WELCOME TO 

The bower

burlesque

THURSDAY OCTOBER
31ST

SHOW TIMES:

THE HALLOWEEN EDITION 

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm

MIDNIGHT MENAGERIE

Doors 10pm, Show 10:30pm

LOW 302, 302 CROWN ST SURRY HILLS

MEET THE CAST

The Halloween Edition
Midnight Menagerie

NATALYA ALESSI

Hot off the heels from touring the USA and Canada with The Empire Strips Back, and recently performing with Sukki Singapora in Japan, Natalya Alessi is no stranger to the stage.

As Creative Director of Plastik Soup Natalya produces various entertainment as well as The Bower and Late Night Buffet shows.

Upon graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Natalya began her professional career dancing for various companies including Chrissie Parrott Contemporary Dance Company, The Ninth Floor Performance Company, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Sea, and The Venetian Macau.

On returning to Australia Natalya began performing burlesque where she has enjoyed the stage of many regular cabaret and variety shows as well as national and international tours and various festival seasons.

Natalya was recently awarded Miss Burlesque Australia 2019 'Entertainer of the Year'.

Upcoming shows

Employees Only November 1st

The Birdcage November 2nd

Midnight Menagerie

MARLENA DALI

All the way from Los Angeles, Marlena Dalí is now Sydney's premiere drag clown emcee and multi-instrumentalist, freak show phenomenon.

Their background in performance art blends fabulously with their decade-long career as stage entertainer to present a truly genuine and surreal experience. You can catch them hosting The Oyster Club every month and they're a regular performer at many of Sydney's vibrant drag events. Be prepared for a show full of gags from a clown with no gag reflex.

Upcoming shows

You can catch Marlena host The Oyster Club on 12th of December

The Halloween Edition

DANIELLE HOCKING

 

Danni has been working as a professional dancer since 2002. She achieved her Associate Degree in Dance & a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) at Queensland University of Technology. She worked at Expressions Dance Company & performed in numerous works with Claire Marshall & dancers. 

Danni continued to pursue her passion for dance in London. During this time she regularly worked in film & TV & performed at the Royal Albert Hall. She has performed for Ministry of Sound, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, 50cent & had a lead role in a Justin Timberlake music video. 

Danni then moved to the USA performing  in production shows with dancers & singers from all over the world. She performed as part of Miss World Productions. 

Since returning to Australia she continues to perform in modelling & sell out Burlesque shows throughout Australia. She has been an original cast member and toured Australia with shows such as “The Empire Strips Back”, “Jaded Vanities”, “Batman Follies of 1929”, “Dames of Thrones” as well as numerous corporate shows and events for Plastik Soup.

The Halloween Edition
Midnight Menagerie

LAURA KING

Dirty Kunst ( Kunst means art in German) is a dirty artist who is based in Berlin but hails from Sydney. With a background as an international opera singer and model, Dirty Kunst aka Laura is a stage beast wowing audiences with her operatic voice and show stopping body. As a classical musician Laura has a flair for combining opera and classical genres with techno beats to create something completely unique, disturbing and vulgar not to mention silly and wonderful.  All of Laura’s soundtracks feature her love of appropriation and juxtaposition. They are completely original mash ups, creating a world of pure imagination and drama.  Recently she has discovered her talent for clowning and she has prepared a very special Halloween surprise for you

The Halloween Edition
Midnight Menagerie

DONNA MITCHELL

Donna hails from Europe where she was once dancing on the stages of international ballet companies and French Cabarets. Now in Sydney, Donna is regularly delighting audiences with her circus acts and is known for blending her balletic grace with a sultry burlesque attitude. 

She has performed along side The Birmingham Royal Ballet, worked with Ballet Ireland, ShowStopper’s Paul Walsch, The Squared Divisions Ashley Evans, and Royal Ballet’s James Taylor. She is a resident performer at Slide Lounge’s ‘El Circo’, and the ‘Risqué Revue’ with an array of aerial acts, and burlesque characters. She has performed for Opera Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival and Dance Circus and is a regular corporate performer. Donna is one half of the team behind The Bower Burlesque

Midnight Menagerie

PALOMA NEGRA

Paloma Negra, from Paloma Negra Theatre ,is a multidisciplined, multifaceted independent artist with a wealth of experience in contemporary movement, exploration of suspension, martial arts and flamenco. She mainly dedicated her performance art at looking at the performers mind in relation to aging, sexuality, ritual of performance and its fetish (obsessive) subtext.

The Halloween Edition

JEREMY LLOYD SANTOS

 

Jeremy Santos is a first generation Filipino Australian movement artist and spoken word poet who’s passions for creating, performing and teaching allow him to share his love for dance and story telling.
Known for his honest, raw and expressive performance style, Jeremy’s intersection of both Dance and Spoken Word Poetry has provided pathways, platforms and perspectives for him to explore and express his experiences and views as a queer asian millennial with HIV while advocating for representation of minorities and marginalised communities.
His professional practice spans the past 9 years with a stream of projects, works and jobs that have provided Jeremy with the opportunity to develop and hone his versatility and commitment as a performer as well as a uniquely powerful creator and story teller with impactful and resonating messages.