Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013

Darlinda Just Darlinda at Theatre Bizarre 2013

As the application period for this year’s Theatre Bizarre production nears its deadline, read about Darlinda Just Darlinda’s amazing experience at last year’s incredible event. If you want to apply to perform at Theatre Bizarre in 2014, you can find details below. Burlesque performers are considered alongside other variety acts, and those accepted will join […]

Roxi D'Lite's Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

Roxi DLite’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Diary

Roxi DLite, Miss Exotic World 2010, shares her Burlesque Hall of Fame 2013 experience… I remember first hearing about this place called Exotic World as far back as nearly a decade. A stripper/friend of mine told me about this place near Las Vegas where icons like the legendary Tempest Storm would gather for the weekend. […]

Part Two: Race and Burlesque - The Interviews

Part Two: Race and Burlesque – The Interviews

Here is Part Two of the full Race and Burlesque: The Curious Case of the Performer of Colour interviews. Conducted by Chocolat the Extraordinaire. (Click on the performer names to visit their websites.) Sydni Deveraux What drew you to burlesque? Why did you start performing? I found burlesque in 2005. I was already a jazz […]

Frenchie Kiss' Superstars of Burlesque Diary

Frenchie Kiss’ Superstars of Burlesque Diary

I was so thrilled to be a part of Superstars of Burlesque, which started as an incredible show in 2009 and has now (year three!) become a full weekend. I’m such a lucky ducky that I got to stargaze and participate in so many ways this year. So, let’s open the pages of my diary, […]

Kitty Bang Bang's Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

Kitty Bang Bang’s Burlesque Hall of Fame Diary

Here is another fabulous BHoF diary from feisty London feline, Kitty Bang Bang… Thursday 31st May 2012 I actually arrived in Las Vegas late on the Wednesday night. But owing to an extended stop over in Texas and having drunk a fair quantity of dubious tasting Shiraz to pass the time, I was in no […]

BHoF 2012: Sunday Night SHOW PHOTOS

BHoF 2012: Sunday Night SHOW PHOTOS

21st Century Burlesque Magazine has teamed up with Orangeroads Photography to bring you exclusive and gorgeous photos from each of the fabulous BHoF showcases this weekend and, of course, the Saturday night pageant! Enjoy these fabulous images of the ‘Icons and All-Stars’ that took to the stage on Sunday night, with more to come in […]

Exotic World - Capturing the Magic: Ed Barnas

Exotic World – Capturing the Magic: Ed Barnas

One of the most enjoyable and enduring aspects of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekends, and indeed many burlesque events, is the array of beautiful photographs that are shared around the world. They can make you feel like you were there, capture affection, innovation, inspiration and celebration, and preserve magical memories for many years to […]

The Return of Tease-O-Rama

The return of Tease-O-Rama

“…I knew that I wasn’t alone, and more than that, I knew that burlesque was more than a fluke; it was a true revolution and we were the generals of this new army…” Dirty Martini Tease-O-Rama is, in many ways, the reason you are reading this right now, on this website. I decided to create […]

Burlesque Royale

Review: Burlesque Royale

Burlesque Royale: Sydney Performance It’s 6.45am on Sunday 23rd Jan.  My sequined ‘Dynasty’ gown is in a crumpled heap on the floor like a deflated Joan Collins. My high heels on the rug are two exhausted porn stars after a drug-fuelled sex orgy and the remnants of my make-up cling to my face – my […]

Kalani Kokonuts: Part Two

Part Two of the epic and exclusive interview with Kalani Kokonuts… (Click here to read Part One…) Kalani Performing… Kalani Kokonuts, by Mark Hollinger. H. This will probably embarrass you, but you have, and everyone says this, an incredible body, physical presence and unique beauty – K. This is the one thing – I can […]

Kalani Kokonuts: Part One

A month ago, sitting beside Kalani in her tranquil, beautiful home, just days after the Burlesque Hall of Fame pageant, recording the following interview, I felt both priviliged and excited. Privileged, because Kalani had, despite her shyness and desire for privacy, had invited us in to look around her house and stay to chat (And […]