World Famous *BOB* at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: 58th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase. ©Chris Harman/Harman House Photography for 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. Not to be used without permission.

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015: 58th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase

Kay Sera reports on the 58th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2015 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. The 58th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase, part of The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, boasted the most burlesque legend […]

Special Feature: Supporting Recovery in the Burlesque Community

Special Feature: Supporting Recovery in the Burlesque Community

The burlesque community is driven and exuberant. We push ourselves to bring our fabulous visions to life. We entertain audiences well into the wee hours of the morning at bars, theatres and performance spaces around the world. We work hard and we’re known to party hard. Sometimes too hard. And sometimes, too often. And sometimes, […]

Barbarella Burlesque Returns to Baltimore

Barbarellesque Burlesque Returns to Baltimore

As the cast readies for the year’s final performance of Barbarellesque (at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance on November 22nd), Kay Sera, co-producer and one of the show’s Barbarellas, talks about creating “an ecdysiast theatrical experience.” Why Barbarella? Barbarella, the 1968 sci-fi camp classic starring Jane Fonda, was ridiculed and reviled in its day. But it’s now […]

Siobhan Atomica's Show Me Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

Siobhan Atomica’s Show Me Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

Siobhan Atomica guides you through the Show Me Burlesque Festival 2014. Link to Part Two below… The Show Me Burlesque Festival is undoubtedly the rowdiest festival in the Midwest but its party nature is always second hat to the dazzling and grandiose productions that attract talent from all over the world to smother the Show […]

BHoF 2014: 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase

BHoF 2014: 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase

Kay Sera reports on the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 57th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase… 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014 Coverage is sponsored by Fancy Feather. The World Famous *BOB* is a self-proclaimed granny-chaser. As the host of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Annual Titans of Tease […]

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 […]

Dancing with the Devil: Theatre Bizarre 2013

Dancing with the Devil: Theatre Bizarre 2013

Theatre Bizarre is a unique, immersive and truly spectacular annual production which seems to become more fantastical and thrilling every year.  21st Century Burlesque Magazine reached out to the 2013 cast of Theatre Bizarre: The Procession, and the passionate response tells you all you need to know about an unforgettable experience for performers and audiences […]

Workin' The Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque

Workin’ The Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque

by Kay Sera. In the 1950s, Baltimore launched the career of the legendary Blaze Starr and helped shape burlesque’s history. Sixty years later, Baltimore again made history when the Maryland Institute College of Art Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) launched ‘Workin’ the Tease: The Art of Baltimore Burlesque’. EDS is a sequenced, cross-disciplinary program of students […]

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Thursday Night Teaser Party

New York Burlesque Festival 2013: Thursday Night Teaser Party

We gathered together in the belly of Le Poisson Rouge for the first night of the eleventh annual New York Burlesque Festival. Although some of the best-known faces didn’t make an appearance at this early stage, the air was full of relaxed welcome, reunion and anticipation. A troupe of enthusiastic go-go dancers took to the […]

BHoF 2013: Sublime Boudoir Sublime Soirée Wednesday Night Social

BHoF 2013: Sublime Boudoir Sublime Soirée Wednesday Night Social

Last night, Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend attendees who had already arrived were treated to a Wednesday night social event, courtesy of Sublime Boudoir, who put on a spectacular and unique event in London last week – review to come soon! Here are some shots from last night, courtesy of the fabulous Don Spiro… Find […]

Ginger Valentine: Stripper's Holiday 2012

Ginger Valentine: Stripper’s Holiday 2012

This is the story of ten strippers picked to live in a house… Since attending Michelle L’amour‘s Stripper’s Holiday I’ve made (and heard) plenty of Real World jokes while fondly discussing this very special week of cohabitation, artistic exploration and growth for burlesque performers. And while it helps my listener draw their own outrageous conclusions, […]