What is Burlesque in 70 Seconds

Serena Doherty May 18, 2019 What is Burlesque

We tackle the question: what is burlesque dancing? in the first of our Burlexe burlesque films. Learn the burlesque definition, through burlesque history to neo-burlesque.

What is Burlesque Dancing in 70 Seconds

We’ve been teasing you with behind the scenes pics of our Burlexe burlesque films that share the herstory of showgirls. Now the long wait is over.

At the heart of Burlexe is a series of stories, written by artistic director Howard Wilmot about the lives of women in burlesque. First, however, you may have some questions about the genre and we’re here to help.

The first burlesque video in our new series tackles the difficult question of ‘what is burlesque dancing’ and in 70 seconds no less. The Burlexe cast begin with the burlesque definition and go from there.

The Burlexe Cast

Our first burlesque film begins with our new (and hilarious) talent Emma Fisher rocking a Boylexe t-shirt. To the wonderful British actress, Gillian MacGregor in a statement Topshop necklace.

The beautifully self-styled burlesque dancer, Fancy Chance follows before the demure and delightful, it’s Ginger Blush. Ending with Miss Glory Pearl wrapped in an Accessorize fur stole.

Not forgetting the team behind the scenes. Filming and editing has been done by the lovely Neil Charlwood. Fabulous styling by Holly Symmons and striking hair and makeup by Sue Michael of Novel Beings.

You can get a more in-depth look at the history of burlesque and the evolution of neo-burlesque. British burlesque legend and Burlexe bestie, Goodtime Mama Jojo, has also discussed the difference between stripping and burlesque dancing. We really are spoiling you!