Multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed artist, Jazida, is premiering her newest show
A noir burlesque extravaganza!
Criminal thief, Jazida, is on the loose having been accused of stealing a large sum of money…
She drops her clothes and you drop your guard… But our private eye is on the case!
Follow her as she flees through every speakeasy, cabaret club, circus tent and burlesque bar in town and seeif you can crack the case before our detective gets to her


ABOUT THE SPONSOR

Catch Jazida is sponsored by Unicorn Elixers and during this run at the Canberra Theatre, you can buy the limited edition Jazida versions of their shimmering and colour-changing Tropical Vodka Elixer, Gin Elixer and Strawberry Kisses Gin as well as mini pre-mixed cocktails....

Taste the custom drinks, hear the music, see the dancing, feel the stolen money and smell a thief... A multisensory extravaganza... the only question is, with all those senses, will you crack the case before our detective?

Use the code "CatchJazida" through their online store to get a Limited Edition bottle delivered to your house! https://www.unicornspirits.com.au/

ABOUT THE SHOW

Catch Jazida is a multisensory experience that merges burlesque and theatre. Catch Jazida has been in development over several years and received grant funding from ArtsACT in the ACT Government for creative development in 2019. Through this funding, this show has developed further with support of a director, supporting writer, sound designer and more!

Canberra

Inaugural 5-night public presentation of the show at The Canberra Theatre (Courtyard Studio)

  • 8:00pm, Wednesday 15 January
  • 8:00pm, Thursday 16 January
  • 8:00pm, Friday 17 January
  • 8:00pm, Saturday 18 January
  • 8:00pm, Sunday 19 January

Perth

4-night public presentation of the show at The Perth Fringe Festival at Connections in their main room theatre space

  • 6:00pm, Wednesday 29 January
  • 6:00pm, Thursday 30 January
  • 6:00pm, Friday 31 January
  • 6:00pm, Saturday 1 February

Adelaide

3-night public presentation of the show at The Adelaide Fringe Festival at The Nexus Arts Centre main room

  • 8:00pm, Friday 14 February
  • 8:00pm, Saturday 15 February
  • 8:00pm,Monday 17 February

About the Show

Catch Jazida has been in development over several years and received grant funding from ArtsACT in the ACT Government for creative development in 2019. Through this funding, this show has developed further with support of a director, supporting writer, sound designer and more!

Catch Jazida is a multisensory experience that merges burlesque and theatre


About the Artists

(Photo by Captavitae Photography)

Jazida (lead role)

Jazida has become recognised as one of Australia’s premiere burlesque performers, having been accepted to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2018, selected as a Featured Artist for the Australian Burlesque Festival 2019, chosen as the representative Australian Headliner for the Perth International Burlesque Festival in 2019 and selected as teacher on the Australian Burlesque Cruise 2020!

With a performance style defined by cheekiness, character and creativity and with a specialty for fan dancing, Jazida has won the hearts of the audiences and judges and has won multiple awards including Miss Burlesque ACT 2016, Baby Bombshells as part of the 2016 Australian Burlesque Festival, Burlesque Idol Canberra 2015. She has many other accolades under her belt and two years running has been voted in the top 10 of people who have made the biggest contribution to the Australian Burlesque Scene at The Busties (the Australian Burlesque Industry Awards)

As well as being a performer, she teaches weekly classes, runs a performance troupe (Jazida’s Fabulous Fan Dancers) and also run workshops across Australia. She is the founder of #JazidaPoductions and puts on regular sold out shows (“Decadence and Debauchery” being her main touring production). She works to facilitate professional development opportunities for local alternate performing artists and is passionate about artist development (herself receiving a grant for creative development from ArtsACT in the ACT Government in 2019). In addition to this, her passion for burlesque has seen her become a member of the board for the Australian Burlesque Museum.

Her flair for theatrics is combined with technical versatility, allows Jazida to incorporate a range of aesthetics into her acts (making her available for neo burlesque performances, classic burlesque performances, fan dancing, live improvisation, corporate gigs, theatre productions and community/PG events). This versatility stems from her background in belly dancing where she debuted on stage in 2009 soon becoming a seasoned belly dancer in Turkish restaurants across Canberra.

Artemis Seven (supporting actor)

Artemis Seven is trained in tap, contemporary, neo-classical, jazz & hip-hop dance and has performed across the globe. She has a history in theatre and film local to Australia and studied through workshops (ImproACT, Peter Wilkins, NIDA short courses in Sydney and ACT) and a month long by-application residency at NIDA (Syd).

She is the winner of Miss Innovative 2018 at Miss Burlesque Australia, Winner of Miss Burlesque ACT 2018 at Miss Burlesque Australia, Winner of Burlesque Idol Canberra 2017 and 2nd Place at New Follies 2017 as part of the Australian Burlesque Festival.


(Photo by 3 Fates Media)