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Heavenly Burlesque: a Fuse Production

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Heavenly Burlesque: a Fuse Production

16-18 February
23-25 February
2-4 March 2006
Doors open 9.30Pm
Tickets; full: $15, concs: $12, fringe addict/groups 7 + $10

Sexy, Spectacular… Unmissable!

Enter the seductive world of Burlesque Circus, Dance and Cabaret, showcasing over 100 artists from New Zealand and overseas. Heavenly Burlesque transforms The Paramount into a world of live original performance and music limited to 3 weekends only.

The performance world explodes with wild, fruity, ideas, dreams and images that collide and captivate. Reinvestigating Burlesque allows for an exploration and playing with ideas of "body politics" – sex, gender, courtship, media imagery, and social/ cultural expectations.

Once through the front doors the journey into elaborate worlds of performance begins. Firstly in the Bar / café area the audience will encounter installations, music and theatrical antics, then the cabaret show starts as doors open to the main stage which will host an incredible line up of amazing acts incorporating dance, circus, comedy, music and contributions from the best of the fringe. Short sharp acts no longer than 10 minutes means the show is a thrilling roller coaster ride that guarantees something for everyone! When the main stage show ends the party is just beginning in the bar with bands and DJ’s till late. All included in the ticket price! A complete festival experience in the one location. Heavenly Burlesque has it all!

Extravaganza !!!.

More! More! More! Galore! Hula Hoops, Fire-eaters and Slick Tricks, songs, comedy and high aerial work to dazzle and dancing girls to astound you.

Featuring Hoards of multi- talented performers at there spectacular best, Roll on up and see Wellington’s finest, featuring – to name but a few:

Circus performance from; Randall Fr (Aus) Pipi Ayesha–Evans (Kiwi Circus Adventures), Tom Beauchamp (Fuse), Jenny Ritchie (Maui), Deb Pope (Circus OZ) Dance works from; Maria Debrawska (Dr Charm & Lady Snake), Malia Johnston (Wearable Arts choreographer) Moana Nepia (NZ Ballet)& Recent graduates from NZDS through to Real Hot Bitches (80’s Cheese cult} Comedy from; Jo Randerson (Cracks in the Garden) Kim Potter, Fergus Aiken (Award winning street performers) Theatre from; Ake Ake (Best theatre, Fringe 02) Helen Moulder (Circa), Sara Stangring (International model), Kat Wong (Migrant Nation} Music for the Fringe Frenzy parties from; Leila Adu (Cherrie Pie), Shakespears’ Bitches (Caira Mulholland, Little Shop of Horrors) Sambassadors (NYE Civic Square), Chica (Garage band), Charlie Ash, Luke Buda (Phoenix Foundation) and the mysterious Tape Man, DJ’s Top Knot, Silverbeats, Chrisana Love, Big Bird…

Fuse Productions’ vision is to create, produce & tour exceptional physical theatre and live events, incorporating Circus, Dance, Theatre, Music and Digital technology.

Tom Beauchamp (Graduate with a Masters of Directing from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School) over ten years in the circus and International Festival circuits Artistic Directors:
-Deborah Pope (Award Winner at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival) International Theatre and circus director including Circus OZ tour director.
-Maria Dabrowska (Bachelor in contemporary dance, Unitec) an extensive career in dance and choreography, she has worked with many of New Zealand’s leading dance practitioners.
Alana Spragg

Bookings: at The Paramount 04-384 4080
For the most up to date information and scheduled programme


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