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Happy Holidays from BAM!

We here at BAM would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas (if you're into that type of thing) and a wonderful Holiday Season! We'd like to celebrate by looking back at the Christmas season and most importantly our BAM Christmas Variety show which was held on the 8th of December at the Cavern Speakeasy!

Cast of our Christmas show shot by Kevin Cassar.

We decided to kick off the Christmas season early with an early show this year! It was truly one to remember. With the beautiful backdrop of the Cavern Speakeasy (what a lovely bar) and the place packed with the loveliest of audiences, our show was a success and a perfect lead-into the festivities!

We had a it of everything, hence the show was a Variety, rather than simply a Burlesque show! We had beautiful feather wielding showgirls Lilithia Rose, Mabel Moonshine and Phage Nefarious, stitch-inducing comedy by Ed Vassallo, wonderful singing by Henk Wolswijk, Bella Stardust showing up in a wrapping paper dress and destroying it on stage, Henk Wolswijk as Santa and Alice Wolswijk as Rudolph, Mabel Moonshine dancing with her beautiful LED isis wings signifying Christmas tree lights, Undine LaVerve doubling as performer and the Mistress of ceremonies, a glove peeling competition and ever Santa ((her)self) - Phage Nefarious who even gave out several presents to lucky punters.

All photo are by Kevin Cassar

Our special guest for the evening was the Danish side-show artist and sword swallower Cecilia Gosilla. There are only 98 female sword swallowers in the talk about one in a million...this is one in less than a hundred and oh my, those who had the pleasure of watching our show were surely very lucky to catch this amazing performer of such a rare art showing her skill and bringing so much attitude to our little island and gracing our stage! In awe people watched Cecilia, she is a sight to behold on her own, let alone with a sword! This performer is a powerhouse of energy and attitude! She gives off vibes which seemingly should be conflicting - she's classy but she's a bit of a punk - but those elements lives so harmoniously in her making her truly unique and absolutely, without a doubt badass! Cecilia swallows a variety of sword in her performance leaving the audience gasping, yelping, shouting and whooping in shock / excitement and disbelief! But trust me, those swords are solid and dangerous!

Cecilia Gosilla by Kevin Cassar Here's a video of the night filmed by our wonderful friends at MTLATV Media House

We also held our Annual Burlesque Academy of Malta Christmas party to which all the academy students are invited! We've all had a wonderful Christmas and will continue celebrating the Festive season for the rest of the year. We wish you to do the same, all the best and to stay happy and safe in these times. if you'd like to catch us performing, we'll be dancing at the Moulin Rouge New year's Eve event by Select at Ivy House on the 31st of December. AND if you're eager to start Burlesque classes - a new Beginner's course starts on the 18th of January, please email or message us to sign up as space is very limited!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! xxxx

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