Fearless Sticky Performance

Hot Brown Honey

Created By: Candy Bowers, Busty Beatz, Lisa Fa’alafi
Lighting Designer: Daniel Anderson


Harking back to the delicious clownery of brown Burlesque Star Josephine Baker, the hyper-aesthetics of global Hip Hop culture and packing a hot punch of Blak politics, Hot Brown Honey Burlesque will set your tastebuds on fire.

This sometimes sweet, sometimes acidic work pushes the form, giving a perfect opportunity to smash stereotypes and remix the system. From the simmering shores of “Polynesia” to the Bogan streets of Australia, from Africa, to the life of a single mother who happens to be a DJ; Hot Brown Honey Burlesque explore and undress sticky topics with side-splitting humour.

Join a carefully selected assortment of brown, black and mixed beauties for dance, poetry, comedy, striptease and song led by the extraordinary Lisa Fa’alafi, hosted by the sumptuous Candy B and set to a musical menu by Busty Beatz.

Previous presentations:

  • The Parlour & Songlines: Woodford Folk Festival, QLD – December 2013
  • MetroArts: Brisbane Festival, QLD – September 2013
  • The Light House: Darwin Festival, NT – August 2013
  • Red Bennies, VIC – January 2012