Category Archives: Burlesque

“Butthoven’s 5th Symphony” by Michelle L’Amour. I…I Just Couldn’t Stop Watching…

Every so often I like to take the time to highlight some of the truly innovative, impressive burlesque performances out there.

Is this one innovative? Impressive? Spectacular?  Well, I’m not sure exactly how to classify it at all, but this act by Michelle L’Amour sure gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “cheeky performance”. It nearly had me rolling on the damn floor!

Just take a look:

Michelle L’amour performs “BUTTHOVEN’S 5TH SYMPHONY” from franky vivid on Vimeo.

Awesome!

“Crazy Horse” Premiers in Dallas This Friday!

The hot burlesque documentary Crazy Horse opens this Friday at The Angelika Theater!

Since its founding in Paris in 1951, the Crazy Horse has set the standard worldwide for elegant, elaborate, and breathtakingly beautiful strip tease. This new documentary by Frederick Wiseman takes us backstage for the first time, giving us a look at the countless hours of practice, choreography, and costuming spent behind the scenes to put on such a spectacular one-of-a-kind production!

This film is a must for burlesque performers looking to hone their craft! Watching consummate professionals like these strut their stuff on film will not fail to impress, and the jaw-dropping costume and lighting effects in this movie alone will leave you floored. Read the rest of this entry

How To Produce Kick-Ass Burlesque Shows! – The Great Vivienne Vermuth Talks Getting Into The Business, Finding Inspiration, And Surefire Ways To Get Any Audience On Their Feet

 

Vivienne Vermuth is a professional makeup artist and performer who has produced one-of-a-kind burlesque shows for many years. Her over-the-top productions have a reputation for incredible success, regularly selling out venues and attracting a rabid following of loyal fans.

Want to see her in action? Vivienne’s next production is the Vaudevillian World’s-Fair-themed “Showgirl Follies” in Dallas on Friday, Feb 25th! She can also be found debuting an incredible new act in the upcoming Viva Dallas “Technicolor Fairy Tales” on March 2!

Kick back and enjoy our lovely interview with this talented burlesque pro: Read the rest of this entry

Latex Fashions (part 2): Sexy, Sleek, Beautiful, And Absolutely Over-The Top Costumes!

Latex Custom Couture Dress by Vex Clothing (VexClothing.com) - One-of-a-kind My Fair Lady ascot gown made entirely of latex!

Perfect for the burlesque stage or high concept themed photoshoot, these outfits are not for the timid, but they are attention-getting and fun!

Smooth and shiny and in bold high contrast colors, latex packs a punch for burlesque performances, especially if you’re portraying an animated character or enacting a super-kinky concept.

There are many gorgeous latex outfits out there, but here are a few creations that can really dazzle onstage. Far from the standard black dominatrix wear or simple nurse outfit, these couture latex costumes are true works of art! Click on any of the pics for order information and more about the designers. Have a look:

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The Burlesque Top 50 is out!

This year’s Burlesque Top 50 is out!

This annual list highlights the top 50 industry figures in the burlesque world. Take a look! If you’re a burlesque afficionado, you’re sure to spot some of your favorite performers (along with great pictures and videos). And if you’re unfamiliar with modern burlesque, the list is a great place to start! You might just learn a thing or two. Read the rest of this entry

Sunday Spotlight: The Red Hot “Vaudezilla” Troupe of Chicago!

Burlesque troupes don’t get much hottter than Vaudezilla!

Created in 2008 by burlesque superstar Red Hot Annie, this production company has been a force to be reckoned with from the beginning. This talented group is a subject of the new documentary film “What A Tease!” and are setting a whole new standard in Chicago for burlesque variety shows.

One of the strengths of this troupe is its incredible diversity! Instead of pulling together burlesque starlets with very similar styles, Vaudezilla casts a wide net, in the tradition of classic vaudeville productions. Read the rest of this entry

How To Start A Career In Burlesque: Carmen Diablo of “The Burlesque Experience” Describes The Best Way To Break Into The Business

Burlesque performer and instructor Carmen Diablo. (photo by David McGhee)

After seeing their first burlesque show, almost every woman wants more!

They want to see more of the glamorous performers. They want to attend more shows, to get to know their local burlesque community, to become a part of our world…because they can instantly see how much fun this is!

Yet even more than that, most women watching from the audience secretly want to be on stage themselves. They want to experience the thrill of taking their clothes off, of expressing themselves, of being a star, of feeling sexy and making the audience want them.

So, the question most women are asking as they walk away from their first burlesque show is: how can I get up on that stage? How can I break into the burlesque business and where do I start? Read the rest of this entry

Stage Kitten 101: The Ultimate Secrets Of Stage Kittening From A Burlesque Pro!

Never stage kittened before? Not even sure what the heck a stage kitten is? Well, take a look at this expert stage kittening how-to put together by cheeky burlesque star Zenda LaBelle!

Zenda is a member of The Starlets burlesque troupe in Dallas, and is well known for her saucy performances. She also has an impressive amount of stage kittening experience. As you will see, this star believes that stage kittening is the best way to get to know the burlesque performers in your area and the ins and outs of this great business…all while having a lot of fun! Read the rest of this entry

Video Of The Dirty Blonde’s Debut Burlesque Performance!

Performing burlesque for the first time was the biggest thrill in the world! What is it about glitter, rhinestones, and twirling pasties that feels so right?

Here is video from my very first night on stage as a burlesque performer. Hope you love it!

See anything you like in this act? Have suggestions about ways I could improve? Leave a comment and let me know…

Ostrich.com Going Out Of Business Sale! HUGE Markdowns Right Now On Burlesque Fans, Boas, and Feathers!

200 gram Turkey Feather Boa from Ostrich.com

Ostrich.com, the country’s premier source for feather boas and fans, is going out of business! Use promo code CLOSEOUT2011 and get huge savings right now throughout the site!

This business has been the go-to source of feathers for burlesquers around the world (including Red Hot Annie, Michelle L’Amour, Sparkly Devil, and more).

Don’t wait! Items are going very very fast during this amazing closeout sale…

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