© 2019 by Zizi Zinnona

Zizi

Zinnona

Burlesque Artist 

Picture by Shoikan Photography

Current Performances

Anarchy in the EU

For decades, the grand ideal of Europe and the EU was glorious. It promised peace and prosperity; it was the cradle of Western culture. Recently, this idyllic idea has started to crack with Brexit showing the ugly side of the European utopia. This act describes both the glory days and the disintegration of the grand ideal of Europe.  

Picture by Sophie Vos Photography

Ode to Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is on stage doing her world famous ‘Wir Schaffen Das’ speech, arguing for a better solution to the refugee crisis in Europe. Suddenly, her speech is intersected by loud music. The German Chancellor slowly transforms into the sexual animal and bad-ass superhero she secretly is…

 

Picture by Verena Gremmer

Trump and the Feminists

Feminists have been fighting for social change since the beginning of the previous century. Zizi Zinnona transforms from a suffragette to a 1970's feminist to a fourth-wave Beyonce character. But then: 'I simply grab them by the pussy'. Will she be trumped  by Donald Trump?

 

Picture by Michael Potts

Literary Burlesque Act

An ode to the female body. Zizi Zinnona is a fictive creature of endless curves, copious curves.  The richly eloquent fashion in which she negotiates her stunning voluptuousness simply speaks volumes. Layers of language are slowly peeled off, and so are her clothes... This literary burlesque act is in Dutch. 

 

Picture by Peter Drehmanns

Meet Zizi

Zizi Zinnona is a burlesque artist and producer based in the Netherlands. Her performances are characterized by her keen sense of humor, dramatic flair, unconventional music choices and voluptuous body. Her custom blend of politics and playfulness, feminism and froufrou, comedy and curves makes her one of the Netherlands' most beloved performers. Zizi produces the Dutch Burlesque Festival and the show Pussy Grabs Back at Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2019. 

Notable performances include:

- Bavarian Burlesque Festival, Germany

- Berlin Burlesque Week, Germany 

- Berlin Burlesque Festival, Germany

- Bratislava Burlesque at Bohema, Slovakia

- Bristol Burlesque Festival, United Kingdom

- Burlypicks the Netherlands

- Club Oostpool, Schouwburg, Nijmegen

- Carnivale Festival, The Hague

- Croatian Burlesque and Cabaret Festival

- Ferrara Burlesque Festival, Italy

- Film by the Sea FilmBoekenBal, Vlissingen 

- Glasgow Festival of Burlesque, United Kingdom

- Hamburg Burlesque Festival, Germany

- Nasty Women Exhibition, Alkmaar

- Oslo Burlesque Festival, Norway

- Showman's Fair, Utrecht

- Smoky Jazz Club @ Mayer Manor, Amsterdam 

- Stuttgart Burlesque Festival, Germany

- Superwomen Bodensee Burlesque, Germany

- Subculture Cabaret, Amsterdam 

- The Poetry Brothel, Utrecht

- Vienna Boylesque Festival, Austria

For an overview of upcoming performances, see here

Picture by Sophie Vos Photography

Picture by Daggi Binder at Berlin Burlesque Festival

 
 
 
 

Read Zizi: in the Media

Workshop

Over the years, Zizi has developed her own unique kind of political burlesque. In the workshop Grab ‘m By The Pussy: using your anger to make awesome political burlesque she shares her experience in creating these acts and provides a road map for everyone to create an act about the things that make them angry in the world.  

Picture by Sophie Vos Photography

 
 

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Picture by Michael Potts

Talk to Zizi

Book 

Zizi

Zizi Zinnona can be booked for parties, festivals, events and photo shoots. Full acts as well as walk-around performances and custom shows are possible. Get in touch to find out more!

Video footage of all acts is available upon request at zizi.zinnona@gmail.com. 

Act 'Ode to Angela Merkel'

Picture by Verena Gremmer Fotografie