Kitten N Lou at the Toronto Burlesque Festival 2015, by Chris Hutcheson.

Kitten ‘N’ Lou’s Toronto Burlesque Festival Diary 2015

Presenting: The Toronto Burlesque Festival with Kitten ‘N’ Lou (aka: Poutine and Pool Lounging, eh?) Can we talk about the Canadians? WHAT MAKES THEM SO NICE AND PLEASANT?! Is it their socialised healthcare system? The fact that they’ve had marriage equality for a while now? That their national ‘dish’ is essentially a pile of French […] Read more…

Aerialist Jo Foley and Graeme Clint performing at the Sublime Boudoir Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 Afterparty.

Behold! The Burlesque Afterparty to end all Afterparties!

This year at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, sensational-spectacle-specialists Sublime Boudoir took the notorious burlesque afterparty to a whole new level. After each showcase from Thursday to Sunday, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend guests were treated to an afterparty with a different fantastical theme: ‘Enchanted Garden’, ‘Victorian Mansion’, ‘Exotic Far East Temple’ and […] Read more…

Julie Mist at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard

Burlesque Legends Shine in Titans of Tease Showcase (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016)

Kay Sera reports on the 59th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. There are so many fabulous reasons to attend The Burlesque Hall of Fame, but perhaps none more so than the opportunity to ‘bare’ witness to the Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase, featuring the living legends […] Read more…

Burlesque dancer Perle Noire with her new troupe, House of Noire. Photo by David L. Byrd

Perle Noire Builds Her House

To see Perle Noire is to be instantly dazzled. You can tell she’s a rock star simply by the way she enters the stage. She combines her natural talent with relentless hard work and investment, and has become one of the most desireable stars on the international burlesque circuit today. Hotly pursued as an instructor, […] Read more…

Ginger Valentine and Missy Lisa in the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase, April 2016. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Burlesque Showcase: Ginger Valentine and Missy Lisa at Viva Las Vegas 2016 (PHOTOS)

Next, it’s double the pleasure at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 2016, courtesy of divine Texas duo Missy Lisa and Ginger Valentine. Every performer in the Burlesque Showcase is personally invited by Audrey Deluxe to thrill the 30,000 strong army of Viva Las Vegas attendees (at least as many as they can pack into […] Read more…

Lada Redstar competes for Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: QUEEN

Tas DeVille reviews the Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque category at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. It’s that time of year again, glitter folk: It’s the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender’s Tournament of Tease, where a selection of the crème de la crème of the world’s […] Read more…

Burlesque dancer Grace Gotham, star of the new Dove campaign. (WTL Photos)

Burlesque Dancer Grace Gotham Star of Dove Campaign

Some happy burlesque news this week! New York burlesque dancer Grace Gotham has been chosen to star in the new Dove campaign: #mybeautymysay . She is captioned as a burlesque performer and discusses her personal identity in a feature clip as well as the full advert, directed by London-based filmmaker Siri Bunford. Go Grace!  Here’s […] Read more…

Cirque Alfonse in BARBU at the London Wonderground Spiegeltent, by David Jensen

BARBU: Bombastic, Beardy Brilliance at London Wonderground 2016 (PHOTOS)

BARBU, performed by quirky Quebec circus troupe Cirque Alfonse, is a sexy explosion of bombastic, beardy brilliance at London Wonderground 2016. Limber, lusty lumberjacks, mystical mayhem, folklore and live folk music make for a beguiling, hilarious and uplifting spectacle which can be enjoyed in the twinkling South Bank Spiegeltent until September 25th. We will be […] Read more…

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