Burlesque is an art form that dates back to a by-gone era where subtle tease was the order of the day. A bump and grind or a shimmy and shake would take audiences on a journey of cheeky glamorous striptease at it’s finest. Burlesque is an increasingly popular trend within the entertainment scene at present and understandably so as it is the number one choice for events that require a wow factor.
Burlesque can be defined as ‘the art of the tease’. It is a fun, glamorous and theatrical performance that can have a theme and even a storyline depending on the routine. A burlesque performance combines dancing and striptease where the artist will entertain the crowd and throughout the show remove an item of their costume in a cheeky, light-hearted manner. The performer will often use items such as feather fans or fabric to hide behind so as to ‘tease’ the audience. The final reveal will most often still retain covering of some sort. This may range from pasties or nipple tassels and g-strings or beautifully beaded showgirl bikinis depending on what the show and clientele require. There are many styles of burlesque from comical to dark and ultra-glamorous. A popular well-known burlesque performer is Dita Von Teese who performs the most popular style of burlesque which often features very glamorous costumes and props using everything from rhinestone corsets, lace and feathers. Often burlesque is performed alongside vintage inspired entertainment such as 10 piece bands or at themed events. Burlesque is great for parties with a vintage theme or a theme that is popular at the current time. Most performances range from 5-10 mins and can incorporate the use of props such as the champagne glass.
BALLOON POP ACT
A fun and flirtatious act suitable for parties and corporate events.
This 8 minute routine includes audience interaction along with a cheeky traditional striptease and is sure to bring an element of surprise to any event! Inclusive of a complimentary 30 minute Meet & Greet/Photos with guests
CLASSIC FAN DANCE
A traditional glamorous striptease revealing layers of stunning handmade undergarments and classic fan dancing. Perfect for vintage – themed functions or weddings. This 8 minute act will ensure a touch of elegance at any event. Inclusive of a complimentary 30 minute Meet & Greet/Photos with guests
MARTINI GLASS ACT
A spectacular show-stopping statement piece for any event. Perfect for dinner shows, corporate events or galas. This 12 minute act includes traditional striptease and classic fan dancing with a jaw-dropping bath time finale! Inclusive of a complimentary 1 hour Meet & Greet/Photos with guests
Performer: Ms. Bell
With the wonderful guidance and mentoring from world- renowned milliner Neil Grigg, the hat alone demands attention in Ms.Bluebell’s signature Blue coloured routine. A classic temptress dressed in dazzling velvets, silks, laces, feathers and rhinestones that reflect a stunning hue of blue under the stage lights. Hand dyed feathers and a custom-made under bust corset are some of the elements that join together to create a triumphant piece of art that is ultra-feminine. Any wearer would feel divine in such clothing but Ms.Bluebell brings the costume to life with this seductive and cheeky routine, which will please any audience. A classic burlesque strip tease. Running time 4.13mins.
The big guns are out – Literally! Ms.Bluebell plays the stunning villainess in this burlesque reproduction of 007 in The World is not enough! A bad Bond gal can never have enough and this one wants it all! A stunning lace and rhinestoned costume along with a large decadent, rotating, rhinestoned gun covered in over 12,000 rhinestones, this show is perfect for a themed occasion. Of course the show is never without our resident James Bond. Running time 5-7mins.
Performed to an old favourite ‘Fever’ this beautiful and seductive feather fan dance is inspired by the likes of Ann Miller and Sally Rand from the costume to the music and beautiful big Aqua coloured feather fans! This act can be performed to any song request. Also available in a number of colours. PG version also available. 4mins
Burlesque showgirl style is what Ms.Bluebell does best. Choose from a stunning all white costume covered in feathers and rhinestones finished off with a beautiful white feather fan dance or for something a little brighter, Vegas inspired a vibrant chartreuse, gold and nude costume is available featuring a large skirt with hidden bright ruffles underneath. 5mins
For something a little more modest or for roving amongst guests, Ms.Bell has a selection of glamorous costumes suited for mingling with guests/meet and greet/photos.
An upbeat Spanish/Mexican inspired routine which will keep the audience intrigued from beginning to end. Starting off slow, graceful and calm, the show evolves into a face-paced, rhythmic and fun performance with high-energy. Perfect for a fun, light-heart event. 5 mins.
All your Christmas’s will come at once when Ms.Bluebell jingles her Bluebells! Join Ms. Bluebell as she unwraps for you! With plenty of surprises in her Santa sack for all you nice (and naughty) boys and girls out there, and an extra special treat hidden under her red petticoat, which will light up the stage, this is one Santa Baby you’ll want to wait up for! 6mins
The Mystic’s Dream
A beautiful new act inspired by the exploration into the Celtic origins of her name, Ms.Bluebell performs a spiritualistic and mystical dance with a gypsy, medieval feel using chiffon scarves and wings in shades of cream and apricot. A sensual, pleasurable, calming and empowering performance to watch and be a part of.
Ms.Lara, a Sydney based professional burlesque artist, has been dancing for around 15 years and has been performing as a burlesque artist for the previous 3 years.
Lara holds the ‘2nd Runner Up’ title for NSW in the annual ‘Miss Burlesque Australia’ pageant for 2011.
She embraces the freedom burlesque as an art form gives to artists to explore all possibilities within this exciting and increasingly popular genre.
A dedicated lover of the by-gone ‘Hollywood Glamour’ era, she endeavors to bring a touch of elegance, class and sophistication to each and every one of her performances. Lara’s influences include a recipe of Rita Hayworth rolled into a hint of Judy Garland and of course a generous dollop or two of the ever gorgeous Dita Von Teese to include a modern day burly artist.
A former fashion model and designer, Lara has great knowledge of the fashion industry and this is evident in her elaborate and stunning stage costuming. Lara often hand makes costume pieces and loves to be creative with her overall appearance.
Lara likes to ensure she always achieves a high-end, stylised look at all bookings, shows and appearances.
“I believe in striving to achieve flawless results in anything I may pursue, from the tiniest of tasks to the wildest of one’s dreams.”
Lara’s aspirations as a burlesque artist and performer are simple, to engage her audience whilst embarking on the true definition of a Hollywood star.
Glamour. Elegance. Class. These words are synonymous with Miss Burlesque Australia 2012 Ms.Bell. A true showgirl and Burlesque Artiste at heart. Ultra-feminine, her classic looks hark back to the red carpet Hollywood actresses of old reincarnating the likes of Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn and Ann Miller exuding the same sassy wit and charm.
Invited to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas taking place in May 2012, Ms.Bell has a become well-known performer in the industry both locally and internationally. With a background in ballet, jazz and modern contemporary dance her presence onstage is classy with a sexy twist.
Ms.Bell has a vast repertoire of acts, producing shows of epic proportion with all aspects covered down to the tiniest sequined detail! With her porcelain skin, chocolate colored locks and burning blue eyes Ms.Bell is simply enchanting onstage, captivating her audiences and taking them on an unforgettable journey.
Featured in the June 2011 issue of Marie Claire, Ms.Bell has collaborated with the well-known clothing label Tarocash for their 2011 Spring/Summer Campaign and has also recently worked with well-known Australian commercial photographer and artist Alexia Sinclair.
Ms.Bell designs all of her own costumes sourcing fabrics from around the world. Her hats and headpieces are designed and created utilising skills learnt through some of Australia’s best milliners Rosie Boylan (Moulin Rouge, Australia) and Neil Grigg (Celebrity milliner). All of her costumes are custom created through costume houses both local and abroad and are plentiful in rhinestones, laces, silks, velvets, fringing and beading.
Ms.Bell is able to adapt or create new routines to suit your event and is available for occasions such as corporate events and parties, product launches, Christmas parties, Bar/Restaurant openings, music videos etc.
“I wanted to thank you and let you know how fabulous you were and what great feedback
we have received. You were a complete star – thanks for making the night so memorable!” – Emma, Birthday Function, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour
“Thank you very much for your amazing performance! Everyone loved it and you are beautiful and amazing! Thank you again.” – Natalia, 40th Birthday Function, Rose Bay
“She never disappoints and has strong stage presence… one of the shining lights of the latest wave of burlesque performers in Sydney.”<e/m> – Imogen Kelly, Reigning Queen of Burlesque, BHOF, Las Vegas
“Ms. Bell always looks beautiful – the costume design is on point and alluring” – Weekend Notes.
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