" Steel likes long walks on the beach while poking at dead things with a sharp stick, and Sapphire likes pot-luck dinners with elderly maiden aunts. But 25 years of parenting and dancing together will do that to you. Tonight though, they’re here together ... Sapphire Matizze and Steel! "
The dynamic duo, Missus K, was born out of the fusion of a penguin and a unicorn! Minus the capes, and almost all other clothing, Aurora Storm and Constance Maehem are determined to save the world from boredom, blandness and predictability! Aurora, winner of Grand Tease Christchurch and best Neo act at the 2016 Grand Tease Finale is well known for her classy comedic style. Constance, the current reigning DIY Burleskiwi queen and storyteller extraordinaire, is best known for her Big Nightmare Act. Be warned, when these best friends put their brains together you will not know what is coming next! —
The Craving Siblings
Seated in Poneke, the House of Craving is one of the principle houses located in the southern lands of Te Ika-a-Māui. The Cravings seek to rule as powerful overlords and plan conquer The Shaky Isles via the unconventional route of performance art. The Craving Siblings, Jack & Charlie, are a debauched pair who spend their days alternating between hawking their wares and rollicking through the citystreets in a blaze of glitter and sequins. They are known for their aversion to minimalism and neutral colour palettes. They live and die by their motto: “Cake Is Coming”.
Jack Craving is a burlesque and drag artist who performs regularly at both Ivy & Fringe Bar. He specialises in assle twirling and fire poi. Jack first entered into the burlesque scene in 2016 with a spectacular debut at Burlesque Baby and has never looked back (except to check out his sweet buns in the mirror).
Charlie Craving is an assistant teacher and stage manager for Studio L'amour. She has a passion for desserts, cocktails and distracting people. Charlie has a background in belly dance and twerked onto the burlesque scene in 2015.
Chris & Cameron
Chris Olwage (A.K.A. The Black Swan) is a multi-disciplinary performance artist with a penchant for nudity, rhinestones and owning the dance floor. Cameron Mason (A.K.A. Sex on a Stick) is an incredible dancer and entertainer hailing from the shake and bake capital of Christchurch. Together these two create performance art that is skillful, breathtaking, powerful, comedic and just plain sexy! Chris is a trained Contemporary dancer, has travelled the world and accrued much international acclaim as a performer. He delighted audiences across the globe and is glad to bring home some of his magic. A veteran of the Auckland Queerlesque circuit, and regular performer for VavaVoom Productions, the stage is his happy place, your attention his pleasure. Cameron had to bring himself to earth after completing a BSc in Astronomy, and after years of professional dance training he wants to put a little sparkle in your eyes. As an entertainer he is incomparable, with acting roles in musical theater that have taken him from the North to the South of NZ, he aims to let loose the butterflies in your stomach and take you on one helluva thrill ride. Just make sure you bring a hanky to keep those hands and foreheads dry. They'll leave you hot and bothered and screaming for more."
Dante & Viola
Dante and Viola are Wellington's sparkliest power couple performing together since 2014. Dante has cheekbones that will make you moan and a cheeky attitude, that's only a little bit rude. With a jaw line you could measure with a protractor he will leave you wanting more, if only to watch the view as he walks away all over again. Viola the Toxic Temptress is Wellington sweetest siren, luring audiences with her whisky soaked voice and breakneck curves leaving clouds of sequins and glitter in her wake. Whatever these two get up to one thing is guaranteed, you're in for something wonderfully weird.
"She's an alabaster angel, fresh as a daisy and delicate as a sledgehammer. He's the king of the crochet codpiece and the prancing prince of the pelvic thrust - a gentleman AND a cad. Together, they're serving up your recommended daily dose of divine decadence, ethereal elegance, and bizarre brilliance."
House of Virtue and Voyant
House of Virtue and Voyant
When Drag Opulence and Art meets Ostentatious Boylesque Lust
Look through the windows of the House to see passion and creativity personified. The history of the duo is enigmatic in itself but don't let they shy you away from giving into their stories to be told.
Introducing Claire Voyant The Weeping Witch of Wellington who's craft of magic is channeled through body and beauty. Powers that will surely hypnotize and enchant even the strongest of will. Be careful, if she doesn't steal your hearts she will steal your souls in their stead. Originally from the Great Plains of America she flew away to escape the witch hunts to seek refuge in New Zealand to practice and tame her craft. Her drag career has started and is now based here in wellington performing at all the local venues as well as a hired caberatè performer for Ivy Bar and Cabaret. Her passion has helped bring in a renaissance of drag in wellington with her and her friends. This witch has also established a drag haus of performers, The Haus of Voyant, whos names include Indy Pendant, Barbra Shop, Bunny Holiday, and Bombay Woufflé who are all upcoming queens to lookout for in future shows in Wellington.
Blue Virtue; Grand Tease New Zealand: Biggest Tease and Best Newbie 2016, Dance or die - Dance Instructor at Venus Starr's School of Burlesqaue and avid Wellington Male Burlesque performer. New to the Burlesque movement, Blue Virtue is leaving his mark on the Wellington scene. Versatile in all forms of performance, his background in and dance and passion will amaze you to the sweet end. Keep your eye on him, you will want to find out where he pops up next! Give in to a little temptation x
Be cast under a hex or give into a lot of moxie - the House of Voyant and Virtue will leave you lascivious and in awe. Watch them closely; you will be seeing them in the stars soon
Mary-Jane Flame is saucy, sassy, sexy, and here to fire up the crowd with her busty buddy Bethany Starr, a rubenesque lass with a side of 60's chic. Having both studied with Hootchy Kootchy Girls under the glamourous Miss Cherry Lashes, these curvy-licious teases are quirky, vivacious and have just the right balance of sugar and spice that will leave you begging for one more shimmy!