Cultivated by the unholy trinity of Glitta Supernova, Pluto Savage, and Fancy Piece, The Sequined Menace is an alliance of like-minded creative souls and a queer performance collective.

The performers hatched a plan to join forces one night whil

e discussing their dreams for their art.

“Coming together seemed like natural selection. All of us have independently been performing and producing events in Australia for some time now and wanted to create a platform to showcase our work further abroad,” Glitta said.

“Our styles merge well with our high camp, satirical and absurdist theatre — we’re all exploring the genres of burlesque, drag and storytelling.”

Between them, the four performers (duo Holly Bennett and Simone Craswell comprise Fancy Piece) have a wealth of experience in Sydney’s queer and alternative scenes.

The four are looking forward to fusing their different performance styles at the Red Rattler.

“I’m taking the opportunity to do one old show that I really enjoyed but was only seen by a limited audience in 2008, as well as a new show which explores my feelings and echoes the mixed community reactions to the Mardi Gras rebranding,” Pluto said.

Glitta described her act as “a cartoon porno parody of pop culture and a social commentary into the truth of what burlesque is meant to be — tongue-in-cheek satire with raw sex appeal.

“My style is colourful and kitschy with a high aesthetic. My acts have a strong narrative in a hyper-gendered theatrical bent and are usually quite camp.”

Fancy Piece’s Bennett and Craswell seemed to prefer to let their performance do the talking, promising to deliver “a brilliant bloody mess of shiny blasphemy”.

INFO: December 10, Red Rattler. Tickets $20/25. www.facebook.com/thesequinedmenace. It is also part of Mardi Gras 2012.

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