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Australian Burlesque Festival 2016: Byron Bay and Brisbane

Alyssa Kitt at the Australian Burlesque Festival 2016. Image copyright 3 Fates Media

Alyssa Kitt‘s epic Australian Burlesque Festival 2016 report continues in Byron Bay and Brisbane. Read Part One here. Read Part Two here. Read Part Three here. Australian Burlesque Festival: Byron Bay We boarded the flight from Darwin to Brisbane and then had a late night drive to Byron Bay. Our tiredness inspired a deliriously choreographed suitcase ballet…

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The Stars of the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Showcase 2017 (Photos)

Missy Lisa, star of the Burlesque Showcase at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend. Photo by Steve Prue.

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender celebrated its 20th year over the Easter weekend, and they certainly pulled out all the stops for the hotly anticipated Burlesque Showcase. This year, burlesque events producer Audrey Deluxe and esteemed Viva boss Tom Ingram assembled a dazzling cast, including celebrated burlesque stars Kalani Kokonuts, Missy Lisa and Jeez…

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Raven Noir: Burlesque in the Blood

Burlesque performer Raven Noir, producer of Burlesque Noir, by Neil Kendall

Raven Noir, gothic mistress of northern Burlesque in the UK, sits down with Ivy Wilde to discuss her stage persona, opulent costumes, inspirations and renowned annual Blackpool show Burlesque Noir. After stumbling across burlesque, when a friend roped her into a ten week course for moral support, stage shy Raven discovered a family secret and…

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Fancy Feather: The Flourish Behind the Fan Dance

Jacqueline Chaton featuring a custom tip dyed feather fan by Fancy Feather (fancyfeather.com). Photo Scott Saw - Vixen Photography

As any burlesque aficionado knows, feathers play a huge part in our history. Most performers’ repertoire includes, or has included, feather fans. The minute Sally Rand stepped out at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and made her name, she popularised fan dancing for burlesque performers of the future. We recently caught up with Cindy Garland…

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11 Burlesque Commandments for 2017
11 Burlesque Commandments for 2017

In 2017, Burlesque TOP 50 big-hitter Bella Blue challenges you to swear on your pasties the following commitments to yourself: