Cabaret Parisien - A French Burlesque Spectacular website review by Kieran McNamara photography: Kieran McNamara
Cabaret Parisien - A French Burlesque Spectacular presented by Strut Events and Waterfront on the Pier took place on Saturday, 30 July at the Waterfront on the Pier, Port Melbourne
special thanks: TJ Novakovic
The Cabaret Parisien - A French Burlesque Spectacular by Strut Events was performed at the Waterfront on the pier restaurant in Port Melbourne. Prior to the show commencing, the dancers wearing their beautiful, feathered costumes greeted guests as they arrived and were available for photos. Waterfront on the pier provides an excellent bar and dining facilities and menu and the tables were arranged around a dance floor with the DJ and coloured lighting also included. I wasn't able to enjoy any of the food but it certainly looked nice and tasty as it went past.
The entertainment consisted of two floorshows, and both were dynamic and entertaining with all the performers being very good. There was a portion that included live singing whilst the dancers entertained and the dances included lifts, high kicks, Can-Can and plenty of feathers. The costumes were colourful and the motion of fabric was wonderful. Including a mix of male and female dancers brought nice variety and provided an opportunity for all dancers to show off their skills and expertise. The costumes looked great, and the dancers used all the dance floor as they moved around so there was plenty of variety of steps and movement to enjoy.
Having a DJ and with the dancer’s encouragement, most of the people joined the dancers for some dancing post show and were wearing some of the accessories from the period. The guests seemed to enjoy the dancing and the DJ was playing good music that encouraged them to dance and remain on the dance floor, it created a lively and fun atmosphere. This was a fitting way for the evening to end after drinks, dinner, and the performances. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and hopefully I'll be able to enjoy some of the food next time as well.
URBAN VEGAS TURNS 11+1 website photography: Robert Wilson of Angelite Photography text: Marina Sklyar and Natasha March
We are meeting today with Kavita Chabra, the owner and creative, behind the scene event organiser of Urban Vegas Melbourne. Urban Vegas Melbourne is an advertising and marketing company that offers different flavas of beats and rhythms to Australians living in Melbourne. Urban Vegas started operating back in July 2010 and since then has been organising many interesting events with a professional targeted audience to keep Australia and the local community entertained and connected. Urban Vegas invites performers and popular artists from across the world while their events gathered thousands and thousands of spectators and VIP guests at the most popular and prestigious locations. Urban Vegas never forgets their experiences. The atmosphere of their parties is always amazing, uplifting and absolutely unforgettable. It varies in the depths of cultures, fun and positive vibes. You will know it as the evening will be the one to remember.
MS: Hi Kavita, thank you for agreeing to spare your valuable time with our magazine. We would like to ask you a couple of questions.
What is Urban Vegas and how did the idea of establishing this company come to you?
KCh: Hi Marina, thank you for this opportunity to be interviewed by Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly and Marquis Artbook Magazines and thank you for your time.
I am a graphic designer. I like to be unique when it comes to designing things. I got inspiration to call my company "Urban Vegas" when I was traveling in LA and Las Vegas. I had contemplated various names and the only one stood out and it was "Urban Vegas". It gives room for imagination...
MS:. Tell us please about your background, your other talents and what do you do apart from Urban Vegas events?
KCh: I was Born in Malaysia and lived in Singapore and UK. I have been living in Australia for the last 17 years. I have been in the education industry all my life, it runs in the family. All my siblings are also teachers. I am very creative and innovative. My father always said: “Whatever you are doing, do it from your heart”. You should like what you do otherwise there is no point in doing it at all.
MS: What is Urban Vegas style and who are your guests? Why do you think this venture is so successful?
KCh: It depends on the event, all my events are different. If I am organising an artist from India, then my guests are anyone within the related community and they can buy tickets. For my private functions I obviously invite only moderate crowds and the targeted audience.
MS: What is your favorite event you organised so far? What is so challenging in your work on events and marketing?
KCh: My most favorite are Spice Market event, Eureka event and Miss Collins event - these premises have specific sizing for big crowds. You can have drinks and a bit of dancing there or you can go just for a chat and networking and make new friends. These venues are designed for people of all kinds of background, age and taste.
MS: Who is your favorite artist? Who inspires your work?
KCh: I like Andy Warhol, an American visual artist, who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Some of his best-known works include silkscreen paintings, multimedia events and experimental films.
MS: How do you see Urban Vegas in 2-3 years from now?
KCh: It will grow. I am looking to expand the company and approach different communities by organising more multicultural events.
MS: What is your most secret wish?
KCh: My most secret wish is to travel a lot more. I love meeting new people, I get inspired by independent creations and visual artworks. I get the best ideas when I travel. My favorite country is USA
MS: Is there something that you still work on to achieve?
KCh: I am happy living and working in Australia, and Melbourne is my home. I would love to expand my business in Malaysia though.
MS: What do you plan for your next event?
KCh: I will be inviting international artists in August and September. In October I am looking into organising another multi-cultural event and in November I will have a break
Thank you very much for your answers and your time, Kavita. We wish you all success in your future work and events.
About Urban Vegas July 2 2022event. URBAN VEGAS TURNS 11+1: EXCLUSIVE HOLLYBOLLYWOOD AFFAIR MASQUERADE BALL took place 2nd of July 2022 at the Le Ciel, Richmond and was presented by Urban Vegas Melbourne https://www.facebook.com/UrbanVegasMelb
After all the hard work, efforts and achievements of solid 12 years of running different level scope of events (e.g.: organising festivals, concerts, international acts, club events, dinner dance parties, networking and corporate events by Kavita of Urban Vegas Melbourne) it’s time to celebrate the remarkable moments we have all shared together: all thanks to our beautiful and brilliant memories. It was time to jump with joy to celebrate with a Masquerade Night full of mystery, elegance and class with an extraordinary crowd. The guests prepared their most exquisite masks, got dressed in their finest attire for the night of dazzling luxury and unique glamour. DJs were restless, grooving to their core with the latest songs along with Bollywood and electronic fused with R&B, old skool, retro to urban fused with western commercial hits throughout the night, so were the dancers inviting more and more guests to their circle.
Famous Groove To The Mashup Elvin Nair & DJ Ash
There was live drumming, live performances, samba dancers, violin player @Ladyemplaysviolin.
There were VIP tables, drinks, champagne toasts, confetti and door gifts.
The multi-level Le Ciel venue in Richmond deserves to be spoken about separately: luxurious space, complimented by cote d’azur marble bars, flooded with natural light, plush carpets and gold bars - just to take your breath away. During the event we all experienced being greeted by the panoramic city skyline while grabbing a glass of bubbly and taking in the CBD’s skyscrapers, Royal Botanic Gardens, Governor’s House, and the iconic scenery of Old Richmond - just phenomenal perspective on the city - views to remember and luxury venue finishes in every corner.
I can only say that we were treated to the best!
...And what a glamorous flock of women all dressed in cocktail floor-length dresses, or sexy short dresses while men were wearing their tuxedos or formal clothes. All guests wore masks as a requisite for the party.
Thanking Kavita and all the organisers at Urban Vegas Melbourne for this event. Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine and Marquis Artbook were proud of covering this event (media: Robert Wilson of Angelite Photography, Asi Perera of Gravity Art Film Production and Marina Sklyar, journalist).
Urban Vegas expresses its special thanks to Excell Security, Marwaha Conveyancers, Envision Enterprise, Luxury Real Estate Agents, Young Designers Gallery, Aibotics Digital, The Whisky Hub, Jatt Life, O & Z Events; Simi Seeme, Hans Seerungen, Morgana, Amandeep and Abhi Sharma, for supporting this event.