Oxford Street’s cabaret venue Slide
launched its latest production Risque Revue on Wednesday 6 August 2014. Following in the footsteps of its last show El Circo, this sexy neo-burlesque production is set in the heart of Paris and consisted of five multi-skilled female performers plus one male. It features aerial performance, ballet, pole dance, live vocals, feather fan dance, a seductive bath routine and more.
The show, directed and choreographed by James Taylor (Royal Ballet,Sydney Dance Company
), and includes state of the art lighting effects, exquisite costuming, audacious aerial routines, ballet, erotic shadow projection, live vocals, dance numbers and a blazingly sexy soundtrack to create a show unparalleled in Australia. James is also credited with creating the all-male burlesque Voyeur which continues its sell-out run at Slide after almost a year. Credit also goes to the show creator Marc Kuzma, costumier Brendan Hay and producer Jeremy Brennan of the Slide Lounge.The female stars include: French ballet star and fashion model Aude Florentin; Miss Pole Dance NSW 2013 and the girl featured in Madonna
’s videoclip for Sorry, Kat Morsia; the beautiful young lady who recently transformed herself from a Star Wars
burlesque dancer to a Tokyo Disney
princess, Olivia Cianci; aerialist and model Angelique Brown; classically trained dancer Simonne Smiles; and international aerialist and Pasha dancer Lauren Kyle who was the star of the show with her bath tub routine.
The sole male performer who recently played Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show, Brendan irving, demonstrated his multi-talented skills in acting, singing, aerial performances and dancing during most of the night.
Guests enjoyed a range of French inspired canapés that even included snails! Guests were also spoilt with FVodka cocktails including:
• French Martini (Classic fruity, and sweet)
Made with F Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple juice
• The Can-Can (So classic, so kinky, so French)
Made with F Vodka, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and dry vermouth
• Champagne Shower (Don’t pour it on yourself, it gets sticky)
Made with F Vodka, Blue curaçao, Cinnamon schnapps, topped with Champagne
• When Doves Cry (Creamy, silky, velvety, and pearly)
Made with F Vodka, Chambord, White creme de cacao, raspberry syrup and fresh cream
• Catwalk (Long, red, and sexy)
Made with F Vodka, Chambord, Cointreau, Strawberries, Basil, and cranberry juice
The event was celebrity packed including: model and winner of The Face Australia 2014, Olivia Donaldson; actor, signer and dancer from The Great Gatsby, Jack and Jill and the Scrying, Kirby Burgess; cast members from Channel Ten’s TV series Wonderland, Emma Lung, Anna Bamford, Ben Mingay and Tim Ross; models Emily Green and Kirsty McKenzie; actor, musician and dancer on Little Orphan Trashley, Coral Mercer-Jones; actor from movies Vigilant! Healthy! Wholesome! and Side by Side, Kristina Brew; and fashion stylist Christopher Haggarty.
The public are invited to enjoy the show with a three course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Aymeric Saint-Lannes and full table service with an excellent selection of European wines and liqueurs. The menu includes lobster seafood bisque with Pernod foam, champagne and scallop au gratin to start, and an alternate drop of Atlantic salmon confit or prosciutto wrapped pork belly. The three courses will be served between the two act show and cost $89 plus booking fee.