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Hawaii Burlesque Festival

ANNOUNCING: The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue
AUGUST 30th - SEPTEMBER 5th, 2015


WHAT: The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue

PRESENTED BY: Violetta Beretta & Cherry Blossom Cabaret

THEME: "Pasties Across the Pacific"

WHEN: August 30th - September 5th

SHOWS:

September 4th - “Pasties Across the Pacific: The 4th Annual  HBF Revue Opening Night Spectacular”​
September 5th - “The Hot Lava Hukilau” A Hawaiian-Style Burlesque Celebration
Doors 5pm/Show 7:00pm




WHERE: The Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theater



TICKETS & TICKET PRICES:
$30.00/Honolulu Museum of Art Members
$35.00/Honolulu Museum of Art Non-Members
$45.00/VIP Seating



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is thrilled to announce a very special fundraiser!

BARRE FOR BURLESQUE! A FIT N' FUN FUNDRAISER FOR THE HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE 2015!

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
Join us at the barre for an athletically-paced, gender neutral, FUN, full body workout suitable for ALL fitness levels. Find soulful balance as intense intervals are followed by deep, relaxing stretches. Our classes are mindful, focusing on proper position and body alignment while connecting movement with breath. Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary refreshing mimosa to celebrate all your hard work! (21+ only, orange juice available for minors)

Reserve your spot NOW! Space is limited and classes always fill up fast!
Click HERE for reservations!



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present our Featured Performers for 2015, “Miss Exotic World 2002” & “The International Icon of Burlesque” KITTEN DEVILLE & Burlesque Legend, “The Good Bad Girl” SHANNON DOAH! Kitten Deville & Shannon Doah are some of the best known names in burlesque and they can’t wait to perform & teach for YOU here in HAWAII!

Kitten Deville
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer

Shannon Doah
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer

Find out more about these Burlesque Superstars on our "Featured" Page!



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is tickled pink to announce our stellar cast of Visiting & Local Performers! Stay tuned for more extensive info on these highly entertaining purveyors of the tease! Visiting & Local Performer Pictures, Bios and MORE coming soon!

HOSTED BY:
Hunter Down (Oahu, HI)
Tita Titsling (Oahu, HI)

FEATURED PERFORMERS:
Kitten Deville (CA)
Shannon Doah (CA)

VISITING PERFORMERS:
Bambi the Mermaid (NYC)
Scarlett Letter (CA)
Velocity Chyaldd (NYC)
Layne Fawkes (OR)
Ron Dez Vous (CA)
Sassy Stiletto (CA)
Flower Bel (Switzerland)
Jolie Stripes (Canada)
Coco das Vegas (France)
Midnight Joy (TX)
Candy Bottom (CO)
Riff Bender (CO)
Sheila Starr Siani (CA)

LOCAL PERFORMERS:
Cherry Blossom Cabaret (Oahu, HI)
Kit Kat Club Cabaret (Maui, HI)
Volary Aerial Burlesque (Oahu)
Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company (Oahu, HI)
The Satin Dolls (Hawaii Island, HI)
MadameX (Oahu, HI)
Tita Titsling (Oahu, HI)
Violetta Beretta (Oahu, HI)
ChiChi Roniz (Oahu, HI)
Mabsy (Oahu, HI)
MissFortune (Oahu, HI)
Dick Sunday (Oahu, HI)
Foxxy Knoxx (Oahu, HI)
Harleyz Angel (Oahu, HI)
Luna Velour (Oahu, HI)
Emma Peel (Oahu, HI)
Farrah Ferrari (Maui, HI)
Jane Wildwood (Maui, HI)
Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf (Maui, HI)
Ginger Sassafrass (Hawaii Island, HI)
Opal Rouge (Oahu, HI)

COMEDY BY: Chris “The Entertainer” Riel

STAGE KITTENS: Opal Rouge (Hong Kong, China), Honey Side Up (Hawaii Island, HI), Lady Lace (Oahu, HI)



FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN INFO

Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is excited to announce the launch of our “Pasties Across the Pacific” Fundraising Campaign via Indiegogo!

This is the very first time the HBF has skinny dipped in the crowdfunding pool and we’re prepared to offer some great incentives for your support! Not only will you walk away with some amazing HBF swag, but you’ll also get that warm fuzzy feeling inside that only comes from supporting the arts & artists that make Hawaii Nei so unique!

The The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue would love your help! We operate on a volunteer basis and are asking for your support in helping to make the Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Shows the sparking, riveting, hilarious 2 night spectacle you know & love! Your contribution will go towards things like: Featured Performer Travel, Featured Performer fees, per diems, HBF merchandise, printing, workshop fees, & more!

Check out our Indiegogo Campaign & feel free to post, share, re-tweet & let people know what we're trying to accomplish!

HBF 2015 INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISING LINK:
Click HERE!



STAGE KITTEN APPLICATION

Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
CASTING CALL: STAGE KITTENS
THE HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL WANTS YOU!
We're looking for sexy, sparkly ladies & gents to work the Doris Duke stage into a frenzy while helping with this crazy fun, invariably sold-out show!

Think you got the right stuff? SHOW US!
Fill out an HBF 2015 STAGE KITTEN APPLICATION today: http://goo.gl/forms/LWr6lt3yGp


What are the benefits of being an HBF 2015 Stage Kitten?
See the show from an insider’s perspective & get a peek behind the glittering curtain!
Become more comfortable onstage & learn from/connect with seasoned performers!
Get exposure to the largest burlesque audience in Honolulu & rock that costume you’ve been dying to show off!
A special thank you in the HBF 2015 Program
Free admission to 3 CBC classes during festival week
Free admission to HBF film screenings & talks



VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
CASTING CALL: HBF 2015 VOLUNTEERS
THE HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is looking for outstanding Volunteers! Help make some Hawaii Burlesque Magic happen! Support your local Arts & Artists and see the show for FREE! We're also offering some great incentives for helping so check it out!

Think you'd be perfect for the job? LET US KNOW!
Fill out an HBF 2015 VOLUNTEER APPLICATION today: forms/1x1OXhLJ41


The Shows!


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th 2015

"Pasties Across the Pacific: The 4th Annual HBF Revue Opening Night Spectacular”

**FEATURING BURLESQUE LEGEND SHANNON DOAH "THE GOOD BAD GIRL**
**SPECIAL AERIAL PERFORMANCE BY VOLARY AERIAL BURLESQUE DURING THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION**

Friday, September 4th, 2015
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktails: 5:00pm
Show: 7:00pm

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5th, 2015

“The Hot Lava Hukilau” A Hawaiian-Style Burlesque Celebration!

**FEATURING BURLESQUE SUPERSTAR & "MISS EXOTIC WORLD" KITTEN DEVILLE**
**SPECIAL GUEST: BAMBI THE MERMAID, THE MERMAID QUEEN OF CONEY ISLAND**

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktails: 5:00pm
Show: 7:00pm

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2015


“Pasties Across the Pacific: The 4th Annual HBF Revue Opening Night Spectacular”​

Friday, September 4th, 2015
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktails: 5:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is gearing up for an amazing round of spectacle in 2015, opening with an INCREDIBLE show “Pasties Across The Pacific: The 4th Annual HBF Revue Opening Night Spectacular” on September 4th, 2015! Featuring Burlesque Legend Shannon Doah AKA “The Good Bad Girl” as well as star-studded cast of over 17 International, National & Local Burlesque Performers both veteran acts and up-and coming ingenues! Also featuring the hilarious comic stylings of Chris "The Entertainer" Riel!

Hosted by Hunter Down, our Captain aboard “Burlesque Air” and his lovely Head Stewardess Tita Titsling, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, these Local & Visiting Performers will tease, tempt and excite you with a sexy, sensual & hilarious Burlesque journey across our beautiful (and bountiful) nation, crash landing in Paradise!

TRAVELING ATTIRE SUGGESTED & DESIRED, but not required! Dress up in whatever makes you feel like boarding a jet, plane, bus, boat or horse and taking wild burlesque a journey with us! We welcome all Jet-Setters, Pilots, Captains, Crew, Ladies & Gentlemen of Leisure, Intrepid Adventurers in Khaki, Castaways, Cowboys & whatever else you can dream up! Make sure those tray tables are locked because it's time for liftoff and the HBF 2015 is going to be putting lots of things into their “full & upright position!” *PS: Surf Shorts & Slippahs ok too, no worry, this is HAWAII!

EMCEES:
Hunter Down (Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Our illustrious Emcee for BOTH evenings! This will be his 4th year in a row captivating the HBF audience! Hunter has been performing since 2008, and is the proud creative force behind Ong King Art Center!
ongkingartcenter.com

Tita Titsling (Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Our "Hostess with the MOSTEST" & Head Stewardess aboard "Burlesque Airlines" at our Friday Sept. 4th "Pasties Across the Pacific Show" as well as a Featured Singer in our Saturday Sept. 5th "Hot Lava Hukilau Show!" Tita gives her all onstage whether singing, dancing, performing drag or emceeing she's always guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and feel a little funny deep down in your skinny jeans!




FEATURED PERFORMER:
Burlesque Legend SHANNON DOAH, "The Good Bad Girl" of Burlesque


Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer


BURLESQUE:

Layne Fawkes

(OR)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Layne Fawkes is a performer based out of Portland, Oregon. While she specializes in neo-burlesque she is also an accomplished singer and writer. As a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and with a strong background in musical theater she strives to add an extra layer to her performances. Never one to repeat herself she aims to out do herself every time.
Facebook/layne.fawkes


Flower Bel

(Switzerland)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
"Graceful and beautiful, she looks so fragile... But think twice !!! Her force is her sensuality ! She found creativity in the world of theater and circus and in her travels around the world! Flower Bel is Swiss and from 2014 lives in Asia (Shanghai) where she continue to surpass herself on stage, subliming sensuality and femininity with a touch of originality, exoticism, and of course burlesque ! She continually look at the perfect aesthetics and each of her act will transport you into a wonderful picture !
She trained in Switzerland and in Paris (Ecole Internationale Jacques Lecoq). She is currently continuing to widen her talents by adding aerial/trapeze to her performances!
Flower Bel, being an all-rounder, has performed in famous company like Karl's Kühne Gassenschau (SWITZERLAND) and regularly participates in Burlesque shows:
- ""Ohh! La La Chérie"" Burlesque revue (SWITZERLAND)
- ""Flappers Burlesque Show"" (SWITZERLAND)
- Burlesque Festival (Plaza-Zurich- SWITZERLAND)
- Geneva Burlesque Festival (SWITZERLAND)
- Shows Burlesque/Private Events (Shanghai / Hong Kong - CHINA)
Flower Bel will teach at the first Shanghai School of Burlesque from June 2015.
An new exotic and sensual Flower is born!
flowerbel.com


Coco das Vegas

(France)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Coco Das Vegas! Pin-up Model and burlesque perfomer, Coco is the leader of burlesque group "Pin-up d'alsace". She also organise every year the biggest rockabilly and burlesque festival in the est of France.
cocodasvegas.com


MissFortnue

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
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.


ChiChi Roniz

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Hailing from the depths of Kalihi (Foxy Knoxx) and from the north of San Diego's National City (ChiChi Roniz), this feisty filipina duo promises to knock your slippahs off with their sensually satiric pokes on all things fabulous. When these sparkly sistahs are not licking the secret sauce remnants of Jollibee's YUM! burgers (ay sarap!), you can find them planning their next plot to have you rolling out of your seats with endless giggles.


Foxxy Knoxx

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Hailing from the depths of Kalihi (Foxy Knoxx) and from the north of San Diego's National City (ChiChi Roniz), this feisty filipina duo promises to knock your slippahs off with their sensually satiric pokes on all things fabulous. When these sparkly sistahs are not licking the secret sauce remnants of Jollibee's YUM! burgers (ay sarap!), you can find them planning their next plot to have you rolling out of your seats with endless giggles.


Harleyz Angel

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer


The Satin Dolls

(Hawaii Island, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
The Satin Dolls of Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i are Pennie Sullivan, Karen Ippolitti, Aileen Kunewa, and vocalist Binti Bailey. They are a union of performers who come from diverse dance backgrounds including, Belly-dance, Hula, Ballet, and African dance. These lovely dolls capture cabaret through the fusion of musical styles, custom made dance moves tailored to your everyday needs, along with soaring sexy vocals bringing a new twist to their audiences.
Facebook/Satin-Dolls-Kona


Cherry Blossom Cabaret

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Cherry Blossom Cabaret is a Honolulu-based collective of multi-talented artists who create and produce high quality performances in the art forms of cabaret theatre, burlesque, dance, and beyond. Through full-stage theatrical productions to intimate solo performances, we create an innovative fusion of the classic to the avant garde leaving audiences dazzled, entertained, and enlightened. Whether on stage, in an educational setting, or as active members of our community, Cherry Blossom Cabaret seeks to inspire and empower its members, students, and audiences alike by celebrating and elevating an all encompassing view of beauty and self-expression.
Facebook/Cherry Blosson Cabaret


Kit Kat Club Cabaret

(Maui, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Fun, flirty and fresh, Kit Kat Club is a Maui-based cabaret burlesque troupe featuring professional singers and dancers. Known for their high energy, fancy footwork, and vibrant vocals, Kit Kat Club has been entertaining local, corporate and visitor audiences with their song & dance acts since 2008 and have included into their cabarets musical celebrities such as Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler.
kitkatclubcabaret.com


Volary Aerial BurlesqueM

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
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 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


Dick Sunday

(HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Dick Sunday is Honolulu's Man About Town! One of the first to bring Boylesque to Paradise this sweet treat has been breaking hearts with Cherry Blossom Cabaret for the past 7 years and is sure to give you a sugar rush you'll never forget!


Jane Wildwood

(Maui, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Jane Wildwood just recently blossomed from the vine of the Kit Kat Club Cabaret on Maui and eagerly awaits her inter island debut. With her extensive dance and theater training she strives for ultimate ecstasy on stage and lives to perform. Honoring her roots through her on stage exploits makes for a very authentic experience as she finds her sexy through the goofy. Jane "The Peach" Wildwood is just now ripening and excited for the sexiness to come.
Facebook/janewildwoodburlesque


Shakti Dance Movement & Devi Dance Company

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
"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 20 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


Ginger Sassafrass

(Big Island, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Miss Ginger is energetic, effervescent, confident, curvaceous, and oh so dangerous. Miss Ginger is an award winning Burlesque performer (winning first place and the title of "Princess Musubi" in the state-wide Burlesque Battle of the Islands). This quintessential Burly Q dame has emceed, posed, performed & pouted on many a stage from Las Vegas to Hawaii!


COMEDY:

Chris Riel

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Chris Riel is a well known & much loved local comedian with a penchant for improv and pidgin. This will be his second year of bringing laughter to our eager HBF audiences! What brah, you ready for laugh??? We hope so! Chris Riel will be joined onstage by Rhansen Mars.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 5, 2015


“The Hot Lava Hukilau”
A Hawaiian-Style Burlesque Celebration!

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
The Honolulu Museum of Art; The Doris Duke Theater
Cocktails: 5:00pm
Show: 7:30pm

On Saturday, September 5th, 2015, The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present our closing night spectacular “The Hot Lava Hukilau” A Hawaiian-Style Burlesque Celebration!"

This is in an invitation to YOU to join us for a no-holds-barred, super fun Hukilau, Burlesque Style! Hukilau means “beach party” in Hawaii, so get yourcoconuts in gear, and don’t miss out on this
P-A-R-T-Y!

Hosted by the always charming Hunter Down and starring a cast of International, National & Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) that areso incredible they're almost edible, this 'aint your Tutu's luau! The HBF 2015 is thrilled to present our Featured Performer, “The Embodiment of Burlesque,” “The Queen of the Quake” & “Miss Exotic World 2003” KITTEN DEVILLE!

Dress to impress in your Honolulu Beach Party best! Be it ballgowns or bikinis; bust out the surfboards and go Gidget with it! Think crazy, glam fun with a bit of a Hawaiian punch! Wetsuits, Tuxedos, Surf Shorts, Loincloths, Rubber OR Ruby Slippers are just dandy!

EMCEE:
Hunter Down (Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Our illustrious Emcee for BOTH evenings! This will be his 4th year in a row captivating the HBF audience! Hunter has been performing since 2008, and is the proud creative force behind Ong King Art Center!
ongkingartcenter.com




FEATURED PERFORMER:
"Queen of the Quake" & "Miss Exotic World 2003" KITTEN DEVILLE!


Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer


BURLESQUE:

Cherry Blossom Cabaret

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer


Bambi The Mermaid

(NYC - Special Guest!)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Bambi the Mermaid is the co-founder and executive producer of coney Island's famed "Burlesque at the Beach " the crown jewel of the New York burlesque scene! . Burlesque at the beach has been continuously running since 1995 making it the oldest and longest running show in the neo-burlesque movement anywhere in the world! The show prides itself on showcasing 20 years of cutting edge burlesque and avant garde performance!


Kit Kat Club Cabaret

(Maui, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Fun, flirty and fresh, Kit Kat Club is a Maui-based cabaret burlesque troupe featuring professional singers and dancers. Known for their high energy, fancy footwork, and vibrant vocals, Kit Kat Club has been entertaining local, corporate and visitor audiences with their song & dance acts since 2008 and have included into their cabarets musical celebrities such as Mick Fleetwood and Steven Tyler.
kitkatclubcabaret.com


Velocity Chyaldd

(NYC)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Velocity is the creative mind behind NYC's "!BADASS! Burlesque: High alternative burlesque, born bad & served rare for the discerning connoisseur." This will be her third year gracing the stages of the Hawaii Burlesque Festival and we're honored and excited to welcome her back to Honolulu!
BadassBurlesque.com
AlphaFatale.com


Sassy Stiletto

(CA)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
"The Sweetest Little Bitch Ever to Come Outta Jersey". Sassy relocated to San Diego after a few "misunderstandings" on the East Coast involving crimes of passion and a pointy stiletto. Charges never stuck, but she was advised by her lawyers to break ties with the Family and keep her nose clean. Unable to completely give up her bad girl image, she fell in love with burlesque. She's been performing for over 5 years, beginning with the Keyhole Cabaret. She is now a member of Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue. Ms. Stiletto is also co-producer of Bourbon Dames Burlesque. BDB produces shows that benefit various charities, including Susan G. Komen and Homes For Our Troops.
Website: sassystiletto.com
Twitter: @sassystiletto1
Instagram: Sassy Stiletto


Jolie Stripes

(Canada)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Jolie Stripes is a true classic beauty with the affected elegance of the French Belle Époque and the ravishing passion of the Roaring 20s. She has performed all over North America and more recently in Europe, and received Kitten's Purrrfect Choice Award, given by burlesque legend Kitten Natividad, at the Great Burlesque Exposition 2015. Jolie Stripes is also a critically-acclaimed producer and a board member for the Ottawa Burlesque Festival.
joliestripes.com


Scarlett Letter

(CA)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Scarlett Letter has been dazzling the world since 2004 and stunning them even longer. Besides performing all over Southern California, she has been seen across the United States, Canada, Europe and The Caribbean. Awarded burlesque titles at The Great Burlesque Exposition and The Great Southern Exposure, she is also an award winning costumer and choreographer. Scarlett currently co-produces Peepshow Menagerie and The Naked Show (and Tell). Red hair, a vintage flair and very calculating feet are her calling cards. "With 4 feet of red hair and miles of bad intentions"
scarlettletterburlesque.com


Violetta Beretta

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Violetta Beretta is the Producer & Director of the Hawaii Burlesque Festival, now in it's 4th AMAZING year! She's on a mission to bring the Aloha Spirit to audiences far beyond Paradise, this winsome wahineʻs wild undulations will drive you simply COCONUTS! Violetta 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


MadameX

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
MadameX is an incredible dancer, performer and instructor based in Honolulu, HI. She's one of the driving forces behind Cherry Blossom Cabaret and the Hawaii Burlesque Festival! MadameX is part aerialist, part burlesque ninja, and 100% a thrill to watch onstage!


Mabsy

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Mabsy is a Honolulu based multi media artist originally from the garden isle of Kauai. She performs with the Cherry Blossom Cabaret, the IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre and also works with CabaRAE at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.


Emma Peel

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Inspired by local burlesque greats like Violetta Beretta, Madame X and Miss Fortune, Ms Emma Peel entered into the world of burlesque in 2010 as a student of Cherry Blossom Cabaret. Ms Peel graduated into the Cherry Blossom Cabaret ensemble and performs solos in the neo-burlesque/comic style. Never one to pass up the lighter side of burlesque, Ms Peel enjoys poking fun at her favorite fetishes...bananas and shoes!


Luna Velour

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
This lovely performer is a recent addition to Cherry Blossom Cabaret and a Burlesque Ingenue to expect great things from! From her megawatt smile to her lovely limbs this burlesquer with a background in ballroom dance is pure electric sensuality onstage!


Opal Rouge

(Hong Kong)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
This high flying minx is a performer of many different stripes! An aerialist & acrobat she's recently begun making her foray into the world of Burlesque! We can't wait to see the sweet results!


Tita Titsling

(Oahu, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Our "Hostess with the MOSTEST" & Head Stewardess aboard "Burlesque Airlines" at our Friday Sept. 4th "Pasties Across the Pacific Show" as well as a Featured Singer in our Saturday Sept. 5th "Hot Lava Hukilau Show!" Tita gives her all onstage whether singing, dancing, performing drag or emceeing she's always guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and feel a little funny deep down in your skinny jeans!


Farrah Ferrari

(Maui, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Farrah Ferrari is a Va-Va-Vroom classic. Like a glamorous vintage car, she is an artful design in every detail… outside AND in. She requires patience and a whole lot of skill, and unless you are a good mechanic, she is always expensive to drive...


Ron Dez Vous

(CA)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
"When you decide to become owner of your ship, the seas will open for you, with a path of greatness as it leads you only to the promise land! I don't live from a dream, I don't live for a dream, I live within the now, as this is my Dream Realm. When Life moves, it is but more than a dream. All you have to do is Catch Me if You Can Here as I'm on A Journey of Escape into the next BIG THING."
burlesquebitch.com


Midnight Joy

(TX)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Retired tap dancer, accomplished swing dancer and over all passionate about all kinds of dance, Midnight Joy had gotten swept up into burlesque, when a friend of hers formed the burlesque troupe. Since going solo, she has enjoyed performing at various functions and events in her hometown of Houston. She has performed in various shows and festivals throughout the great United States. She makes almost all of her costumes and has even tried her hand at producing a show. She is very crafty and has big plans for her future in burlesque. Whether it is a classic striptease with a hairy twist or she decides to rip her face off, Midnight Joy strives to be freaky and fantastic.
Facebook/Midnight-Joy


Candy Bottom

(CO)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
A performer with Peaks and Pasties for 6 years, Candy Bottom kittened at Colorado Burlesque Festival in 2014 and 2015. She also performed at the the 1st annual flordia burlesque festival 2014 and the 5th annual ohio burlesque festival 2015!
peaksandpasties.com


DANCE:

Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf

(Maui, HI)
Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer
Jason and Felicia Wulf met on the dance floor nearly a decade ago. They have extensive backgrounds in many dance styles ranging from ballet to swing dancing. This husband and wife duo pull from many of these styles in each stage number they create together.
You can see them performing, helping to produce shows, and teaching different styles of dance on their home island of Maui. If you are looking to get your boogie on, they are also available for private lessons.


Feature & Performer Taught Workshops


The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is proud to present a series of workshops during the festival week!

Taught by HBF 2015 Featured Performers & Burlesque Superstars KITTEN DEVILLE & SHANNON DOAH, as well as a selection of our HBF 2015 Performers both local and from out of town, these limited learning opportunities are an incredible opportunity to learn from the best of the best in Burlesque!

Our super fun HBF 2015 workshops are open to the general public as well as: Performers of all kinds, Burlesque Novices & Beginners and everyone in between! Trust us, they’re a great way to learn some new tricks, get a sexy, heart-pounding workout and of course have some one-of-a-kind FUN!

We’re also looking forward to announcing our HBF Performer Workshops VERY SOON! Our local & traveling performers will be offering a curated selection of specialized classes in a broad range of interests so STAY TUNED & don’t wait to reserve your spot for our HBF 2015 Featured Performer Workshops before it’s too late!


Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer

The Power of the Seductive Striptease with Burlesque Legend, Shannon Doah

Instructor: "The Good Bad Girl" of Burlesque: Shannon Doah

In this workshop, Burlesque Legend Shannon Doah will share her old school, classic style of “taking it off” using the tease, flash, peel and play!

With an emphasis on sensuality, explore ways to use your body, hands and eyes to create exciting visuals. She’ll discuss and demonstrate how to communicate, connect, thrill and seduce your viewers, slow down, take if off with ease, work the stage/room, stage/room entrance and act finale, and the costume/prop/stage connection.

Attire: Please wear comfortable stretch type clothing and bring heels.
Duration: 60 Minutes

Price: $25.00/pp (*Includes a little bonus: an HBF 2015 poster! Pick up at the workshop and ask your favorite Performers to sign!)

Date/Time: MONDAY AUGUST 31st, 6:30-7:30PM

Location: Paradise Tango
Located at 150 N. King Street. Suite #202 next to the Kekaulike Pedestrian Mall. Above the Noodle Factory in a brick building with blue window frames.
paradisetango.com



Find out more about Shannon Doah “The Living Legend of Burlesque” via her website: vintageshowgirl.com


Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer

Bump & Grind with Burlesque Superstar Kitten Deville!

Instructor: "Miss Exotic World 2002" & "International Burlesque Sensation" Kitten Deville

Crowned "The Queen of the Quake" at The Burlesque Hall of Fame & "Miss Exotic World 2002" Kitten de Ville is ready to share the secrets of her shimmy with YOU! Kitten's Bump, Grind and Movement workshop is a sexy, hip grinding 60 minutes of action packed fun!

In this workshop you'll learn the classic Burlesque "Bump and Grind" that's at the heart of every Burlesque performance from the Master herself!

Attire: Please bring a pair of heels that you can dance in and wear clothing that you can move freely in and see your body movements.

Duration: 60 Minutes

Price: $25.00/pp (*Includes a little bonus: an HBF 2015 poster! Pick up at the workshop & ask your favorite Performers to sign!)

Date/Time: Monday, August 31st, 7:30PM-8:30PM

Location: Paradise Tango
Located at 150 N. King Street. Suite #202 next to the Kekaulike Pedestrian Mall. Above the Noodle Factory in a brick building with blue window frames.
paradisetango.com

Find out more about Burlesque Superstar Kitten Deville "Miss Exotic World 2002" via her website: kittendeville.net


Hawaii Burlesque Festival Performer

Performer Taught Workshops

The 4th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue presents (2) days of curated Burlesque Workshops as a part of our HBF 2015 Festival Week!

Day 1 Monday, 8/31/15: Featured Performers this year, Kitten Deville & Shannon Doah will be teaching workshops along with Hoop artist Vixen!

5:30-6:30 INTRODUCTION TO BURLESQUE HOOP DANCE
6:30-7:30 THE POWER OF THE SEDUCTIVE STRIPTEASE (click HERE for info & tickets!)
7:30-8:30 BUMP & GRIND (click HERE for info & tickets!)

Day 2 Tuesday, 9/1/15: additional HBF 2015 Performers will be teaching workshops!
4pm-5pm SHIMMY TILL YOU’RE SATISFIED
5pm-6pm SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF: RECREATING COSTUMES FROM HISTORY AND POP-CULTURE

Dont miss your chance to learn the art of Burlesque & all it's amazing iterations!

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SPECIAL ONLINE OFFER: $80 Workshop Pass!
Valid for all classes EXCEPT feature performer classes. This online-only special offer includes the following five (5) workshops:
Monday 5:30-6:30 Intro to Burlesque Hoop Dance
Tuesday 4:00-5:00 Shimmy Till You're Satisfied
Tuesday 5:00-6:00 Recreating Costumes from History and Pop Culture

VISIT EVENTBRITE TO RESERVE! SPACE IS LIMITED!

2015 Events!


Event 1:
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

The Glades Project; A Film Screening featuring Q&A w/ Connie Florez, Director of The Glades Project

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
The HBF 2015 is thrilled to be screening “The Glades Project” a documentary by local filmaker Connie Florez on the incredibly beautiful & brave mahu performers featured at The Glades Nightclub in Honolulu’s Chinatown. A panel discussion with the Director & guests to follow the film.

WHAT: The Hawaii Burlesque Festival Presents:The Glades Project; A Film Screening featuring Q&A w/ Connie Florez, Director of The Glades Project
WHEN: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
WHERE: The Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre
TIME: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
ADMISSION/TICKETS: $8.00/ RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE:


The documentary "The Glades Project" by local filmmaker Connie Florez depicts the beautiful and brave mahu performers featured at The Glades Nightclub in Honolulu’s Chinatown. A Q&A with the director to follow the screening. Note, this film is a work in progress and needs your generosity to be completed!

**ALL HBF 2015 PROFITS FROM TICKET SALES TO BENEFIT "THE GLADES PROJECT"**

INFORMATION ON "THE GLADES PROJECT" VIA THE GLADES PROJECT INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN:

"The Glades Project is more than just a documentary. It is about the unyielding human spirit and voices of those that survived during a time when being true to thine own self was breaking the law. Free to be mahu, transvestite, drag queen or transgender was adored and loved by the busloads with tourists, entertainers, movie celebrities, military men and our very own communities. So why did we have a Hawaii state law that condemned, jailed and violence towards the mahu community for being different during the 60s-70s.

When I (Connie Florez) began researching the nightclub the Glade Show Lounge located on Hotel Street in Old Chinatown Honolulu during the 60s it was like digging up the past. When I would ask Hawaii entertainers about that era of time they immediately lit up. What amazed me was how people remembered the beautiful drag queens and mahu performers however the button they wore on their chest was like a badge of honor, if you survived the violence, murder and bigotry.

The more I (Connie Florez) researched the history of the times, the more I realized how vital these stories are to the resilience of a marginalized community when Hawaii’s major tourism and population growth was booming. We had more cranes for construction in Waikiki and Honolulu than the entire world during 1969.

So trying to ethically and culturally oppress the mahu community by wearing a label that read I Am A Boy or I Am A Man was a way for tourists, foreigners and military GIs to know they are with a man dressed a woman.

In 1963-1973, if you didn’t have that label to identify yourself it was called the “intent to deceive” and you were arrested on the spot and a $500 fine. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not include our Hawaiian mahu community for the basic shelter, education, health and welfare. Each story is fearlessly and emotionally told for the very first time on camera. With your support in completing the project for post production and archival footage we can as an 'ohana complete this undaunting project towards continued healing. More than anything to have our history for our future generations and to honor those before our time with this project."

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS AMAZING PROJECT PLEASE VISIT THEIR INDIEGOGO PAGE:
indiegogo.com/Glades Project

Event 2:
Thursday Sept. 3, 2015

From Pineapples to Pasties: Talking Story about Hawaii's Scandalous Burlesque History”

Hawaii Burlesque Festival
The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue presents "From Pineapples to Pasties: Talking Story about Hawaii's Scandalous Burlesque History” an evening of fascinating history & personal experiences as told by “Hawaii Nightlife Impresario” Jack Cione, Lowell Angell, Author of “Theatres of Hawaii” & Professor Emeritus Albert Lum.

Our Featured Speakers will focus on the scandalous, engrossing & important history of Burlesque here in Paradise, highlighting their accounts with captivating historical artifacts, photos & more! Come out to the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre, kick back and learn some engrossing facts on Oahu’s naughty historical bits!

WHAT: "From Pineapples to Pasties: Talking Story about Hawaii's Scandalous Burlesque History"
WHEN: Thursday, September 3, 2015
WHERE: The Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre
TIME: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
ADMISSION/TICKETS: FREE! BUT YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR SPACE HERE:


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FEEATURED SPEAKERS:

Mr. Jack Cione, Hawaii Nightlife Impresario

BIOGRAPHY:
During Cione's long, sensational career, over more than five decades in Hawai'i, he's presented a diverse set of shows, including adult cabaret with naked waiters and strippers — from visitor-oriented Polynesian revues at The Royal Hawaiian hotel's Monarch Room to more exotic fare at Le Boom Boom Club (long gone now, in the International Market Place). - MIDWEEK

"Jack Cione was an entrepreneurial showman, best known in the 1960s through the '80s for staging risque spectacles in Honolulu nightclubs. On this episode of Long Story Short, Jack Cione, now retired, reflects on his colorful business life in Honolulu, which included highly publicized arrests. He freely and gleefully admits that it was he who called the news outlets when police arrived. Women would become some of his best customers -- at luncheons featuring nude waiters." - LONG STORY SHORT, PBS HAWAII

MORE INFO ON JACK CIONE
and
opinions/jack-cione

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Mr. Lowell Angell, Author of “Theatres of Hawaii”

BIOGRAPHY:
Lowell Angell, born and raised in Honolulu, became fascinated with Hawaiian theatres as a teenager and had his first summer job with Consolidated Amusement Company. He has been actively involved with theatres for more than 45 years as an avid historian and preservationist. He is the immediate past president and current secretary of the Theatre Historical Society of America, a national nonprofit organization; a cofounder and past president of the Hawai'i Theatre Center, the group that saved and restored Honolulu's 1922 Hawai'i Theatre; a former board member of Hilo's Friends of the Palace Theater; and a director of Honolulu's Friends of the Queen Theater. He lives in Honolulu and is with the University of Hawai'i.

MORE INFO ON LOWELL ANGELL


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Professor Emeritus, Albert Lum

BIOGRAPHY:
Professor Emeritus Albert Lum is a Professor of English, with a focus on American Literature. He will be speaking on the theatrical origins of Burlesque & Cabaret as well as the "unique experience of American Burlesque performers during the golden era of burly-q!

Tickets and Links


Purchase your tickets HERE for the Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2015!

Tickets for our Friday & Saturday Burlesque Shows & our scheduled Events are available via the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre Box Office (links below.) Tickets for our Feature & Performer taught workshops, as well as our Barre for Burlesque event are available via Eventbrite (links below.) Any trouble getting tickets or reservations? Please contact: violettaberetta@gmail.com

MAHALO & SEE YOU AT THE DORIS!

THE HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE 2015 FRIDAY BURLESQUE SHOW:
"Pasties Across the Pacific: The 4th Annual HBF Revue Opening Night Spectacular"


THE HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE 2015 SATURDAY BURLESQUE SHOW:
"The Hot Lava Hukilau" A Hawaiian-Style Burlesque Celebration!"


WORKSHOP:
HBF 2015 Featured Performer Workshop
"The Power of the Seductive Striptease with Burlesque Legend, Shannon Doah"


WORKSHOP:
HBF 2015 Featured Performer Workshop
"Bump & Grind with Burlesque Superstar Kitten Deville!"


WORKSHOP:
"HBF 2015 Performer Taught Workshop Series"


EVENT:
"From Pineapples to Pasties: Talking Story about Hawaii's Scandalous Burlesque History"


EVENT:
Film Screening of "The Glades Project" w/ Panel Discussion


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