Bogan-Ville Burlesque

I have been a very busy dancer over the past few months…I was recently involved in a fabulous project called Bogan-Ville Burlesque! Created, directed and choreographed by a very good friend of mine Sophie Ross.We had been rehearsing for a few months and performed the show for Sydney’s Fringe Festival at Newtown’s The Sly Fox in September.

Image

The show was a Australian burlesque roller-coaster! Hosted by Magic Dan who performed magic tricks in between an array of dance numbers each with their own interpretation of the Aussie Bogan stereotype, touched by the traditional art of Burlesque.

Image

It was sultry, hilarious, magical and sexy all in one. We each had a different role to play in the story, I was Vicki La Bit the Victoria Bitter loving overly-daring chick who was getting drunker as the show went on. The other characters were Mistress Von Roo (dominitrix), Harlet Sparkles (OCD), Bacardi de Breezer (Barbie) and Kandy Avalanche (Grungy).

Image

Image

I had such a fantastic time doing the show with these beautiful women and we all loved having the opportunity to love what we do best – dance! And dance we did, there was tap, cheer, jive, strip-tease, chair and ballet just to name a few of styles we covered.

Image

The Sly Fox in Newtown was such a great venue as well with great staff who were incredibly supportive and helpful! A big thank you to our family and friends who came and watched the show, also to the unknowns who just heard about us through the Fringe promotion. It was great looking out to such a packed crowd and pulling some of you up on stage to help us out with our tricks.

Image

A big thank you to the beautiful Sophie Ross for creating this extravaganza…I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next.

Image

If you didn’t get to see the show…rest assured I am sure an Australia tour is in order.

Find us on Facebook ‘Bogan-Ville Burlesque’.

Image

Cody

x

Advertisements

The Pin Up Parlor

June 17th 2012

Image

I was lucky enough to be performing in the opening number for the Pin Up Parlor’s event Come Fly With Me at the Standard in Taylor Square Surry Hills on Sunday night. This was such a fun event organised by the gorgeous Miss Gigi Vine and Miss Betty Belle, not only were there performances by well known Sydney Burlesque artists there was also a section for new up and comers to come and strut there stuff. It was great to see the range of Burlesque talent our city has to hold and the variety of styles each performer has adopted. We saw everything from classical Burlesque, comedy, Polynesian, a bit of dub step, two air hostesses and even a gorgeous lady in a bath towel.

Hosted by the gorgeously talented Miss Gigi Vine (a good friend of mine) and Jerry Fox, we were privileged to see performances by the traditional Hula girl Miss Veronica Bloom and the current 2nd runner up Australian Burlesque champion (also a good friend of mine) Miss Bunni Lambada. The room was filled with artworks by Sydney based artists focusing on the pin up/burley style, and I even bought one ;).

I had an absolutely fabulous night and I cannot wait until the next Pin Up Parlor and suggest you all come too! http://www.facebook.com/the.pinup.parlor

Image

Image

Image

Image

Little old me in my pin gear with my victory curl.

Cody x