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domestic burlesque

a collaboration with Ripe Burlesque Troupe (selected works at Kazuki's Restaurant, Daylesford)

A photographic experience which documents a rural Victorian burlesque dance troupe culminating in a live burlesque/photographic performance.

A visually incongruous sight at first glance perhaps - a burlesque group in Daylesford made up of mothers, teachers, dancers and businesswomen. Well really, why the hell not!

The aim of this project was to present not only the performance aspect of the troupe but also the real lives of the participants. The idea is to follow the family life and the rehearsals of the participants in a photo-documentary manner.

At the opening of the exhibition there will also be performances by the group which will be photographed at that time and immediately printed and put up on display to complete the photographic part of the exhibition.

The idea is that both the photographic and burlesque art forms become entwined to such a point that the photo-documentary exhibition becomes a bit like the burlesque dance itself – it teases and may not reveal all.