Burlesque shows are aplenty at this year’s Adelaide Fringe festival – some super saucy and dead serious, several heavy on the comedic front, and others that bring the action with an underlying message, that’s Grit.
Making its debut in Gluttony’s Ukiyo venue, Grit brings together award-winning performers for a striking theatrical frenzy.
Through the medium of daring acrobatics, neo-burlesque, and commanding dance, paired with hard-hitting sounds, Grit welcomes rebellion.
This brand spanking new production sees Gina Stirling, Charli Meath, Amy Smolarek, Hilly Millea, Jamie Alexandra Bucirde, Holly Diana Ball, and new-comer, Skylar Benton take to the Ukiyo’s intimate, low-lit stage.
Skylar has been living it up, traveling across the US performing alongside stars with the likes of Dita Von Teese and has also featured on music artist, Two Feet’s merchandise as well as working with renowned choreographers, Kevin Maher and Galen Hooks.
Grit creator and producer, Holly Millea says, “After winning the Adelaide Fringe 2021 Best Dance Award as Co-Producer for Human, I am so excited for this season with the announcement of Skylar joining our team and the dance background she will bring to our cast. Get ready.”
Grit has enjoyed two successful pre-seasons at Nineteen Ten, Adelaide’s top Burlesque Club, with multiple sold-out shows, and the septet of performers are ready to mix pleasure and pain with grit and grace at the 2023 Adelaide Fringe.
An audience member of Grit’s pre-season production shares that the show is, “An absolutely jaw-dropping performance from start to finish. The raw energy from the stage and within the crowd is nothing like I have ever felt before.
“The underlying message of the show leaves you with tingles and an inspiration to push the barriers of society’s expectations,” they note.
You can witness the evocative expression from Tuesday 28 February through to Sunday 5 March at the Ukiyo tent inside Gluttony’s parklands locale.