Burlesque artist Glitta Supernova is bringing her latest show to the Northen Rivers as part of the Tropical  Fruits New Year's Festival 2015.
Burlesque artist Glitta Supernova is bringing her latest show to the Northen Rivers as part of the Tropical Fruits New Year's Festival 2015. Contributed

Glitta Supernova for Tropical Fruits

PERFORMANCE artist Glitta Supernova is coming back home with her latest show, Let's Get METAphysical.

The gig, part of the Tropical Fruits Festival 2015, is an opportunity for this former Ballina and Lennox Head resident to reconnect with her roots.

Formerly known as Sonja Bijl, this daughter of Dutch emigrants came to the Ballina shire in the 1970s.

Ms Supernova said her family moved here from the western suburbs of Sydney.

"In the 1970s, my family made the pilgrimage here following the hairy people," she said, referring to the alternative lifestylers influx during and after the Aquarius Festival.

"They took to the road as hippies and they pitched a tent in East Ballina,then we moved to Lennox Head.

"So I grew up in Lennox with a bunch of hippy kids, and went to Lennox Head Primary School and Ballina High" she said.

Ms Supernova was 17 when she moved to Sydney looking for adventure. Not long later she changed her name to Glitta Supernova.

The performer is back to the Northern Rivers for the first time with her solo cabaret show, Let's Get METAphysical, as part of the Tropical Fruits Festival.

Ms Supernova said the show is not a typical cabaret gig.

"It's a hybrid of burlesque and cabaret, a type of bent burlesque through laughter and chaos," she said.

"It's not recreating feathers and fans and 1950's pin ups, it's about making a parody of where we are right now as society.

"An audience member should expect a funny and truthful account of my evolution. This show is intimate but quite voyeuristic through humour."

At the Byron Theatre on Wednesday, December 30, from 8pm. $29. 18+


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