"There’s no body type, there’s no age, there’s no gender identity, there’s no anything that’s restrictive [in burlesque]."— Kay Sera, burlesque performer
"The stigmatization of a woman taking power and revealing herself on her own terms, I think, can frighten people and make them feel uncomfortable," she said.
RECOVERY IN THE BURLESQUE COMMUNITY
Burlesque is driven and exuberant. We push ourselves to bring our fabulous visions to life. We entertain audiences well into the wee hours of the morning at bars, theatres and performance spaces around the world. We work hard and we’re known to party hard.
Sometimes too hard. And sometimes, too often. And sometimes, for some of us, it’s out of control.
TITANS OF TEASE 2016
This year’s show featured the most legends ever—which made for a pretty long night. But what a wonderful ‘problem’ to have! Seeing the stateswomen and men of burlesque’s past is a glittery and important vibrant reminder of not only our shared history, but our individual and collective future. As the show’s long-standing emcee, The World Famous *BOB* put it, “These women didn’t just pave the road—they moved boulders.”
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