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Come see the Star Destroyers

Get ready for a new Burlesque spectacle. Destroy the Joint Burlesque is a powerful celebration of women and men in burlesque, hosted by Meagan Patroni of Aloha Creative and Dusk Devi of Australian Burlesque Calendar.

"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.

Lulu the Fabulous Fan Dancer

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.

Betty Grumble in action

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."

Abaddon performing for the crowds

The full line up for the evening is :

DJ Mookie providing awesome beats

The always delightful diva Sheena Miss Demeanour

Glamorous Rita Fontaine winner of Miss Burlesque 2010.

Lovely Ladybird Blue

Exotic Xavier Van Camp

Mysterious Ivy Ambrosia

The Legend Vinnie Bradley

Come out to The Standard for Destroy the Joint on Sunday 25th of November in support of the empowerment and celebration of women through burlesque.

The legend Vinnie Bradley
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Why? Because supporting empowered women is awesome
When: Show starts at 8:00 pm, Doors open at 7:00 pm
Phone: (02) 9660 7953
Where: Level 3, 383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Cost: $29.00
Your Comment
This is brilliant thank you!
..but I must clarify that although Abaddon does tantalise the ladies, he is not a burlesque performer.
He is a Strongman who does not tolerate sexism.
~ Dusk Devi :)
by dusk (score: 0|2) 2806 days ago
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