With the move online, burlesque on demand is now more accessible than ever.
Lockdowns and restrictions change at short notice and sometimes you find yourself with all plans cancelled and stuck at home. Or maybe you’re a person who is just not able to easily go out to a show. Or maybe you’re bored and looking for some entertainment. I’ve got great news for you.
The Australian burlesque community are now streaming many entertaining shows online and on demand, for your entertainment. So kick your shoes off, get comfy on the couch, and get some burlesque in your lounge room.
A budget extravaganza where the goal is to not let on their act cost only $100. I took the opportunity to share our performers great innovations in not one but TWO online on demand shows, find out more about DIY BurlesKoala and catch both our shows/
- performance date 5 Dec 2019, online show date 2 Dec 2020
- specially recorded for the 16 Dec 2020 live stream competition show
Burlesque Muse 2021 Grand Finale
Due to some challenges and changes and of course covid impacts, I had the opportunity to step up as the National Director of Burlesque Idol Australia which I renamed Burlesque Muse for 2021 only. We hosted the Grand Finale in an online format on 12 May where the live at home audience voted for the competitor they wanted to win. You can watch the replay of the online show including guest performances by Americas Golden Goddess of Burlesque Egypt Blaque Knyle, and Europe via New Zealand’s Chris Oh!
- show date online live stream 12 May 2021
Canberra’s powerhouse, Jazida is an early adopter of online streaming and making her shows available on demand. She has even started her own in house streaming team. You can catch 2020 and 2021 shows including her signature Decadence and Debauchery, burlesque intrigue show Catch Jazida, and the Miss Burlesque ACT Final 2020 all on the Jazida Productions website.
Burlesque At the Bones
Sydney’s LazyBones Lounge is the scene for Burlesque at the Bones. Burlesquer, Singer, and recording artist Michael Wheatley and his Dirty Carpet Disco Band delivered the soundtrack to some of our favourite local burlesque performers.
- show date 2 January 2021
Power couple Carletta The Great, and Charlie D. Barkle, have set up their own online streaming company, The Great Debacle Live. They produced the hybrid in person/ online Lease Mann’s Holiday Special in December 2020 which is still available to watch on demand in return for a donation to Orange Sky Australia. I have it on good authority more shows will become available on demand with TGD Live so definitely stay tuned.
- show date December 2020
Do you know an on demand burlesque show to add? Let me know if the comments.
Photo of Mae de la Rue in Miss Burlesque NSW 2020 by Georgia Moloney