Who: Syrens of the South Productions
What: Southern Fried Burlesque Fest
When: Thurs, March 10 – Sunday, March 13, 2011
Tickets: Weekend passes and tickets can be purchased at www.southernfriedburlesquefest.com
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center
130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Syrens of the South is known for putting on amazing shows and bringing in the best performers from all over the country - now they’re taking the next step and producing the First Annual Southern Fried Burlesque Fest! The festival offers a full weekend of shows, classes, and special events. For example, Syrens will be kicking off the festival with the Atlanta Premiere of the award-winning documentary "Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque", including a Q&A after the screening with Dirty Martini and Director Gary Beeber.
Friday Night brings you The Free Range Burlesque International Showcase, featuring performances by Miss Exotic World 2004 and No. 1 in the "Burlesque Top 50" for 2009 and 2010, Dirty Martini; The Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque, Jo Boobs; Burlesque Legends Tiffany Carter and Gyna Rose Jewel, as well as other amazing performers from all over the world!
Saturday Night is the main event: The Southern Fried Burlesque Pageant has performers competing for Best Duet, Best Variety, and the first ever Southern Fried Burlesque Queen! After the awards ceremony, you can let your hair down at the Dirty South Showcase with performers from all over the Southeast, headlined by The “Godfather” of Atlanta Burlesque, Torchy Taboo!
Sunday will be the Legends of Burlesque Panel as well as a very special Dr. Sketchy's Atlanta.
There will be classes on Friday and Saturday for all skill levels. Whether you want to learn from the beginning or fine tune your craft, this festival will have activities for all levels and aspects of burlesque, including How to Make Headdresses, How to Be a Pin-up Model, Make-up and Hair tutorials, Burlesque Business and Marketing classes, MC/Hosting instruction, and Dance classes from seasoned burlesque performers, teachers, and legends, so you can leave the festival with all the tools you need to be the next Burlesque Superstar! Don’t worry guys -all genders are welcome to attend classes!
Burlesque is the art of the striptease, with a focus on the tease. The performers occasionally strip to pasties, but there is no nudity in any of our productions. This show is a revival of an American art form that has become an international movement.
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Southern Fried Burlesque Fest