Sunday, November 20, 2016

Suomi Burleski Gaala!

It´s that time of the year again! The Finnish Burlesque Gala next Saturday at Ravintola Kaisaniemi, Helsinki! Tickets are almost sold out so you have to be FAST!

Poster: Bettie Blackheart

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kreisi November Burlesque!

Are you already wondering what to do AFTER Halloween? Lahti-city, you´re in for a treat! For all things absurd and crazy we have invited Kiki Hawaiji (Turku) and Lady Laverna (Helsinki) to join us for our November-edition of the Pikku Hanhi burlesque nights!
It´s the BEST way to shake that gloom right out of your pants! Tickets will be on sale at the venus from the 5th next month!

Poster: Handsome Stark

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mahtavat Maanantait: Korkkarikimmellys!

The Shangri-La School of Showgirlsien tiiviskurssisarja Mahtavat Maanantait esittää: KORKKARIKIMMELLYS!
Opi kävelemään ja tanssimaan korkokengissä! Tapahtuma täällä .

Oletko aina halunnut kävellä korkokengillä mutta uskallus loppuu? Miten jalat jaksavat koko illan upeissa (mutta epäkäytännöllisissä) kengissä? Huutavatko jalat hoosiannaa pikkujoulusesonkia ajatellessakin?

Tässä upea mahdollisuus valmistautua vastaanottamaan loppuvuoden juhlakausi säihkyvästi ja itsevarmuutta uhkuen! Työpajassa käydään läpi korkkari-asiaa aina kenkien valinnasta perus kävely- ja liikkumistekniikkaan. Lisäksi treenataan itsetuntoa, tasapainoa ja kävelyä. Tuntien aikana tehdään fyysisiä harjoitteita ja helppoa koreografiaa joten varaa matkaan tanssimiseen sopivat kengät (ei kiilakorkoja tai ulkojalkineita) ja mukava liikuntavaatetus (esim. legginsit) sekä vesipullo! Tunneilla myös lihaskunto-osuus!

Kurssin ohjaa burleskiesiintyjä-ja opettaja Gigi Praline.

Kurssin kesto on kaksi viikkoa (2x75min) ja hinta on 38€.
Voit myös osallistua tunneille kertamaksulla, jolloin hinta on 20€/ opetuskerta.
Studion sarja- ja anytime kortit käyvät myös maksuna, jolloin kortista merkataan yksi normaali 60min tunti käytetyksi.

In English: I´m teaching my Sparkling High Heels-workshop in two parts this November at the Studio Shangri-La in Helsinki! We will go through techniques how to walk and move, basic info about shoes and work on easy choreo, self-esteem and balance.

Pic: Pin Me Up

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pirates Pleasures - So Bad! It´s Good

Halloween-month is here and we start celebrating early! Come join us at Wäiski tonight where my new act will see the night-light!

Doors at 7pm, tickets 15e and showtime 8pm sharp!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Burlesque Follies! Athens!

I´ve never been to Athens. I´ve been to a bunch of Greek islands and Parga but never Athens, and it´s been my dream for years. I probably have a very romantic idea about the city but as I love history this place holds me intrigued.

I now have the possibility to go AND take my kit off as well! La Dandizette, whom I met at the Vienna Boylesque festival in 2014 is having both me and Dick over and I´m OVER THE MOON! I get to both see the Acropolis and teach a workshop PLUS perform so if you´re in town this weekend be sure to join us for the fun <3

Poster magic: Nefeli Tsalta

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Harvest Moon Burlesque

This Friday the Pikku Hanhi-club in Lahti will host burlesque again! On stage: Frank Doggenstein, Nancy Bites and Gigi Praline!
Hosted by Dick Tator & stage kitten duties by Dolly Poupée

Tickets are 10e and on sale already at the venue so grab yours!Showtime is at 8pm!
More info here!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sir Willy Waterlily

This week has been one of the roughest I can remember. On Monday-night I received a phonecall that my dear friend and the amazing artist Sir Willy Waterlily had been in a serious car accident and was in the hospital - the doctors gave little hope.
He passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

I got to say goodbye to him and the reality of the whole thing is slowly sinking in - he really is gone from this world. I´ve cried and sorted his things (he lived at our farm for 2 months this Summer), talked to friends and his family. He touched *so many* on so many levels. He was an artist, a colleague, a brother, an idol, a lover, a friend, an isnpiration to som amny people.
I´m glad we went on that two-hour-long walk last Saturday and spent the night making tacos and watching a silly film. I´m glad I hugged him on Sunday and told him thanks... -and I´m glad I told him many times over I loved him.

I´ve been going through things in my head that Mikael taught me, because over the years he helped me with so much! From mixing my music to ideas about my numbers, he was my gardner (for realz, I´m lost without him now because I can´t tell a rose from a weed) my confidant and partner on stage.

You will be missed, my friend. Not just by me and hubby but everyone. I know you´re still here reading over my shoulder so I hope you´ve seen all the amazing memories people share about you.

Fly high, dearest and see you on the other side <3

Like you wrote on that pic you gave me:

Your Gigi