Presented by Diana Devine
Reviewed 9 March 2017
Get ready to see your favourite super-heroes and super-villains at their most seductive as they let their wild sides loose and give you a show you won’t soon forget.
Ever wanted to see Superman butt-dance? Or get up-close and personal with Catwoman? Or maybe you just want to know what lies under Batman’s Batsuit? Well Dawn of Just Ass is definitely for you as Adelaide’s top burlesque acts come together to give you a show like none other.
The costumes, like always, are of a high creative standard, from incredibly detailed diamante-strewn bras and full-body black lace bodysuits, to thigh-high bright red boots and, of course, glittery Superman pasties.
An absolute stand out is the well-known Cyd Starling giving it her all as mother nature’s wild side, the wickedly evil Poison Ivy. Her routine is utterly mesmerising as she delicately prances around the stage with her ivy-vine boa like an elegant wood nymph that’s become a little bit wicked. You can tell she is a true professional as she oozes confidence in every defined move, while still maintaining a light and almost ethereal presence.
Another show stopper is Moisty Magic’s tantalisingly seductive take on Catwoman and she absolutely nails it. Some slinky and seductive acrobatic-like moves are involved, with body movements reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer’s sexually-charged, acrobatic Catwoman. Magic slinks around the stage in her tight black bodysuit and giant (and I mean giant-giant) black heels playing with the audience as though we were merely a ball of string. Her routine is definitely the most sexually provocative of the night.
A mention must also go out to Lyla Dash for her un-settling yet sensuously seductive interpretation of the infamous Joker. She is completely over-the-top, exactly like The Joker himself, playing with the audience throughout the cheekily revealing routine. Her makeup and hair will blow you away and you can only imagine how long it took to put her dedicated look together.
Keep in mind that some performers do rotate between performance nights so there is always a mix in what routines and acts you will see.
Dawn of Just Ass is a creative twist on the usual burlesque routines with impressive costumes, fantastically choreographed routines and talented South Australian performers. This show is definitely a knock-out punch!
Reviewed by Georgina Smerd
Rating out of 5: 4
Venue: Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, Cnr North Tce & Morphett St, Adelaide
Season: 11 – 12 March
Duration: 90 mins (15 min intermission)
Tickets: $15 – $25