Does burlesque still exist?
The art of burlesque first came onto the scene in the mid-nineteenth century, and though its popularity somewhat cooled in the early 1900s it’s now having a big moment of revival. Neo-burlesque, as the movement is called, has people packing cabarets once again.
What to expect at a burlesque show.
While the performers do remove layers of clothing, the end goal is not to see everything. Most performers end in pasties and a variety of bottoms. Some performers start on the stage that way and add layers of clothing. The main point of burlesque is to tease and titillate, rather than expose all. Burlesque Performers do elaborate dance routines on stage dressed in erotic period costumes from the 19th century-complete with corsets, miniskirts, tassels, garters, stockings, feather boas, and lots and lots of lace.
Why do people go to burlesque?
Burlesque shows allow for personal exploration and entertainment to collide. Entertainment can bring novelty and vitality to everyday life, including one’s sexuality. Many seek out burlesque for the same reasons. Overall, a Burlesque show is meant to be fun. It’s meant to be entertaining and maybe just a little bit irreverent, but always fun!
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