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Beatrix von Bourbon

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BVB: Stepping Out of the Full-Time Performance Pressure Cooker
BVB: Stepping Out of the Full-Time Performance Pressure Cooker

When I first sat down to write this piece, I planned to write an article…

Beatrix von Bourbon: Burlesque and Tattoos
BVB: Burlesque and Tattoos

Burlesque and Tattoos There’s no denying that I’m heavily tattooed. By the time I chose…

Beatrix von Bourbon: Striptease - Where is the Focus?
BVB: Striptease – Where is the Focus?

Tease, tease, tease, STRIP… And then? Over the last few months my burlesque focus has shifted toward movement and on-stage imagery. I’ve become preoccupied with thinking about how I link my movements together on stage; how I can present near-static moments with elegance and power; how to add grace to elements that teeter dangerously on the edge of ‘stripper repertoire’. In seeking to develop these aspects of my own performance, I’ve been paying close attention to the performances of others, analysising their successes and weaknesses.

Kiki Kaboom
BVB: An Interview with Kiki Kaboom

London-based performer Kiki Kaboom is a trained actress, singer and burlesque dancer. Whilst she’s been…

BVB: Themes in Burlesque

“I was thinking of doing a [insert your own burlesque cliché] act…” Over the past…

LBF 2010
London Burlesque Week 2010: VIP Closing Night

London Burlesque Week 2010 brought a delightful range of themed burlesque shows to Britain’s capital…

BVB: Sequins and Rhinestones

I’ve been creating burlesque costumes by customising off-the-rack pieces for approximately four years. The hot-fix…

BVB: How to Make a Fan Dance Your Own…

Many performers find that during their burlesque career, they are specifically asked to perform a…

BVB: So You Want to be A Headline Performer…?

I recently received the following question from a performer based in the Midlands, UK: “How…

BVB: How NOT to Apply for a Burlesque Job…

The combination of the popularity of burlesque, the financial crisis and the growing popularity of…

BVB: Doing your Research…

Introducing our Burlesque Correspondent, Beatrix von Bourbon, with the first in a series of guides…