The long history of burlesque
includes such early examples in Greece as Batrachomyomachia (The Battle of the Frogs and Mice), an anonymous burlesque
of Homer, and the comedies of Aristophanes (5th-4th century BC).
Although most Americans now associate burlesque
with striptease and runway shows made famous at the Minsky brothers nightclub in the 1930s, as a genre of American entertainment burlesque
has a much longer, more complex, and varied history.
O'Brien, a writer, and Perkoski, a photographer, document the history of burlesque
in Cleveland, Ohio, from the mid-1800s to the present, along with the story of Bella Sin, a Mexican immigrant who helped spur the neo-burlesque comeback in Northeast Ohio, and description of the current burlesque
scene in Cleveland at the Beachland Ballroom.
Competing in three categories, they'll step out on the red carpet in risque style and flaunt the best male talent Irish burlesque
and cabaret has to offer.
The Sugar Revue Burlesque
and Cabaret Show is a fabulous night of Christmas tinged variety entertainment featuring some of Scotland's top cabaret artists, brought to you by international showgirl Wild Card Kitty.
These performers bring with them impressive resumes and the desire to expand their burlesque
Stripteases, nipple tassels and sequins galore, whether you see burlesque
dancers as glorified go go girls or true artistes, it's a profession and a pastime popular with women worldwide.
The art of burlesque
has been growing for a few years now in the expat scene a walk down any street in Haebangchon and you won't miss the sexy stickers of Whitelies Burlesque
posted on the walls and inside elevators advertising their latest rock 'n' roll-themed show, or eye-catching House of Tease posters showcasing their latest take on sci-fi theater burlesque
Sure some of his plays were risque for their time, but Los Angeles's Toil and Trouble (ToilAndTroubleBurlesque.com) may be the first Shakespearean burlesque
company (he'd be so proud).
20, Jamie Rhodes, (burlesque
name: Victoria Voluptuous), and Shelly Palmer (burlesque
name: Chellena Star) will be hosting a burlesque
performance workshop at Care to Dance in Wichita, where participants will learn the basics of the sultry art form and unleash their inner burlesque
THE North Wales Burlesque
and Cabaret Festival returns to Llandudno at the end of January for its second year and organisers are keen to dispel the image of showgirls with large feathers in their hair parading around a stage to woops and screams from the audience.
Luckily, her mum came round, and Fallon, from Childwall, not only got to live her childhood dream, she's now one of the most successful burlesque
performers in Britain.
A MUM has opened a burlesque
dance school in the city centre, believing no-one can can-can quite like Coventry can.
Or you can really indulge for the weekend by including Club Rainbow Burlesque
tickets on the Saturday night - with seven top burlesque
artistes, compere Vivacious Trish and DJ Theo.
There's no denying the appeal of burlesque
- one that's lasted for centuries - although it's enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years.