Burlesque

Burlesque and Feminism: What Is This Thing We Call 'Woman'?

Ellie Holland | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Holland

70% of a typical audience at a burlesque show will be women. Given that dynamic, can you really say that burlesque is performed for the male gaze? It's a profession produced by women for women and celebrates diversity in body shape, age and sexuality.

Britain's Biggest Burlesque Dancer: 'You Don't Have To Be A Size 10 To Be Sexy'

SWNS | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Britain's biggest burlesque dancer - who has become Britain's top erotic stage performer at 14 stone, size 16. Charlene Taylor, 26, once shied...

How Come Everyone Has 'Feminine Wiles' Apart From Me?

Lia Sanders | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lia Sanders

It makes me feel slightly put out. I would happily accept this specialist treatment if only I knew how. But there seems to be no way for me to learn. Are we born with these wiles or do we take a class? I just don't know how I missed out. I clean my teeth and buy suitably low-cut tops and look up YouTube videos on Jedi mind control but nothing seems to work.

WATCH: Ever Seen A Feminist Burlesque Routine? You Have Now!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat (and a twirl of the tassle) to comedian Nadia Kamil for this piece of live comedic joy: a feminist burlesque act. It all kicks off...

Why Burlesque Is Empowering, Not Demeaning, to Women

Zoe Charles | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Charles

Women usually take burlesque classes for one of three reasons: they want to feel cheeky and have fun, they want to improve their body confidence and how they feel about themselves, or they want to become a professional burlesque performer. When asked about their experience of learning and performing burlesque the majority of our students will use the word 'empowering' in their answer.

Student Gains Her PhD... By Performing A Striptease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Lola Montgomery is a student who recently gained her PhD; pretty normal, you might be thinking - only she performed a striptease to get it. Better ...

The Trouble With Being a Whistleblower...

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Victoria Sadler

To become a whistleblower is a tough decision to make. And no matter how much you rationalise what you are about to do, it's impossible to be completely prepared for the repercussions that come your way. Like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning I too am a whistleblower.

'The Look of Love': My Take on the Paul Raymond Biopic

Immodesty Blaize | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Immodesty Blaize

Everything quintessentially Sixties eccentric London is present and correct in The Look of Love, an absorbing biopic of Paul Raymond, the impressario, porn king and property magnate once dubbed 'the richest man in England'.

Review: Miss Nightingale, A Burlesque Musical

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Burlesque and cabaret has been getting a lot of flak recently so it's a brave decision to produce a burlesque musical and send it on a national tour. However the risk largely pays off in this surprisingly engaging production.

National Trust To Stage Burlesque Dances (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

This summer, The National Trust will adopt a new method to attract visitors... burlesque dancing. Lola Lamour and her entourage -- complete with "c...

Daring to be Different With Dita Von Teese

Tina Turnbow | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Style
Tina Turnbow

Chatting with the 'Queen of Burlesque', Dita Von Teese was most refreshing and uplifting. She is an honest, open book with nothing to hide. She knows herself well and is comfortable in her skin. She's hard-working, hands-on and multi-talented.

The Geeks Have Inherited Rock n' Roll

Adam Jung | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adam Jung

Geek culture has been growing and getting more and more accepted and commercialized over the last decade. A far cry from when I was in high school desperately hiding my Star Trek addiction. Now, the top movies every summer are from franchises like Star Trek, Iron Man, or the Avengers.

Anyone for High Tease?

Bettsie Bon Bon | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bettsie Bon Bon

If anyone wants to get into this industry, I'd tell them to work on their striptease - no-one likes a messy performer. There will undoubtedly be wardrobe malfunctions, we all have them, but the more you practice things like corset removal, the more you'll be able to pretend it's all part of the act!

Sam Parker

Kelly Brook Strips For Forever Crazy (REVIEW + PICTURES)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home

For the past 16 years, through the death of a Princess, the rise and fall of four Prime Ministers, a war on terror, a global financial meltdown, e...

Review: Apocastrip Wow!

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

Any show starting past 10pm comes with an unwritten warning: may contain scenes of an adult nature. Theatre's post-watershed playground of the moment is the London Wonderground- a riverside funfair of sequins and feathers showcasing the capital's best wonders and curiosities; a throwback to a world where the ringmaster ruled and showgirls shimmied round red and gold lusciously adorned tents.

Immodesty Blaize: A Venus On Tour

Jason Holmes | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Immodesty's metier is burlesque, which derives from the Italian word burla, meaning joke or mockery, and can be a literary, dramatic or musical work. The term has been commonly used in the US to refer to performances in a variety show format, something which irks her.

Why Burlesque Dancing is a Cure for Confidence

BritChick Paris | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

I have always been intrigued by the world of burlesque. The nocturnal displays of flesh and feathers to tantalise men (and women).

Christian Louboutin To Direct Strip Show

MyDaily | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK Style

Christian Louboutin is to create and direct a series of four tableaux for Parisian cabaret institution Crazy Horse....