Bur­lesque fest

Bump­tious, sump­tu­ous, volup­tuous, scrump­tious – this risque bou­quet of saucy sashay could only be the New Zealand Bur­lesque Fes­ti­val.

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From the Las Ve­gas based Bur­lesque Hall of Fame, welcome Ginger Lee Valen­tine, Missy Lisa, Angie B. Lovely and Bazuka Joe. From New Zealand, Ruby Ruin – win­ner of the Grand Tease New Zealand bur­lesque com­pe­ti­tion – and Fan­ci­fo­ria Fox­glove, along with two dozen top lo­cal per­form­ers vy­ing for the Bur­lesque Ex­change Schol­ar­ship to St Louis, USA.

A com­bi­na­tion of per­for­mance and work­shops, the three-day fes­ti­val struts its stuff at the Globe Theatre, Red De­li­cious HQ, and the Dis­tinc­tion Ho­tel.

Thurs­day sees the open­ing night Prom­e­nade at the Globe Theatre from 7.30pm.

De­vel­op­ment work­shops take place at Red De­li­cious HQ in Taonui Street, from 9am – 4.30pm on Fri­day and Satur­day, with the King and Queen of the Fes­ti­val per­for­mance and com­pe­ti­tion, back at the Globe on Fri­day night from 7.30pm.

The spec­tac­u­lar Tease Fes­ti­val fi­nale takes place in the Dis­tinc­tion Ho­tel ball­room from 7.30pm on Satur­day night.

Co­or­di­nated by award-win­ning bur­lesque en­ter­tainer, teacher and pro­ducer Kerry Rodda, aka MisRed De­li­cious, she and hus­band Danny Ras­cal es­tab­lished the fes­ti­val to foster and grow the bur­lesque in­dus­try in New Zealand.

Tick­ets for the three-night fes­ti­val are on sale via eventfinda.co.nz/ tour/2015/new-zealand-bur­lesque­fes­ti­val.

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