Between the Sheets: 7 Ways to Seduce Your Audience

Between the Sheets: 7 Ways to Seduce Your Audience

Burlesque songstress Miss Polly Rae, star of West End hit The Hurly Burly Show and Between the Sheets, shares her tips for keeping an audience tantalised and titillated. You can watch Polly Rae, Kitty Bang Bang and cast in action at London Wonderground next month; see below for details… Create A Welcoming Environment Entice your […]

GLITTER CRASH: Burlesque Festivals, and how to survive post art-um depression

GLITTER CRASH: Burlesque Festivals and how to Survive Post Art-um Depression

The fabulous Penny Starr Jr. is back with a piece on why you should go to burlesque festivals, and how to survive the post-fest glitter crash… If you haven’t been to a burlesque festival, what are you waiting for? Being in one should always be an honour, but even if you are not in one, […]

What to Expect at a Typical Burlesque Show

What to Expect at a Typical Burlesque Show

What to Expect at a Typical Burlesque Show, By Dr. Lucky. I’ve been deeply ensconced in burlesque for a while, and I’m constantly reminded that not everyone is privy to my insular world.  So I wrote this as an introduction to those who may be curious or interested or concerned.  This list is in no […]

Lolo Brow's Guide to Deranged Disrobing.

Lolo Brow’s Guide to Deranged Disrobing.

I am a neo-burlesque artist, drag king and freakshow artist. I am sometimes known for my frantic antics on stage, but mostly for my love for distorting myself. I am often asked by audience members: ‘You are not bad looking. Why don’t you do classic?’  Firstly, I love classic; it’s graceful, elegant, sexy, but most […]


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Facebook and Burlesque: Is It Bad for Business?

Ivy Wilde: Facebook and Burlesque – Is It Bad for Business?

Ivy Wilde examines the effect of social media on the profile of burlesque and asks if Facebook and Burlesque are always compatible and used appropriately… Social media has been a huge contributing factor to the rise of the burlesque scene in the UK, but is it bad for burlesque business? It has just as many […]

Booty Beauty Tips from Viral Video Vixen Michelle L'amour

Booty Beauty Tips from Viral Video Vixen Michelle L’amour

Miss Exotic World 2005 and viral video sensation Michelle L’amour delivers her booty beauty tips, and you can now order Booty Lab, her fabulous new instructional DVD, below. As my tagline says, I am ‘The Ass that goes POW!’  What does that mean?  I suppose you just don’t see it coming.  Sweet smile and a […]


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Burlesque Fees If You Please

Ivy Wilde: Burlesque Fees If You Please

Ah, the F word. There’s a lot of mystery around the amount performers charge for their services. It is often a taboo subject; I have had people whisper to me how much they are getting paid and feel incredibly guilty about it, like they’re telling me their deepest darkest secret. So here are some things […]

Nasty Canasta: End of Year Burlesque Self-Assessment

Nasty Canasta: End of Year Burlesque Self-Assessment

Nasty Canasta invites you to undertake an End of Year Burlesque Self-Assessment… 2013 Year-End Performance Review: Self-Evaluation (With thanks to the several naff business-form-online sites that provided inspiration and/or wording.) This Self Evaluation form is an opportunity for you to provide input into your Performance Review Process.*  The form assists you in focusing on specific […]

Dangrrr Doll: 10 Thoughts on Burlesque Festivals

Dangrrr Doll: 10 Thoughts on Burlesque Festivals

New York burlesque performer Dangrrr Doll shares her thoughts on burlesque festivals and how to make them enjoyable and worthwhile for performers… Over the course of the past year or two, I’ve been pretty critical of myself and my art and have been doing everything I can to improve (painful rewatchings of filmed rehearsals, gluing […]

Burlesque Beauty: Melody Sweets

Burlesque Beauty: Melody Sweets

In my new Burlesque Beauty series, performers discuss their favourite beauty products, beauty regimes, indulgences and philosophy. Kitten De Ville opened the series, and next up is Absinthe burlesque star Melody Sweets… I discovered makeup at an early age. When I was a toddler of only 2-3 years old, my mother entered me in beauty […]

Nasty Canasta: Dollar Store Showgirl

Nasty Canasta: Dollar Store Showgirl

Is there any part of the USA yet left untouched by the magic of the dollar store? Be it the national Dollar Tree chain, the Crazy Dollar Daze! aisle of your local Legitimate Shopping Concern, or (my personal favourite) the random-mix-of-objects-involving-a-stunning-variety-of-languages-on-the-labels emporia that make up fully 89% of all retail establishments here in Brooklyn, these […]