About Lilikoi

As seen in: La Clique, La Soiree, Circus Oz, Limbo, Club Briefs, Hot Brown Honey, Glory Box, Burlesque Hour, The League of Sideshow Superstars, Timeout Londons Freakshow, Miss Behaves Mess, BBC’s Best of the Fest Edinburgh, Live with Lilikoi, Lilikois Cabaret Cavalcade, Kaos Kreepshow, Cafe De Paris…and so much more

“…Lilikoi, whose larger than life attitude transcends all communication barriers.”
Sydney Morning Herald

A blur of dynamic, fierce and powerful energy. Imagine if Sailor Moon, Lucille Ball and Tank Girl where combined, rolled in a pile of sequins, doused in vodka and struck with fifty thousand volts… you’d get somewhere close to Lilikoi.
She has hypnotised audiences from London to New York, Buenos Aires to…Wollongong with her heart-breaking hip-shaking hula-hooping and unparalleled comic timing.

Whether effortlessly spinning 50 hoops around her waist, performing incredible sideshow stunts, or Mcing with mischievously cheeky wit, This half-Hawaiian hurricane will leave you stunned, blushing, giggling inappropriately and cheering for more.

“Highlights of the performance were Lilikoi, reminiscent of Bette Midler in both stature and energy, and who engaged constantly with the audience as she worked the stage.”
Broadway World

Lilikoi is a multi-award winning Australian/Hawaiian powerhouse. She directs, performs, produces and teaches all around the world. She has worked with some of the most recognised Circus/Cabaret producers today including; La Clique Int, La Soiree Int, Briefs Factory, Hot Brown Honey, Finucane & Smith, Circus Oz, And Strut &Fret. She is Artistic Director of her own Companies- Bekoi Productions & Lilikoi Productions, which are involved in research and development projects, creating new work, shows and acts on a regular basis. She is exploring her roots in acting and comedy, experimenting with how they integrate with the post Cirque Du Soleil era of circus. She is currently performing in London’s West End in multiple shows.

Lilikoi has directed and produced for: Londons The Roundhouse, Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, Theatreworks, Byron Bay Bluesfest, London Wonderground Southbank, Adelaide Fringe and more.

 

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Lilikoi grew up travelling the world with her circus and street performer Hawaiian mother. As a second-generation contemporary circus performer she is fluent, artistic and original in her use and presentation of circus and physical theatre. Dubbed ‘The Princess of Circus, Sideshow and vaudeville’ because of her understanding of these genres. Her distinct and entrancing style has captivated audiences for years.

Lilikoi worked professionally in television, theatre and film from 5 years old, acting in commercials, films and successful tv series such as Blue Heelers, High Flyers and Driven Crazy. She toured and performed Circus with her mother from very young but her first professional contract was when she was 8 in Circus Capers as an aerialist in Singapore. Since then she has performed all over the world as an aerialist, clown, sideshow performer, trapeze artist, acrobat, Mc and hula hooper.

She performed and toured with Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary Circus company, Circus Oz as a lead character for two years. Lilikoi has headlined cabarets all over the world, she has played in Londons West End in shows such as Circus London, Cafe De Paris, Black Cat Cabaret, The Box, Soho Burlesque The Hippodrome, The Playboy Club, Baroque, Proud (etc). She has performed in New York (La Scandal, Equal Parts Light and Dark Interactive experimental theatre Harlem), Seattle (The Can Can Club), All over Australia, Berlin and more.

She formed all female circus group Parasouls (2009-2011) and wrote, directed and performed in their debut show as part of the first Circus Works Season for Theatre Works, receiving rave reviews. She created H.E.F.A.S. comedy duo who performed across Australia and the UK.

As a founding member of well-known and stand out Circus-sideshow group Opposable Thumbs, she directed and performed in their major show Circuside which helped change the shape of contemporary sideshow in Australia. She runs, curates, produces and performs in Kaos Kreepshow, as well as, Lilikoi’s Cabaret Cavalcade (which has been running for 7 years) and was also integral in the creation of Australia’s first youth run youth circus Trick for whom she directed and performed in the show that won the 2006 Melbourne Fringe ‘Best Circus Show’, ‘ACAPTA’ and ‘Best Family Show’ awards.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Culture and Communication from The University of Melbourne. During her degree she took the opportunity to focus much of her research on circus history and women in performance as well as creating several circus- based films, she frequently speaks at ACAPTA (Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association) Conferences and National Circus Festivals, about industry topics drawing from her research at university.

Lilikoi directed and produced a show at The Roundhouse (London) in collaboration with Ron Arad and emerging circus performers called Concentrics which was the first of many opportunities to display her aesthetic in the Northern Hemisphere.

 
Lilikoi is a regular Judge for Melbourne Fringe as well as The Australian Burlesque Festival. Lilikoi was very proud to MC and perform at the first Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival in Melbourne, a festival which brought together artists with Pacific Islander heritage who live in Australia. She created, produced, directed and performed in ‘Live with Lilikoi’ an interview series created to help promote Fringe shows and artists.

Lilikoi recently got a degree in Pilates because she is wants to help promote better care of Circus performers by implementing pilates technique in their practice.

She has starred in award winning La Clique (Brighton Fringe UK & Edinburgh Fringe (UK), La Soiree, Limbo, Finucane & Smiths ‘Burlesque Hour’‘Glory Box’(Buenos Aires) and ‘Caravan Burlesque (Australia tour), Miss Behaves Mess Tent (UK, Latitude festival, Edinburgh festival) TimeOut Londons ‘Freakshow’ 3 years in a row (London Southbank), The League of Sideshow Superstars (Australia), BBC Best of the Fest Edinburgh…and this is just scratching the surface, for more buy Lilikoi a bottle of vodka and she’ll tell you herself.

People and Links:

Lilikoi has collaborated and worked with a lot of artists all over the world:

Quotes:

“I’ve never felt so grossed out but also turned on at the same time”
audience member

“I don’t like her”
a lot of people

“I like her, she is incredible”
also a lot of people

“Lilikoi is the best, a superstar, no one Compères like her or compares to her”
Mum

“I’ve seen better…”
Blind dude