The international queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is set to return to Australia with the world premiere of her Glamonatrix show.
She will bring her show to Canberra in November.
The Glamonatrix burlesque revue takes audiences on a stunning visual journey with four new acts from Von Teese, including reinvention of the classic burlesque 'surprise cake' routine with a massive bejeweled cake, freshly served with a delightful whimsicality.
Fans can also look forward to a thrilling update of her famous martini glass performed with an ensemble cast. Von Teese will be joined by the most revered performers in burlesque debuting exciting new acts for this tour, including Dirty Martini and Australian star Zelia Rose.
"I feel so fortunate that burlesque has come to symbolise a celebration of beauty and sensuality in many forms, a place where unlikely icons take the stage and inspire others," Von Teese said.
"I'm proud to be a part of the modern burlesque movement and I'm grateful to have the chance to tour with performers that change people's minds about striptease."
The Glamonatrix tour follows Von Teese's The Art of the Teese, which is the most successful burlesque tour of all time, playing to sold-out theaters in cities across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
"With the success of my last tour of Europe, I came home more inspired than ever and got straight into building new acts," Von Teese said.
"I am coming back with an even bigger show than I've ever toured with before.
"For me, burlesque has always been about finding my own power and confidence, embracing sensuality and encouraging others to do the same in their own lives. Glamour is the art of creating mystery and allure, and the new Glamonatrix show embraces all of these qualities."
Far from being a typical burlesque show, Dita elevates and modernises the classic 1940's variety show, with both male and female forms glorified in a body-positive way that inspires and uplifts.
Always ahead of the curve, Dita's casting has consistently been inclusive, diverse, and multi-faceted, showcasing the talents of male, female, and gender-fluid performers from around the world to create a body-positive, celebratory show like no other.
Dita Von Teese will be at the Canberra Theatre on November 28. Tickets go on sale on Friday from canberratheatrecentre.com.au.
Full list of dates
- November 19 - Perth The Astor
- November 20 - Perth The Astor
- November 24 - Brisbane QPAC
- November 26 - Gold Coast The Star
- November 28 - Canberra Theatre
- November 30 - Melbourne Palais Theatre
- December 1 - Melbourne Palais Theatre
- December 4 - Adelaide AEC Theatre
- December 6 - Sydney State Theatre
- December 7 - Sydney State Theatre
- December 13 - Auckland The Civic
- December 15 - Wellington The Opera House
- December 18 - Christchurch Isaac Theatre