burlesque

Dancer: Babs Jamboree / Photographer: Claire Flint

The Art of Burlesque: When Less is So Much More

Often referred to as “the art of the tease”, modern burlesque is a reinvention of a style of entertainment featured in Europe and America from the late 1800s to the 1940s. While historically shows were a varied mixture of comedy, acrobatics, boxing, theater, and later the infamous striptease, “neo-burlesque” focuses more on the comedy/striptease end of things....