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Lilly Loca: New Zealand

By 13th September, 2018 No Comments
1. What city are you from?
Auckland, New Zealand!
 
2. What style of performance do you do and why?
Burlesque wise, I tend to be more on the neo end due to my gender-bending and character-driven performances, but I also dabble in Classic. My act ‘Absolem’ I’ll be performing at ‘The Big Tease’ in Melbourne is probably the most “classic” act in my repertoire, but still has a neo twist. 
 
3. How long have you been doing burlesque?
Since 2009, so nearly 10 years. 
 
4. What is your biggest achievement so far in burlesque?
Winning the national title of Supreme Grand Tease 2017!
 
5. What do you love about the art-form?
That it’s a true representation of the artists creativity. Burly artists curate and devise their own works, costumes, etc. Of course, we sometimes have help from costumiers and choreographers, but a lot of the ideas and implementation of them comes from the artist themselves. 
 
6. What city are you performing at in the festival?
Melbourne! I performed in my first ABF show in 2015 in Melbourne, and I fell in love with the city. I’m so happy to be returning!
 
7. What can audiences expect at the show/s you are performing at in October?
‘The Big Tease’ I feel has definitely more of a classic burlesque feel to it, incorporating amazing, glamorous costumes, props and high class, titillating acts. I feel very honored to be a part of the line-up and cannot wait to tread the boards of the Alex Theatre. 
 
8. Tell us a little about yourself. What do you do when you are not performing?
Outside of burlesque, I work as a professional actress, MC and presenter under my muggle name, Nat Hugill. I also work as an events promoter and producer and own my own boutique production company, Va-Va-Voom Productions. 
 
9. Any advise for those wanting to pursue burlesque?
Go to classes, do your research, network and be a life long learner. 
 
Photo credit: Bruce Jenkins
 
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