The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014

The Top 20 Burlesque Articles of 2014 on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine

As we kick off a New Year – and wait for the Burlesque TOP 50 results – here is a chance to catch up on some essential burlesque reading. Here are your 20 most popular burlesque articles on 21st Century Burlesque Magazine in 2014 (all articles open in a new window)… 1. Burlesque Dancer Banned […]

Stripped Bare: Naked in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

Stripped Bare: Naked in Edinburgh (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

Returning from her very first Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Miss Glory Pearl reveals how her one-woman show, The Naked Stand Up, fared. Click here to read her preview feature about the show… About a week into my Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience I lay on my bed marvelling at the depth of my naivety; not only that […]

Taking It All Off: From Burlesque Comedienne to Naked Stand Up (Miss Glory Pearl)

Taking It All Off: From Burlesque Comedienne to Naked Stand Up (Edinburgh Fringe 2014)

As she makes her final preparations for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Miss Glory Pearl tells 21st Century Burlesque Magazine about what led a burlesque artist to try her hand at stand-up comedy… Taking your clothes off in public for money does something to you. The assumption is that you possess confidence and self-love in buckets, […]

Duchess DuBois' Stockholm Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

Duchess Dubois’ Stockholm Burlesque Festival Diary (Part 1)

Duchess Dubois presents her Stockholm Burlesque Festival Diary… My name is Duchess Dubois and I founded Sweden’s first burlesque troupe, the Amazing Knicker Kittens Burlesque Revue, in 2005. I was also involved in the start-up of Sweden’s first few burlesque clubs, (HootchyKootchy and Kitenville) and in 2006 I founded Burleskakademien, Sweden’s school of burlesque, where […]

There's No Such Thing as a Free Gig...

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Gig…

A thought-provoking piece from UK performer Miss Glory Pearl. Please feel free to comment on this article in the comments section below… The Burlesque Community; it’s an odd phrase. There’s no denying that we’re a reasonably small industry and that once you reach a certain level everyone pretty much knows everyone else, but a community? […]