Sep 06 2014

What´s hot this fall and beyond!

So, here we go, Many fantabulous things happening in Finland. The burlesque scene is in full bloom even if the weather might be rainy and cold.

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The Annual Turku Burlesque Weekend brought to You by Kiki Hawaiji and her team

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22.11.Neljäs vuotuinen Suomi Burleski Gaala, Ravintola Kaisaniemi

The 4th Annual Finnish Burlesque Gala will introduce the most hardworking people on the Finnish Burlesque sky aswell as a few intriquing newbies. The gala is a benefit event for The Annual Helsinki Burlesque Festival. The performers of the event come together each year to keep the Festival in Finland going.

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31.12. WuodenWaihteen Kostyymikarkelot, Uudenvuoden Show and Dinner, Astoria-Sali, Helsinki

A Show and Dinner party to Celebrate New Year!  Burlesque, a dash of circus and  lush tunes from our hostess Kitten On The Keys from San Francisco!!

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14.2. Burlesque Blossoms, Uusien tulokkaiden ilta, Ravintola Kaisaniemi / Liput myynnissä! www.tiketti.fi

Ilta on osa Helsinki Burlesque Festivaalia ja esittelee kotimaan kiinnostavimmat tulokkaat. New Comers Night loi nahkansa ja BurleskInstituutti otti ohjat käsiinsä. Nämä tulokkaat on valittu monien joukosta ja ovat todella glitterin kiilto silmissään mukana nousemassa lavalle. Tule ja näe mitä tulevaisuus tuo tullessaan. Illan juontaa Bettie Blackheart.

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25.2.-1.3. Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2015

VIP BOOTHS ON SALE NOW / Email Frankd@helsinkiburlesque.com for more info

General tickets and VIP seats tickets will be out october 1st

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Hell-SIN-ki, The City of SIN!

Workshops, parties and more. International superstars and the domestic creme de la creme of burlesque step on stage in this annual glittery mayhem that is a notorious hotspot for burlesquers from around the world.

The 8th annual Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2015 invites you to
Hell-SIN-ki, The city of SIN!
26.2.-1.3.2015

Main event 27.-28.2.2015 at Kulttuuriareena Gloria

On Stage;

Darlinda Just Darlinda (US)

Minnie Tonka (US)

The Schlep Sisterrs (US)

Amber Ray (US)

Mr. Gorgeous (US)

Ray Gunn (US)

Shannon Doah (US)

Erochica Bamboo (JPN)

Missy Malone (UK)

Marlene von Steenvag (GER)

Lou OntheRocks (CH)

Golden Treasure (GER)

Lady Lou (GER)

Lady Francescca (SE)

Chrissy Kiss (EE)

Affinity Starr (EE)

Kaisa Saarinen& Hernan Ohaco, duo Pasional (FIN)

Bent Van Der Bleu (FIN)

Bettie Blackheart ( FIN)

Kiki Hawaiji (FIN)

Valentino Sisters (FIN)

Tangobatics (FIN)

Miss Acrolicious (FIN)

Tinker Bell (FIN)

Cherry Turrbocherry Dee (FIN)

Willy Waterlily (FIN)

Frank Doggenstein (FIN)

Thee Dizzy Daisies (FIN)

Pepper Sparkles ( FIN)

Sandy Jungle (FIN)

Gigi Praline (FIN)

Pick-Up action Lippy Honeybun and Tex Willner

Livemusic:
Rudolph and the Roadkill

Dj Fiona Timantti and friends

…more to come….
VIP booths will be on sale from 8th september forward. Email. frankd@helsinkiburlesque.com

VIP seating tickets in 1st october
General seating tickets 15th october, stay tuned

Mark your calendars.

xox
Bettie Blackheart

 

Jul 23 2014

UUTISIA! NEWS!

WuodenWaihteen Kostyymikarkeloiden liput NYT myynnissä! Tickets for the New Years Costume Ball are NOW on sale!

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LIPUT TÄÄLTÄ / TICKETS HERE

Tule vaihtamaan vuosi ainutlaatuisen Show and Dinner paketin siivittämänä.                                                                                                                                                                Lavalla KITTEN ON THE KEYS San Franciscosta ja kotimaisen burleskin huiput sekä mausteena ripaus sirkusta!

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BURLESQUE BLOSSOMS / HAKU UUSIEN TULOKKAIDEN ILTAAN (14.2.) KÄYNNISSÄ 15.8. ASTI. TILAA HAKUOHJEET BETTIEBLACKHEART ( AT ) GMAIL.COM

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PALJETTIPOMMI-ENSIMMÄINEN SUOMALAINEN BURLESKILEHTI

JULKAISUJUHLAT 23.8.2014 RAVINTOLALAIVA WÄISKI

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May 16 2014

Keväääät! Spriiing!

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OSTA LIPUT / GET YOUR TICKET!

Apr 07 2014

Mark your calendars! Kalenterit esille!

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Mar 03 2014

THANK YOU!! KIITOS!!!

Ok, here it comes!.(it will be a long post) I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

Thank you everyone for visiting HEL-SIN-ki the last weekend!!!! You made it a magical celebration of Love! It is amazing to see your wildest visual dreams and one years work on stage just as imagined and more! It was a tornado of talent! Special Thanks ; Kitt En de Ville for being a True goddess of burlesque, YOU are such an inspiration, such spirit and warmth is hard to find ( I love your laughter!), Perle Noire for giving me goosebumps and making my heart take a leap when You stepped on stage, You are Pure energy!, Jett Adore, Mr. You are a vision, a fairytale romantic hero, Errol Flynn wouldn´t have a change against you!, Imogen Kelly, I have no proper words to describe what it meant to me having your constantly transforming, innovative, moving acts on our stage, You are a genius! Scotty Blue Bunny Grabell ! Dear Bunny, as said in the program, you are a true Helsinki sweetheart, and your extraordinary skill to keep people going and give 110% is just beyond, we have not seen the last of you! Minna Kivelä, Raija! KIITOS! after last years festival I asked if you would bring Raija to the festival and so you did!! It was perfection from every wrinkle of your nose to the toilet paper on your shoe <3. Kitten N’ Lou it took us 2 seconds when we first time saw you on stage that we WANT YOU! and we love love, so what would be better than to be a stopover on you romantic honeymoon!!!! Cherry Typhoon, little did we know what kind of adventures we would have together when we met 7 years ago in Tokyo almost by accident! You are AMAZING! See you soon! Equador Zaha The Wizard, the magical man, it was such a joy to have you glitterify our stage! ;+loving talented performers in no particular order  Albine A. Dorable, Cherry Turbo-Cherry Dee, Olivia Rouge, Ivoncita and her matadores, Koko La Douce, Lada Redstar Lada Bonaveri Tvrtkovic, Lola Vanilla, LouLou D’vil, Pepper Potemkin, Polynesian dance actionTAURUA, Stella Polaire and Sir Willy Waterlily ( also extrra thanks for the marvellous catering with Ana Ervasti and Aino Frilander, Chrissy Kiss, Affinity Starr, Foxy Suzy and Gypsy Devil, Our living dead live orchestra with their mascot, Rudolph ( Randyof Finland) and the Roadkill with my supertalented brother Mikko Innanen, sax, Stefan Pasborg, drums, Georgious Kontrafouros on organ! +gogo girls The Reinderettes!! dj´s Atom of Finland and Dr, Ludwig Hirschfeld with their bosslady Fiona Timantti who not only provided lovely tunes but is a spectacular miliner extraordinaire in charge of many headpieces seen on stage. Neil ‘Nez’ Kendall for workshops, words of wisdom and making the world explode with #sidewaysselfies , all our special guest from near and  far away lands, and honour to have you in the audience! Alston Stephanus <3 Auntie Sam

Super exxtra special thanks to family; Kiki Hawaiji for being a friend in need, an inspirational colleague in hourlong production crisis phonecalls and all the years creating things together. My darling and co-producer Frank Doggenstein / Epe Tenhunen, for surprising me completely with you new act even if I helped you make the costume <3, thank you also for being there, not stopping me or slowing me down ( exept when absolutely necessary) YOUr support means everything to me ! Tin Ker Bell / Ruska Schönberg for making the sets come alive and for being a dream to work with, thank YOU! My Mom ( the knitting mom) and dad ( the boylesque fan) for support and mom for avantgarde knitwear for all performers, Dad for the meatballs!

The heartwarming crew who come together each year to make it all happen, YOU ROCK! Stagemanager Masha de Bordeaux, Sandy Jungle, Pepper Sparkles, Aleksis Kyrö, Gigi Praline, Photobossman Tuomas Lairila, Max Logoff, my assitant Amy N. Joy! The FABULOUS GLORIA Tech and crew. Everyone who supported the festival by performing at the Finnish Burlesque Gala 2013! Helsinki City Cultural office!

Also I want to thank Hedo Luxe and Tyra Therman for costume magic on my new act Flora and Asta Share for composing the perfect music for it!

And last but not least THE AUDIENCE! You are the BEST audience on the planet! See you all next year in HEL-SIN-KI the city of sin!!!

All my love and gratitude

xox Bettie Blackheart

Jan 04 2014

Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014

Lippuja on vielä muutamia perjantaille!!! Hanki omasi!

 

KIITOS HELSINGIN KAUPUNGIN KULTTUURILAUTAKUNTA!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THE HELSINKI CITY CULTURAL OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Soon it is paartytime!!!!!!!

FAQ /UKK:

A few reminders; Muutama muistutus; Videotaping the shows is not allowed without special permission. Esitysten videokuvaaminen ei ole sallittua ilman erillistä lupaa.
Järjestelmäkameran käyttö on sallittu vain valokuvaus/pressi-passilla. Using a slr-camera (single lens reflex camera) is only allowed with a special photopass.

SHOWTIME: Doors open each day 19.30 / ovet aukeavat 19.30 , Showtime 20.15 / Esitykset kestävät n 1.30 asti jonka jälkeen Gloria on auki juhlintaa varten aina 04.00 asti/ Shows last until approx 1.30, after that the venue is open until 04.00 and party will go on with live band and dj´s

WHAT TO WEAR /Mitä laitan päälle? : You can wear anything you like, however nudity is not allowed. You can come in everyday clothes or dress as fancy as you like. You imagination is the limit. / Voit pukeutua juuri niin kuin haluat, alastomuus tosin ei ole sallittu. Voit tulla arkivaatteissasi tai pukeutua niin juhlavasti kuin mielikuvituksesi sallii.

LIPPUJA /TICKETS: The will be NO tickets at the door / Lippuja EI ole ovella

Muuta; Helsinki Burlesque festival on syrjintävapaa tapahtuma! Helsinki Burlesque festival is a discrimination free zone.

 

 

Read about the festival here / 21st Century Burlesque!

 

TICKET UPDATE!

FRIDAY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS LEFT! 

ACT NOW! IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE PARTY!

SATURDAY SOLD OUT!! “

2-DAY TICKETS SOLD OUT!!

GET YOUR TICKETS  NOW / HANKI OMASI NYT!

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Dec 23 2013

Hyvää Joulua! Merry Xmas! God Jul!

Hyvää Joulua ja Upeaa Uutta Vuotta 2014! Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year 2014!

Bettie, Frank and Helsinki Burlesque wish you a fabulous year 2014 and Welcome you to the Glitter fest , Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014!

Tickets are selling fast so get them Now, still time to surprise your loved ones for X-mas! www.tiketti.fi

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Dec 11 2013

Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014 Workshops

Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014 WORKSHOPS

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There will be workshops from 26th feb to 3rd march / Työpajoja järjestetään 26.2. -3.3.2014

Pajojen vetäjinä / workshops by
Kitten De Ville
Jett Adore
Kitten n´Lou
Perle Noire
Imogen Kelly

NOTE! All workshops are scheduled so that you will have time to prepare for the parties too, we try our best not to put many workshops on top of eachother so that you will have possibility to join all if you like.
Sign Up NOW! tassel@helsinkiburlesque.com
xox Bettie

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WORKSHOP 1

PERLE NOIRE / PERLESQUE

Wednesday 26.2. ( after 18.00, exact time later)
Thursday 27.2. ( after 17.00, exact time later)

Perle Noire is known for her energetic performances, flawless dance moves, and exuberant personality that leaps off the stage almost as high as one of her trademark jumps. Have you ever wanted to learn how to incorporate this dynamic style into your performances? This is your chance, as Perle Noire presents “Perlesque,” a workshop that explores the style that has earned her awards and international acclaim!

During each one-hour class, students will work on Latin dance, learn fierce walks, hip vibrations, and seductive choreography that will all come together to help create vivacious and captivating burlesque performances. Both novices and seasoned performers are encouraged to attend.

The class format will include the following:
•Warm up
•Stretching
•Burlesque, Latin, Jazz, and African inspired choreography
•Cardio
•Cool down

1 hr. 35 euros

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WORKSHOP 2

KITTEN DE VILLE

Bump´n´grind with the “Queen of the Quake”, Miss Exotic World 2002, Learn moves from the legendary Kitten De Ville, force of nature.
Thursday 26.2.(after 17.00)
90 minutes / 45 euros
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Q & A with Kitten De Ville,
Saturday 1.3.
Daytime class
1-2 hrs 45 euros

Both classes together 80 euros

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WORKSHOP 3

JETT ADORE

“Masculine Burlesque for the Gentleman Performer”
Sunday 2.3. ( after 12.00, exact time later)
90 minutes / 45 euros

“Secrets of Stage Presence”
Sunday 2.3. ( after 12.00, exact time later)
90 minutes / 45 euros

Both workshops together 80 euros

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WORKSHOP 4

KITTEN`N`LOU

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1+1 = EVERYTHING! or SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT
Dynamic Duets with Kitten N’ Lou

Being part of a duo may seem like half the work of being a soloist, but it’s more than twice as complicated! This workshop is beneficial for all levels of duet experience, from long standing duet teams to soloists who may find themselves occasionally onstage at the same time as another performer, be it another burlesquer, the host, or a stage kitten. This workshop will concentrate on three main concepts: unison impulse, sharing the spotlight (aka giving and taking focus) and our personal favorite, the trifecta of theatrical relationships between two performers and an audience. We will explore these three concepts through improvised exercises, theatrical role playing, and choreography. We will also discus how these concepts can help you entertainingly get out of pretty much any onstage burlesque catastrophe. Kitten and Lou have extensive experience working in duet form both together and separately, and are excited to share the tools and concepts that inform both the development and the performance of their work.
Performers are welcome to participate in this workshop with a partner or on their own!

Sunday 2.3. 90 minutes
45 euros

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Victor/Victoria:
Playing With Gender in Burlesque:
Borrowing from the art of drag, Kitten N’ Lou will teach you how to both “butch up” and “femme up” your performance. We will begin with movement exercises that explore stereotypically masculine and feminine attributes. Students will then learn a piece of set choreography that performers will be coached in making individual choices throughout in order to develop their own character’s gender expression, be it overtly masculine, hyper feminine, or any unique blend of the two!

Sunday 2.3. 90 minutes
45 euros

More to come from Kitten´n´Lou
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WORKSHOP 5

IMOGEN KELLY

More info soon..

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Sep 20 2013

Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014 LIPUT JA AITIOT MYYNNISSÄ!!

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HELSINKI BURLESQUE FESTIVAL 2014 / Tropical Tornado

Helsinki Burlesque festival 2014 will take place 27.2.-2.3.2014
The City will be filled with shimmer and sparkles for the 7th time.

Kaupunki täyttyy jo seitsemännen kerran säihkeestä ja kimalluksesta kun Helsinki Burlesque Festival valtaa kaupungin 27.2.-2.3.2014.

 

26.-27.2. Työpajoja / Workshops
28.2.-1.3.2013 Main Event / Pääjuhla ( Kulttuuriareena Gloria)

Lavalla / On stage

KITTEN DE VILLE (US)
JETT ADORE (US)
PERLE NOIRE (US)
IMOGEN KELLY (AUS)
CHERRY TYPHOON (JPN)
SCOTTY THE BLUE BUNNY (US)
KITTEN N´LOU (US)
LOULOU D´VIL (FI)
EQUADOR THE WIZARD (UK)
KOKO LA DOUCE ( GER)
MAMA ULITA ( GER)
LADA REDSTAR ( GER )
DOMINO BARBEAUX (UK)
PEPPER POTEMKIN (SE)
IVONCITA AND HER MATADORES (SE)
BETTIE BLACKHEART(FI)
SHANGRI-LA RUBIES (FI)
TINKER BELL (FI)
CHERRY “TURRBOCHERRY” DEE (FI)
LOLA VANILLA (FI)
KIKI HAWAIJI (FI)
FRANK DOGGENSTEIN (FI)
SIR WILLY WATERLILY(FI)
STELLA POLAIRE (FI)
HOLY CURVES (FI)
OLIVIA ROUGE (FI)
ALBINE A. DORABLE (FI)
TAURUA (FI)

Pick-up team Chrissy Kiss, Affinyty Starr, Foxy Suzy, Gypsy Devil (EE)

HOSTED BY SCOTTY THE BLUE BUNNY AND WELMA JACKPOT

LIVEMUSIC BY RUDOLPH AND THE ROADKILL (FI)
DJ. FIONA TIMANTTI AND FRIENDS

WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS AND MORE…ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER

Most performers are on stage both nights but with different acts.

Liput myynnissä NYT! Tickets on sale now!
Early bird 2 illan perusliput huom huom! myynnissä rajoitetun ajan! EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL END OF NOVEMBER

Numeroidut istumapaikat ns. VIP liput myynnissä kuten myös aitiot!
LIMITED NUMBERED SEATING ON SALE NOW!

TICKETS WWW.TIKETTI.FI

EXCEPT FOR:
/ A FEW VIP BOOTHS LEFT CONTACT frankd@helsinkiburlesque.com

 

 

AITIOT MYYNNISSÄ: Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2014 28.2.-1.3.2014 ( Pääjuhla, Kulttuuriareena Gloriassa)

Aitiopaketti  sisältää ( 350 euroa)
- aition varattuna Sinun ja seurueesi käyttöön koko illaksi,
- neljä lippua pääjuhlaan,
- pullon kuohuvaa,
- HBF-tuotepaketin

(mikäli aitio on molemmille illoille, tuotepaketti tulee vain kerran, liput luonnollisesti molemmille illoille)
Molempien iltojen ohjelma on erilainen, vaikka osa esiintyjistä esiintyy molempina iltoina.

Lisäinfo ja varaukset frankd@helsinkiburlesque.com

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Varaa huone festivaalihintaan mainitsemalla koodi HBF14 varauksesi yhteydessä. Tarjous voimassa 31.10.2013 asti.

hinta / PRICE 105€h1 ja 115€ h2

 

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Aug 21 2013

Suomi Burleski Gaala ja pari muuta juttua…The Finnish Burlesque Gala and a few other things..

We are going towards fall and there is less and less light each passing day. SO, it means you can dig out you sparkles and come and shine and celebrate with us. The Helsinki Burlesque glitter fests will keep you autumn/winter blues away.

Syksy saapuu ja valo vähenee päivä päivältä. On siis kertakaikkisen loistava aika kaivaa säihkeet ja kimmellykset kaapista ja tull juhlimaan kanssamme. Helsinki Burleskin kimmelyskarnevaalit pitävät syys/talvi-masennuksen ojennuksessa.

A few dates / Muutama päivämäärä;

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22.9. Exposed, New Yorkin Burleskiskenestä kertova elokuva Rakkautta ja Anarkiaa festivaalilla. Dubrovnik Loungessa jatkoklubi NEW YORK; NEW YORK jossa lavalla Bettie Blackheart, Bent Van Der Bleu, Sir WIlly Waterlily, Kiki Hawaiji, illan emäntänä Welma Jackpot, dj. Frank Doggenstein. Ilmainen sisäänpääsy .

Elokuva alkaa klo.21.00 ja juhlat heti sen jälkeen.

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4.-6.10 Turku Burlesque Weekend

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19.10. SUOMI BURLESKI GAALA; Vuotuinen kimmellysparaati Astoria Salissa; liput 30 euroa, www.tiketti.fi

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27.2-3.3.2014 HELSINKI BURLESQUE FESTIVAL / TROPICAL TORNADO Liput myyntiin / tickets on sale 1.10.2013

Aitiot myyntiin 20.9. Seuraa sivustoa!

Festivaalia odotellessa voit lukea Kaylin Idoran festivaaliarvion, while waiting for the festival you can read Kaylin Idoras report on 2013 here.

You can also read how our set designer Ruska Schönberg aka Tinker Bell works to make our stage all shiny and ready to welcome our fabulous guests.

 

Nähdään pian! See you soon!

Live, Love and Shine xoxo

Bettie