I’m intrigued to see a new business, the House of Burlesque, open in the space formerly occupied by the shambolic Makeshift gallery.

burlesque House of Burlesque opens in Fitzroy

House of Burlesque opens in Fitzroy

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  • 2 August 2009 at 4:51 am

    Melbourne’s First Burlesque and Vaudeville Performance School.
    Charlie Robinson (stage name Minsky Malone), is a Melbourne, Australia based creative director for stage, and an international Burlesque Performer. For the last 20 years (starting 1987) she has been performing around the world, first starting with her troupe in the seaside tourist town of Blackpool in northern England. During this time she featured on British TV, on such shows as Ali G, and Men and Motors. During the following tours in Milan and Ibiza (1997-2000), Minsky Malone developed a unique form of Burlesque and Vaudeville influenced by earlier performers such as Josephine Baker and Mae West.
    In 2004 Minsky Malone started her own performance school, in which graduates formed Australia’s only Fan Dancing Troupe and performed in her various events. In 2008 Minsky wrote, directed, and produced a successful Burlesque-Vaudeville play ‘Pandora’s Dolls’ as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. In January 2009 her Minsky’s Circus Burlesque was voted; the top New Year’s Eve Event in Melbourne by the Melbourne Age. Her next production is with the National Gallery of Victoria (August 2009) Minsky continues (2009) to direct and make costumes, for various stage productions.


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