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Cabaret on the Canal!

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Welcome to Poplar Union’s Women in Focus edition of Cabaret on the Canal! Enjoy a glitter fuelled night featuring a host of fabulous misfits, clowns and courtiers ready and waiting to entertain you with a headline performance from iconic cabaret legends, The Frank Chickens!

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Frank Chickens

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Frank Chickens are a female led Japanese Pop Art music performance group, founded in London in 1982, with We Are Ninja (Not Geisha) hitting the charts. They started as a duo with Kazuko Hohki and Kazumi Taguchi, but have now expanded to a troupe, collecting highly talented, misfit women (plus a few gender fluid – and not so fluid – men) from Japan (and all over the world!).
Their live performances delight audiences with their unique choreography, satirical humour and explosive energy. It’s a feast of wit and visual extravagance!

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Bolly Ditz Dolly

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Presenting the tassel twirling, shimmy-shaking and body-loving Bolly Ditz Dolly! Celebrating the golden tunes and crowned UK Burlesque Idol of 2019, Bolly Ditz Dolly brings a spicy twist to Poplar Union’s Cabaret on the Canal and the London burlesque and cabaret scene.

Iron&Sparks

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Iron&Sparks are Henri T and Rachel Sparks. They explore sexuality and play with the outdated traditions of Ballroom dancing by always swapping the lead and follower roles in all their performances. They display equality in their dancing as a political statement. They aim to open the eyes of the audience to think differently about partner dancing and what it reflects in society in terms of gender constructs, relationship dynamics and individual potential.

Ms Paolini

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Let Ms Paolini and the JPP ladies take you by the hand and battle through the darkest of our days with nothing but love, absurdity, the ridiculous and the anarchic! Through provocation, entertainment, beauty, dance, burlesque and much much more, sit back, relax and let the chaos surround you.


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