Carletta the Great Presents A SHOWGIRL: DECONSTRUCTED at Melbourne Fringe
One hour. One woman. One show.
Neo burlesque showgirl, performance artist, and theatre designer, Carletta The Great, dissects her glittery world and serves it up like any self-obsessed 'Melbournian' wanting a new take on an old theme... 'deconstructed!' Laid out on a platter of delightfully surreal madness for you to put the pieces back together.
Powerful, visceral, and engaging A Showgirl: Deconstructed takes an innovative new look at the life behind the showgirl mask, exploring the often-overlooked art form of burlesque. Delving into what lies behind the 'stage persona', Carletta is setting the temperature high and cooking up a dish or two you never knew you wanted.
Created by the jet setting, questioning showgirl herself, Carletta the Great and her director, award winning theatre maker, and reigning Miss Burlesque Australia, Willow J
Conway. With shows including Boonesque, Tease Mania, Becoming Great, The Living Museum of Exotic Woman and Dashoku Shake under their collective belts, this innovative pair of artists mix their feminist flair with an abundance of creative power and serve it up to the world of burlesque and performance art.
A Showgirl: Deconstructed, opens on 18th September for 7 nights only at The Butterfly Club during the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Bookings recommended. "Carletta The Great has lashings of charisma...an abundance of wit, an intelligent engagement with the concept of identity and persona within her art form, and a truly Australian sense of humour." - Baretruth Magazine
Show Details: A Showgirl: Deconstructed
Dates: 18th - 24th September 2017
Venue: The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, Melbourne