Funny thing, Sippl not sup­ple

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch - Sara Fitz­patrick

SYLVIA Sippl may lack the grace and dex­ter­ity of a bur­lesque per­former but she has the wit, charisma and pen­chant for style that makes her the ideal MC of Su­bi­aco troupe, Lady Vel­vet Cabaret.

A singer, mu­si­cian, stand-up co­me­dian and vis­ual artist, the lo­cal en­ter­tainer is by no means short on tal­ent.

Her pas­sion for il­lus­tra­tion led her to the al­lur­ing world of bur­lesque sev­eral years ago.

Know­ing she could never master the dance el­e­ment, how­ever, she soon took a shine to the com­edy com­po­nent.

“I am 100 per cent not a dancer, I am purely there for comic re­lief – there is ab­so­lutely no way peo­ple would pay money to see me dance,” Sippl said.

“I no­ticed that the per­form­ers were al­ways in­tro­duced by these re­ally witty men and women who told funny jokes and sto­ries and got the au­di­ence in­volved. They got to dress up in awe­some cos­tumes as well and I just thought I was born to do that.”

Un­der stage name Lucinda Panties – a lav­ish lady with a par­tial­ity for leather print and self­ies – Sippl has hosted nu­mer­ous shows around Perth since 2011, in­clud­ing the Fringe World Fes­ti­val.

Her next gig is the Cham­pagne Re­vue, rais­ing funds for Breast Can­cer Care WA.

“We’re hop­ing to pro­vide a re­ally broad spec­trum of en­ter­tain­ment, from song and dance acts to at­mo­spheric lounge singing in breaks, cir­cus per­form­ers, a sword swal­lower and of course stan­dard bur­lesque acts as well,” Sippl said.

“We are re­ally ex­cited to be invit­ing not just Lady Vel­vet Cabaret troupe mem­bers but bur­lesque artists from around Perth also.

“We’ve got a lot of girls com­ing to­gether just for this cause, so it is a real com­mu­nity ef­fort rather than just a stan­dard bur­lesque show.”

Lola Moore aka Keren Schlink from Lady Vel­vet Cabaret.

Con­sort co-di­rec­tors Cian El­liott and Kristin Bowtell.

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