Spotlight on: The New Orleans Burlesque Festival

As new burlesque has grown since the beginning of the 21st century, so too have the number of festivals around the world celebrating the art form. With the long-standing Miss Exotic World (now The Burlesque Hall of Fame) setting the bar, producers and performers around the world have a high standard to aspire to. With […]

Audience Etiquette at a Burlesque Show

Burlesque is as much about the audience as it is about the performer. As a genre of theatre / cabaret / dance (or however else you define it) the interactive relationship between those onstage and those in the audience is crucial and it’s what sets burlesque apart from other performance types. In an era when […]

ABC How To: Dress for a Burlesque Show

Burlesque shows have connotations of glamour and sophistication and that doesn’t just apply to the performers, but the audience too. Many burlesque events encourage audience members to participate; to go all-out in their own fabulous outfits, which gives you the perfect excuse to dig out your best dress and get glammed up to the nines. […]

Burlesque & Cabaret at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

We performed at our first Fringe show in 2007 and when we look back, it’s amazing to see how much burlesque and cabaret has expanded within the festival over the last few years. From a handful of small-scale shows in basement bars to huge, upscale events in the Spiegeltent and a plethora of nightly shows […]