Ah, that perennial question – what is burlesque?

Burlesque is an art form, which has become synonymous with striptease though previously referred to performances in a variety or cabaret-style format.

If you’re going to be literal about it, burlesque is a medium intended to satirise or take the mickey, deriving from the Italian word burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery.

Burlexe is inspired by the fashion, the beauty and most importantly, the amazing women and showgirls who chose and choose to use burlesque as a platform to express themselves on their own terms.

Burlesque is as varied and open to interpretation as the notion of ‘art’.

But who better to explore and explain the controversy around this art form than British Burlesque Legend, Jo King.

 

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This is the second installment in our monthly women in news roundup. We’ve got famous and influential women, burlesque dancers and of course celeb stalking Dita Von Teese. It’s your one-stop-shop for all the inspiring and titilating women’s news. Read More

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