Lily Verlaine brings Erotic Ballet to Triple Door

House of Verlaine present Giselle at the Triple Door. Photo: Ernie Sapiro PhotographyRead more

Like many wild imaginings that have materialized into full scale performances, such as the annual Land of the Sweets and Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, Lily Verlaine’s new work Giselle began, like so many of her endeavors, with the question: “What if?”  What if the familiar characters of the classical ballet […]

PHOTOS: Movers Shakers and Innovators (Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017)

Opening number at the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017. Image by Honey Beavers, exclusively for 21st Century Burlesque MagazineRead more

  The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2017 kicked off in fine style last night with the Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase at the Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas. Hosted by Jeez Loueez, Sailor St. Claire and Fancy Feast, the showcase included performances from Nasty Canasta (Brooklyn, New York), Lou Safire (Ipswich, England), Lola LeSoleil (Atlanta, Georgia), […]

Burlesque In 20: Blaze, The Red Rose of Texas

Blaze, The Red Rose of Texas, by Shoshana PortnoyRead more

In a new interview series, celebrated burlesque performers answer twenty questions which document their career to date and their thoughts on contemporary burlesque, present and future. Blaze, The Red Rose of Texas is the first to tackle the interview.   Name: Blaze, the Red Rose of Texas Home location: Dallas, Texas Years performing: Five Training: Tap, Jazz and […]

Perle Noire Builds Her House

Burlesque dancer Perle Noire with her new troupe, House of Noire. Photo by David L. ByrdRead more

To see Perle Noire is to be instantly dazzled. You can tell she’s a rock star simply by the way she enters the stage. She combines her natural talent with relentless hard work and investment, and has become one of the most desireable stars on the international burlesque circuit today. Hotly pursued as an instructor, […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016: Best Debut

Best Debut contender Diesel Darling at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016. Copyright: John-Paul BichardRead more

Best Debut at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2016 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is always a hotly contested category. Glory Pearl reviews this year’s contest for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. As ever the Saturday night competition opened with the Debut category. The stage at The Orleans is BIG, and stepping […]