Interviews

Enjoy a collection of burlesque interviews, including in-depth conversations with many of our striptease titans…

Dita Von Teese: Making Her Mark

Dita Von Teese at Crazy Horse Paris 2016, by Ali MahdaviRead more

Since our previous interviews in 2012, Dita Von Teese’s career has been a breathtaking trajectory of achievements and appearances, and I felt it was high time I checked in. We had a lot to discuss: a new, glossy tome of beauty advice and philosophy, a purring vinyl record, an upcoming return to Crazy Horse Paris and a […]

Together We Can-Can: Life as a Moulin Rouge Showgirl

Claudine Van Den Bergh, Moulin Rouge showgirl. ®Moulin Rouge-« S.WellsRead more

I am thrilled to present this special feature about sensational showgirl Claudine Van Den Bergh, who I had the pleasure of interviewing backstage at the legendary Moulin Rouge, Paris. After passing through a hidden door and an intriguing labyrinth of dressing rooms and studios,  I was shown into a room with a mannequinned row of eye-wateringly fabulous costumes. The view was […]

Stepping Down in Style: Midnite Martini at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015

Midnite Martini at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Tournament of Tease in The Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.Read more

The star-studded and heartfelt step-down of 2014’s Queen of Burlesque was a highlight of this year’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. The ever-elegant Midnite Martini shared a few words with Crystal Tassels about the competition after Sunday night’s showcase. 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. How […]

Burleskathon: World Record Striptease

Burleskathon: World Record StripteaseRead more

Back in March 2014, performers from all corners of Australia convened on Melbourne to take part in a world record attempt for 24 hours of continuous burlesque performances. Burleskathon ran from 12pm noon on Saturday the 22nd to 12pm noon on the Sunday the 23rd and was organised to the tiniest detail by Dolores Daiquiri […]

PODCAST: Best of Burlesque and Cabaret London 2014

PODCAST: Best of Burlesque and Cabaret London 2014Read more

21st Century Burlesque Magazine editor Holli-Mae Johnson and editor-in-chief of This Is Cabaret Franco Milazzo sat down with the delightful Rosie Kohl in her cosy sitting room just before Christmas and discussed their 2014 highlights, picked out from all the London burlesque and cabaret shows they attended and reviewed over the course of the year.  […]

Sublime Boudoir: Seduction of Senses

Sublime Boudoir: Seduction of SensesRead more

For a second year, I am proud to say that the Burlesque TOP 50 sponsor is the incredible Sublime Boudoir, a team of creative specialists who put on a one of a kind, spectacular theatrical event every year at a different global location. I experienced a Sublime Boudoir event in 2013 when they brought A […]