BURLESQUE TOP 50 2017

The Burlesque TOP 50 2017: An Essential Guide

Holli-Mae here! Is it really that time of year again already?  Welcome to the 9th year of the Burlesque TOP 50 – an annual list of the Top 50 burlesque figures of each year, determined by public vote (VOTE NOW). Created as a light and celebratory way to bring the global burlesque community together at […]

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

House of Verlaine Delivers ‘Haute Burlesque’ Ballet

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 TOP 50 2014

Burlesque TOP 50 2014: 50 – 31

Welcome to the SIXTH year of The Burlesque TOP 50! I don’t want to contemplate how many votes I have personally tallied over the course of six years – am I really still doing this?!  Well, I do it because you love it, and once again you have made your voices heard in your thousands. […]

Havana Hurricane's New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

Havana Hurricane’s New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary

UK burlesque starlet Havana Hurricane presents a New Orleans Burlesque Festival Diary… I fell in love with the city of New Orleans many years ago and after attending the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in 2013 I couldn’t wait to be back on stage at one of my favourite festivals once again. Last year I was […]

Goldie Candela's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Scholarship Diary

Goldie Candela’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Scholarship Diary

Goldie Candela, the recipient of the first Sparkly Devil Memorial Scholarship, shares her experience of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014. Details about how to apply for the 2015 Scholarship and to compete or perform in next year’s weekender can be found below. 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Coverage […]

Bettie Blackheart's BurlyCon 2014 Diary

Bettie Blackheart’s BurlyCon 2014 Diary

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 […]

Elle Dorado: The Ice Skating Burlesque Queen of New Orleans

Elle Dorado: The Ice Skating Burlesque Queen of New Orleans

Elle Dorado, winner of the 2014 New Orleans Burlesque Festival ‘Queen of Burlesque’ competition, wowed the crowd with something unexpected but ultimately victorious!  Elle spoke to 21st Century Burlesque Magazine about her experience and the creation of her ice skating burlesque routine… I’ve been a longtime admirer of burlesque.  Actually, a burlesque dancer, the venerable […]

Theatre Bizarre 2014: Through the Lens

Burlesque Queens at Theatre Bizarre 2014: A Fiendish Fairytale

Relive the unique spectacle of Theatre Bizarre 2014 – starring Roxi D’Lite, Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Julie Atlas Muz and Russell Bruner – through the eyes of flamboyant burlesque photographer Neil Kendall… When my burlesque pal Roxi D’Lite and I had an post-party chinwag last summer at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Vegas, […]

Sublime Boudoir: Seduction of Senses

Sublime Boudoir: Seduction of Senses

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 […]

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle (Photos)

The Atomic Bombshells in CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle, by Crystal Tassels. Seattle burlesque mainstays The Atomic Bombshells celebrated their tenth anniversary last weekend. Hosted by the ever-so-chipper BenDeLaCreme of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, CAKE! A Decade of Decadent Dazzle was a glitzy delight. In addition to the Bombshells themselves, the troupe invited superstars […]

London Burlesque Stars Go Fully Nude for Cancer Charity Calendar (NSFW)

London Burlesque Stars Go Fully Nude for Cabaret Charity Calendar (NSFW)

21st Century Burlesque Magazine is thrilled to release some teaser shots from the second annual All Nude Cabaret Charity Calendar, which features over thirty naked cabaret performers – including one who posed while undergoing treatment for cancer. The calendar will be officially released on December 3rd 2014 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, with all […]