What's On 2017
Friday night is the return of the fabulous Barefoot Cabaret show and this year we are delighted to announce that it will be once again hosted by multi-skilled performer Doe Demure of Skytribe Dance Studio. Doe has hosted burlesque and cabaret shows for Swingamajig, Strawberry Fields Festival, Americana International and Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival to name but a few, and she has a spectacular show planned for Barefoot Festival 2017!
Skytribe Dance Studio is based in central Leicester and specialises in Burlesque, Tribal fusion belly dance, hula hoop and pole dancing; plus offers a range of hen party workshops.
Doe Demure - Burlesque sweetheart, belly dancer and hula hoop artist, Doe Demure's vast performance experience includes fire hooping at the Miss Great Britain finals, opening act for band 'The Eels' and internationally at UKHG Banyoles, Spain. She is also choreographer to groups Chicas Locas Burlesque and Skytribe Tribal Fusion.
CJ Carnell - An ex traditional circus artist who has toured several tenting circus productions with her silks, double silks, net and rope performances around the UK and Europe. CJ also teaches aerial and circus skills having spent time with The Academy of Circus Arts and No Fit State Circus. CJ will be treating us to her new contemporary, characterised rope act.
DJ Ninja Bob - DJ Ninja Bob: Last year a massive hit with the Barefoot crowd, you were chanting his name and we listened. Ninja Bob describes his music as 'gypsy pop': A mix of alternative upbeat pop sounds and beats. Ninja Bob will play a DJ set after the Cabaret show.
Colin Skinner - Currently the resident magician at Leicester City FC and a member of The Magic Circle, Colin has been quietly gaining an impressive client base working up and down the country. Expect astonishing sleight of hand disguised with sharp wit - certainly not one to be missed.
The Vixen Trio - are an all singing all dancing tribute group. They have been performing and loving life together for many years and recently have rocked the socks off bookings in and around Leicester. Beautifully woven harmonies and fantastic comedic timing add twinkle to classic 40’s DooWop songs. They claim Motown songs and execute them with precision and sass, and lastly, TheVixenTrio cover pop songs and turn them into elegant visual feasts with empowering vocals. We are delighted to offer you a taste of foxy fun!
Chicas Locas - Locally famed for their cheeky charm and nearly naughtiness, Doe Demure's Chicas Locas perform burlesque at events and festivals throughout the Midlands. Last year they brought their Sailor Girls, this year they have a bouncier burlesque act for the Barefoot stage.
Skytribe Tribal Fusion - Tribal fusion is a modern style of belly dance fusing hip-hop, Gothic subculture and traditional belly dance styles to create a delicious and captivating performance.
Claire Schofield - A Leicestershire based belly dancer with a history of Ballet, Classical Dance, Egyptian Belly Dance and Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. She has performed in shows all over the midlands captivating audiences everywhere she goes and will be hitting the stage at this years Barefoot Festival.
Luna Jayne - the soft angelic levi-wander will be performing an encapsulating fire performance at Barefoot Festival. Expect to see hypnotic flows and your perception teased with illusions.
Chica Bonita - one of the UK’s leading professional dance entertainment companies, are back this year and are bringing their Brazilian spirit to Barefoot Festival.
The company specialises in Brazilian Samba and perform all over the UK at festivals, weddings, private parties, corporate events and more. You will be thoroughly entertained by their fancy fast footwork and a frenzy of feathers, transporting you to the sizzling hot Rio De Janeiro Carnival.
Gemma CakeyB - Aerial performer and resident instructor at Flight Fitness in Leicester for hoop, silks, and trapeze. After being inspired by the amazing feats of the circus, CakeyB has spent the past 6 years learning the aerial arts, now performing and teaching around the country.
Andrea & Chaines Dance Company - Chaines dance company is UK's leading multi-style dance troupe renowned for an unforgettable stage presence, glamour and energy in every move. Group is lead by Andrea - international artist, teacher, choreographer, show producer and owner of Chaines dance studio in Leicester.
Chaines provides first class entertainment for corporate events, weddings, parties and festivals in more than 20 different dance and proud themselves as one of the most versatile dance groups in the entertainment industry.