Delicious & MoB Battle of Burlesque

8 05 2011

Performer Applications invited for the 2011 Delicious & MoB Battle of Burlesque

In 2010, Delicious Burlesque staged a competition to find the UK’s best up and coming performers, culminating in a glittering finale at the Derby Assembly Rooms on 29th July, which left the 800 audience and judges alike stunned with the quality of contestants. After some very difficult deliberations, the judging panel, kindly headed by Kittie Klaw , awarded the crown to Elle Amour, who has gone on to become an MoB High Tease Resident Performer. The runner-up Kitty Devine has gone on to take up a 6 month contract dancing in China, and many of the other finalists have seen their profiles soar as a result of competing.

In 2011, Heresy n Heelz Productions is delighted and very proud to have teamed up with Ministry of Burlesque to bring you “The Delicious Battle of Burlesque “. The hunt is on to find the UK’s best up and coming performers, who will battle it out through 2 heats of gruelling auditions in front of a “live audience” at the 2011 State of the Art Derby Tattoo Festival, to be crowned 2011 winner and hopefully follow in Elle’s successful footsteps.

The Prizes :

Some would say that the prestige of winning alone, plus the resultant exposure would be priceless, but we have prizes worth well over £1000 in addition.

First Prize – A days personal one-to-one tuition with Kittie Klaw at her Purrfit Coaching School + a bespoke website designed & created by James at Castlist + a professional photo shoot with H n H resident photographer Karl Bright + a potential performer residency with MoB and/or H n H Productions

Second & Third Prizes – will be provided by the Delicious Sponsors & Traders and likely to be worth well in excess of £600, including a bespoke corset designed & manufactured by Adixxtion-Designs & vouchers to the value of £100 from Annabelles Wigs.

Additionally, the winner will have a performance slot within the main show at Delicious itself on 24th September, and like Elle this year, will be booked to perform at a following Delicious event.

Competition Criteria

The application criteria will be strict, and this competition is aimed at performers aspiring to develop a professional or semi-professional career within the entertainment industry, so please bear this in mind when considering your application.

Both the audition heats & the final itself will be judged by a panel, headed by Kittie Klaw, the additional judges will be identified nearer the time.

Application Criteria :

1) Your first public appearance must not have been before 16th July 2010, although it does not matter how many (or few) performances you have made since then, paid or unpaid.

2) You must provide a named referee supporting your application. This could be from a UK or International promoter/producer, an experienced and well known performer, a casting agency, a dance/theatrical school, or another suitably experienced or credible person within the burlesque or performing arts arena.

3) You must be available to attend one of the 2 audition heats, on 16th & 17th July, at Derby Assembly Rooms (approx 2pm), as well as obviously the final at “Delicious Burlesque presents…An Intimate Affair” in Derby on 24th September.

4) There will be no application fee for the competition at any stage, but performers will be responsible for all their own expenses incurred as part of the application & audition process, and the final itself.

5) Employees & associates of either H n H Productions, Ministry of Burlesque, Castlist, Purrfit or SOTA are sadly ineligible

6) The closing date for applications will be the 30th May & full terms & conditions are included in application form.

Application Process

To register your interest in taking part, please contact battleofburlesque@delicious-burlesque.com to request an application form. This should be returned fully completed before the closing date. Successful applicants will be invited to one of the 2 audition heats and this will be confirmed by 18th June. Please DO NOT email us performance CV’s, showreels etc at this point, as we need all info on the official application form. Applications from overseas performers are invited subject to our terms & conditions.

Let Battle Commence !

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