The New Zealand Burlesque Festival
FEATURED ARTISTS from the upcoming DOCUMENTARY!
LouLou D’vil, Miss Exotic World 2013 and No:1 burlesque figure in the World 2013, is passionately fierce & erotic bump’n’grind burlesquer with no boundaries within classical sassy striptease.
Sexy and sleazy, iron bendin sideshow royal with muscles of a mule and nipples of steel, hailing from the deepest reaches of the northern waste land. The Baron, a gentleman of his own kind with a slippery tongue and his world famous pants… Well you’ll see what we mean.
TEAM INCREDILOVE – EVA STRANGELOVE & JUSTIN F CREDIBLE
“THE MUHAMMAD ALI OF BURLESQUE”
“SHE floats like a butterfly and HE stings like a bee and the whip moves too fast for the eye to see!” – The Chronicle, Austin TX
SHE… is an international burlesque superstar and “New Zealand’s very own Weapon of Mass Distraction”…
HE is her best friend, world renown vaudevillian veteran, and “The Man You’ve Never Heard Of But Will Never Forget!”
TOGETHER they bring you their classic story of boy meets girl… in a ferocious battle of the sexes fought at the speed of sound! It’s more than Incredible, It’s SUPER SONIC!
This piece features world class, precision bullwhip tricks and a carefully engineered costume, seamlessly integrated with a fast-paced and highly provocative, traditional Spanish Pasedoble. You have not seen anything quite like this! Do not blink or you’ll miss something!
Ladies and Gentlemen, you wanted the best. You got the best! The World’s LOUDEST multi-award winning Burlesque duet!
“This piece is my biggest creative accomplishment. It is a tremendous honor to showcase this very special number in my motherland for my kiwi family and friends. Thank you all for your continued support.” – Eva
Winner Best Duo, Hollywood Burlesque Festival, 2013
Winner: Most Erotic, Hollywood Burlesque Festival, 2013
Winner Best Duet, San Antonio Burlesque Festival, 2013
Winner: International Recognition Award, Eva Strangelove, Golden Garter Burlesque Industry Awards New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2013
Winner: Best Dude in the Nude, JFC, Texas Burlesque Festival, 2007
Spectacular Tease, Travelodge Ballroom, Cuba Street, Palmerston North – MORE INFO
Miss Bonita Danger Doll is a femme fatale hailing from the shakey city of Christchurch, New Zealand.
This burlesque beauty will captivate and mesmerism you!
Stunning, captivating, alluring, and elegant, she is all woman! With the love for danger that runs through her veins – Bonita Danger Doll is “Aphrodite in fishnets”
Show Floozy – Golden Garters Industry Awards, New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2013
Best Costume – Golden Garters Industry Awards, New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2013
MacGyver Award – Golden Garters Industry Awards, New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2013
1st Place – Stripper Showdown (Burlesque Edition) 2013
Peoples Choice – Miss Burlesque New Zealand 2013
2nd Runner Up – Miss Burlesque New Zealand 2013
Ruby Ruin brings her own vivacious attitude to every performance, known for her high energy passionate performance style Ruby brings a twist to every routine. Her acts are unique, glamorous & entertaining. She is a little bit naughty but totally nice showgirl who has entertained audiences from New Zealand & Australia to the USA.
She is a popular figure within the New Zealand burlesque scene appearing across the country regularly for a variety of different types of events. The combination of Ruby’s dynamic performances, high quality tattoo art with beautiful lavish sparkling burlesque costumes is a crowd pleaser!
Ruby has won multiple awards including Queen of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2013; Burlesque Exchange Scholarship USA 2013; Best Costume at Miss Burlesque New Zealand 2014; International Recognition Award, Favourite Costume & Favourite Producers (Tease & Trouble Productions) at Golden Garters Awards, The New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2014 and performed in festivals across the globe as a feature performer in the Show-Me Burlesque Festival 2014 & New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2014 as well as appearing at the Australian Burlesque Festival 2014 & Perth International Burlesque Festival 2014.
As well as performing her own entertaining and original brand of burlesque Ruby Ruin is also a photographer; fashion / costume designer; hair & makeup artist; graphic & web designer; internationally published tattoo model; burlesque teacher & personal trainer at Ruby Ruin’s School of Burlesque; producer of Nillionaires Club, a project raising funding to help struggling artists reach their goals; and co-director / producer of Tease & Trouble Productions, Burlesquercise New Zealand & Grand Tease New Zealand – Ruby is a true woman of many hats!
Ginger Rabbit is quirky, original and a little bit wrong.
At the core of her burlesque is a love for puppetry, parody and pushing boundaries. Ginger Rabbit will play with you like a cat with a mouse…leaving you rumpled, shaken a little damp.
Ginger Rabbit has performed both Internationally and Australia wide. Gracing the stage at the “Show me Burlesque Festival” in the United States in May, and performing for the Australian Burlesque Festival’s “Nouvelle Royale” in both 2014 and 2013.
Ginger Rabbit is a regular performer in the Perth Fringe Festival, and shares the stage with Perth bands. She was a feature artist at the S.T.A.R. Awards, and a Finalist in “Miss Dreamgirl” at the Voodoo Lounge. She has also featured as a Magician’s assistant and can shoot flames out of her knickers.
As an international dancer, Coney Bow has performed around the globe. Armed with 28 years of technical dance experience and a driven passion for vintage musicals, Coney will draw you into her magical world as she brings her favored iconic dancers alive.
Coney has been part of the cabaret industry for the past 17 years, performing for local cabaret venues in France, New York and Barcelona. When she moved to Auckland in 2006 she dove into the local scene transforming it into an integral part of her career as a dancer. While performing as a burlesque solo artist for producers such as Miss La Vida, Miss V, Miss T Pinups and Flossy Roxx, Coney also worked as a co-director and choreographer for the cabaret and burlesque shows the ‘Red Room Revue’ and ‘Le Petit Four’. Coney has been selected at the Australian Burlesque Festival 2014.
In 2011 Coney also created the dance company Pineapple Productions, specializing in jazz and vintage dance styles and home to the award-winning French Cancan and cabaret troupe ‘Oh Mes Ananas’. This year Coney Bow is launching two new ventures with Pineapple Productions: a quarterly French Cabaret Night and the 4-dancers cabaret troupe “Pineapple Slice”.
FELICITY FROCKACCINO – DRAG ARTISTE & MC
Hailing from Otaki, New Zealand; this now Sydney, Australia based entertainer is camp, colourful and just a little too fabulous.
Witty, charismatic and a crowd favourite, Felicity is an all-rounder Man about Gown, ‘her’ schedule fast booking up with Trivia’s, Bingo’s and Corporate gigs for such companies as Moxie, ANZ, Coca-Cola, TVNZ, Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras and can be found as a regular performer at The Imperial Hotel, The Midnight Shift, ARQ, Stonewall Hotel, The Newtown Hotel all in Sydney and S&M’s in Wellington.
Felicity is available for international bookings, 18th’s, 21st’s, weddings, birthdays, surprise parties and more.
MISS LA VIDA
Miss La Vida’s witty and engaging style of burlesque has entertained, stunned and brought audiences to their feet globally. She’s performed for the likes of; the 2010 New York Burlesque Festival, the 2012 Perth International and The Australian Burlesque festivals, Cirque du Cabaret at London Wonderground, and around New Zealand, including twice for New Zealand Fashion Week.
The highlight of her career so far is competing in the Best Debut category in June 2011 at the most prestigious Burlesque event in the world, the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
She is also a teacher of burlesque for hens’ parties and the public. Her company MissChief Events was the first to produce full-scale burlesque shows in Auckland and the first to bring international acts to New Zealand.
Miss La Vida has many other talents too including being an avid ukulele tickler, 60s Go-Go fanatic, MC, pin-up poser and comedian.
A velvety hot chocolate with a double-shot of samba added for extra shimmy, Mo’Cachino is an energetic new addition to the male New Zealand burlesque scene.
Exploding onto the stage in 2013, Mo dazzled audiences with his suave sweet style and was crowned the inaugural Mr Burlesque New Zealand 2013 and King of the NZ Burlesque Festival 2013
With her alabaster skin and lips cherry red, this femme fatale will have you craving for more. Whether dressed to kill as she seductively saunters out of the shadows or sizzling up a tropical heatwave, Cherry Lashes is bound to lash you into a world of tantalising temptation and delectable delight.
IVAN THE RED
From the deepest, darkest depths of Siberia comes Ivan the Red. A burlesque dancer, acrobat, model, bellydancer, fire dancer, contemporary dancer and actor, Ivan has a vast range of experience and skills. He seeks to explore masculinity through varied forms of dance, with a style that varies from comedy to dark, and often combines the two. He is both risqué and risky- his body has several scars from swords and daggers (a regular nuisance in Siberia). Ivan the Red brings a seductive mix of physicality, humour, danger that will thrill and delight you.
MR B FRANK
Glamilton’s own Boylesque veteran.
The man, the merkin, the legend.
Mr B Frank!
ANGI B LOVELY
Angi B Lovely is an award-winning, high-flying, international stripteasing sensation and member of the world famous troupe, the Ruby Revue, where she performs monthly at the House of Blues Dallas & Houston. Angi’s burlesque shows are memorable and diverse, blending her dance and circus training with burlesque. In 2012, Angi gained numerous fans worldwide upon winning the Queen of Burlesque at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Additional awards include Best Solo and Audience Choice at the Texas Burlesque Festival, and The Burlesque Top 50 for 21st Century Burlesque in both 2013 and 2014. Angi has worked the runway for Secrets in Lace at both NYC Lingerie Fashion Week and Viva Las Vegas, where she also performed as a soloist in the burlesque showcase.
He’s the sweet and charming 1/3 of The Stage Door Johnnies – also known as the “Asian Invasion” of burlesque… and if you think you like his crouching tiger, just wait until you see his hidden dragon! Bazuka Joe has headlined as a soloist and with the Johnnies throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and soon Europe and Japan. Trained in contemporary dance, theater, and vault staff, he creates nostalgic, witty, and lively acts that are immediately accessible to every audience. With a retro-masculine, ‘boy-next-door’ persona, Bazuka takes everyday fantasy and childhood memories as inspiration for his repertoire. Bazuka Joe is also a seasoned teacher and instructor with more than ten years of experience as a professional choreographer and teacher.
Ginger Valentine is a classic striptease artist, producer, writer and instructor based in Dallas, Texas who performs monthly with the World Famous Showgirls of The Ruby Revue. Known for her sizzling sex appeal and athletic performances, Ginger drives audiences wild her award-winning burlesque acts. 21st Century Burlesque Magazine calls Ginger Valentine “a consistently great performer to watch with eyes you could lose yourself in.” In 2011, Ginger won “Queen of Burlesque” at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival and then placed 2nd Runner Up in the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Tournament of Tease in 2014.
Missy Lisa performs monthly with the Ruby Revue at the Houston of Blues in Dallas and Houston! She is the creator of the Dallas Burlesque Festival, as well as the owner of Dallas’ first Burlesque Dance Studio, the RUBY ROOM STUDIO, where she teaches burlesque, dance and fitness classes! Missy Lisa received particular praise for winning the coveted title of Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2013 and this year was awarded the title of ‘Most Classic’ at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas!
Established in 2006, The Ruby Revue performed in clubs around Dallas before starting its run at the House of Blues in 2010, and then quickly expanding to the House of Blues Houston. The World Famous Showgirls of the Ruby Revue have been featured on G4’s Attack of the Show and were the exclusive entertainment for Dita Von Teese’s cast party at Strip, Strip Hooray in Dallas. As a troupe, the Ruby Revue has performed at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, New York Lingerie Fashion Week, the New Orleans Burlesque Festival and Burlesque Hall of Fame where they won Best Troupe in 2014.
Deluded circus ringmaster PIOTR – from the obscure eastern-european principality of Uzbekoslavia – has been making an impact around NZ, as comic MC for a range of corporate functions, variety cabaret and burlesque shows.
Comedy event host for classy corporate showcases or bawdy adult cabaret. Complete with a ridiculously skewed ‘misunderstanding’ of NZ culture.
Created in 2010 as a pre-show character for the prestigious World of Wearable Art (WoW) Awards, Piotr has become a hugely popular comic MC at shows and events around NZ. Featured in new (one hour) show ‘IS PIOTR’ at the 2015 NZ International Comedy Festival.
MisRed Delicious is an internationally renowned burlesque entertainer with multiple titles and awards to her name. She is a respected burlesque teacher with past students performing internationally, and a successful producer of NZ shows, including the New Zealand Burlesque Festival, with her production company Red Rascal Productions.
As a performer MisRed is fast building an international profile worldwide having performed and taught around the world, including Munich, Rome, Malta, Melbourne, Sydney, New Orleans, Saint Louis, Austin, and Kansas City. She has been a featured performer at the Australian Burlesque Festival twice and was the international headliner at the Sydney Sensual Ball in 2014. She has received outstanding media reviews on her international adventures, with the most recent being from Malta on her 2015 tour of Europe.
MisRed is well known as a passionate force within the New Zealand burlesque scene. With Red Rascal Productions she wishes to help foster international exposure for, and to, New Zealand burlesque performers while developing the local community to become a sustainable art form within New Zealand. Creating the Red Delicious Burlesque Academy in 2012 she aimed to help spread the availability of burlesque in New Zealand.
MisRed Delicious is touring the USA in late 2015, including performances in California, Colorado, Chicago, Texas, New York and The New Orleans Burlesque Festival and was invited to perform at the 2015 Edmonton Burlesque Festival in Canada.
With her unique style of satire and tease, MisRed is always sure to delight audiences.
Trillian is an internationally recognised, multi award winning pole performer and burlesque artist. Her style of performing draws upon a wide range of dance training. Her passionate stage presence, dynamic movement and unique musicality is unparalleled. Over 20 years experience in the industry has seen her performing on stages all over New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe. Your 2014 Queen of the Festival has taken her crown to the Münich, Australian and Perth International Burlesque Festivals in 2015. Representing New Zealand and her title overseas has been an honour and a privilege.
“Please welcome, all the way from the bar, Ms. Willow Noir”
Often found with a cheeky smile upon her face, a drink in hand and a mind filled with bizarre ideas this excitable and enticing entertainer is definitely drawn to all things peculiar and strange, especially to the fantastical dark side of burlesque. It’s not uncommon to find her aborting fake babies, popping multitudes of balloons or angle grinding up a storm whilst onstage. We’re excited to introduce, New Zealand’s most fabulous “burlesque structured wiggler” for your viewing pleasure.
She’s a divine darhlin who will capture you with her incredible stage presence and her high voltage energy; she’ll command your attention until the very last reveal. With her powers combined she makes sure her audiences stay on their toes and always keeps them guessing. Throw her magical personality into the mix and it’s no wonder that she is a well-known and revered burlesque household name along with being one of New Zealand’s top burlesque performers.
“Let’s have a warm round of applause for your all round good time girl… Ms. Willow Noir!”
Lilly Loca is vivacious, tenacious and everything in between! she’s known as the consummate mistress of disguise, who is putting the va-va-VOOM into vaudeville! A theatre junkie for years, Lilly turned to performing cabaret, burlesque and vaudeville in 2009 – and she hasn’t looked back since. She is also the Director of Va-Va-Voom Productions and Bambina Burlesque Academy, located in Auckland, New Zealand.
Most well known for her gender-bending roleplaying, Lilly is a consummate mistress of disguise. She has various original characters which include drag king characters such as the humble and awkwardly hilarious geek Gary Krumbert. She’s also a witty (filthy) MC whose knack for skillfully sending an audience into an orgasmic frenzy (no really, it’s happened, I swear) are just a few of the tricks and talents she has up her sleeve.
Portland’s long legged lovely Holly Dai debuted in 2009 alongside the Rose City Shimmy. She founded the very first school in Oregon to teach burlesque and has been teaching since 2010. She is the current headmistress of All that Glitters Burlesque Academy and producer of the Oregon Burlesque Festival.
Notable performances include the Windy City Burlesque Festival; Chicago Illinois, The Great Burlesque Exposition awarded Most Classic 2011; Boston Massachusetts, The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival. Holly Dai has toured the West Coast performing from Seattle WA, Portland OR, Oakland CA, Ventura CA, San Diego CA. She has taught classes for the local Portland belly dance convention JamBallah and has been accepted to teach classes for the national convention for burlesque instruction, BurlyCon.
Honey Suckle’s mind is never far from the gutter! She has a love of the absurd and a fetish for glitter to the point of obsession! Nothing is sacred to this performer who loves to put a spin on things like no one else!
Each performance is a piece of art that has sprung from the dark and not so dark recesses of her mind, leaping onto the stage with enthusiasm and often straight into the audience.
Honey Suckle is a multiple title and award winning burlesque artist who has traveled and performed around New Zealand.
Bella De Jac
Australia’s Mistress of Tease, Bella de Jac is a darkly elegant whisper from the nihilistic 1930s, insidious, and sensual. Dancing with grace, elegance and reckless abandon. Soaring, surging, daring you to abandon your senses and give in to lust, to love…and to life.
Having worked extensively across the UK, Australia and America, Bella has performed alongside leading artists such as Catherine D’Lish, Tigger!, Imogen Kelly, Captain Kidd, and Lola the Vamp.
Bella was recently voted People’s Choice Victoria & Most Glamorous 2014 by her peers at the annual Australian Burlesque Community Awards. Along with an impressive list of titles and performance credits, she also has a bachelor degree in Performance Studies. Recent high profile shows include, Hubba Hubba Revue in San Francisco, BB King’s on 42nd St for the New York Burlesque Festival, the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas and most recently the Miss Burlesque Australia Victory Lap tour. Bella will also be touring her brand of darkly elegant tease to every major city in Australia this year as a headliner with the Australian Burlesque Festival.
Described as both an exquisite creature and a powerful and captivating performer, Bella’s penchant for pushing acceptable social boundaries is cleverly disguised by the grace and glamour of her shows.
Bella de Jac is one mistress you won’t want to keep a secret…
“Bella de Jac’s appearances were the standout” Jamie Wright, New Adelaide Theatre Guide
“…a proficient and sensual tease” Jim Hildich, Rip It Up
“infernally good”…“diaphanous and delicate like a porcelain fin de seicle doll” Absinthe.com.au
“Bella de Jac, reincarnated into a devastatingly sensual dancer. Her performance was the most complex, and by far the best.”Joanna Bowen, Australian Stage
“One to watch” Burlesque Bible.
Danny Rascal is the other half of Red Rascal Productions. Danny is an award winning singer/songwriter who has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, fronting successful bands, organising music events, and mentoring up-and-coming artists.
Miss Dangerous is a classic burlesque performer drawing inspiration from showgirls of the 1950’s and her background in dance. She performs throughout New Zealand performing in local burlesque shows, cabarets, corporate events and rock concerts and has recently returned from Australia having performed in the Australian and Perth Burlesque festivals as a solo performer and as one half of the dynamic duet The Ballet School Dropouts.
Part wolf, part grrl and part naked… it’s AMOUROUS AVA!
Amourous Ava is known for her comic neo-burlesque performance style and steadfast commitment to romping enthusiastically around in her underpants dressed as characters from 1950s B-grade movies. She is also sometimes known as ‘The Fastest Ass in the West’. Whether performing as the most irrepressible of monsters, a bumping-grinding-rumble-shaker, or a dark and glittering gothic temptress, her acts are always a glorious spectacle and are not to be missed.
Amourous Ava is based in Auckland (city of Glamour and Vice). She has been performing throughout New Zealand and internationally since 2011, including at the New Zealand and Australian Burlesque Festivals. She was voted ‘Most Innovative’ at the New Zealand Burlesque Festival Golden Garter Awards 2014. Amourous Ava is also the editor/publisher of Pastie Politics, a zine/journal on Burlesque and Feminism in New Zealand.