We were very excited that she engaged with us on Twitter liking the performance by Sassy La Showdoll to Two Hearts.
Our festival director, Sapphira, was inspired to move to London to pursue her singing career following the example of Kylie who also comes from Melbourne. When we launched the Ibiza Burlesque Festival in 2017 we realised Kylie had also been trailblazing on the Balearic Island headlining at Manumission in 1995.
For this festival we met with Dawn Hindle, the owner of Ibiza Rocks and co-founder of Manumission who was our guest interviewee and has been mentoring us with ideas for the festival. She is now owner of Pikes Hotel where Kylie stayed in her early days on the Island.
Our dedication included two burlesque performances adapted to Kylie songs.
Two Hearts by Zoe Kee – Kylie Minogue Tribute
Locomotion by Sassy La Showdoll – Kylie Minogue Tribute
We also had a burlesque dance class with Kween Kong to a Kylie track.
Sapphira read a chapter from her memoir ‘Burlesque or Bust‘ about her early days starting in burlesque in a costume dubbed ‘The Kylie’.
The footage of ‘The Kylie’ costume was included as part of the festival video programme.
Sapphira in ‘The Kylie’ – Kylie Minogue Tribute
Ibiza Burlesque Festival Cast Vote – Favourite Kylie SongWe had a little poll amongst the cast and crew about their favourite Kylie songs and this is what we learnt.
|Blue Virtue||All The Lovers|
|Dawn Hindle||Can’t Get You Out Of My Head|
|DJ Masyga||Can’t Get You Out Of My Head|
|Nonna Kareva||Can’t Get You Out Of My Head|
|Rock’n’Doll||Can’t Get You Out Of My Head|
|Sapphira||Can’t Get You Out Of My Head|
|Sapphira & Emilio Merone||Can’t Get You Out Of My Head|
|Scarlett James||Can’t Get You Out Of My Head|
|Anthony Pappa||Confide In Me|
|Brandy Montmartre||Confide In Me|
|Joelle D’amour||Confide In Me|
|Sugar Kane||Confide In Me|
|Tonestepa||Confide In Me|
|Kween Kong||It’s In Your Eyes|
|Paul Belly Dancer||It’s In Your Eyes|
|Maestro Maestra||Spinning Around|
|Danny Rampling||Step Back In Time|
|Violet Heart||Love At First Sight|
|Zoe Kee||Can’t Get Your Out Of My Head|
|Adora Belle||I Should Be So Lucky|
We had so much fun dedicating our festival to Kylie and we hope we can invite her to be our guest of honour in future years or, better still, get her to join us on the stage!