About Beautifully Haunted


 

Beautifully Haunted is a theatrical gothic belly dance and burlesque event presented once a year by the Sisters of Ishtar Bellydance Troupe, in partnership with dancers and artists from regional and metro WA and the Eastern States. 

Beautifully Haunted utilises goth, vintage and steampunk subcultures to allow performers to explore the inner darkness of being human - the shadowy sides of the soul that are rarely given expression.

 

Stories are the food of our souls. As dancers, we tell stories with our bodies, our costumes, our music, and our emotions. Beautifully Haunted tells stories that have power: stories in which our audiences recognise their own lived experience. Our stories are dark, sorrowful, intense, humorous, cathartic - and empowering.

 

We value freedom of expression in a

flourishing, diverse arts community.

OUR VALUES

To participate in ongoing conversations about

celebrating the value and art of subculture,

storytelling and self-expression.

To create a vibrant, theatrical and diverse 

performance scene that brings local,

alternative performers and audiences

together.

OUR

AIM

OUR

MISSION

When we talk about exploring dark themes, we are talking about telling the stories that are kept in the shadows: our fears, our traumas, our shame, our bodies - the many things which our culture labels taboo, only to find they have turned into monsters while we are not looking.

We want to carve out a safe space for these stories to be told, for subculture to find free expression, for art to be made without fear or boundaries, in a positive way. We believe that free expression is a vital part of a mentally healthy and resilient community.

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ABN: 71 378 774 493

Beautifully Haunted is produced by the Sisters of Ishtar, a Donnybrook-based theatrical dance troupe who explore an eclectic range of dance, theatre and performance art, inspired by both the beauty of the South West and the simultaneously terrifying and incredible experience of being human in the 21st century.

© Beautifully Haunted 
 

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