Indigo Blue

7 Brazilian Burlesque Bombshells Worth Knowing

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Miss Indigo Blue – Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011 and headmistress of the pioneering Academy of Burlesque – shines a light on some burlesque treasure from Brazil… Although we’re on opposite sides of the equator, Brazil and the US have always had a fascinating cultural exchange.  I’ve been to Brazil many times, […]


House of Verlaine Delivers ‘Haute Burlesque’ Ballet

Perle Noire in House of Verlaine's Nightcap: L'Edition Noire, Seattle. ©Ernie Sapiro PhotographyRead more

Crystal Tassels describes House of Verlaine’s latest production in Seattle, starring Lily Verlaine, Perle Noire, Indigo Blue and Paris Original… Lily Verlaine recently curated an evening of haute burlesque that made the massive Triple Door auditorium in Seattle seem incredibly intimate. The show, Nightcap: L’Edition Noire, starred Verlaine’s new dance company, House of Verlaine, and […]

Burlesque Hall of Fame 2015: Icons and All Stars

Roxi D'Lite 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

Kitten ‘N’ Lou here, reporting from the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Sunday night spectacular! After a criz-azy ‘show-busiest couple’ style weekend, jam packed to the glitter gills (panel speaking, bowling tournament judging, legends night performing, and competing in two categories on Saturday, PHEW!), we filled our pineapple cups with tequila and settled in […]

Bettie Blackheart’s BurlyCon 2014 Diary

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The Lean, Mean Glitter Machine: BURLYCON! You stole my heart! Ever since the first BurlyCon was organised I have followed its development from a smaller gathering to a huge convention with as many as 600 participants. Through the years I have heard so many good things about BurlyCon from so many performers I respect that […]

The Atomic Bombshells Celebrate Ten Glamorous Years in Burlesque

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The Atomic Bombshells Celebrate Ten Glamorous Years in Burlesque, by Crystal Tassels. It seems like 2004 was a big year for burlesque. On one side of North America, Doc Wasabassco produced his first (three-hour long) burlesque show and started a New York institution. On the Pacific side, a dancer from New Orleans convinced a venue […]

Jo Weldon’s BurlyCon 2013 Diary.

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A fantastic report from BurlyCon 2013, by BurlyCon Board Member and Vice President Jo ‘Boobs’ Weldon. Prepare for a lot of mushiness, gratitude, and self-congratulation. I had a great BurlyCon 2013 weekend. BurlyCon was seven years old this year, and it was our first year as a full-fledged 501C-3. It reinforced my passion for the […]

Prepare to be Conquered: The Return of House of Thee Unholy

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House of Thee Unholy preview by Jessica Price. All photos by Christopher Nelson and Michael Doucett. We haven’t heard much from producer Paula Now – formerly known as The Swedish Housewife – since she partnered with filmmaker Deirdre Timmons (A Wink and A Smile) for the deliciously visceral showcase KINGS: A Boylesque Extravaganza nearly a […]

Burlesque TOP 50 2013 Postmortem, by J.D. Oxblood

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Disclaimer: This is an analysis of the results of the Burlesque TOP 50 2013 as compared to the predictions of the author based on handicapping per past rankings and prior performances. No subjective judgment is implied or should be construed except where noted by the author. All analyses (and opinions, where noted) are the product […]

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 […]

Watch: Miss Indigo Blue’s EPIC Step-Down number at BHoF 2012

Watch: Miss Indigo Blue's EPIC Step-Down number at BHoF 2012Read more

Footage of Miss Indigo Blue’s amazing handover at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2012 is now available online, and you can watch it below. Burlesque Beat’s J.D. Oxblood describes the epic production… “It speaks volumes about Miss Indigo Blue’s personality and inclusive spirit that, given the opportunity to rule the stage solo before her […]