Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix

Clubs, Cabaret and burlesque
Dita Von Teese in a corset.
Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

The sparkling, crystal-clad queen of burlesque is strutting her new tour around Australia

She’s become a beacon for combining old-school glamour and sensuality on stage with body positivity, and now Dita Von Teese is bringing her corsets and class to Sydney.

Her new tour, Glamonatrix, will continue the genre-dominating path of her last show, the Art of the Teese, with four dazzling burlesque acts. In performances that maintain a healthy level of humor and self-awareness, you’ll see Von Teese pop out of a cake, ride a giant bejewelled lippy across the stage, tame metaphorical felines in a circus-styled act, and resurrect her famed martini glass performance with fresh style. This 1940s inspired striptease variety show will have a soundtrack by Von Teese herself – yep, she also creates dreamy, ’80s-twinged electro-pop tracks as well as designing costumes, modelling and acting.

She’ll be joined by burlesque stars for the tour, including New York gem Dirty Martin and fierce Aussie performer Zelia Rose. And with an aim to highlight the beauty of diversity, the show will feature other performers who are male, female, gender fluid, from varied backgrounds and of all body types (we can’t all smoosh into a Von Teese-sized waist).

As always, the charismatic crew will be rocking and dropping some splendid frocks. They’ll don and derob outfits by the UK’s Jenny Packham, corset specialist Mister Pearl, French couturier Alexis Mabille, burlesque star Catherine D’Lish, New York’s Brooks Brothers, plus Louboutins to make their toes sparkle.

Sydney audiences can celebrate sexuality with Dita Von Teese and her glamorous gang at two performances on December 6 and 7 at the State Theatre. Tickets go on sale June 28.


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