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Bold Facts About The Burlesque

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Burlesque | Comments Off on Bold Facts About The Burlesque

People may have different perspectives when you say the word Burlesque, yet the only thing that comes to mind is women dancing naked. Looking at it with pure aspect of entertainment and proper knowledge will give you wider thoughts on the matter. Now, you will be able to know beyond this kind of profession and purposes why this type of entertainment exist for over centuries.

If you are to search with the primary definition of the word, this will give you the result of executing things in a parody version yet with a lot more exaggerations of the typical performance. This is an imitation of any works of drama and entertainment that is not just all about obscenity or nudity. In other words, Burlesque will be described as the caricature, a skit, a farce type of entertainment and yes, a pure parody.


Yet, you can never deny the fact that the public will always give the negative assumption when they hear burlesque, they will automatically think of low class dancers and performers who are always constituted with prostitution. To the point where the term burlesque is now synonymouswith the term striptease which are really different from one another. This is because decades ago, burlesque was just a mainstream kind of entertainment, no nudity and no obscenity at all.

This all started at the closing of the Victorian Era and was brought to US during that time. That was the very time where people restored the morale and modesty in its reign. The performances were viewed by a majority of lower class audiences and what the dancers do were to imitate the prudish ways of the upper class people through the use of songs and dances. Performances was then considered to be a political commentary.

Then there came the breaking of the taboos which started the dancers to use jargons of grinds and bumps, wearing immodest clothing and with women even speak with voices like men. The performers started to perform with more of the sexual involvement type of entertainment. From then on, starting from the 1920s up to 1950s, burlesque kind of entertainment was so in demand to public entertainment.


True, that the industry declined at the latter times when the subject material had risen as well as with the more the clothes off when performing. It was in the 90s years when neo-burlesque started and still, up to now, the industry is in its full operations yet with the underground scenes like clubs.

Then on, burlesque has already been considered as a profession, with the things that you are taught to do, to say, to treat your audiences, and the clothes for you to wear. Yet, even if the industry is already been considered to be condemned by the society, still, burlesque remains an art of dancing, and will forever be an art, no more, no less. These are the facts that you need to know when you are to enter the industry. Go to burlesque Sydney to enjoy if you are on a holiday to Sydney.

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