Events And Reviews

Gin House Burlesque: Stripping with a Swing

Missy Fatale, Betsy Rose and Jolie Papillon at Gin House Burlesque. Photo by Chris BakerRead more

21st Century Burlesque Magazine thoroughly enjoyed Gin House Burlesque at The King’s Head – a spectacular, hidden jewel box in East London, commandeered by sparkling showgirls and a swarm of stylish revellers. Ivy Wilde discusses the superbly executed concept with co-creators Betsy Rose, Missy Fatale and Jolie Papillon.     When did the idea for […]

London Burlesque is Getting Even Sexier and Here’s Why

London Burlesque: Polly Rae by Ayesha HRead more

Jennifer Taylor explains how a new taste for tease has shaped the face of London burlesque… Things are getting raunchier in London’s burlesque scene. A new sexual revolution has helped fuel the mainstream popularity of burlesque, once considered alternative entertainment – audiences now are sassier and more sexed-up, thanks to a glut of naked flesh […]

ALERT: Michelle L’amour’s new Valentine’s Day act is going to Blow. Your. Mind.

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For more than a decade, Michelle L’amour – Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2005 – has been bringing Chicago the “Hottest Night of Winter” with amazing Valentine’s Day productions. And now Michelle is preparing to unleash an entirely new show – Le Nu – an “intimate European inspired evening like Chicago has never seen”. Guests […]

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 […]

Di Lovely: Stripper’s Holiday 2015

Michelle L'amour and the Stripper's Holiday 2015 trainees.Read more

It all came full circle when I got the invitation e-mail from Michelle L’amour. I’ve always wanted to participate in Stripper’s Holiday, ever since I wanted to pursue burlesque.  Not many people know this, but back in 2010 I moved from sunny San Diego to snowy Chicago. It was the big blizzard they hadn’t had […]

Burlesque Activism: Bunny Buxom Discusses Rabbit Hole Productions

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I am a member of the New York City burlesque community. I started performing nearly four years ago, jumping into the ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of shows shortly following my debut and graduation from the New York School of Burlesque. After years of working as an associate producer with Jonny Porkpie and participating in the NYSB Driver’s Seat […]