Corporate Events & Performances
Bonita Danger Doll is a well known corporate events performer specialising in burlesque, cabaret, martini glass acts and is a singer in Christchurch. Burlesque and cabaret is the hottest and cheekiest theme for corporate entertainment!
The one and only Danger Doll has an impressive array of skills and talents which she uses to entertain and wow her audiences. Incorporating old Hollywood glamour and classy cabaret entertainment to her routines, ballet like grace, sultry eyes, with killer curves! Danger Doll is immaculately presented from top to toe, with beautiful costuming and accessories.
From performing in her very own full sized champagne / martini glass, traditional ostrich feather fan dancing, cabaret chair routines, classic striptease, singing and fire fans.
No matter what your event, Danger Doll with have you enthralled! Acts can be tailored to your audience for themed nights, parties, night clubs, fundraisers, product launches, festivals, fashion shows, concert, corporate events, theatre, film and television.
Burlesque is sassy yet sophisticated and epitomises the glamour of the 1940's pin ups, with the emphasis on the tease in strip-tease!
Singer / Vocalist
Bonita Danger Doll has been singing from her early years.
A Classically trained vocalist from the age of 8 - 17 years old
Studied under the Trinity College of Music Exams to Grade 8, achieving Distinctions & Merits in all grades
Bonita Danger doll is available for corporate events and functions as a solo performer. Perfect as background music to set a mood or as the main event.
What is Burlesque?
Burlesque is a very old and very popular form of entertainment, which began in the 1840s.
It was used by the working class performers as a way to mock the upper classes, their traditions, social habits, culture and fashion and many of the performances were spoofs of operas, Shakespeare and other classic literature and plays.
The performances relied on mockery and played to the audience's desire for laughter and lust. Due to the 'naughty' nature of the performances, burlesque usually targeted working class men, but as word spread it drew a wider audience including some women keen to witness this social taboo.
There were many fans, but also many protestors who felt that burlesque was corrupt and immoral……(oh the horror!!) In the 1920′s and 30′s the legal and social crackdown on burlesque eventually lead to the legendary raid on Minsky’s in Manhattan, and to their gradual downfall of burlesque in general. By 1937 Minsky’s license was revoked and burlesque performances in New York City were banned altogether. Burlesque struggled to survive after that, and eventually faded out completely, and it wasn’t until the mid 1990′s that burlesque crept back out of the woodwork and quickly began to build momentum again.
Neo-Burlesque (or “New Burlesque”) is the revival and updating of the traditional burlesque performance. Though based on the traditional Burlesque art, the new form encompasses a wider range of performance styles; Neo-burlesque acts can be anything from classic striptease to modern dance to theatrical mini-dramas to comedic mayhem.
As with the earlier burlesque, neo-burlesque is more focused on the “tease” in “striptease” than the “strip”.
Don't be afraid to express how you feel at a burlesque show....It is ok to clap, cat call and hoot when the reveille is taking place!! In fact it helps!