Burleskathon - 24 Hours of Tease: Guinness World Record Attempt
March 22nd to March 23rd
Elena Gabrielle still had high spirits after four hours of burlesque dancing, but she still had 20 more to go. ‘‘There’s glitter and feathers and hair spray going everywhere,’’ she said during a quick break off stage at Abbotsford Hall in Collingwood.
She was one of nearly 100 dancers from across the country who were powering through a ‘‘Burleskathon’’ - a world record attempt at tag-teaming a burlesque show for 24 hours straight.
The show will be an official Guinness World Records result and was raising money for beyondblue and the White Ribbon Foundation. Advertisement Dancers ranged in ages from their 20s to 50s, and were a mix of professionals and newbies.There were even a few men, or ‘‘boylesque’’ dancers.
They’ll know if they’ve winked, twisted, and teased their way into the record books at Noon on Sunday. ‘‘We’ll probably have a couple of eyelashes hanging off, our costumes a bit tattered,’’ Ms Gabrielle said. ‘‘But it’s fantastic. We love what we do.’’
On March 22nd 2014, 77 Australian Burlesque performers completed a 24 hour continuous Burlesque performance to set the Guinness World Record.
Produced by Elena Gabrielle and Dolores Daiquiri, the record has now been officially confirmed and added to the Guinness World Record books.