What is burlesque?
It’s been a month for column inches on burlesque. And if you were to read everything that’s been written (and we do!) you’d think there was more than one burlesque experience to be had, even in a single city. First up, The Independent,* talking about how burlesque has become the preserve of the well-heeled and is seen as escapism or rebellion against difficult economic times. Their reporter emphasises the feminist nature of the art and in interviewing Millicent Binks and mentioning Velma Von Bon Bon, this article places is itself firmly in the ‘burlesque is a dramatic art’ camp.Read More