Burlesque: Tricks of the Trade Part 4

This week our Tricks of the Trade blog is back, with some very special guest advice. Professional Scottish burlesque performer (and former ABC student, many years ago!) Vendetta Vain has spent the last few years training as a circus artist in New York and London, and we’ve been lucky enough to catch her somewhere between […]

Burlesque: Tricks of the Trade Part 3

The ABC’s Tricks of the Trade blog is back this week with two Scottish stars of the burly scene: Glasgow’s own shimmy-shaking temptress and bird lover Kim Khaos, and Edinburgh-based performer, model and photographer Hettie Heartache. First up, Kim has some general tips for starting out your burlesque career. Recently returned from competing in the […]

Burlesque: Tricks of the Trade Part 2

Welcome back to the Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret’s Tricks of the Trade blog. Each week, we offer advice and tips on burlesque; everything from costuming, to acts, to music to secret suggestions and ideas from burlesque performers around the world. This week we welcome guest performer advice from two British burlesque beauties. Leeds-based Havana […]

Burlesque: Tricks of the Trade Part 1

If you search online, you’ll find hundreds of ‘How To’ burlesque videos, blogs, tutorials and more. Everything from tassel twirling to fan dancing and costume making, burlesquers are a creative bunch with a wealth of experience from their own work. With the DIY ethos of burlesque many are self-taught and as newcomers join the scene, […]