1st Fish&Whips Burlesque Contest

Fish and Whips’ Burlesque contest is back this summer, celebrating the best of Burlesque in Berlin!

This four day event celebrates the rich history of Burlesque Cabaret here in Berlin from the classic striptease act right through to the avant garde. The competition will take place over four days, culminating with a grand final on the Saturday night.

We are delighted to announce our world-class panel of judges:

Our judges will select a number of competitors from the 12th and 13th of July to perform again in the final on Saturday 14th July. The judges will then be awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to the winning finalists. There will be cash prizes up to €500 and other such goodies including high definition video footage, a free workshop @ Schönheitstanz for the winning act and photos of the performances. Also, of course all competitors are given the opportunity to showcase their work in Berlin and in front of industry professionals.

The competition is open to both newcomers and also established artists from Berlin and overseas. If you would like to take part in the competition then you can apply through our online registration form. Whether you are a cabaret regular or an intrigued newcomer you are guaranteed an unbeatable night out celebrating the eroticism and divine diversity of Burlesque here in Berlin!


The Fish&Whips Contestants 2011

Amber Vanilla, Aniczka Papillon, Bea deVile, Betty Badda-Boo, Carlotta Pearl, Coco Clownesse, Duchess Dubois, Dynamite Betty, Firelilly, Jet J'Adore, Kitty Gowild, Lady Tinkerbella, Les Femmes Brachiales, Little Miss Piss, Madame Banane, Maria, Master Of Hellfire, Sleazy Bake Lovin', Soup DuJour