"Creature of the tropics - passionate and unstable"
- Sherlock Holmes-
- Kiki Hawaiji is born.
- Becoming friends with gorgeous Bettie Blackheart and her husband Frank Doggenstein.
- Learning how to do Go Go Robics with the World Famous Pontani Sisters.
- Being amazed and stunned by the photos of Katharina Bosse in her book New Burlesque.
- Trip to New York and visiting Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art-School & Starshine Burlesque.
- Founding of Hulapirates - the first Finnish burlesque group together with Bettie Blackheart & Frank Doggenstein.
- Going around Helsinki and asking clubs for a possibility to arrange a burlesque party. No luck here, no luck there.
- Except with bar Päiväkoti in Turku where the first Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art-School Finland is held in March 2007.
- After sailing across the sea with Tattoobåten, me, Bettie and Frank came to a decision: Hell, let's have our own party! The official birth of Helsinki Burlesque.
- First Helsinki Burlesque Festival starring the Amazing Knicker Kittens Burlesque Revue, Miss Anne Thropy and Sugar Kane.
- First New Comer's Night is held for newbies and the success tells us, it's going to be an annual event.
- Bringing burlesque to the Kiasma museum of contemporary art in Helsinki twice! In may with the Knicker Kittens and in august with the mother of Dr. Sketchy, illustrator & artist Molly Crabapple.
- Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2009 starring Little Brooklyn, the Teaserettes and one of the first Finnish neo-burlesque groups the Itty Bitty Tease Cabaret - just to mention a few.
- Hulapirates Kabaree is seen in various events, for example in the summer cruise "From Helsinki to Honolulu via Hysteria" and Circus meets Burlesque in Tampere.
- Visit to New York, seeing astonishing Miss Rose Wood performing and winning a prize at the Monday Night Bingo.
- Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2010 starring the devil's own mistress - Satan's Angel, the queen of the fire tassels. On stage also World Famous *BOB* with her signature act "Martini Time".
- The finnish edition of Michelle Baldwin's Burlesque and the New Bumb-n-Grind is released.
- Birth of Turku Burlesque and focus on bringing burlesque to the west coast of Finland.
- Performing at the Lainsuojattomat -theater festival in Pori, Stockholm Burlesque Festival and Hootchy Kootchy Club in Sweden.
- Collaborating with Hulapirates Kabaree and Turku City Theater with the 4 show production Burn Inn - burlesque motel.
- Hulapirates Kabaree is proud to be the first one to introduce the art of tease to the Estonians at the Feministid tulevad kell kolm - art festival.
- Helsinki Burlesque Festival 2011 with the stars of the Tournée: Kitten on the Keys and Mimi Le Meaux together with wonderful Cherry Typhoon, Alotta Boutté and many more.
- Got myself a copy of Jo Weldon's Burlesque Handbook and thought "Wow! This is the world I want to be part of!"
- No one know what the future will bring, but I know my love for drag queens, whales, pom poms, exotica, 1960´s moves, cotton candy, my significant other and surrealistic story telling will stay.
Feel free to contact me via email: kikihawaiji (ät) gmail.com
|Burn Inn burlesque motel 2010. Photo: Rik Stavale.|
|Helmut's Delight 2010. Photo: Atelier O. Haapala.|
|Lainsuojattomat -festival 2010.|
|Glitter Grill 2010. Photo: Alejandro Lorenzo|