Flazeda: The Blog

Flazeda Hub: A Blog

Keep up to date with what is going on at Flazeda Hub Belconnen, and hear what our guests have to say from inside our events!

It’s been a long few weeks of lockdown in Canberra and around the country, with little to do on a Friday night whilst all venues are closed. Thankfully, every second Friday since lockdown began Flazéda has been hosting Get Down in Lockdown, an interactive digital show that supports alternative performers while they’re unable to perform at their regular venues. These shows have a wide variety of performers to keep you entertained and a live MC to make sure the audience feels engaged throughout the event. 

The shows have been hosted by the wonderful and hilarious Lola Lust, a vision in pink and newbie to Canberra, who has made a name for herself as someone to watch out for with her recent second place at Apprentease ACT. Her quick wits and vibrant energy keep you on your toes for what’s about to happen next on this live streamed show. 

Boasting over 70 attendees to the second Get Down In Lockdown, the show was a fantastic night filled with both new and well known performers showing us a peek into their lives as performers in lockdown. 

The line-up of performers has been excitingly diverse and ensures that at no point during the show are you bored or feel like you’ve seen the same thing before at every digital show. The production quality of the show has been superb, with Jazida and Miss Cherrybomb running a flawless digital backstage and dropping quick quips back and forth with the MC, maintaining the same energy of the sassy stage managers at their live shows. 

Highlights from last weeks show include Billy Texas (@bill_dilfine on Instagram, if you’re not already following you need to be) who created a short art film navigating the emotional rollercoaster of Sydney’s lockdown, while managing to seamlessly include the recurring use of a small rocking horse and introducing the world to the concept of “Roller-Crocs”. Billy also showed off his prowess as a clothing designer, creating a safari suit made entirely of Woolworths bags and wearing it with the same pride as a celebrity debuting at the Met Gala. 

The show saw debuts from the fantastic Ravi Oli and Miss Cherrybomb. Ravi Oli showcased their flawless transition from lockdown couch chic to their sharp and handsome drag king persona. Underscored by a delightful Indian instrumental piece, the performance gave an exciting change of pace to the modern drag king pop ballad performances. Miss Cherrybomb took a step out from her well loved backstage presence to show off the sass and attitude we all know and love in a debut burlesque performance. Backed by a high energy K-Pop song, Miss Cherrybomb wowed audiences with her single shot routine and setting herself up with an excellent debut to the burlesque stage. 

This week’s rendition brings in a star studded line up set to wow audiences with their amazing talent and creativity in developing fresh and exciting content as lockdowns drag on. Hosted by the phenomenal Sara Martini, Get Down in Lockdown round three is set to be a fantastic night. 


Book your tickets now at http://jazidaburlesque.com/Shop for the best Friday night you’ll have all lockdown. 

Posted 54 weeks ago
<p>


















Decadence
and Debauchery is back and ready to dazzle</p><p>With a long history of selling our venues to loud acclaim in
Canberra, <i>Decadence and Debauchery </i>is back with the next instalment! Brought
to you by Jazida Productions – winner of Canberra Local Business Awards for
Outstanding Performing Arts, and Adelaide Fringe Festival award for Best Dance –
<i>Decadence and Debauchery</i> is full of top shelf performers to bring you a
decadent night of debaucherous behaviour, sharing vintage striptease, circus
and sideshow, fan dancing, live music, comedy, and so much more!</p><p>September 4<sup>th</sup> will see the <i>Decadence and
Debauchery </i>cast return to Belconnen Arts Centre in the cultural centre of
North Canberra on the banks of Lake Ginninderra. The arts centre expanded in
2020 to include purpose-built spaces for development and performance of dance,
theatre, circus and music in order to welcome broader creative communities to
showcase their artistic practices in a professional environment.</p><p>Kicking off at 8pm on Saturday September 4<sup>th</sup>,
audiences can expect a night packed full of comedy, live music, sideshow acts, fan
dancing, and the art of tease all under the same roof with absolute firecracker
co-MC’s – Idris Stanton (Best Circus at Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe
festivals) and Ell Bell (Co-Director of Gluttony and Creative Producer at Highwire Entertainment)
– to feature alongside soulful songstress Minnie Andrews, Canberra performer
powerhouse Jazida, and local performers; Fabulous Fan Dancers, Flazeda
Burlesque Babes, Hula Hoop Hotshots. <br/>
More artists are yet to be announced.</p><p><b>To book tickets to Decadence and Debauchery September,
please visit:<br/></b><a href="http://www.belcoarts.com.au/">www.belcoarts.com.au/ </a><br/><b>For more information about workshops and future shows, please visit:<br/></b><a href="http://jazidaproductions.com">jazidaproductions.com</a> or contact jazidaproductions@gmail.com</p>

Decadence and Debauchery is back and ready to dazzle

With a long history of selling our venues to loud acclaim in Canberra, Decadence and Debauchery is back with the next instalment! Brought to you by Jazida Productions – winner of Canberra Local Business Awards for Outstanding Performing Arts, and Adelaide Fringe Festival award for Best Dance – Decadence and Debauchery is full of top shelf performers to bring you a decadent night of debaucherous behaviour, sharing vintage striptease, circus and sideshow, fan dancing, live music, comedy, and so much more!

September 4th will see the Decadence and Debauchery cast return to Belconnen Arts Centre in the cultural centre of North Canberra on the banks of Lake Ginninderra. The arts centre expanded in 2020 to include purpose-built spaces for development and performance of dance, theatre, circus and music in order to welcome broader creative communities to showcase their artistic practices in a professional environment.

Kicking off at 8pm on Saturday September 4th, audiences can expect a night packed full of comedy, live music, sideshow acts, fan dancing, and the art of tease all under the same roof with absolute firecracker co-MC’s – Idris Stanton (Best Circus at Adelaide and Melbourne Fringe festivals) and Ell Bell (Co-Director of Gluttony and Creative Producer at Highwire Entertainment) – to feature alongside soulful songstress Minnie Andrews, Canberra performer powerhouse Jazida, and local performers; Fabulous Fan Dancers, Flazeda Burlesque Babes, Hula Hoop Hotshots.
More artists are yet to be announced.

To book tickets to Decadence and Debauchery September, please visit:
www.belcoarts.com.au/
For more information about workshops and future shows, please visit:
jazidaproductions.com or contact jazidaproductions@gmail.com

Posted 60 weeks ago

Red Light Confidential: A night made by artists, for artists

Red Light Confidential has become one of Australia’s longest running nights of quality Cabaret entertainment! This fabulous one-of-a-kind event showcases the absolute best in music, burlesque, cabaret & comedy from all over Australia as well as featuring fresh talent locally and so much more.
An industry night designed to create a space for established artists to show off their skills, up-and-coming artists to perform alongside industry professionals, and for all artists to receive high-quality photography and videography.

After launching in Canberra earlier this year, the October 15 show will be the third in ACT. All tickets are by donation only, with any proceeds going back into a collective fund for Red Light Confidential in order to facilitate wider networking opportunities interstate.


Tickets are available via the Eventbrite
www.eventbrite.com.au/e/165233127733 

For more on Red Light Confidential:
www.redlightconfidential.com/
For more on Flazeda Hub:
www.flazedahub.com/

Posted 60 weeks ago

Burlesque Brunch (by Lola Lust)

image

Burlesque brunch, two words that seem almost paradoxical, yet in a city so dedicated to their brunch, Flazeda floored us all by adding a new twist to the concept that worked so well. No one will ever be satisfied with a normal brunch again, not unless they can get a side of tassel twirling with their tea.

From the moment you walk in, you’re immersed in the fantasy. 
The mouth-watering smell of baked treats combined with subtle mood lighting and music all complement the matching tea sets and tiered tea trays full of the most delicious baked treats you’ll ever see. The tables were meticulously laid with towers of French macarons, tartlets, cupcakes, and cookies as far as the eye can see, and a large selection of gluten-free and vegan goodies for those of us who take special pleasure in making caterers lives difficult.

The bar was stocked not only with a fun variety of tea and coffee but also with the most creative and delicious tea-infused cocktails and mocktails that would tantalize the taste buds of even the fussiest of drinkers.
A special mention to my personal favourite, the Lavender Earl Grey Sour, Bastian the bartender really outdid themselves with that one.

image

Our host for the event was none other than the venue owner herself, the effervescent Jazida. Dressed aptly as what could only be described as Canberra’s answer to the great cupcake shortage, Jazida was fun, warm, and full of more energy than any adult should be expected to produce on a cold Sunday morning.

image

The format of the show was so well done without being overly complicated. Divided into equal parts entertainment and socialising, we were treated to a performance every 15 minutes followed by some fun and interactive games, think dramatic readings of W.A.P. and dance battles to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”. It was a subtle mix of the elegance of burlesque and the absurdity of 30 grown adults screaming the lyrics to Britney Spears’s “Crazy” at the top of their lungs.  
 
The performances themselves were stunning. All the way from Melbourne, opera singer Piera Dennerstein, entranced us all with her renditions of “Musetta’s Waltz” and “Lady Marmalade”, while delighting the entire audience with her cheeky charisma and charm.

image

A Canberra local, Sara Martini, not only teased and twirled with the most beautiful set of green feather fans you’ve ever seen but sent us all into a frenzy when she literally took her act to new heights by dancing on the bar itself.

image

A delightfully cheeky Christmas in July number saw Sara and Jazida have us all questioning, how many pasties IS too many pasties only to finish with a fan display that had us all wanting to taste the rainbow.

And finally, Jazida herself brought so much sass, attitude, and character to the stage as she showed off just why she is Canberra’s finest as she teased, twirled, and tantalised the entire room. Showing a tremendous array of talent and confidence on stage she had us wrapped around her fingers.

image

This event was so delightful and well done I really couldn’t fault it, other than to say it needs to happen more often. The staff at Flazeda were so helpful and friendly, the performers so talented and the food so delicious that I’m genuinely considering whipping out a tassel next time I have a cuppa.


Written by Lola Lust

Posted 60 weeks ago

© Copyright Flazeda