The Devilettes at Tease-O-Rama 2005

Burlesque Festivals: A History

Burlesque Festivals! They are the structure behind our scene, the canvas against which we can most fully display our artistry. They give us stages big enough for our most elaborate props, our fanciest choreography and our biggest costumes. We are well lit, photographed and filmed, feted by the audience and noticed by our peers. This […]

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, […]

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 […]

Coping With Burlesque Rejection

Coping With Burlesque Rejection

Burlesque festival season is upon us, and the sheer number of events happening across the globe these days is staggering — check out this fantastic resource of international festivals compiled by Ri Ri SynCyr. Thousands of performers are huddling over laptops filling out applications, and will wait with bated breath to see if they’re accepted […]