Doll­tas­tic show to share tales via bur­lesque

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph | Lifestyle - Ce­cilia Allen

Res­i­dents will get a taste of the Fringe World Fes­ti­val this month with per­for­mances by Rock­ing­ham­based Doll­tas­tic Bur­lesque’s main dance troupe The Di­a­mond Dogs.

The Di­a­mond Dogs’ pop­u­lar show Once Upon a Bur­lesque is a cel­e­bra­tion of fem­i­nin­ity and all body types and will be on show at Medina Hall as part of the Fringe World 2018 pro­gram.

Au­di­ence mem­bers will en­joy the retelling of pop­u­lar fairy­tales through the art of bur­lesque, in­clud­ing be­witch­ing feather boa ma­nip­u­la­tions, mes­meris­ing feather fan dances and other show­stop­ping acts.

Doll­tas­tic Bur­lesque stu­dio opened its doors to stu­dents in Jan­uary, 2013, and caters to all lev­els of dancers, with classes rang­ing from tease and show­girl to go-go and neo.

The Di­a­mond Dogs per­form sev­eral big shows through­out the year in a va­ri­ety of lo­ca­tions around Perth and can be booked for spe­cial events.

“It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing for us to be a part of Fringe World and to bring the show to the Peel re­gion is just the cherry on top,” Doll­tas­tic Bur­lesque man­ager Bon­nie Bella said. “We’ve al­ways been in Rock­ing­ham so it has been re­ally spe­cial to us that we can per­form this amaz­ing show un­der Fringe World and also stay close to home.”

As well as be­ing a lo­cally owned stu­dio on Dixon Road, lo­cal food ven­dors will pro­vide their ser­vices at the per­for­mance.

“We’re all for keep­ing things lo­cal and sup­port­ing small busi­nesses,” Ms Bella said.

Ms Bella said she hoped bring­ing Fringe World to the area would open a win­dow for tal­ent in the Rock­ing­ham and Peel re­gion to shine.

“This area has been re­ally up and com­ing in the last few years . . . and could ben­e­fit from a more thriv­ing arts and en­ter­tain­ment scene,” she said.

“We’re real women with ev­ery­day lives, rang­ing from all body types and cel­e­brat­ing our bod­ies and fem­i­nin­ity.”

Once Upon a Bur­lesque will be per­formed at the Medina Hall in Kwinana on Jan­uary 27 and Fe­bru­ary 10 at 5pm and 8.30pm.

There are also three teaser shows on Fe­bru­ary 3 at 5pm and 8.30pm, and Fe­bru­ary 16 at 8.30pm.

The show is re­stricted to peo­ple 18 years and older.

Tick­ets can be bought at fringe­

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