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A Decade of Decadence – Sunshine in a Teacup

Posted 14th August by

A Decade of Decadence

On Saturday, I was the guest of the wonderfully brash and glittery Sugar Blue Burlesque company at their 10 year celebration, A Decade of Decadence.

Now, what is burlesque, you may ask? A cynic might say it’s just a creative way of taking off your clothes but somehow the music, feathers, sparkles and, yes, nipple tassels come together to make so much more. The event was a riot of colour and cheek with an incredible array of acts, ranging from the hilarious to the tantalisingly provocative.With music from the Perth Cabaret Collective, there was never a dull moment as the performers twirled and jiggled across the stage and well-heeled (and corseted) audience members got in on the action on the dance floor. I must say, it was the best-dressed crowd I’ve seen in a while!
Taking a stroll around the retro burlesque market (yes, a market!), there were goodies to appeal to any taste, from Sugar Blue doughnuts to semi-permanent lipstick. The doughnuts were delicious. In the spirit of things, I even picked up a very risqué goodie bag!

The sexy lineup for the evening included everything from local acts turned international stars, to up-and-comers, to talented students. Something you may not know is that Sugar Blue Burlesque is not just a load of brilliant performers, oh no, they have an academy, too! Gazing up at the gyrating bodies, I found myself with an incredible urge to give it a go – to see if my body could move like that and if that kind physical empowerment feels as good as it looks. Let’s just say, those sparkly nipple tassels from my goodie bag may be coming in handy. Find out more about classes here and say ‘Hi!’ if you see me there! Jolly good show!
All images are courtesy of John Leonard Photography and can be found on the Sugar Blue Burlesque Facebook page.
Much love and appreciation for Aligator Media for having me along!

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A Decade of Decadence – Weekend Notes – Vanessa Gudgeon

Posted 14th August by

The best Burlesque in town by Vanessa Gudgeon Sugar Blue Burlesque has become a staple in the Perth community, for incredibly talented and captivating performers, showcasing the best of the best in burlesque, boylesque, MC’s and stage kittens. Celebrating a decade of decadence For those of you not in the know, stage kittens are the lovely ladies (and sometimes gentlemen), whose task it is to collect... • read more •

Underground Burlesque – Friday 1st of September!

Posted 12th August by

Underground Burlesque…where the champagne flows and our girls leave you hot under the collar! Delve into the saucy world of burlesque as Sugar Blue Burlesque and Rigby’s Bar serve you a feast for the senses. With showgirls in the spotlight, you’ll see the very best of burlesque while dining in sumptuous surroundings. Doors open 7pm, show starts at 8pm at Rigby’s Bar, 221 St Georges... • read more •

Upcoming Academy Courses!

Posted 12th August by

All courses must be pre-booked online. If you don’t have a credit card, please email us to find out other options of payment. All courses are 6 weeks unless advertised otherwise. Maylands – Mon 18th September (Penelope Pop) Beginners Burlesque Dance Level 1 (Bunnies theme) Intermediate Burlesque Level 1 (Fever theme) Joondalup – Mon 18th September (The Sugar Duchess) Beginners Burlesque Dance Level 2 (Diner Dolls theme) 70s Disco... • read more •

A Decade of Decadence by Acacia’s Dreams

Posted 9th August by

{Lifestyle} Sugar Blue Burlesque 10th Anniversary Show My photography skills were seriously lacking for this post, so apologies for that, due to the events location there was limited seating, so my sister and I grabbed a seat off to the side of the stage, and my pictures were a little far away, but you should be able to get a taster of what the show... • read more •

A Decade of Decadence by ‘Lifestyle and Lipstick’

Posted 9th August by

A Decade Of Decadence: Sugar Blue Burlesque August 8, 2017  Hello everyone. Saturday night I was invited to celebrate 10 years of Sugar Blue Burlesque, An 18+ event held at Metro City in Perth.  I visited the event with my friend, both new to the world of burlesque we wasn’t sure what to expect- Put Simply its a show full of sexy, confident women showing us... • read more •

A Decade of Decadence – here’s the press!

Posted 24th July by

  Iconic Perth burlesque academy Sugar Blue Burlesque is celebrating a decade of wowing Western Australian audiences, bringing some of the best in burlesque to our stages and beyond, and teaching countless numbers to shimmy, bump and grind. On August 5, Metro City will see an impressive ensemble of talent assemble their tassles and sequins for a grandiose birthday celebration. NATALIE GILES spoke with the... • read more •

Upcoming Academy Courses!

Posted 1st July by

All courses must be pre-booked online. If you don’t have a credit card, please email us to find out other options of payment. All courses are 6 weeks unless advertised otherwise. Maylands – Mon 7th August (Penelope Pop) Beginners Burlesque Dance Level 2 (Fever theme) 1920s Charleston Dance Joondalup – Mon 7th August (The Sugar Duchess) Beginners Burlesque Dance Level 1 (Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend theme) Broadway (HAIRSPRAY! theme) Burswood –Mon 7th August... • read more •

Upcoming Academy Courses!

Posted 20th May by

All courses must be pre-booked online. If you don’t have a credit card, please email us to find out other options of payment. All courses are 6 weeks unless advertised otherwise. Maylands – Mon 26th June (Penelope Pop) Beginners Burlesque Dance Level 1 (Boudoir Beauties theme) Fan Dance (Shimmy Showgirls theme) Joondalup – Mon 26th June (The Sugar Duchess) Cabaret Chair Dance (Chicago theme) Intermediate Burlesque Level 2 (Fight Club... • read more •

WOW your guests with Sugar Blue Showgirls at your wedding!

Posted 15th May by

The roaring 20’s showcased vintage at it’s best…..and I’m not talking about old-suitcases-jars-with-lace-and-twine vintage….I’m talking crystal and candles and feathers….decadence, detail and luxury.  The only way to dress was up..and what better way to dress up your wedding than with our vintage showgirls! We celebrate luxury with glitz and glamour like no other – vegas showgirls, deco Charleston, mesmerizing martini glass acts or our stunning fan dancers,... • read more •
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