POME Presents: 'Through the Curtains'
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About the event
Through the Curtains aims to showcase multiple performance art disciplines with a focus on sensual and erotic art delivered through burlesque, dance and cultural art forms, by artists of all genders and identifications.
Our special Christmas Eve performance will feature an intimate musical performance followed by music and dance intertwined. Adam Rudegeair & The Magnificence Trio will provide the backing track for exquisite performing artists. The show will be a fantastical journey, inclusive stories of life and love, desire and sexuality.
A night of extraordinary talent awaits you Through the Curtains.
The performers: Your MC + Performance by Alikeen Killer After stints in Byron Bay, Berlin and her bedroom, Alikeen Killer is thrilled to be back on stage and what better stage than POME! Alikeen is an alluring entertainer, a queer Queen whose performances are both enticing and animated. She draws from experience to create her intimate pieces; from comedy to striptease, heartache to sex, you'll be right there with her every step of the way.
The Magnificence Trio is lead by Adam Rudegeair of PBS106.7FM. Adam is a prolific composer, performer and educator based in Melbourne. His music is rooted in jazz and funk, with significant influences from the sounds of New Orleans, Minneapolis and avant-garde groove musicians such as Sun Ra and Medeski Martin & Wood. Adam's current projects include Lake Minnetonka, The Bowie Project and the ongoing collaboration with jazz legend Bob Sedergreen ‘Bourbon Street to Brunswick Street’. He enjoys performing tunes by his favourite jazz composer Thelonious Monk, as well as film and TV music, and songs by Prince and Bowie.
Adam’s discography includes the following: Transmogrify (2004), Bayou Tapestry (2011), Bourbon St to Brunswick St (2015),and The Bowie Project (2015), Melbourneapolis (by Lake Minnetonka) an original score to the Cinema Viscera feature film Trench, and The Bowie Project 2: It’s Always Time. In 2020, Adam completed four albums and the soundtrack to the local independent feature film Apparitions.
Jaleh will tell you her life story as an Iranian woman through her voice and Daf (an ancient Persian frame drum). Performing a mixture of Iranian songs and sole improvisation. Jaleh started learning to play the Daf when she was 16 with one of the most well-known Daf masters of Iran Masoud Habibi. She has been searching for her place as a musician since then. During 2019, Jaleh jammed with flute and trumpet players discovering the versatility of the instrument and the diversity of music that can be played. At this time, she travelled with her instrument through Europe and started to find her path meeting amazing world folk musicians, learning different rhythms and also performing with Brazilian and Argentinian musicians. In February 2020, Jaleh participated in a music event in Chile, 'EtnoCahuil' playing the Daf and singing, playing in an orchestra, learning different Latin percussion and rhythms. Since then she has been invited to play as a guest for different bands. She is learning to play guitar and Oud exploring her own music from life experiences that have made her who she is now.
Guaranteed to dazzle with a conceptually driven performance that is an effortless blend of the sensual and the psychotic – she is, Azcadelia.
Introducing the daughter of the moon, Evana De Lune. This self-proclaimed lizard queen was created for the sheer purpose of your viewing pleasure. As a former classically trained dancer, her fetishes for the finer things in life thrusted her towards the rhinestoned art of burlesque. Evana is here to remind you of your deepest desires and bring completeness to your cravings. This glameleon will show you how naturally she can shed her clothes, as if it were her own skin.
This emerging member of the drag king community will take you on a gender bender you'll never forget… Sleazy whilst all together cheesy, Jenitals is here to please, baby! Making his drag debut as part of Kong's King's 'One Hot Minute' segment less than a year ago, Jenitals has erected himself as a firm figure within the Melbourne drag scene. Recently joining the ranks of 'SMASH!' – a troupe of gender fluid and POC performers – as well hosting and producing his own show 'The Hirsuit of Happiness', the only way is up from here, bb's! Performances are guaranteed to be silly and sexy resulting in audience members feeling a mixture of amused and aroused. What can he say, he’s versatile!
Tickets include: Complimentary bubbles on arrival Complimentary hors d'oeuvres Complimentary bubbles at midnight