Burlesque Festivals

Gal Friday’s Great Canadian Girlesque Expo Diary

Gal Friday's Great Canadian Girlesque Expo DiaryRead more

Enjoy this report from the Great Canadian Girlesque Expo 2014, courtesy of the fabulous Gal Friday… I am, admittedly, not the best traveller or most adventurous person, though I’m getting better at it.  Also, weirdly enough, I get anxious at big events or in large crowds. Perhaps that’s more common than I realise, though – […]

Kitten ‘n’ Lou’s Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitten n' Lou's Helsinki Burlesque Festival DiaryRead more

Hi! We’re Kitten ‘n’ Lou, ‘The World’s Show-busiest Couple!’  We kicked off our marvellous month-long European Honeymoon Tour with the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, and we would love to share it with you! (Disclaimer: this journal in no way attempts to speak for everyone else’s experience; it is simply a glimpse of the festival through our […]

Shan de Leers’ Southwest Burlesque Showcase Diary

Shan de Leers' Southwest Burlesque Showcase DiaryRead more

Superheroine Shan de Leers reports from the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase… When a festival producer includes #NMisinappropriate as one of the official hashtags for the weekend, you just know you are in for a real good time, and the 8th Annual Southwest Burlesque Showcase did indeed show this broad an inappropriately good time… DAY […]

New York Boylesque Festival Producers respond to Go-Go Harder’s Accusations of Exclusion.

New York Boylesque Festival Producer responds to Go-Go Harder's Accusations of Exclusion.Read more

A number of burlesque performers have reacted with shock to the alleged actions of New York Boylesque Festival producers Jen Gapay and Daniel Nardicio, who, according to an article published on Queerty.com, have excluded burlesque performer Go-Go Harder from this year’s festival. Go-Go Harder told Queerty.com that he has been “officially banned from performing” at […]

Interview: The Rise and Rise of the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

Interview: The Rise and Rise of the Helsinki Burlesque FestivalRead more

The Helsinki Burlesque Festival, now in its seventh year, is one of the trendiest and increasingly high profile events on the burlesque calendar and attracts a steady stream of burlesque heavyweight headliners, including Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Tigger!, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, and burlesque legends Satan’s Angel and Isis Starr.  This year, […]

Ruby Joule’s Alabama Burlesque Festival Diary

Ruby Joule's Alabama Burlesque Festival DiaryRead more

Texan temptress Ruby Joule shares her Alabama Burlesque Festival experience… Huntsville, Alabama. One of the USA’s top ten cities on the rise, and home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, but not necessarily a hub for burlesque. Last year, performer and producer Miss Ida Claire decided to take matters into her own manicured hands and […]

Loulou Champagne’s Berlin Burlesque Festival Diary

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Parisian starlet Loulou Champagne shares her experience of the Berlin Burlesque Festival 2013… DAY 1 If I say Berlin, I am sure you will think of polite people, Currywurst, Oktoberfest, Checkpoint Charlie, the Wall, and beers. Think again. Berlin is the new Mecca of burlesque, and now I understand this burly exodus. What can I […]

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Saturday Spectacular

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Saturday SpectacularRead more

21st Century Fox here, bringing you more New York Burlesque Festival action direct from my basement!  (Thanks for the (admittedly hilarious) ‘plug’ Murray.) Dazzled by my first experience of Times Square at night, I and my trusty pal Verity Vale picked and pushed through the gawking clusters of tourists and made it to the legendary […]