2016: Your Year Ahead in Burlesque

The new year is now underway, but what have you got planned for your burlesque calendar in 2016? The beginning of the year is often a quiet time in the performance year, so it’s a good time to take stock, make the most of any extra free time and get down to some planning and […]

Burlesque that goes Bump & Grind in the Night

If you think about it, burlesque and Halloween go hand in hand. Both give you the opportunity to dress up, step outside your normal persona and embrace another fantabulous / weird character for the night. With lots of spooktacular events happening around the globe and hundreds of Halloween-themed acts peeling, posing and teasing onstage, we […]

Beating the Burlesque Blues: Part 2

Welcome back to our mini-series on beating the burlesque blues. If you caught last week’s blog, we talked about sources of inspiration and how to go about rekindling your passion for the art form if you find yourself stuck in a rut. This week, we’re continuing the positive vibe and looking at other ways to […]

Beating the Burlesque Blues: Part 1

Almost any performer who’s done a reasonable stint on the scene will have encountered the Burlesque Blues at some point. Working in the creative industry as we do means that our work will inevitably ebb and flow; both in terms of scheduling and the amount of work we are undertaking at any one time and […]

The ABC Guide to Producing a Burlesque Show: Part 4

It’s the final week of our guide to producing your own burlesque show. In this blog we’re covering the last final bits and bobs you’ll need to remember when planning your own event. Running Order If you want your show to run smoothly on the night, we cannot stress the importance of a carefully planned […]

The ABC Guide to Producing a Burlesque Show: Part 3

Welcome back to the third part of our mini-series on producing your own show. We hope you’ve been finding the series helpful so far. We’ve covered a number of useful points in Part 1 and Part 2 including casting, crew, target audience and more, so this week we’ve got a few more few key things […]

The ABC Guide to Producing a Burlesque Show: Part 2

Welcome back to the second installment in our mini-series on producing your own show. Last week, we took you through some initial points to consider when taking the leap from the performing world to that of producing. Continuing on, we’ve got some further stages you’ll need to add to your to-do list in the run […]

The ABC Guide to Producing a Burlesque Show: Part 1

Many burlesque performers in the modern day also produce their own shows and events. However, producing your own event for the first time can be quite daunting and it brings many other responsibilities that you won’t have had to deal with when working purely in a performance capacity. As a performer, your job is to […]

The Importance of Sideline Businesses in Burlesque

Burlesque performers are a creative bunch. Well, that almost goes without saying; you need an imagination and a flair for creativity if you’re going to succeed in this business, but it goes beyond stage-craft, costuming, choreography skills and all the other stuff you actually see onstage in the final performance. The creativity of burlesquers extends […]