Brisbane's burlesque star Lila Luxx.
Brisbane's burlesque star Lila Luxx. Contributed

Burlesque Festival: The sirens are coming

SINA King, Medianoche, Aurora, Lila Luxx and The Strawberry Siren are just some of the names from this year's Australian Burlesque Festival.

The show they are bringing to our region is called Shake-O-Rama, a gig that promises teasing routines, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment.

Festival director Delores Daiquiri explained the show had some jaw-dropping glamour from the leading stars of the burlesque stage.

"Burlesque itself is probably more about comedy," she said.

Besides Daiquiri's own beauty and skills on stage, the gig includes Miss Burlesque Australia 2011 and 2013, Melbourne's Sina King and Strawberry Siren respectively, plus Brisbane's Lila Luxx, the winner of the People's Choice Australian Burlesque Community Award in Queensland last year.

Rounding out the headliners scheduled to hit the stage are international glamazons Vicky Butterfly, founder and performer at the Black Cabaret in London, and Medianoche, who is based in New York and was awarded first runner-up at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.

"Vicky Buttlerfly's performances are very theatrical, with a really glamorous routine which is all about storytelling. She is bringing a beautiful fan dance with her," Daiquiri said.

"Medianoche, from the US, does a classy and classic bump'n'grind performance, very Latin-influenced.

"We also have a performer from Italy, Vibrissa, who not only talks to the audience during her performance but also sings.

"Vibrissa's show is unique, and it will be the first time she performs in Australia, only coming to Brisbane and Byron Bay."

Daiquiri, King and Siren were voted into the top 10 of the Australian Burlesque Performers List in 2014 by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine.

Shake-O-Rama will be performed at the Byron Theatre on Thursday, June 25, from 8pm.

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