Oct 30, 2011

Who you gonna call? The Fuzzbusters!

Or in other words,  my tits have never looked so hot!  I had a pleasure to work with  Pickles, Igor, Mattarn, Teemu and Nicky from Mangoo a couple of months ago and here is finally the result!

Oct 21, 2011

Shame on me!

It's been far too long since the last Turku Burlesque party, so let's change it!
On December 3rd 2011 it's time for all the cute kittens, cool guys and everyone in between & beyond to come and enjoy the fine selection of drag & burlesque performers, carefully selected by infamous Pipesmoking Pineapple. Stay tuned for more information!

Oct 18, 2011

Lost in Space.

First of all - the finest book of the year is OUT - now go and get it! Burleska Bastarder aka the story of Hootchy Kootchy presents the fabulous years of wonderful club based in Stockholm. Incredible photos, jätte intressant esseys (på svenska) and an amazing graphic design. What else can you ask from a book!?
I had a chance to perform at Hootchy Kootchy's Russian Passion Club in 2010 together with the Hulapirates Kabaree. And when I finally got the book, I found out that amazingly talented artist Marcus Mårtenson had created a family tree for the book, with us in it too! Super!

Unfortunately, I've got to wait for more tranquil and less busy times for being a book worm and actually reading the book (good practice for my rusty swedish skills too!). So meanwhile, here is something else to share with you.  The Finnish Burlesque Gala finally came on the Oct 15th 2011 and what a fine night it was! And day too, since our Turku Burlesque -bus took off already in the afternoon from Turku.
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere, photo by ever so lovely Jaana Korhonen.
Our chauffeur Auno was quite a character but unfortunately after little Helsinki style "parking" disasters,  a couple of fallen traffic signs, almost crashed Audi and a few phone calls to police he didn't feel like joining the party! What a shame, I'm sure he would have loved it - like everyone else!
Here are lovely Tuta & Sammy, again immortalized by Jaana! The gorgeous couple are just about to open Turku Tattoo Parlour in Turku (obviously) - can't wait to get my whale finished with Tuta! Follow the link and you'll find details how to book appointment etc - I highly recommend both of them!
And here are me & Rudie Ruthless with the guys and girlies from Hell Monty. I wish I had a friend photo with Babu Gee - the newest MC phenomena in Finnish burlesque scene. But I guess You'll be hearing from her later :)
Kiki in Kosmos by Jari B. Miettinen
Kiki in Kosmos by Jari B. Miettinen
Kiki in Kosmos by Jari B. Miettinen
And like promised, I premiered my tribute to 60´s space travels and Star Trek which in this case meant balloons, misplaced wigs, camel toes and bras opening themselves like some malevolent creature from outer space would have been playing with them.
Kiki & Full Moon by Kerttu Malinen
 Next weekend it's time for Halloween and oh boy, do I have some very special tricks & treats coming up! But before that, I'm going to lock myself into my studio and finish a little video footage for a certain little exhibition later this year. Until then, heippahei!!

Oct 8, 2011

K is for Kiki & the Kosmonauts and E is for Excitement!

There are butterflies flying not only in my stomach but all around! One week from now, it's time to return to the place where it all started back in 2008. 
HBF 2008 by Laura Kansanen-Stavale. More photos from Flickr.
I can still feel the panic a few minutes before the doors opened - getting my makeup done, putting the false eyelashes on with shaking hands (probably for the 5th time in my life) and Bettie helping me with my hairdo. All done in the toilet, for god knows why.
Black Peider by Empa Rodriguez.
In the end, the night was a huge success, with the most beautiful people in the world, fabulous performers (Sugar Kane, Miss Anne Thropy, The Amazing Knicker Kittens Burlesque Revue, pick up by Olivia Rouge),  ever so amazing band the Skreppers as well as MC Black Peider - my favourite wrestler, singer/songwriter and comic artist.
The Amazing Knicker Kittens Burlesque Revue, photo: Laura Kansanen-Stavale.
If You feel like taking it down the memory lane, Helsinki Burlesque's Flickr has wonderful photo collections of every party and festival! But what I was going to say, was that the venue of HBF'´08 Restaurant Kaisaniemi will also be the venue of Finnish Burlesque gala - the first & biggest showcase of Finnish way of doing burlesque. Everybody, from the performers to the ones, who've celebrated with us from the beginning, is going to be there (and so should you, the tickets are selling f-a-s-t-!).
As I've already mentioned, I'm making a new act, inspired by cosmonauts, visit to Moscow, conquering new worlds and colorful parades. 
I've been working with the costume and used colors, I've never used or even liked. But when combined with my favorite things such as pom-poms, fringe and Swarovski, it doesn't really matter.
Even soup de tassel was made.
In addition to the excitement of the new act, I'm super thrilled about the burlesque bus trip we are going to make from Turku to Helsinki. There is a group of 30+ local burlesque enthusiasts hopping on and I'm convinced it's going to be the ride of our lives!
Until then, have  a lovely weekend!

Oct 4, 2011

Workshops (in finnish, boo!)

ryhmä 1 lauantaina 22.10.2011 klo 12:30 – 15:30 (3 tuntia)
Barker-teatteri, Turku, hinta 30 euroa / työpaja.
Ohjaajana Kiki Hawaiji (Turku Burlesque, Suomen Burleskinstituutti)

Kiki Hawaijin ohjaama kurssi soveltuu sekä jo hieman esiintymiskokemusta hankkineille että niille, joiden mielessä esitys on lavaa vaille valmis. Työpajat ovat avoimia kaikille ikään, kokoon tai sukupuoleen katsomatta eivätkä ne sisällä täydellistä alastomuutta.

Kurssi sisältää mm.
Esitysten rakentaminen ja jalostaminen kompastuskivistä kohokohtiin
Esitystä tukevan musiikin valinta, lavameikin teko sekä vinkit puvustukseen ja rekvisiitan käyttöön
Ilmeiden, eleiden ja liikkeiden työstöä erilaisin improvisaatioharjoituksin
Esiintymismahdollisuuden sekä työpajan aikana pienryhmälle että Turku Burlesque -klubilla

Ota kurssille mukaan esitykseesi kuuluvat asut, rekvisiitta ja meikit – mikäli ne jo Sinulta löytyvät. Ilmoittautumiset viimeistään 16.10.2011 mennessä osoitteeseen kikihawaiji@gmail.com

**Työpaja toteutuu mikäli osallistujia on vähintään 4 henkeä, maksimiosallistujamäärä 7.**