The so-called Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Tease, is a world-renowned burlesque and vedette performer who started as a fashion-and-fetish model who was inspired by vintage pinup and fashion. Publications kept printing that she was a burlesque dancer, too, so she tried her hand at it, relying on her former training in ballet to assist her. After a Playboy cover and a dramatic marriage to rocker Marilyn Manson, Dita was a household name, and she brought burlesque back into vogue. In fact, her act The "Art of the Teese" is the most successful burlesque show of all time. Her signature martini glass performance has seared itself into many minds. She's also a self-styled fashionista who has worked with designers such as Christian Louboutin and Louis Vuitton and appeared in magazines and best-dressed lists. Von Teese also has her own lingerie line and perfume.
A Fortunate Typographical Mistake Makes for a Powerhouse
When she thinks back on it, Dita Von Teese could have used her birth name, Heather Sweet, as it was suitable for an adult performer. Von Teese was attracted to lingerie, classic pinups such as Bettie Page and sensual imagery for nearly as long as she could recall. It was a seemingly odd preoccupation for someone who was born and raised in rural Michigan, and her father didn't approve of her interests. Neither did the burlesque star think she could actually make it big posing and performing. She kept her main job for the first several years. Dita realized she might be able to perform full-time around the time that she posed for Playboy's Christmas cover in 20002 and her name became known in the mainstream. Ironically, the magazine told her she had to choose a name, and she opted for "Dita" after an actress she admired at the time. "Von Teese" came from a phonebook entry, except she had actually told the magazine "Von Treese." When they left out a letter, the vedette rolled with it. After all, it's perfectly fitting for an adult performer.
Where can I buy Dita Von Teese tickets?
You can purchase Dita Von Teese tickets at Stubhub.
Will Dita Von Teese perform in 2019?
The burlesque entertainer has scheduled one stop at the Palace Theatre in LA with Marc Almond in October and several stops in Australia and New Zealand toward the end of the year. The tour will continue on to Europe in 2020.
Will Dita Von Teese visit a city near me?
Dita's 2019 Glamonatrix tour includes stops in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. She'll visit many northern and western cities on her European tour.
When should I buy Dita Von Teese tickets?
Past tours such as Strip Strip Hooray have sold out, so you'll want to buy tickets to a live Dita show as soon as possible.
What is a Dita Von Teese show like?
Dita's performances are adult in nature as she pulls off layer upon layer of cleverly crafted costume pieces. Although she's added elements of dance to her performance, she focuses on communicating rather than trying too hard for technical perfection. Dita often performs in large venues and may be joined by singers, dancers or other performers. Her Glamonatrix tour will include acts such as Australian burlesque darling Zelia Rose and Dirty Martini. Burlesque audiences can be quite rowdy as performers strip.
How will this tour differ from Dita's previous burlesque acts?
Glamonatrix includes four new acts, including a reinvention of the classic "Surprise Cake" routine, out of which Dita will emerge. She'll act as a cat-tamer in another act and, of course, do her martini glass routine. This show is sure to offer fresh entertainment even for fans who have seen Dita Von Teese perform in the past.Back to Top
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