Lola The Vamp

Lola The Vamp

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Damsel of Dishabille, princess of boom boom, emerging superstar of burlesque, naked queen of bohemia, it's Lola The Vamp!

Biography

Lola The Vamp is Australia's premier showgirl a fast rising star around the world. Her sensual and stunning shows have captured the world's imagination. Lola's acts have graced stages in Hollywood and San Francisco with Teaseorama, Las Vegas, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne nightclubs and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the prestigious Assembly Ballroom.

2007 has been an incredible year to date, with her film The Poor Slob and the Good Fairy making it;s debut in Cannes. September saw her solo national tour Bohemia play to sell-out audiences, while October crowned her Penthouse Pet of the Month for November and she opened the show for Nick Cave and Grinderman on their Australian tour!

Lola has been headlining events at both underground and prestigious venues for the last few years. To name but a few: 34b Burlesque, QBar, The Zoo, The Basement, MyBar, Troubadour, The Powerhouse, QBar, QPAC, Cherrybomb, Cotton Club, Ric's Bar, Sydney Hellfire, Establishment, Seymour Centre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Henry Fonda Theatre (Hollywood), and Bimbos 365 Club (San Francisco) Adding to her notoriety is the ongoing attention of street press, television, national newspapers and three recent books! Channel V has featured our showgirl dancing her shimmy backstage at the Big Day Out (Yumi's number 2 highlight of the entire 2005 BDO Tour!) and breakfast television saw her fan dance the morning away on The Today Show back in early 03. She has catpured the world's media attention with interviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Australian, Style Magazine, jjj radio, ABC radio, Sugar Shack Radio in Ireland, and the April issue of Men's Style magazine! Lola's first published essay appeared in the (southern) Spring Issue of academic journal Griffith Review.

A darling of bohemians of the Antipodean land, Lola has been the subject of an exhibition by five artists at Rivoli Gallery, and most recently featured in Louise Whelan's poetic photographs of Sydney burlesque dancer. Lola is currently working on her DVD for release in several months time. Her presence has been influential in the opening of two burlesque clubs in Australia - owner of Sydney's 34b Burlesque dubbed her "The original 34b girl" - and that ain't a reference to her bra size! A Brisbane bar was created after the success of a string of Lola's shows.

Lola's influences are a few decades older than most Nouveau-Burlesque goddesses, with her showgirl's heart set firmly in Belle Epoque Paris and Art Nouveau. Lola The Vamp lives on the fringes of most burlesque today, at the crossroads of Parisian Cabaret and American Striptease. Her unique shows set her apart from just about every event in which she performs, from the UK to Sydney to Hollywood, leaving an indellible impression of classic aesthetics, yet her own unique showgirl style. Her acts have recieved international acclaim."had jaws dropping across the country" Channel V. "Lola The Vamp...is spearheading the retro stripping artform's snowballing revival" Sunday Mail.

Her props and costumes are second to none, whether dancing in a mere string of real sea pearls or spinning aerial-dance in a low-rigged lyra you are assured of the most elegant and sensual show, the highest quality crystals, the most gorgeous jazz music and the best performance this side of 1890! Her shows present cutting-edge spectacle and decadence! That's what an opulent damsel of deshabille is all about, after all.

Set List

available shows are:
Unicorn
Moondrunk
Maypole
The Doll
Serpentine Dance
Your Fate
Le Cygne
Oriental Fantasy
Secret Garden
L'Absinthe Fontain

Full shows:
Bohemia
Belle Epoque

Lola also presents her 45 min solo show Bohemia! Combining several of her famous acts, she dances between projections of her silent film, The Poor Slob and the Good Fairy (which debuted at Cannes 2007!) Complete with live piano accordion by Buella Blue, this is an 1899 Parisian Cabaret seduction!