Burlesque is a mysterious world with a rich history. Forms of the art have been around for centuries. Burlesque goes deep into the roots of underground performance art. A mixture of comedy, satire, and intrigue, burlesque reminds its participants that nothing can—or should—be taken too seriously. You can expect any show to be hand crafted and expertly choreographed to take its audience on a whirl of skits, strip tease, and humor. Get lost in the customs, glitter, and make-up and enjoy the mesmerizing fantasy. “But wait,” you say, “What even is burlesque?” I’m glad you asked. Here are 5 things you should know about burlesque:
Burlesque is a passion
Much like any art, burlesque is a passion. If you don’t think performers spend hours obsessing over their act and dying to get on stage, you’re sorely mistaken. Think of your passion. Would you be happy if you couldn’t pursue it? Most dancers have had to sacrifice a lot for burlesque, but to them it is all worth it. Don’t mistake burlesque has a hobby or job. It is much more for the artist involved.
Burlesque is an art
Burlesque, like any art form, takes a lot of creativity, vision and talent to craft. Each performance developed after hours of researching, planning, choreographing, designing, and much more. The performers each have something they wish to communicate with their audience. They use their individuality to create unique art.
Burlesque is empowering
Men and women alike have found boldness in burlesque. Burlesque invites its participants to explore their sexuality and love their bodies. Burlesque is not limited to any single type of body, but embraces all shapes and figures. Audience and performers are both inspired to love themselves through this art.
Burlesque is expensive
Don’t run away yet! Burlesque is expensive for the performers, not the audience. Almost every piece of costume, every wig, every prop, every later of makeup is custom and expensive. Performers typically design everything from their costumes to their sets. Every performance is an individually designed act starting from the performers imagination to its realization on stage.
Burlesque is inspired