"Destroy the joint" was a controversial phrase used by radio broadcaster Alan Jones; "Women are destroying the joint - Christine Nixon in Melbourne, Clover Moore here. Honestly." These strong women and men are here to take a stand against such sexist comments, by using burlesque as a political statement. The show is a fundraiser for ZONTA (international organisation for the advancement of women in society)
Meagan and Dusk Devi, "invite you to join us and, in doing so, stand up and show that HUMAN BEINGS do not tolerate sexism!"
Meagan says, "While we are feminists this is for mainstream audiences, it's not a bra burning event. It's inclusive and not intimidating, it's for everyone. We believe women's power and beauty should be celebrated and burlesque is a perfect art form to use that for."
The line up for the evening is a smashing blend of musical comedy and Australian burlesque star power. Kelfi and Fikel are your MC's for the night, a hilarious comedic duo that will leave you laughing in your seats.
The comedic duo Kelfi & Fikel
Let internationally known burlesque goddess Lulu the Fabulous Fan Dancer enchant you with her gorgeous feather fan dances. Lulu is a sultry elegant performer who brings you back to the glamorous vintage era of burlesque.
Betty Grumble is there to challenge your notions of what it means to be a burlesque performer in her witty satirical way. Her performances are always unique, sassy and hard to pull your eyes away from.
Abaddon is a Strongman. He performs remarkable feats of great strength, like the vaudeville circus performers of the past. He also stands strong with women stating, "The idea that women are 'born into' a certain role due to some kind of wrinkle of physiology or hormones or circumstances is profoundly stupid."