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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Burlesque Dance

Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects

The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery

Burlesque Dance is the perfect marriage of vaudevillian spectacle and striptease. The term itself dates as far back as the 16th century, but the act as we know it is a 20th century phenomenon, marked by elaborate costumes, satirical performances and many, many tassles.

Contemporary stars like Dita Von Tesse and World Famous BOB are icons of Neo-Burlesque, a craft that boomed in the 1990s with its edgier ensembles, gender-bending tendencies and oft-political undertones

Burlesque in New York City tends to be very performance art oriented as opposed to the more traditional 'fan dance' burlesque. It’s more about delivering a message or telling a story than it is about revealing a perfect body

World Famous BOB
Dotti Lux
Ms Tickle

Cheekie Lane

Nasty Canasta

Little Brooklyn
Madam Rosebud
Boo Bess


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