About Burlesque

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Diva Desaster

„In Burlesque, performers, usually female, often create elaborate sets with lush, colorful costumes, mood-appropriate music, and dramatic lighting, and may even include novelty acts, such as fire breathing or contortionists, to enhance the impact of their performance“

About Burlesque

 

Around the 18th century Burlesque was originally a form of humorous and satirical theatre that parodied current conventions.

 

The American style of Burlesque though, the type mainly performed today, developed not until a century later in the Vaudeville theatres of 19th century USA.

 

Here it evolved to a blend of dance, satire, performance art and comedy, paired with a striptease.

The importance however is in the tease rather than the strip, and dancers will always wear panties and pasties to cover the nipples.

 

Set up more like a circus than a theatre play, several individual acts are presented by individual performers, often with a host that guides the audience through the show.

Diva Desaster about Burlesque

 

When i get asked what Burlesque is I‘m always a bit short for words.

Burlesque can be everything, but needs to be nothing.

„In Burlesque, performers, usually female, often create elaborate sets with lush, colorful costumes, mood-appropriate music, and dramatic lighting, and may even include novelty acts, such as fire breathing or contortionists, to enhance the impact of their performance“ (Wikipedia)

How does Diva describe Burlesque?

Are there rules?

Yes there are, but then again, no! In Burlesque its ok to break rules.

In the end, every person has to decide for themself, what Burlesque means to them.

 

For me Burlesque means entertaining the audience, making them escape their daily routine for just a while.

It means celebrating confident and beautiful women.

It means appreciating the glitz and glamour of past days.

 

Diva