was selected to perform at the 2010 London Burlesque Week.
JESSAMAE ST. JAMES
Jazz chanteuse Jessamae St. James burst onto the Melbourne burlesque scene with her debut at the Victorian Arts Centre for JoyFM. A graduate of the music theatre program at the Victorian College of the Arts, Jessamae indulges her love for an era long gone incorporating tunes from the MGM musicals of old and forgotten jazz songs into her art.
Notable performances include The Australian Burlesque Festival (Melbourne 2010), The Sydney Tattoo and Body Art Expo (Sydney 2010), Chaz Royal’s New Years Eve Burlesque Ball (London 2010), Miss Burlesque Australia (Melbourne 2011) Candle Ends Mini Festival ( Melbourne 2011) and a sold out weekend as a headlining act for the first Lorne Performing Arts Festival (Lorne 2011).
As a solo performer Jessamae's original music has been featured alongside Australian music greats such as Deborah Conway and Claire Bowditch on the CD Naked in the Woods 2 as part of the FReeZA mentorship program released in September 2010. Her velvet vocals glide over a mixture of well-known and original jazz songs reminiscent of a melancholy jazz crooner from days long ago and what she creates is a pinch of vaudeville, a dash of old school class and a shake of something a little bit sinister.
Tiffany Blue has been enchanting audiences since 2010 with her versatility and charm. Performing both in Australia and overseas she has exploded onto the stage with style, presence and more than a little pizazz. A dancer since she could walk, she is a refined entertainer who is ready to intrigue, enchant and mesmerise you with her elegant moves and tantalizing tease. Tiffany Blue is ready to take you on a ride that you'll not want to get off!
Born into a family of dancers, musicians, and general stage flaunters,Luna Eclipse
was born to be in the spotlight. She spent her youth prancingabout on stage to a smattering of polite applause, only to discover in herwomanhood the thunderous applause that awaited her in the world ofburlesque. Combining her studies in bellydancing, swing dancing, vintagejazz, contemporary dance and theatre, Luna Eclipse creates shows of grace,rhythm and movement. She also has her finger in many, erm, pies, teachingswing dancing, bellydancing and burlesque.
Magenta is one of Melbourne’s newest burly girls on the scene. Making her debut in 2011 Magenta has been charming audiences with a wink and a devilish grin, teasing and tempting with her own unique style of burly-q. Unique in her own way, Magenta can be spotted a mile away with her Magenta coloured locks and matched outfits. Watch out Melbourne as this little lady is ready to take on anything. '
Born formally as Evelyn Rouge, to a couple of Parisian paupers this small time country girl has evolved into a burlesque performer. Now known as Evie Red, she is an actress, ballerina, samba performer and dancer. This is one hoochie coochie, hotsy-totsy sugar mama!
Channelling the vintage glamour of past icons such as Josephine Baker and Carmen Miranda, Red exudes opulence, style and grace peppered with frantic crazy dancing!
Classically trained as a Cecchitti ballet dancer, Evie Red has performed at many private and public events as both a soloist and troupe. Most notably performances include Monties Dames at Monties, as a Majestic Nymph at Red Bennies for the NYE2011 Dionysia Show, a UV Warrior in Metropolis and as ‘Greed’ in the Sirens of Sin by the producers of the Australian Burlesque Festival.
Evie Red has also had the pleasure of performing for Dita Von Teese at a private Red Bennies party this year. She was also invited to perform with the Jaded Vanities crew in Sydney at The Vanguard as part of the touring show Star Wars.
Crowned Miss Burlesque Tasmania and Miss Pin-Up at the Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final 2010, Becky Lou began her career with Perth’s renowned Sugar Blue Burlesque troupe and has recently burst onto the Melbourne burlesque scene, appearing at many of the city's best burly venues and becoming a resident artist at the monthly 'Shimmy Shake' shows.
With a figure made for mid-century cheesecake and the face of a silent-film siren, her witty routines are a cheeky combination of goofball comedy, classic hoochie coochie and retro sex appeal.
MC DANNY MCGINLAY
A familiar face from television, comedian Danny McGinlay is one of the most exciting Burlesque MC's in Australia.
After working the comedy clubs of the world for a decade, McGinlay jumped at the opportunity to compere a Burlesque night in 2009 and has never looked back.
No two shows are ever the same, his hi-octane style will blow the audience away.
General Admission (Door): $25
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 bookings.
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to upgrade your tickets to a table or booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689