The word Burlesque derives from the Italian word ‘burleso’ which in turn derives from another Italian word ‘burla’ which means a mockery or to ridicule or to joke. Burlesque has never, ever been just the act of a girl taking her clothes off. It is a dramatic dance set to music in which the lady concerned slowly tells a story while removing her costume and caricatures the travesty and stupidity of life, a way of setting society up-side its own narrow minded head. Burlesque is a theatrical form of art and poise…directional and filled with grace and method. Again I say; the lady concerned dances slowly and provocatively around while mocking society with her attitude and couldn’t care less approach to removing her clothes. Burlesque is the truest and most sincere parody ever.....
The origins of Burlesque, as we know it date back to the 19th century with the ‘Music Hall’ anomaly and ‘Vaudeville’ entertainment and it involves a satire or art, performance and adult entertainment. A Burlesque performance could be superbly lined with an elaborate back drop and set, lighting ,music and a dazzlingly dazzling costume.
Burlesque names to so be proud of were;
Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, Mamie Van Doren, Chesty Morgan, Sally Rand, Yvonne De Carlo and although she was a singer and high class performer Josephine Baker had real Burlesque style and ways.
Burlesque….true style and true art…..
Listen here; sincerely no disrespect is meant to women, in fact the truth is that Burlesque with its great attitude shows that women rule!