As readers of Glory Days will be aware, we hold a very special place in our hearts for the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand (and possibly the world), Napier! After a fantastic time running the Costume Competition and Hendrick's Gin Garden at the summer deco event in February, we are busy pulling together our warmer wardrobes for Winter Deco this coming weekend and getting ready to present the first ever burlesque show that has featured in Napier's Art Deco Trust programme of events. Read on to meet the fabulous talent that will be teasing the crowds on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th July at the Cabana Bar and if you haven't got your tickets already make sure you book in quick for the Friday evening performance by clicking HERE!
We always like to present something a little different during Napier's art deco events and this time is no exception. The deco period was a time when Western civilisation went through a remarkable transformation. Post WWI, people threw away many of the strict and rigid rules of past generations and rebellion was the attitude du jour. Women, particularly, revelled in their new found freedom - off came the corsets and ankle concealing dresses and on went the makeup, spit curls and scandalous sportswear.
In the spirit of the cultural shift that the deco period heralded, Glory Days is proud to partner with Red Delicious Burlesque to present the first ever Burlesque show to be included in the programme during an Art Deco Trust season of events in Napier! While we don't want to give away too much before the show, we are pleased to introduce the performers who will be presenting a fabulous evening of entertainment for the lucky guests who snaffled a ticket.
Like a freshly picked apple MisRed Delicious is juicy, sweet and a little bit... tart. She delights audiences with her insatiable need to tease using her talent for concealing and revealing.
MisRed Delicious is an internationally renowned, multiple title and award winning burlesque entertainer. She is the co-producer of the NZ Burlesque Festival and mistress of Red Rascal Productions which boasts a burlesque academy, regular shows and tour support for burlesque artists. She is a passionate force in the New Zealand Burlesque scene and is fast building an international profile having performed around the world, including throughout Europe, the USA and Australia. Her neo-classical style of seduction always is sure to tease audiences.
She's sweet as sin, sexy as hell and dangerous in the wrong hands... and her effortless elegance and dirty bump n grind recently won her the coveted Queen of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival crown. No stranger to the stage Dahlia Dangerous has been performing since she was five years old in various dance genres such as classical ballet, jazz, contemporary dance and cheerleading and has been captivating and tantalising burlesque audiences throughout New Zealand and Australia since 2013.
All around dance geek with a passion for vintage musicals, Coney Bow delights audiences with her “smooth as butter” dance moves.
Armed with 30 years of technical dance experience she creates slick jazzy burlesque and cabaret acts that have been selected in Burlesque Festivals around the world. Coney was awarded the title of Duchess of the Festival at the New Zealand Burlesque Festival in 2014 and 2015 won the title of "Most Dazzling Dancer" at the Finals of the burlesque competition Grand Tease New Zealand 2015.
Coney has also a passion for dance education and choreography. She is the co-producer of “Burlesque: the workshop series” and is the artistic director of the vintage and retro dance troupe “The Roaring Antoinettes”
Photo: Zandy J Photography
Auckland-based performer Amourous Ava will have you swooning with her vintage glamour and old-time charm. 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 not to be missed.
Amourous Ava has been performing throughout New Zealand and internationally since 2011, including the New Zealand and Australian Burlesque Festivals. She was voted ‘Most Innovative’ and co-won ‘Favourite Costume’ in the New Zealand Burlesque Festival Golden Garter Awards 2015.
Trillian is a whirlwind of unexpected pleasures. Internationally recognised, multi award winning pole dancer and burlesque artist, this chick is your one stop shop of fabulous!
Her background deeply rooted in classical ballet from a very early age. Dancing wise she's an all rounder, experienced in jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, latin ballroom and african jazz. It doesn't stop there, Trillian is also a highly trained classical and jazz singer too.
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