Weekend Notes

Perth International Burlesque Festival 2019

Perth is having its very own International Burlesque Festival around the same timeframe as the rest of the states celebrating the Australian Burlesque Festival 2019. Between 24 to 27 October 2019, Tease Industries presents the 6th annual Burlesque Festival in Perth. There'll be International and Australian burlesque, cabaret and variety performers heading to Perth and regional Western Australia.

For all your events and tickets, click HERE and HERE for your workshops. Individual workshops are $45 plus booking fee, or you could get an all workshops (3) package for $105 plus booking fee. Workshops will be held on Sunday 27 October 2019 at Freo.Social, Parry St, Fremantle.


Sweetpea from the USA will Work Your Woo from 11am to 12.30pm on the day, followed by Chris Oh! from Europe with Be the Pastie! from 1pm to 2.30pm. Jazida is all Silk Fans and Feather Fans from 2.30pm to 4pm.

As the title suggests, Work Your Woo will teach you stage presence and provide practical tools and exercises to cultivate it within oneself. That elusive stage presence is what helps you connect to the audience, so learn how to use that power on stage.

Be the Pastie will delve into the weird and wacky art of conceptual movement and personal dance vocabularies. You'll be taught some methods on how you can create movement, meaning and choreography from intrinsic personal expression! Be prepared to feel awkward, aloof, challenged and excited.

Silk Fans and Feather Fans will explore single, double, open and closed fan work to help build strength in the core, wrists, arms, back; increase flexibility; and develop musicality. You will be using these props with showgirl style in no time at all! For full details of all workshops and instructors, head to the website.


The Festival kicks off with The Tease Factory Opening Night Event on the 25th of Oct at The Court in Beaufort Street. Get your tickets HERE for the Opening Party that is a burlesque and cabaret showcase and networking event of the year. Ruby Slippers from Melbourne will host this event with a stunning lineup of international, interstate and Western Australian artistes set to WOW.

The Club Burlesque Gala Event on the 26th of Oct at The Astor Theatre on Beaufort St is a black tie/showgirl glamour event. You'll find the crème de la crème, the finest, the most fabulous and flamboyant burlesque and cabaret ever on stage and you can get your tickets HERE. Hosted by Cougar Morrison you'll find never before seen acts in Perth and world-wide debuts from some of the most celebrated burlesque stars on earth.

Glitter Crash is the official after party on Sat 26 Oct at Connections Nightclub on James street. Hit the dance floor and stay up late with main man Magnus D Magnus. There could be a few surprises in store! After the performers have shimmy'd their last shake, the dance floor is all yours to party into the night. You'll need to get those tickets to attend!

The Boston Burlesque Dinner and Show on 24 Oct is the regional event at Boston Brewery Denmark. Get your tickets HERE for a night of unbelievable entertainment and a three course dinner for an 18 plus age group audience. Tickets sell out fast, so hurry. Vegetarian main is available on request.

For further details and updates regarding the Festival, head to the website and/or the Facebook page. Individual events on Facebook allows you to interact with the organisers.