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THE FIFTH ANNUAL HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE!


Violetta Beretta & Cherry Blossom Cabaret are proud to present THREE star-studded Burlesque Shows as part of the 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue! Taking place at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater on Thursday September 22nd, 2016, Friday September 23rd, 2016 & Saturday September 24th, 2016 at 7:30 pm, with a pre-show cocktail reception starting at 6:00pm on all three nights.

The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is celebrating 5 years of sparkling, glamorous, sexy fun in Paradise and we’re bringing in the biggest names in Burlesque to commemorate the occasion! Announcing our Featured Performers: “Miss Exotic World 2015” & “Queen of Burlesque 2015” TRIXIE LITTLE (NY) & Internationally acclaimed Host/MC, Cabaret Singer, Character Performer and Show Director ARMITAGE SHANKS “THE CARNY PREACHER” (WA)

Included in our star-studded 2016 lineup: Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Savannah Bordeaux, Atom Apple, Chola Magnolia, Cecil, Victoria Pneumatica, Shakti Dance Movement, Coney Bow, Serendipity Love, Austin Lee Dylan, DeeDee Queen, Cabaret & Cocktails, Miss Riding Good and Her Big, Bad, Wulf, Darce Grace, Doubles Anyone?, Emma Peal, Foxy Knoxx, ChiChi Roniz, Saffron Lenore, Fathom Swanson, La Femme Rikita, Tracey Lashes, Damian Levine, Violetta Beretta & MANY, MANY MORE!

Also featuring the Comedy stylings of Cecil & the dynamic dancing duo Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf! Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Volary Aerial Burlesque & Honolulu Zouk will provide stunning Pre-Show entertainment during our cocktail reception!

TICKETS: Tickets for all three HBF Shows, as well as special Combo Ticket Packages & VIP Seating Packages will be available for purchase HERE (via link) as well as at the Doris Duke Theatre’s ticketing website in July! The HBF consistently sells out so make sure to get your tickets early!

Scintillating, captivating & hilarious, The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue will feature a host of stellar International, National & Local Burlesque and Cabaret performers in three super fun, scandalous shows, with a cast of more than FORTY OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINERS!

The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival proudly presents THREE incredible Burlesque & Cabaret Shows (each with a different theme/cast), Burlesque Workshops during the Festival week, Film Screenings & More!


         






The Shows!

The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is celebrating five glittering years of bringing the best in Burlesque to Hawaii Nei by presenting 3 VERY different, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping Burlesque & Cabaret shows in 2016!




Thursday, September 22, 2016


“The Aloha Follies: A Glamourous Night of Classic Burlesque”

Presented by
The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue

Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

The HBF 2016 Burlesque Shows will kick off with an ultra glamorous night of Classic Burlesque! Step back in time with the Hawaii Burlesque Festival as you slip into a glittering night of vintage elegance as a guest at “The Aloha Follies.”

Hosted by the incomparable Hunter Down, our dashing “Talking Man” for the evening, “The Aloha Follies” will feature a star-studded cast of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers, both veteran acts and up-and coming ingenues!

Feast your eyes on a menagerie of delights in the form of ethereal feather fan dances, classic naughty bump-n-grind stripteases, bewitching boa manipulations, beautiful bubble dances & more, set to a soundtrack of seductive vintage jazz and blues!

VINTAGE/RETRO ATTIRE SUGGESTED & DESIRED, but not required! Dress up in your finest vintage attire of days past, any era will do! We welcome all Jazz Babies, Flappers, Slick Suited Hepcats, 50’s Bombshells, 60’s Mad Men, 40’s Vamps, 1930’s Dapper Dans & whatever else you can dream up! What’s old is new again at “The Aloha Follies!”

BURLESQUE PERFORMANCES BY:

Jack Cione’s Follies (FEATURED)
Cabaret & Cocktails
Doubles Anyone?
DeeDee Queen
Tracey Lashes
Cecil
Volary Aerial Burlesque
La Femme Rikita
Savannah Bordeaux
Victoria Pneumatica
Saffron Lenore
Chi Chi Roniz
Foxxy Knoxx
Luna Velour
Emma Peal
Violetta Beretta
MissFortune
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
& MORE!




Friday, September 23, 2016


“A Hawaiian Whodunit: An Interactive Murder-Mystery Burlesque Show!”

Friday, September 23, 2016
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

There’s a Killer on the loose at the Doris Duke Theatre & our Showgirls are shaking in their tassels! The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present “A Hawaiian Whodunit!: An Interactive Murder Mystery Burlesque Show!” The games will be afoot on Friday, September 23rd, 2016, at the Doris Duke Theatre & we need YOUR help to crack the case!

All points bulletin: Join us for a night of sneaky, seductive fun, murder-mystery style at “A Hawaiian Whodunit!: An Interactive Murder Mystery Burlesque Show!” Play the hard-boiled detective as you “investigate” our gorgeous parade of Burlesque Beauties, each with their own aspirations…..perhaps to KILL?!? Even more maddening are the myriad of other suspects: the dastardly gravel voiced Theatre Manager, the Obsessed Fan, the overworked Stage Crew, and the list goes on during this cryptic & curious adventure that takes you behind the curtain, flips out the lights and shows you the darker side of Burlesque!

Hosted by the internationally acclaimed Emcee ARMITAGE SHANKS and starring a plethora of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) so seductive it just might kill you! Don’t be dead wrong & miss your chance to catch this show in the act!

DRESS TO IMPRESS IN YOUR BLACK AND WHITE BEST! Be it ballgowns or bikinis; leave the colors at home and get Noir with it! Your inspirations could be late night meetings with trenchcoat clad figures, fast-talking Detectives, Gorgeous Gunmolls, or whatever makes you feel mysterious!

BURLESQUE/CABARET PERFORMANCES BY:
Armitage Shanks (FEATURED)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Honolulu Zouk
Shakti Dance Movement
Volary Aerial Burlesque
Chola Magnolia
Cabaret & Cocktails
Austin Lee Dylan
Savannah Bordeaux
Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf
Fathom Swanson
Cecil
MadameX
Emma Peal
ChiChiRoniz
& MORE!




Saturday, September 24, 2016


“Pineapples, Pop-Culture & Pasties:
A Pop Culture Extravaganza, Burlesque Style!”

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

Whether it’s Prince or PEZ, we’ve all got a special place in our hearts for popular culture! Join the 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue for it’s final night extravaganza as we present “Pineapples, Pop-Culture & Pasties: A Pop Culture Extravaganza, Burlesque Style!” a super-fun, sexy as hell selection of some of our most well known pop culture icons, music, films & more!

We’re delighted to announce the appearance of our Featured Saturday Night Act, TRIXIE LITTLE! Trixie Little holds the title “Queen of Burlesque 2015” via the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and is known world-wide as New York City’s pint-size powerhouse! Seamlessly blending circus skill and sex appeal, for over a decade, she pioneered a style of circus-cabaret with The Evil Hate Monkey, touring frequently in America, Australia and Europe. Other career highlights include Best Burlesque Duo, Most Innovative awards (BHOF), a residency at an Off-Broadway theater in NYC (Ars Nova) and regular bookings at NYC’s most infamous nightclub, The Box.

Hosted by Hawaii’s own Mustache Queen, TITA TITSLING and starring an incredible cast of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers “Pineapples, Pop-Culture & Pasties: A Pop Culture Extravaganza, Burlesque Style!” will be an epic night of racy pop culture themed fun, games, surprises and of course BURLESQUE!

DRESS TO IMPRESS IN YOUR POP CULTURE BEST! There’s SO MUCH to choose from so get inspired! A few suggestions to get the wheels turning: Ziggy Stardust, Lego, PEZ, My Little Pony, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Max Headroom, Andy Warhol..the list goes on!

BURLESQUE/CABARET PERFORMANCES BY:
Trixie Little (FEATURED)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Jaques Trap
Cabaret & Cocktails
Honolulu Zouk
Damian Levine
Coney Bow
Jack Cione Follies
Atom Apple
Luna Velour
Serendipity Love
Candy Bottom
Darcce Grace
Emma Peal
ChiChiRoniz
& MORE!

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016

“The Aloha Follies: A Glamourous Night of Classic Burlesque”

Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

The HBF 2016 Burlesque Shows will kick off with an ultra glamorous night of Classic Burlesque! Step back in time with the Hawaii Burlesque Festival as you slip into a glittering night of vintage elegance as a guest at “The Aloha Follies: A Glamorous Night of Classic Burlesque.”
Hosted by the incomparable Hunter Down, our dashing “Talking Man” for the evening, “The Aloha Follies” will feature a star-studded cast of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers, both veteran acts and up-and coming ingenues! Feast your eyes on a menagerie of delights in the form of ethereal feather fan dances, classic naughty bump-n-grind stripteases, bewitching boa manipulations, beautiful bubble dances & more, set to a soundtrack of seductive vintage jazz and blues!
VINTAGE/RETRO ATTIRE SUGGESTED & DESIRED, but not required! Dress up in your finest vintage attire of days past, any era will do! We welcome all Jazz Babies, Flappers, Slick Suited Hepcats, 50’s Bombshells, 60’s Mad Men, 40’s Vamps, 1930’s Dapper Dans & whatever else you can dream up! What’s old is new again at “The Aloha Follies!”

BURLESQUE PERFORMANCES BY:

Jack Cione’s Follies (FEATURED)
Cabaret & Cocktails
Doubles Anyone?
DeeDee Queen
Tracey Lashes
Cecil
Volary Aerial Burlesque
La Femme Rikita
Savannah Bordeaux
Victoria Pneumatica
Saffron Lenore
Chi Chi Roniz
Foxxy Knoxx
Luna Velour
Emma Peal
Violetta Beretta
MissFortune
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
& MORE!


Jack Cione’s Follies (FEATURED)

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is thrilled to present selections from “Jack Cione’s Follies”! With an accent on comedy and dance, these performances feature a talented cast of 60+ in lavish Las Vegas styled costumes of feathers, bangles, and bling.


Emcee: Hunter Down

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Honolulu’s most dashing & downright delightful Emcee. The darling darling of the stage & the hardest working man in Hawaii Showbiz, Hunter Down!
Hunter Down Facebook


Cherry Blossom Cabaret

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Cherry Blossom Cabaret is a collective of artists from diverse backgrounds in art, performance, and production. We strive to create an innovative fusion of classic and modern, authentic and irreverent, sophisticated and risque.We create and produce high quality performances from full scale theatrical productions to intimate solo performances. We aim to inspire and empower members and students alike by holding and celebrating an all encompassing view of beauty and self-expression and invite our audience to join us in the revelry.
cherryblossomcabaret808.com
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Facebook
Instagram @cherryblossomcabaret


Volary Aerial Burlesque

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Volary Aerial Burlesque is a Honolulu-based performance company specializing in a bold blend of aerial arts and burlesque dance. Its members, best known as the Volary Vixens, are a flock of talented artists who take to the air with sensual tease and athletic prowess. Volary has been dazzling Hawaii audiences since 2010 with a variety of titillating acts on tissu, lyra, trapeze, corde lisse, hammock, pole, and more. Available for corporate events and private parties; why not let the sultry lines and suggestive movement of the Vixens spice up your next celebration? Their cheeky humor and airborne grace will spark your curiosity and keep you coming back for more!
volaryvixens.com


Victoria Pneumatica

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Victoria Pneumatica is a historical costumer, burlesque performer, and pinup model with a retro aesthetic and a flair for the luxurious and otherworldly. Her love of burlesque is equal only – and owing in no small part to – her love of historical costuming and all things Victorian. Ms. Pneumatica is currently based in Chicago, but started her burlesque journey in Denver where she regularly performed with Vivienne VaVoom’s Burlesque as It Was, and at Lannie’s Clocktower. Currently, she performs throughout Chicago, including at noteworthy venues such as the Drifter Chicago and Untitled Supper Club. In the past, she has performed at the Texas Burlesque Festival, the Hawaii Burlesque Festival and Revue, the Colorado Burlesque Festival, and the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival where she was awarded the title of Most Classic in 2015.
victoriareveals.com
Victoria Pneumatica Facebook


Savannah Bordeaux

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Sweet as a beignet, spicy as etouffe. Miss Savannah Boudreaux came onto the scene hard and fast, white gloves flying off her dainty wrists. Once a respected debutante from New Orleans, Savannah is no longer interested in stealing spotlights at cotillions. Savannah has bigger fish to fry, focusing her true Southern charm and seductive ways on getting her thrills while she’s pretty enough and young enough to get ‘em.


Doubles Anyone?

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Doubles, anyone? Is the name of the latest project by Shimmy hotshot Etta Quincy Jinx and bumping cannonball Coney Bow. Respectively from Australia and France, Etta and Coney met in New Zealand where they bonded over their passion for dance mixed with all things vintage. Having both trained in technical dance styles from a young age, they have danced their way through New Zealand and Australia stages performing a wide variety of dance styles such as Burlesque, Vintage Jazz, French Cancan, 20s Charleston, 60s Gogo, French Disco to name a few, with the vintage and cabaret company Pineapple Productions. Each of them also perform as burlesque soloists and have had the pleasure to be selected at both the Australian and New Zealand burlesque festivals.
coneybow.com/doublesanyone
Doubles Anyone? Facebook
Instagram @doublesanyone
Twitter @DoublesAnyone


DeeDee Queen

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
DeeDee Queen is a drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body—a performing woman who is performing “woman.” DeeDee Queen is rewriting her story, disrupting Diet Culture, and taking down the patriarchy by taking off her clothes in body positive burlesque, pole dance, and drag performances and classes around California’s Bay Area (and beyond!). She recently took home a gold medal for the “Entertainment” level 3 category at the Pacific Pole Championships, and is a certified Pole Level 1 instructor through Elevated Education. She currently teaches body positive burlesque classes in person and over Skype. She is also a body positive wellness coach who gives talks and workshops on body image, media literacy, and how to stop losing the last 10 pounds, as well has hosts a popular eating disorder recovery and health at every size podcast, Finding Our Hunger.
performingwoman.com
DeeDee Queen Facbook
Instagram @performingwoman
Twitter @PerformingWoman


Cabaret & Cocktails

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Sharing their love of dancing & drinking with the island of Maui, these frisky, whisky wahine from Wailuku like their burlesque with a shot of bourbon.
Cabaret & Cocktails Facebook


Cecil

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Born in a Traveling Circus/Sideshow Caravan to the tattooed lady, Cecil was brought up in a "Respectable" living situation in London. Upon his thirteenth birthday & Cecil hit the road in search of the life of a Clown, learning his trade as he made his way from dusty circus tents to well work circus wagons.
Cecil Facebook
Instagram: @rextheimpossible
Twitter: @rex_impossible


Saffron Lenore

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hollywood based Saffron Lenore has been performing burlesque for the past 18 months. An alumna of Lili VonSchtupp’s School for Wayward Girls, she has a background in theater, dance, costuming, performance art, and was a multiple award-winning Fancy Shawl pow wow dancer. Saffron is also a life-long writer, nerd/gamer/cosplayer/pop culture obsessive, a travel fiend, and formerly, a pharmaceutical drug developer. After a life-altering injury in 2010, she's found new life in re-discovering her old loves, dance and performance, and expressing them through the medium of burlesque. Her biggest influences are David Bowie and Edgar Allan Poe.
saffronlenore.com
Saffron Lenore Facebook
Instagram: @SaffronLenore
Twitter: @SaffronLenore


La Femme Rikita & Tracey Lashes

Hawaii Burlesque Festival

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Tracy Lashes and La Femme Rikita are known as Hawaii's Burlesque Sisters. The Sisters met backstage performing as soloists in the Honolulu community. It was a match made in heaven and the two have been dancing together consistently for one year! What makes this double act special is the Burlesque Sisters, in tandem, maintain their unique individual character that audiences have known and adored for years. Because the Burlesque Sisters truly love each other like real sisters, they create a genuine chemistry on and off the stage. Most recent double acts have been performed with Scarlet Honolulu, the Jackie Claxton Universe, and Cherry Blossom Cabaret. rikitaturner.com/la-femme-rikita
La Femme Rikita Facebook
Tracey Lashes Facebook
Instagram: @lafemmerikita
Instagram: @tracylashes


Chi Chi Roniz, Foxxy Knoxx & Emma Peel

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Hawaii Burlesque Festival
We welcome three performers who come together to pay tribute to some women who put the tease in strip tease. Emma Peal is a local leggy sweetheart who makes us put an extra ooo in vavoom. Next up is a tantalizing tita who’s as sly as a fox. A pastie twirling songbird, her name is Foxy Knoxx. ChiChi Roniz finds her way into your hearts through a little bit of laughter, some tasteful raunch, and everything in between.
Chi Chi Roniz Facebook


MissFortune

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
A life-long performer, MissFortune, brings her own unique brand of theatrical burlesque to the Hawaii Burlesque Festival stage once again. Hailing from Honolulu, where she performs with Hawaii's Premier Burlesque troupe, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, MissFortune is equal parts circus and sideshow, high-brow and low, dark and light. Throughout her tenure she has performed widely – entertaining audiences from theatre mainstages and museums, to street carnivals and practically every bar in town; from San Francisco’s infamous Kinky Salon, and El Rio, to the Vegas based Zero Point festival ,as well as local events such as Oahu Fringe Festival and Improvaganza, and the Chicago based Porn and Chicken.

She has performed with visiting performers as varied as the fiery gothic Blackburner, and the legendary ska band, Fishbone, as well as with Grammy nominated Steph Music and local favorites, the Hell Caminos. With Cherry Blossom Cabaret she has also directed 3 of their full-length theatrical shows, including their sold out sensation, Carnal Carnival. From her signature Madd Hatter, Mr Cellophane, or her Dia de Los Muertos pieces, to her Grinder or whip numbers, or those co-staring a puppet, MissFortune's influences, either as a director, or performer, are as varied as the knickers in her boudoir. Holding a degree in theatre, she has been trained in a wide range of performance styles, from physical theatre to butoh, from Shakespeare to Jingju, which she boldly melds to create something new.

Interested in the transformative quality of performance, she lives to find and tell the story, and invites her audience, both here and on the mainland, to fall down that rabbit hole with her.


Luna Velour

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
As graceful as the Moon over Waikiki beach, Luna captivates her lovesick audiences with her seductive grace! One of Cherry Blossom Cabaret's newest members and a treasured one at that, Luna Velour is a sweet and hot addition any stage!


Violetta Beretta

Hawaii Burlesque Festival

Violetta Beretta is on a mission to bring the Aloha Spirit to audiences far beyond Paradise, this winsome wahineʻs wild undulations will drive you simply COCONUTS! A classically trained ballerina with a playfully naughty side, Violetta utilizes her many years of dance experience in a broad range of styles to consistently deliver a captivating and delightful show unlike any other! Violetta Beretta regularly performs at various US Mainland & Hawaii burlesque & cabaret shows, corporate functions, private upscale events & more. With her stunning costumes, luxurious props, and distinctive talents sheʻs a dazzling and highly entertaining addition to any event!
violettaberetta.com


& MORE!

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

“A Hawaiian Whodunit: An Interactive Murder-Mystery Burlesque Show!”

Friday, September 23, 2016
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

There’s a Killer on the loose at the Doris Duke Theatre & our Showgirls are shaking in their tassels! The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present “A Hawaiian Whodunit!: An Interactive Murder Mystery Burlesque Show!” The games will be afoot on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at the Doris Duke Theatre & we need YOUR help to crack the case!

All points bulletin: Join us for a night of sneaky, seductive fun, murder-mystery style at “A Hawaiian Whodunit!: An Interactive Murder Mystery Burlesque Show!” Play the hard-boiled detective as you “investigate” our gorgeous parade of Burlesque Beauties, each with their own aspirations…..perhaps to KILL?!? Even more maddening are the myriad of other suspects: the dastardly gravel voiced Theatre Manager, the Obsessed Fan, the overworked Stage Crew, and the list goes on during this cryptic & curious adventure that takes you behind the curtain, flips out the lights and shows you the darker side of Burlesque!

Hosted by the internationally acclaimed Emcee ARMITAGE SHANKS and starring a plethora of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) so seductive it just might kill you! Don’t be dead wrong & miss your chance to catch this show in the act!

DRESS TO IMPRESS IN YOUR BLACK AND WHITE BEST! Be it ballgowns or bikinis; leave the colors at home and get Noir with it! Your inspirations could be late night meetings with trenchcoat clad figures, fast-talking Detectives, Gorgeous Gunmolls, or whatever makes you feel mysterious!

BURLESQUE/CABARET PERFORMANCES BY:
Armitage Shanks (FEATURED)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Honolulu Zouk
Shakti Dance Movement
Volary Aerial Burlesque
Chola Magnolia
Cabaret & Cocktails
Austin Lee Dylan
Savannah Bordeaux
Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf
Fathom Swanson
Cecil
MadameX
Emma Peal
ChiChiRoniz
& MORE!


Armitage Shanks (FEATURED)

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is honored to present Armitage Shanks in celebration of our 5th year of Burlesque in Paradise! Armitage is one of the most sought after MC/Performers on the International Burlesque & Cabaret scene, with credits that include the London Burlesque Festival, Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, Paleis Van De Weemoed, The Supper Club (Amsterdam), Carnevale di Viareggio (Tuscany), Micca Club (Rome), Salon Parisien (Milan), Gruenspan & Club Calavera (Hamburg) La Fete Fatale (Berlin), Paradiso Tanzbar (Munich) and Cabaret des Filles de Joie (Paris).
In North America, performances have included the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, ABSFest (Asheville), NY Burlesque Festival, Le Scandal (NY), The Slipper Room (NY), Little Minsky’s (SF), Lannie’s Clocktower (Denver), Hotel Tryst (Toronto), The Toronto Burlesque Festival, Indigo Blue’s ‘Darkside Cabaret”, “The Beggar’s Carnivale” (St. Louis), and CA’s Ink N' Iron Festival. He is a regular host of both the Pink Door Cabaret and Le Cabaret Rouge in Seattle.
He was the co-founder and Ringmaster of Circus Contraption, a one-ring traveling circus at the forefront of the “New Circus” movement. (www.circuscontraption.com) He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine” in the upcoming feature film, “The Burlesque Assassins”.
armitageshanks.weebly.com
Armitage Shanks Facebook


Cherry Blossom Cabaret

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Cherry Blossom Cabaret is a collective of artists from diverse backgrounds in art, performance, and production. We strive to create an innovative fusion of classic and modern, authentic and irreverent, sophisticated and risque.We create and produce high quality performances from full scale theatrical productions to intimate solo performances. We aim to inspire and empower members and students alike by holding and celebrating an all encompassing view of beauty and self-expression and invite our audience to join us in the revelry.
cherryblossomcabaret808.com
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Facebook
Instagram @cherryblossomcabaret


Shakti Dance Movement

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Shakti Dance Movement is a Tribal Fusion Belly Dance company in Honolulu, Hawaii. An all women’s dance collective, Shakti Dance Movement is proud to bring women together for classes, workshops, and great events. Shakti Dance Movement’s founder, artistic director, and lead choreographer, Kalae Kaina, has been belly dancing for 16 years and began teaching in 2004. Through dedication to this beautiful art form, Shakti has grown into a very motivated group of women who wish to share their love of dance with others.
shakti808.com>
Instagram: @shakti.dance.movement


Honolulu Zouk

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Honolulu Zouk Dance Co provides instruction and performances in Brazilian Zouk fused with other dance styles. Directed by Kimberly Loo.
HNLzouk.com
Honolulu Zouk Facebook


Volary Aerial Burlesque

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Volary Aerial Burlesque is a Honolulu-based performance company specializing in a bold blend of aerial arts and burlesque dance. Its members, best known as the Volary Vixens, are a flock of talented artists who take to the air with sensual tease and athletic prowess. Volary has been dazzling Hawaii audiences since 2010 with a variety of titillating acts on tissu, lyra, trapeze, corde lisse, hammock, pole, and more. Available for corporate events and private parties; why not let the sultry lines and suggestive movement of the Vixens spice up your next celebration? Their cheeky humor and airborne grace will spark your curiosity and keep you coming back for more!
volaryvixens.com


Cabaret & Cocktails

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Sharing their love of dancing & drinking with the island of Maui, these frisky, whisky wahine from Wailuku like their burlesque with a shot of bourbon.
Cabaret & Cocktails Facebook


Savannah Bordeaux

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Sweet as a beignet, spicy as etouffe. Miss Savannah Boudreaux came onto the scene hard and fast, white gloves flying off her dainty wrists. Once a respected debutante from New Orleans, Savannah is no longer interested in stealing spotlights at cotillions. Savannah has bigger fish to fry, focusing her true Southern charm and seductive ways on getting her thrills while she’s pretty enough and young enough to get ‘em.
Savannah Bordeaux Facebook


Chola Magnolia

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
This chica sabrosita is a proud member of the Austin Burlesque Alliance, co-producer of Midnight Menagerie; a performers of color cabaret and burlesque collective, co-founder of Curvy Gurl Productions, and a member of the Central Texas Queerlesque Community. She was runner up for audience choice at the Texas Burlesque Festival 2014, won the title of Biggest Tease at the Texas Burlesque Festival 2015, and is the reigning Queen of San Antonio Burlesque. Chola has been a featured performer at several burlesque shows throughout the state, including headling the South Texas Burlesque Revival and the Texas Queerlesque Festival. So hold onto your calzones, cabrones. The Baddest Blossom from the Barrio is Chola Magnolia!!
Chola Magnolia Facebook
Instagram @cholamagnolia


Cecil

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Born in a Traveling Circus/Sideshow Caravan to the tattooed lady, Cecil was brought up in a "Respectable" living situation in London. Upon his thirteenth birthday & Cecil hit the road in search of the life of a Clown, learning his trade as he made his way from dusty circus tents to well work circus wagons.
Cecil Facebook
Instagram: @rextheimpossible
Twitter: @rex_impossible


Fathom Swanson

Fathom* is at the four front of burlesque in Wyoming and making history one tease at a time. A burlesque artist and performer for 12 years. From her small start performing for house parties. . .to a business owner! She is the founder/producer of her own shows in Casper, Wyoming. KEYHOLE PEEPSHOW. Fathom* was featured on PBS channel documentary, 'Wyoming Portrait Series' about burlesque that aired nationally in November 2011. She was apart of Denver's Gay Pride Parade in 2012, 2013. She was on THE JERRY SPRINGER SHOW for her burlesque. Fathom* was the first burlesque artist EVER to be on the Jerry Show!! It aired nationally on May 3rd, 2013, "Strippers go round and round". For the past 3 years Fathom* has performed at the huge Wyoming music festival, WHATFEST. She is doing her best to spread glitter throughout Wyoming. Educating the cowboys on the joy of striptease.
"Wyoming needs more glitter!!" she stated in a newspaper article.Her most recent achievements include winning the international gold metal for tassel twirling at the 2014 BurlyPicks Competition "Master of Tassels.She is to this day the only tassel twirler in Wyoming. She is still the fastest tassels in the west but now the world! Top 3 in ABurlyQ! Fest in neo-burlesque division. At the 2015 Austin Texas Burlesque Fest, she placed top 4 in the judges pick on Friday nights showcase.
Fathom Swanson Facebook
Instagram @fathom_star


Austin Lee Dylan

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Austin Lee Dylan has been spinning around poles across America for the past 10 years. Perhaps you caught her in the act at the VooDoo Fest in New Orleans; that SXSW Kanye West concert in the old Power Plant in Austin, TX; a charity fund-raising event at the Playboy Mansion in LA; or here at home at Hawaii's very own Iolani Palace. But, maybe you've never seen her at all before, in which case you should be prepared to fall head over heels for this one-of-a-kind, cult-classic character.
Austin Lee Dylan YouTube
Austin Lee Dylan Facebook
Twitter @thunderpusss


Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Jason and Felicia Wulf are a husband and wife duo from the island of Maui. The two have been thrilling audiences at various events and venues throughout the islands and mainland for the past 10 years. This pair mixes their eclectic and extensive dance backgrounds with their creative forces and sense of playfulness to create amazing performance pieces sure to titillate, entertain, and leave you begging for more.
Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf Facebook


MadameX

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Cherry Blossom Cabaret’s resident "Burlesque Ninja" and an outstanding dancer MadameX is a gorgeous raven-haired sight to behold! Whether dancing in the air on her lyra, or high kicking across the stage she'll captivate you at the very first glance!
MadameX Facebook
cherryblossomcabaret808.com


ALSO APPEARING:

ChiChiRoniz
Emma Peel
Violetta Beretta
Luna Velour
Miss Fortune

& MORE!

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016

“Pineapples, Pop-Culture & Pasties: A Pop Culture Extravaganza, Burlesque Style!”

Saturday, September 24, 2016
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktail Reception/Doors: 6:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

Whether it’s Prince or PEZ, we’ve all got a special place in our hearts for popular culture! Join the 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue for it’s final night extravaganza as we present “Pineapples, Pop-Culture & Pasties: A Pop Culture Extravaganza, Burlesque Style!” a super-fun, sexy as hell selection of some of our most well known pop culture icons, music, films & more!

We’re delighted to announce the special appearance of our Featured Saturday Night Act, TRIXIE LITTLE! Trixie Little holds the title “Queen of Burlesque 2015” via the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and is known world-wide as “New York City’s pint-size powerhouse!” Seamlessly blending circus skill and sex appeal, for over a decade, she pioneered a style of circus-cabaret with The Evil Hate Monkey, touring frequently in America, Australia and Europe. Other career highlights include Best Burlesque Duo, Most Innovative awards (BHOF), a residency at an Off-Broadway theater in NYC (Ars Nova) and regular bookings at NYC’s most infamous nightclub, The Box.

Hosted by Hawaii’s own Mustache Queen, TITA TITSLING and starring an incredible cast of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers “Pineapples, Pop-Culture & Pasties: A Pop Culture Extravaganza, Burlesque Style!” will be an epic night of racy pop culture themed fun, games, surprises and of course BURLESQUE!

DRESS TO IMPRESS IN YOUR POP CULTURE BEST! There’s SO MUCH to choose from so get inspired! A few suggestions to get the wheels turning: Ziggy Stardust, Lego, PEZ, My Little Pony, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Max Headroom, Andy Warhol..the list goes on!

BURLESQUE/CABARET PERFORMANCES BY:
Trixie Little (FEATURED)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Jaques Trap
Cabaret & Cocktails
Honolulu Zouk
Dame Wright
Coney Bow
Jack Cione Follies
Atom Apple
Luna Velour
Serendipity Love
Candy Bottom
Darcce Grace
Emma Peal
ChiChiRoniz
Aaja Nachle
& MORE!


Trixie Little(FEATURED)

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Trixie Little - New York City's Pint-Size Powerhouse

The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is thrilled to welcome TRIXIE LITTLE to Hawaii to help us celebrate with an amazing, you gotta see it to believe it, performance!! Trixie Little is the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s "Queen of Burlesque 2015"and New York City’s pint-size powerhouse! Trixie has the alternative title "Queen of No Fucks" because she brings a sense of rebellion and independence to the world that only fierce, bold, feminist women can!

Seamlessly blending circus skill and sex appeal, Trixie is a physical storyteller who embodies both raw feminine strength and the comic fragility of being human. For over a decade, she pioneered a style of circus-cabaret with The Evil Hate Monkey, touring frequently in America, Australia and Europe. Together, they were the subject of a feature length documentary that followed 7 years of their life, titled “Us Naked- Trixie and Monkey.” The film won Best Documentary feature in 2015 at the DocFeed and Coney Island film festivals.

Other career highlights include Best Burlesque Duo, Most Innovative awards (BHOF), appearance on France’s Got Talent, a residency at an Off-Broadway theater in NYC (Ars Nova) and regular bookings at NYC’s most infamous nightclub, The Box.





Emcee: Tita Titsling

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Honolulu's One and Only Mustache Queen. Eat it up, hunty.
Tita Titsling Facebook


Coney Bow

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
All around dance geek with a passion for vintage musicals, Coney Bow has been part of the cabaret industry for the past 20 years. 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: Australia, New Orleans, New York, New Zealand and Ottawa. Coney was awarded the title of Duchess of the Festival at the New Zealand Burlesque Festival in 2014 and 2015. She also received the People’s Choice Award and the International Recognition Award at the Golden Garter awards 2015 and won the title of “Most Dazzling Dancer” at the Finals of the burlesque competition Grand Tease New Zealand 2015. Coney also loves collaborating with other artists and creating group choreographies. Her credits include being the artistic director for 5 years of the vintage jazz, French Cancan and cabaret company Pineapple Productions, winner of the favourite troupe award at the New Zealand Burlesque Festivals 2014 and 2015. In 2016 she is part of two new ventures in the New Zealand Burlesque scene: the burlesque and vintage cabaret duet “Doubles Anyone?” and the burlesque education collective “Burlesque: the workshop series”.
coneybow.com
Coney Bow Facebook
Instagram @coneybow
Twitter @coneybow


Serendipity Love

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Serendipity Love is a sassy and sweet Burlesque and Belly Dancer from Rochester, NY. She has been involved in the burlesque community for over five years, performing all over the country, and has spent the last two years as a member of the Sirens and Stilettos Cabaret. Serendipity is a colorful and creative performer who has trained in many dance forms, including belly dance, jazz and fusion to develop her unique style of dance. She blends the art of the classic strip-tease with modern and pop-culture aesthetics. Her acts always embody the magical and playful side of performance art. She sweats rhinestones and bleeds glitter and considers herself the Unicorn of Burlesque.
theserendipitylove.wix.com
Serendipity Love Facebook
Instagram @serendipitylov3
Twitter @SerendipityLov2


Candy Bottom

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Candy Bottom "The sweetest Ass-et to come out of Colorado". A Colorado native, born and raised in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs. She found her love of burlesque in 2009. Since then she has become a national performer from Colorado to Florida to Hawaii.
Candy Bottom Facebook


Darcce Grace

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Darrce Grace, also known as the “Duchess of Debauchery”, has always loved two things: a good time and the sparkling STAGE! This sassy starlet is a born performer, gracing countless stages in her career. While enchanting audiences all over the country, she has had the great pleasure of partnering with a wide variety of troupes and producers. These collaborations include Don’t Blink Burlesque, Di Lovely’s Comic Strip, The Drop Dead Dames, and Hubba Hubba Revue, to name a few. She can also be seen regularly at the fabulous House of Blues San Diego as a resident performer in Lola Demure’s Burlesque and Variety Show! Darrce Grace is a titillating talent known for teasing & pleasing with her charisma, sensuality, and comedic flair. If there’s one thing this gal loves more than putting ON a great show….it’s taking it ALL off!
Darcce Grace Facebook
Instagram @lovedarrcegrace
Twitter @lovedarrcegrace


Atom Apple

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Atom Apple has exploded onto Hawaii’s performance scene by up-ending the art of Gender Bending. Ripe and red, crisp and sweet this King will leave you begging for another bite of the forbidden fruit that has fallen far from the Tree. Defying physics, redefining the mythic get ready to have your molecules rearranged while you witness Atom Apple.


Jaques Trap

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Jaques Trap is the golden boy of Hawaii Burlesque & Honolulu's handsomenest haole boy! With his devastatingly good looks and smooth moves he's solid gold onstage and off! Together with his sister Violetta Beretta they form one of the most dynamic & hilarious dancing duos in town!


Damian Levine

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
As an entertainer and event producer in Honolulu, Damian Levine is all about pushing the envelope and celebrating creativity. She first began her love affair with the art of pole dance theatre in Portland, where she had the opportunity to perform alongside some of the most talented entertainers in the industry at the Kit Kat Club and Dante's Sinferno; here in Honolulu she strives to encourage the growth of that art form through her performance and that of others. She produces 'Carousal: LGBT NIGHTS' at Club 939, a monthly event featuring male, female, drag and non-binary entertainers, and is the only event of its kind in the Hawaiian islands. She also has the distinct pleasure of performing with Kings of Spade, a celebrated local rock band that has opened for the likes of Pepper and Bon Jovi, as their accompanying pole dancer. Damian Levine loves a good show, and loves being part of one even more!
Instagram @_damianlevine_


Aaja Nachle

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Aaja Nachle, which in Hindi means 'come, let's dance!' is Hawaii's only Bollywood/bhangra dance troupe, formally founded in September 2012 by Nada McClellan and Sai Bhatawadekar. We are known for our infectiously joyful, energetic dancing which inspires everyone around us to move their bodies to the music. We offer authentic and high-energy performances that fire up a crowd for any occasion such as Indian or Bollywood-themed events, cultural programs, and weddings; we also host and organize Indian dance events in the community. We choreograph fun, playful dances to Hindi film music, regional Indian folk dances such as Bhangra, Giddha, Dandiya, and Garba, as well as exciting fusion pieces. We especially love to share our enthusiasm for dance and thus work towards making a creative space in the community through open dance practices and informal dance events for anyone to come and learn what we know and enrich the group with their own talents.


ALSO APPEARING:

Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Cabaret & Cocktails
Honolulu Zouk
Jack Cione Follies
Luna Velour
Emma Peel
ChiChiRoniz

& MANY MORE!

Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2016 Workshops

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is thrilled to one very special night of Burlesque Workshops taught by TRIXIE LITTLE, our Hawaii Burlesque Festival Featured Performer, "Queen of Burlesque 2015" and "New York's Pint-Sized Powerhouse!" Workshops will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Paradise Tango in Chinatown.

These super fun & informative classes are your opportunity to learn from not only the best in the world in burlesque, but also from a seasoned theatrical professional with years of stage experience.
Workshop offerings include: “Structured Playtime with Trixie Little” & “Facial Expressions with Trixie Little”

​The 5th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Workshops

​Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
​Time: ​7:00-9:00 PM
Location: ​Paradise Tango
www.paradisetango.com

Address: 150 N. King Street. Suite #202 next to the Kekaulike Pedestrian Mall. We are located above the Noodle Factory in a brick building with blue window frames.


STRUCTURED PLAYTIME WITH TRIXIE LITTLE

7:00-8:00PM
PRICE: $20.00
An action packed class of Trixie's favorite physical theater games tailored to burlesque performers! A ridiculous romp designed to make you take risks, stay present and think on your feet. This class is about the fine art of staying buoyant and playful while floating in uncertainty. Come experience a really fun immersion into the THRILL AND TERROR of improvising! This class is open to all levels and especially good for shaking you out of your habits in the pursuit of new ideas. Dress to move (no heels needed).

DATE: Wednesday September 21st, 2016
TIME: 7:00pm - 8:00PM
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?:This class is open to all levels and especially good for shaking you out of your habits in the pursuit of new ideas.
WEAR: Dress to move (no heels needed).
BRING: Bottled water & towel please!
COST: $20.00

RESERVE SPACE HERE:
hbf2016workshops.eventbrite.com


FACIAL EXPRESSIONS with TRIXIE LITTLE

8:00-9:00PM
PRICE: $25.00
Face the facts! Your face is an open book, communicating a world of feelings to your audience in every moment. This entertaining class will help you heighten the impact of your performance by strengthening the range and specificity of your emotional expressions.. Whether your act is seductive, comedic or theatrical, you will have a blast discovering "choreography" for you face that will take your act to the next level and leave the audience MESMERIZED!

DATE: Wednesday September 21st, 2016
TIME: 7:00pm - 8:00PM
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?:This class is open to all levels and especially good for shaking you out of your habits in the pursuit of new ideas.
WEAR: Whatever you like!
BRING: Bottled water & towel please!
COST: $25.00

RESERVE SPACE HERE:
hbf2016workshops.eventbrite.com


WHO IS TRIXIE LITTLE?

Trixie Little is the Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2015 and New York City’s pint-size powerhouse. Seamlessly blending circus, theater, visual arts and burlesque training, Trixie presents a raw feminine power that is both hilarious and imaginative. For over a decade, she has pioneered her own style of circus-cabaret, touring frequently in America, Australia and Europe. Co-star of the feature length documentary film that followed 7 years of her life, titled “Us Naked," the film won Best Documentary feature in 2015 at the DocFeed and Coney Island film festivals.

Other career highlights include Best Burlesque Duo, Most Innovative awards (Burlesque Hall of Fame), appearance on France’s Got Talent, a residency at an Off-Broadway theater in NYC (Ars Nova) and regular bookings at NYC’s most infamous nightclub, The Box.

Trixie received her circus training at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Vermont, studying partner acrobatics and duo trapeze. Before she was Trixie Little, Beatrix Burneston founded the synchronized swimming and roller skating non-profit arts troupe, Fluid Movement.

She was awarded an Open Society Institute Fellowship, funding her community arts organizing work in Baltimore City for 18 months. And even before all of that…Trixie graduated with a degree in Visual Arts and Painting.

Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2016 Events

Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2016 Big Island

​(Hawaii Island) ​Show:
The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present, “A Night of Cabaret: A Benefit for the Palace Theatre” in cooperation with the historic Palace Theatre in Hilo, Hawaii!
The show will take place on Friday, September 16th 2016
Doors: 7:00pm, Show: 8:00pm.
Come early for live Jazz in the lobby before the show!

FEATURING: Armitage Shanks “The Carny Preacher”, Trixie Little “Queen of Burlesque 2015”, Violetta Beretta “Hawaii’s Burlesque Sweetheart”, Acme Hourglass Burlesque, Janelle Neiman & Special Guest Performers including several stunning Circus & Varite acts!
TICKETS BY PHONE: 808-934-7010
OR VIA PURCHASE AT PALACE THEATER BOX OFFICE.


The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is excited to present a special screening of “The Burlesque Assassins” on Tuesday September 20th, 2016, at the Doris Duke Theatre! This sexy comedic romp stars some of the biggest names in modern Burlesque!

“The Burlesque Assassins. Beautiful, deadly and a vital weapon in the war on communism that threatens the free world. Set in the 1950s, this tale of cold war espionage and intrigue follows superspies Johnny Valentine, Koko La Douce, Bombshell Belle and new recruit Bourbon Sue as they seduce their way within killing distance of a trio of villainy bent on global domination. See the fatal fan dance of Koko La Douce! See the brutal boa of Bombshell Belle! Witness firsthand the carnage and the cleavage as the enemies of The Burlesque Assassins discover that when it comes to these women, LOOKS CAN KILL!”

ARMITAGE SHANKS, one of the film’s stars will be making an appearance at the Screening! Armitage Shanks is an Internationally acclaimed Actor, Host/MC, Cabaret Singer and Show Director, who has been featured in the January 2009 issue of PLAYBOY France, The February 2009 issue of Playboy Italy, and Dans (Netherlands). The Seattle based entertainer is known the world over for his abilities as a performer and he has become one of the foremost hosts of international burlesque and cabaret events. Recent credits include the London Burlesque Festival, the Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, Big Top Burlesque Follies (Australia), the NYC Burlesque Festiva Paleis Van De Weemoed and The Supper Club (Amsterdam), as well as performances in Tuscany, Rome, Hamburg, Berlin, San Francisco, and more. At home in Seattle he is a regular host of both the Pink Door Cabaret and Indigo Blue’s Darkside Cabaret.

More information on the Film, Screening Tickets & More COMING SOON!

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