Behold! The Burlesque Afterparty to end all Afterparties!
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 ‘Steampunk Dream’.
Each set, accompanied by storytelling from host Dusty Limits, took attendees on a journey which connected all the nights together, with portals to each magical land. Each night, guests were entertained by circus acts by acrobatic duo Jo Foley and Graeme Clint, or David Matz and his cyr wheel.
The magnificent props and flowers were refreshed and transformed each night by Brenda Lee and her team of eight from Fiore Dorato, and guests were invited to enjoy a free themed cocktail each night, as well as scrumptious hors-d’oeuvres.
Teasetastic tunes were provided by fabulous DJ duo The Roustabouts, and they have released special souvenir mixes – “a bold and brassy blast of summery, guilty pleasure mashup magic” and “Vintage Beats and Feats” – which you can enjoy here!
On the final night of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016, Sublime Boudoir excitedly announced that their next event will be in New York, May 2017, which is welcome news to those of us who have attended their previous, mindblowingly opulent productions in Amsterdam and London.
Alston Stephanus, Sublime Boudoir founder and creative force behind Alston Stephanus Accessories, told 21st Century Burlesque Magazine: “A great deal of hard work and fun went into hosting the BHoF after parties. I’m so very pleased with how everything turned out. Some of my favourite moments were watching people’s reactions as they walked into the transformed room. It was truly an incredible weekend. All of us with Sublime Boudoir are deeply honoured to have been trusted with this unique opportunity to show our appreciation for the burlesque community. Thank you.”
Enjoy the afterparty photos below!