Janet Fischietto (not part of the act in question) posing with German performer Mele Kapunkt, who performed a duet with fellow performer Stormy Heather. (Blackface in Burlesque. Again. 21st Century Burlesque Magazine)

Blackface in Burlesque. Again.

Sadie Sinner and Coco Deville report on a disturbing burlesque act involving blackface which came to light on social media today. Not the first. We hope it’s the last. Ed. Sadie Sinner At approximately 2pm today, a burlesquer dropped a little box, similar to Pandora’s, in a Facebook group. “Am I weird to think ‘blacking up’ […] Read more…

Aurora Galore. ©Tigz Rice

Review: Aurora Galore – Glamorous Weirdo (London Wonderground 2016)

Aurora Galore: Glamorous Weirdo is pitched as ‘performance art, avant-garde circus and theatrical annihilation’, but in truth it is none of those things. And it is interesting that Aurora Galore does not describe herself as a burlesque artist – what she is most known for – despite mentioning her rankings in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s […] Read more…

A NOTE ON PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT IN BURLESQUE AND CABARET (OR, WHY ATTACKS ON CRITICS ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR ART FORM)

A Note on Professional Conduct in Burlesque and Cabaret (or, why attacks on critics are an embarrassment to our art form)

I realise we’ve already had quite a tempestuous weekend in the burlesque universe, but I arrived home today to yet another attack on a burlesque and cabaret critic because the performer and their friends didn’t like what they said. One word in particular, as it turns out. A professionally written expression of one person’s informed […] Read more…

Armitage Shanks hosting the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

A Statement from Armitage Shanks Regarding ‘Rape Joke’ Made at BHoF Showcase (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016)

On Thursday night at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend, emcees Dusty Limits and Armitage Shanks made remarks which were widely questioned and condemned by attendees and the wider community (read the full report here). Dusty Limits asked 21st Century Burlesque Magazine to publish a statement from him addressing a ‘rape joke’ made at the […] Read more…

Poison Ivory is crowned Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque by Reigning Queen 2015 Trixie Little at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul Bichard for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

PHOTOS: The Winners are Crowned! (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016)

The winners of the most prestigious night in the burlesque calendar have been decided at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Poison Ivory took the coveted Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque title, making her the second black performer to take the crown in the pageant’s history. Lada Redstar secured First Runner Up, and Sweetpea […] Read more…

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016

RESULTS: Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease 2016

Live Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend results from the 2016 Tournament of Tease, including the title of Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque; Best Debut; Best Boylesque; and Best Group… Winner Photos HERE.   Miss Exotic World, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2016 POISON IVORY   First Runner-Up: Lada Redstar Second Runner-Up: Sweetpea   Best Boylesque: Harden […] Read more…

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