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Hawaii Burlesque Festival 2019 Burlesque Performer & Stage Kitten Applications are now closed!

Click on the “HBF 2019 Burlesque Performers” tab to check out this year’s specially curated selection of incomparable entertainers!

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We're still looking for volunteers for our upcoming Oahu shows in October 2019! Fill out our application & join the sparkly, hilarious fun! You'll be an important part of the shows doing stuff behind the scenes, and in front too! Lots of perks & roles to fill, more info in application and after we hear a bit more about what you're interested in doing.

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Friday Oct. 11, 2019

         


The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Presents:



“Burlesque in Paradise”
The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Opening Night Spectacular

The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival is bringing all of the glitz and glamour of big city burlesque to Paradise!

Delivering the most seductive of burly-q stars & starlets straight to your hungry gaze from the storied stages of Australia, Canada, California, New York, Oregon, Colorado, Texas & more! Join us for “Burlesque in Paradise: The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Opening Night Spectacular” a highly entertaining evening full of dazzling, delightful & hilarious burlesque in Hawaii Nei!

Featuring a massive cast of international, national & local performers, this captivating burlesque show is a rare chance to feast your eyes on drop-dead gorgeous talent from around the world & the most bewitching performers in Hawaii’s burlesque scene!

Don’t miss a side-splitting Special Appearance by comedic musical sensation (in their own minds) “The Timeshares Band” during our cocktail hour in the gorgeous Luce Pavilion Courtyard!

“Burlesque in Paradise” will feature interactive burlesque & cabaret performances, games, prizes and MORE! Dress to impress & get glammed up for this stellar night of Burlesque!

FEATURING:

Boo Boo Darlin'
Delilah Dollbaby
Diamond Minx
Ellie Quinn
Lady Sapphire Noir
Lily Le Fauve
MadameX
Malia Delapenia
Queen Mabsy
Raphael De La Ghetto
Satira Sin
PandaSal
The Aphrodisiacs
Valerie Veils
Vila Donovan
Miss Velvet Moon
& MORE!


HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL PRESENTS
The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Opening Night Spectacular!


LOCATION: The Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art
DATES: October 11 (Friday), 2019
TIMES: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Cocktails) 7:00 pm (Doors Open) 7:30pm (Show)
TICKET SALES TO BEGIN: July 2019

TICKET PRICES:
$55.00/VIP
$45.00/General Admission
$40.00/Museum Members
$100.00/Weekend Pass




TICKETS/FESTIVAL INFO:
www.hawaiiburlesquefestival.com OR via the Doris Duke Website

Ticket sales for “Burlesque in Paradise” will commence in July 2019! Check back soon!

Saturday Oct. 12, 2019

         


The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Presents:



“The Follies Tropical”
A Sultry Evening of Red-Hot Burlesque

Turn up your air conditioner & grab a cold drink cause Honolulu’s about to get a lot hotter! The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival is proud to present “The Follies Tropical: A Sultry Evening of Red-Hot Burlesque” - a super sexy spectacle celebrating red-hot burlesque in Honolulu! This sizzling revue is sure to tease you, please you & leave you wanting more as our sublime cast strips off their inhibitions and dips their toes into the cool waters of the lush tropics!

Featuring a specially curated cast of local, national and international burlesque performers in all of their seductive glory. “The Follies Tropical” will be our most steamy, scintillating burlesque show to date!

Don’t miss a thrilling Special Appearance by Volary Aerial Burlesque during our cocktail hour in the gorgeous Luce Pavilion Courtyard!

“The Follies Tropical” will feature interactive burlesque & cabaret performances, games, prizes and MORE! The theme is hot, hot, hot, so come dressed in what makes you feel sexiest and get ready to feel the heat!

FEATURING:

Bunny Pistol
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
ChiChi Roniz
Dickie Smalls
Elle Du Jour
Emma Peal
Jacques Trap
Johnny Diamondhead
La Reina
Luna Velour
Freya La Tigra
Operation Liquid Panther
PandaSal
Pearl E. Gates
Shakti Dance Movement
Siren Sapphire
Sly Violet
Taryn Luce
The Timeshares
Violetta Beretta
Volary Aerial Burlesque
& MORE

HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL PRESENTS
“The Follies Tropical”
A Sultry Evening of Red-Hot Burlesque!


LOCATION: The Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art
DATES: October 12 (Saturday), 2019
TIMES: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Cocktails) 7:00 pm (Doors Open) 7:30pm (Show)
TICKET SALES TO BEGIN: July 2019

TICKET PRICES:
$55.00/VIP
$45.00/General Admission
$40.00/Museum Members
$100.00/Weekend Pass


TICKETS/FESTIVAL INFO:
www.hawaiiburlesquefestival.com OR via the Doris Duke Website

Ticket sales for “Burlesque in Paradise” will commence in July 2019! Check back soon!

HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL 2019 OAHU SHOW INFORMATION

         


LOCATION: The Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art
DATES: October 11 (Friday) & 12 (Saturday), 2019
TIMES: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Cocktails) 7:00 pm (Doors Open) 7:30pm (Show)
TICKET SALES TO BEGIN: July 2019

TICKET PRICES:
$55.00/VIP
$45.00/General Admission
$40.00/Museum Members
$100.00/Weekend Pass


TICKETS/FESTIVAL INFO:
www.hawaiiburlesquefestival.com OR via the Doris Duke Website

All ticket sales will commence in July 2019!
Check back soon!

HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE EMCEES

         


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ARMITAGE SHANKS - WA

The 8th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is honored to present Armitage Shanks! Armitage is one of the most sought after MC/Performers on the International Burlesque & Cabaret scene, with credits that include the London Burlesque Festival, Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, Paleis Van De Weemoed, The Supper Club (Amsterdam), Carnevale di Viareggio (Tuscany), Micca Club (Rome), Salon Parisien (Milan), Gruenspan & Club Calavera (Hamburg) La Fete Fatale (Berlin), Paradiso Tanzbar (Munich) and Cabaret des Filles de Joie (Paris).

In North America, performances have included the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, ABSFest (Asheville), NY Burlesque Festival, Le Scandal (NYC), The Slipper Room (NY), Little Minsky’s (SF), Lannie’s Clocktower (Denver), Hotel Tryst (Toronto), The Toronto Burlesque Festival, Indigo Blue’s ‘Darkside Cabaret”, “The Beggar’s Carnivale” (St. Louis), and CA’s Ink N' Iron Festival. He is a regular host of both the Pink Door Cabaret and Le Cabaret Rouge in Seattle.

He was the co-founder and Ringmaster of Circus Contraption, a one-ring traveling circus at the forefront of the “New Circus” movement. (www.circuscontraption.com) He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine” in the feature film, “The Burlesque Assassins”.



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Hunter Down - HI (Oahu)

Emcee
HBF Staff
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
Operation Liquid Panther Member

Honolulu’s most dashing & downright delightful Emcee. That daring dandy of the stage & a thief of hearts, he’s got all the tricks in the book down pat, and he knows how to use em! This triple threat can be found tripping the light fantastic throughout Honolulu, crooning to swooning ladies and gents alike and emceeing events with the greatest of ease. Gird your loins and guard your hearts when Hunter Down hits the stage…. or dont….he can handle it.


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Tita Titsling - HI (Oahu)

Emcee
HBF Staff
Hawaii’s One and Only Mustache Queen

Honolulu's One and Only Mustache Queen. Eat it up, hunty.



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Boo Boo Darlin’ - NYC

Boo Boo Darlin' provides the right combination of sexy and funny to the burlesque stage! She is Virginia grown and Brooklyn honed and has been popping pasties and prosecco since 2009 She got her start performing Richmond Virginia with Sugar Shack Burlesque and producing the monthly show Richmond Varietease before moving to the big apple. Since then she has become an international sensation receiving such awards as the Rome's 2014 Porcapapessa Award for the Caput Mundi International Burlesque Festival, Two time winner of "Biggest Lebowski" award at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender (2017 & 2018), and 8 golden pastie awards over her 8 years performing in the much loved New York Burlesque Festival.

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Bunny Pistol - CA

Bunny Pistol was born with a fierce appetite for the stage. She has grown to devour burlesque and has blown away audiences throughout the world. She has been twirling tassels since 2007 and has captivated audiences all over the USA and Europe. This International Burlesque Star has been a headliner and feature performer in major shows such as The London Burlesque Festival, Paris Burlesque Festival and The Burlesque Hall of Fame - just to name a few of her favorites. Her very first big show was competing as a finalist for the Miss Viva Las Vegas Competition in 2008. In 2013 she won the title of 'Most Classic' in the Oregon Burlesque Festival. She was the Featured Headlining performer for the Hawaii Burlesque Festival in 2018. She is a long standing cast member of Hubba Hubba Revue and The Tiki Oasis Burlesque Showcase. Bunny Pistol is “The BOOM of the Barbary Coast”. She is also the producer of her own show, Bunny Pistol’s Bang Bang Cabaret in Oakland, Ca.

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Cherry Blossom Cabaret - HI

Co-Producers of HBF 2019

Cherry Blossom Cabaret is a Honolulu-based collective of multi-talented artists who create and produce high quality performances in the art forms of cabaret theatre, burlesque, dance, and beyond. Through full-stage theatrical productions to intimate solo performances, we create an innovative fusion of the classic to the avant garde leaving audiences dazzled, entertained, and enlightened. Whether on stage, in an educational setting, or as active members of our community, Cherry Blossom Cabaret seeks to inspire and empower its members, students, and audiences alike by celebrating and elevating an all encompassing view of beauty and self-expression.

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ChiChi Roniz - HI

HBF Social Media Coordinator, Welcome Wagon
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

ChiChi Roniz is an undeniably voluptuous vixen who brings a bit of laughter, some tasteful raunch, and everything in between to Honolulu’s burlesque scene. A member of Hawaii's premiere burlesque and cabaret troupe, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, she often performs in ensemble numbers and collaborations with Honolulu’s burlesque ohana. Now and again you can see her strut her stuff on stage, solo-style, hamming things up with her cheeky flavor. A feisty Filipina, she strives to live Aloha a few tassel twirls at a time, while she shimmy n’ shakes the A Lot that She Got!


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Delilah Dollbaby - AUS

International Performer

Delilah Dollbaby is an adorably petite performer who has been causing quite a stir since she was first runner up of Sydney’s Burlesque Idol in 2017! Captivating audiences with her unique style, cheeky antics and contagious giggle, this pint-sized pin-up will leave you clamouring for more. This delectable sweet treat has dazzled and delighted stages across Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and always leaves you craving for more!

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Diamond Minx - CDN

International Performer

"In 2003 one woman wondered, “What to do I do with a closet full of glitzy costumes and a history rife with dance experience? - Become a burlesque dynamo, of course!” Diamond has been performing burlesque since 2003. Whilst best known for her love of glamour and rhinestones, she is an unrepentant nerd with an oddball sense of humor who comes from a background in Jazz dance and the circus arts as a Stiltwalker and Fire performer.

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Dickie Smalls - NYC

“The Modern Vaudevillian”

Dickie Smalls cut his teeth in Vaudeville and has since expanded into Boylesque, performing internationally as well as recently winning the title of “Most Creative” at the 2019 MidWest Burlesque Festival and the title of “Master of Improv” at the 2018 Burlypicks World Championships competition. Equally comfortable performing on his hands as he is on his feet, performing music or silently as a mime, making things appear as well as magically making his clothes disappear before your very eyes… Dickie Smalls: The Song & Dance/Pants & No Pants Man!

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Elle Du Jour - TX

Elle Du Jour is known as "The Contemporary Tease"; she's got the dance technique of your dreams atop the sultry smolder of your worst nightmare. Hailing from the great state of Texas, this International showgirl has been dazzling burlesque audiences since 2012 and has since been featured in showcases across the world. Elle was crowned ' Biggest Tease' in 2018 at the San Antonio Burlesque Festival. Elle calls San Antonio, TX home and is a member of “The Pastie Pops” Burlesque Revue. Her love for the art of dance captivates and dominates within every performance. Watch he perform & you'll see why "She puts the 'muse' in musicality".

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Ellie Quinn - VA

From Richmond, Virginia, Ellie Quinn uses her inner most fangirl to tease and tickle your funny bone. The Duchess of Dork has performed all across the US and internationally, including: headlining the NOLA Nerdlesque Festival in 2015, hopping the pond to perform two avenging acts in the 2016 London Burlesque Festival, chasing burgers all the way to compete in the 2017 Geneva Burlesque Festival, and following her arc reactor to the 2017 Como Lake Burlesque Festival. She was a feature performer at 2018 Discordia Days Burlesque Festival, where she was awarded a producer’s choice award for her nerdlesque fan dance. Always upbeat and borderline absurd, you'll want to catch a peek at this geek!

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Emma Peal - HI

HBF Fixer & Staff
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

Emma Peal began her explorations into the sensual world of burlesque as a student of Cherry Blossom Cabaret back in 2010. She quickly became an intern and had her debut stage appearance as one of the Capulets in Troy Apostol's production "Femme Capulet". Now a core member of Cherry Blossom Cabaret's ensemble, Emma Peal has performed in multiple dance styles, spanning many genres of music and eras, including: The Andrews Sisters' famous "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", the hit piece "Cell Block Tango" from the musical Chicago, a sassy vintage classic "Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha", and Weird Al Yankovic's comedic version of Michael Jackson's song I'm Bad, titled "I'm Fat". Her personal styling is a mix of comedic implications and saucy, sensual cheekiness. A bit of Mae West with an Asian twist!

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Freya La Tigra - CA

This fierce feline calls Oakland California her home. A member of the Fishnet Follies Classic school of burlesque and a regular performer in San Francisco’s Hubba Hubba Revue, Freya is a wild cat! She’s fire personified as she burns the stage!

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Jacques Trap - HI

Operation Liquid Panther Member

Jacques Trap is the golden boy of Hawaii Burlesque & Honolulu's most handsome haole boy! With his devastatingly good looks and smooth moves he's solid gold onstage and off! Jaques is also a part of the comic Man-lesque trio “Operation Liquid Panther” a group of 3 guys dedicated to bringing back the artform of the mid-80’s male striptease in all of it’s spandex clad, ridiculous glory!
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Johnny Diamondhead - HI

The Timeshares Band
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
HBF Fixer & Transportation Coordinator

JDH is our eternally stoked stage panda for The CBC. He is of modest pedigree: his father was a casual hero, and his great grandmother, Ginny Go Lucky, was the renowned Organizer of the nouveau Roman Orgy. Trained in all manner of behind the scene stage workings under the tutelage of Panda Sal, JHD has a sense of destiny adventure and romance. Modesty personified, he is always ready to serve the cause, and will even return your library books if so needed.
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La Reina - CA

The sassy temptress built with all the sinful curves in all the sinful places, bringing that California flare with a Southern heat, La Reina is a fever you just can't shake. She revels in the extravagance of burlesque, a lover of neo-classic styles from silks to satin to lace and anything deemed too "extra." Self proclaimed Lioness of the West and the Bond girl you've always loved, La Reina captures her audience to hold them right between her teeth.

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Lady Sapphire Noir - CA

Lady Sapphire Noir, the sultry dark jewel of burlesque, is a LA based, award winning burlesque singer, host and dancer. She is known for her big sexy sultry voice, love of vintage/pinup style and her signature color royal blue. Lady Sapphire Noir entered the world of burlesque over 5 years ago. The unique voice of this sparkling dark jewel seduces and captivates audiences internationally. Titles and awards include: Miss Pin Up Perfection 2017, International Burlypicks Master of Singing 2016, California Regional Burlypicks Master of Singing 2016, 2017 Best Hybrid at the Great Burlesque Expo 2017, Thursday Audience's Choice and Most Original at Texas Burlesque Festival.

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Lily Le Fauve - OR

Lily Le Fauve may be a work of art, but don’t let her frame fool you! She is a sequined storm and a class clown who believes in bullshitting with style and that red lipstick can save a life. The Buxom Beast, Ace of Babes, and Queen of the first annual All Hallows’ Tease Weekender, she could leave an impression on Monet if she got the chance.

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Luna Velour - HI

HBF Staff
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

As graceful as the Moon over Waikiki beach, Luna captivates her lovesick audiences with her seductive grace! One of Cherry Blossom Cabaret's newest members and a treasured one at that, Luna Velour is a sweet and hot addition any stage!
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MadameX- HI

HBF Hospitality Director
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

Our resident "Burlesque Ninja" and an outstanding dancer MadameX is a gorgeous raven-haired sight to behold! Whether dancing in the air on her lyra, or high kicking across the stage she'll captivate you at the very first glance!

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Malia Delapenia & Belly Dancers In Paradise - HI

Hawaii’s premier belly dancer is an acclaimed professional performing artist, instructor and choreographer based in Honolulu Hawaii. She has been showcased in countless corporate and private events, television, theater and concert stages throughout the US. When she takes the stage it’s a, "Timeless Expression of Belly Dance.” Malia’s enduring professionalism, dependability and engaging presence have made her a sought after performer, choreographer and specialty entertainment for Honolulu.

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Miss Velvet Moon - NE

Miss Velvet Moon is based out of Omaha, Nebraska, who’s been gracing midwestern stages since 2016! This lunar lovely has a long history of art making and performance, dancing, creating art, paintings, jewelry, and more! A few years ago she was given the opportunity to join a local burlesque troupe that was focused on inclusivity and body positivity. Her lifelong dream had come true! Since then she has developed her persona as Miss Velvet Moon! Currently she performs with a troupe called the Good Gurls in Omaha. She came to Hawaii last year to stage kitten at the Hawaii Burlesque Festival and loved it so much she just had to come back again to show us what she's got!

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Operation Liquid Panther - HI

Ladies and Gentlemen, hold onto your bibadees! Honolulu’s newest “Manlesque” Revue Operation Liquid Panther is ready to make you laugh, cry, and laugh some more. Their distinctive performance style has been described as “Magic Mike meets Carol Burnett, with a pinch of Chris Farley.” OLP is comprised of PandaSal, Jaques Trap, Violetta Beretta & Hunter Down. RAAARRRR.
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PandaSal - HI

Soloist
HBF Stage Panda & Staff
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
Operation Liquid Panther Member

PandaSal is Honolulu’s answer to Boylesque & Stage Panda perfection! One of the very first Stage Pandas in the Pacific, he’s also quite the showman, having won the hearts of admiring Aunties & audiences alike with his daredevil pole tricks, hilarious onstage hijinx, and sweet sweet dance moves. PandaSal is also a part of the comic Man-lesque troupe “Operation Liquid Panther” a group of 3 guys dedicated to bringing back the artform of the mid-80’s male striptease in all of it’s spandex clad, ridiculous glory!

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Pearl E. Gates - CA

Since 2010, Pearl E. Gates has brought love and light to the burlesque stages all over California , and beyond. She is one of the four core members of Tight and Nerdy: The one and only traveling Weird Al Burlesque troupe since 2011. Pearl is also a Sister at Sin Sisters Burlesque in Santa Cruz, Ca. And she is also a solid performer with Hubba Hubba Revue in San Francisco, Ca. She is known for her sexy satire, crazy costumes , and knows how to really light up the room.

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Queen Mabsy - HI

HBF Graphic Design Goddess
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

A gorgeous flame haired vixen with a million watt smile, Mabsy is as creative as she is cute! A well known and loved part of Cherry Blossom Cabaret she's broken so many hearts across Honolulu that we've lost count!


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Raphael De La Ghetto - CO

Raphael got his burlesque start in 2015 at the Midnight Martini and Fanny Spankings Burlesque Booty School. Raphael has performed in the Toronto, Ohio, Sin City, Mile High, and Colorado burlesque festivals. As well as the 2018 Golden Legends Championship Challenge where he won the Evil Regal judge’s choice award and the ABurlyQ Festival where he was awarded 2nd place in the best boylesque category. When not under the bright lights of the stage, Raphael trades tassels for takedowns as he has been an independent professional wrestler for over 13 years. Raphael is certainly the “Chocolate Man In Demand” He is internationally known, locally respected and the burlesque thug that puts the "G" in glitter.

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Satira Sin - OR

Satira Sin is known for tantalizing audiences with her vocal stylings and unrelenting bump and grind. A velvety voiced vixen, she's been singing and stripping her way into the hearts of audience members since 2009. She recently headlined at Guardians of the Sexy at Emerald City Comic Con and has graced stages throughout the US. From Alaska to New York to New Orleans, where she was runner up for Queen of the Roux. Satira's eclectic interests extend to the burlesque stage where she slips seamlessly from classic showgirl to nerdy temptress!

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Shakti Dance Movement - HI

Shakti Dance Movement is a Fusion Belly Dance company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. An all women’s dance collective, Shakti Dance Movement is proud to bring people together for classes, workshops, and great events. Shakti Dance Movement’s founder, artistic director, & lead choreographer, Kalae Kaina, has over 20 years of dance training under her belt. Through dedication to this beautiful art form, Shakti has grown into a very motivated group of women who wish to share their love of dance with others.

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Siren Sapphire - CA

“The Silver Tongued Cat with the Golden Voice!”

Cabaret singer and burlesque performer extraordinaire! She is rock n' roll in feline form, the Daughter of Anarchy!! You have never before laid your ears on anything like this dark beauty, who will sing her way into your heart. Siren Sapphire is a well seasoned veteran of both burlesque and the microphone, and has charmed audiences all over the west coast, from LA to Seattle. Siren is a regular on her NorCal home stages as well, Hubba Hubba Revue included. Drag stage, burly stage, main stage: just give her a microphone and watch her shine!

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Sly Violet - WA

A slinky, sinuous mover on stage — Sly Violet is known for her dance background and her use of unusual physical elements in her performances. Gracing stages for more than 13 years, Sly has worked within many genres, including: Performing as a fire dancer, a choreographer, belly dancer, and an aerial circus performer. For the past five years Sly has been an active member of the cooperatively run burlesque troupe TUSH! Burlesque. Sly has had the privilege of performing at many burlesque festivals, the most recent including: The New Mexico, Oregon, Arizona, Humboldt, and The Hollywood Burlesque Fest. She aspires to (and delivers) something unusual, sensual, varied and always deeply rhythmic to the burlesque stage.

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Taryn Luce - WA

The racy raconteuse, the fabulous fabulist, the bawdy body, this salacious showgirl is here to tempt, tease and delight! From the sultry South to the moist Pacific Northwest, Taryn Luce has always loved getting nekid and dirty. A 2015 graduate of Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque, Taryn imbues her burlesque with a passion for creating fabulous costumes and visionary stories. An award-winning international performer and Alchemist of Tease, Taryn is delighted to make her Hawaii debut with love, joy, and sexy entertainment!

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The Aphrodisiacs - HI

Honolulu's own, The Aphrodisiacs, are here to make your eyes pop and your jaws drop with their unique style of steamy Neo-Burlesque! Originally brought together by burlesque legend Lola Love in 2014, they continue to push the envelope in femme-powered tease. Group members RayRay and Lolita La Muse come from various dance backgrounds, and love to incorporate creative movement and dynamic choreography into their unexampled approach to provocative performance art.

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The Timeshares - HI

The Timeshares are an award winning husband wife vocalist duo hailing from Sherman Oaks CA, now living “the life” in Honolulu. Formerly known as “The Transplants” they won the title “Most Improved” at the Lower Inland Empire Jazz Gathering in 1978! They’ve been called the “song birds of their generation” and their music has been said to conjure the “sweet sounds of the twilight cat-song in Chinatown.”

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Valerie Velis - WA

Valerie Veils, known for her strength and grace, is an internationally renowned, award winning burlesque performer who has been dazzling crowds up and down the West Coast since 2008. This tattooed tart brings you the trifecta of tease by combining humor, sensuality, and keen-edged acrobatic skill which has earned her reputation of one of the best powerhouse performers around. “The Heroine of the Hoochie-Coo” Valerie was crowned the Queen of Roses at the Oregon Burlesque Festival in 2014, Queen of the Arizona Burlesque Festival in 2016, and most recently was crowned Queen of the Humboldt Burlesque Festival in 2018.

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Vila Donovan - HI

Vila Donovan is a Honolulu based Burlesque and belly dance performer. Trained in Tribal bellydance for 18 years and Burlesque for 4 years. .

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Violetta Beretta- HI

HBF Producer & Director
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
Operation Liquid Panther Member
The Timeshares Band

Violetta Beretta, is "Hawaii’s Burlesque Sweetheart," a sultry hapa-Hawaiian burlesque beauty who's been hula-ing her hips into the hearts of tantalized audiences throughout the world! She is the Producer & Director of “The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue” now in it’s 8th coming year at the gorgeous Doris Duke Theatre, in the historic Honolulu Museum of Art. Violetta is also the proud President of Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Honolulu’s premiere purveyors of burlesque & cabaret. Recent performance highlights include: The LA Philharmonic (Don Tiki Tour), Maui Arts & Cultural Center/MACC (Artmixx Supernova), The Moisture Festival (Burlesque Performance), Tiki Oasis 2011-2017 (Cast Member - Midnight Burlesque Show) & many more! Violetta is also a part of the comic Man-lesque trio “Operation Liquid Panther” as “Mr. Fabulous.” O.L.P. are a group of 3 guys dedicated to bringing back the artform of the mid-80’s male striptease in all of it’s spandex clad, ridiculous glory AND ½ of the comic singing duo “The Timeshares.”

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Volary Aerial Burlesque - HI

Volary Aerial Burlesque is a Honolulu-based performance company specializing in a bold blend of aerial arts and burlesque dance. Its members, best known as the Volary Vixens, are a flock of talented artists who take to the air with sensual tease and athletic prowess. Volary has been dazzling Hawaii audiences since 2010 with a variety of titillating acts on tissu, lyra, trapeze, corde lisse, hammock, pole, and more. Available for corporate events and private parties; why not let the sultry lines and suggestive movement of the Vixens spice up your next celebration? Their cheeky humor and airborne grace will spark your curiosity and keep you coming back for more!”


HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL STAGE KITTENS


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Lady Von Tramp
Friday Stage Kitten

Lady Von Tramp is a Stage Kitten extraordinaire! She's renowned for her acrobatic abilities as well. She's a singing, cartwheeling, backbending Kitten of many talents!

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Mafia Minx

Friday Stage Kitten

Mafia Minx has performed burlesque in Seattle and NYC. She's also an accomplished Stage Kitten, which is how she got her start!

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Miss Velvet Moon

Saturday Stage Kitten

Miss Velvet Moon took the stage at Hawaii Burlesque Festival in 2018 as a Stage Kitten par excellence and loved every moment of it!! She's been performing burlesque here Omaha, Nebraska for a few years and cant wait to return to the HBF stage in 2019!

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Sofeelia Popps

Saturday Stage Kitten

Sofeelia Popps was the Panty Wrangler for the gritty city sirens (Tacoma WA) for almost 2 years and has shared her many talents as a stage kitten for the Cultura Cabaret and pinups against cancer benefit shows!
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Velvet Giggles

Friday Stage Kitten

Velvet Giggles is an alum of the burlesque troupe, The Malteazers! She loves dance and learning choreography & cant wait to dip her toes into the Hawaii burlesque scene!

Hawaii Burlesque Festival

Violet Von Beaverhausen

Saturday Stage Kitten

Violet Von Beaverhausen been kittening across Colorado for a little over a year and a half, and has recently traded in her kitten ears for tassels! She's been studying the history burlesque since she was 12 and going to shows for the last 9 years!

HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL OFFICIAL PINUP PHOTO PACKAGES

         


The Hawaii Burlesque Festival 2019 is thrilled to partner with “Creating A PinUp” photographer Melinda Torres to offer Official HBF Pinup Photoshoots in celebration of our 8th year in Paradise! Hawaii Burlesque Festival

Melinda Torres is Creating A PinUp —an Award-Winning and Multi-Published photographer recognized for her experience in Weddings, PinUp, and Fashion/Editorial photography.

Creating A PinUp is coming to Oahu for this year's Hawaii Burlesque Festival and is offering exclusive Tropical Pinup Photoshoots!

Melinda is providing a few price packages which include:
Guaranteed Publication * Professional high res images/edits * Private online gallery

For more information, contact Melinda at
creatingapinup@gmail.com

Or confirm your interest via Eventbrite:


Learn more about Creating A PinUp at
www.creatinganimage.net

**These Pinup Photoshoots are open to any interested party, including the general public!