Category Archives: Burlesque History Lessons

The Happy Dance

I was searching through EDM mixes the other day on YouTube. Like flavours for the North American palate, we’ve become obsessed with combining things together. Our tastebuds are so used to getting assaulted with chemical combos that now there is … Continue reading

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Forever The Queen…

If you ask anyone of any age to name a famous burlesque dancer, there is usually one name that passes any pair of lips. One of the original reigning (and remaining) Legends who still exist with us today is Tempest … Continue reading

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Burlesque History Lesson: Vancouver’s Hidden Horror Sweetheart

As much as I’d like to believe at times I’m an innovator with my craft, it’s hugely egotistical of me to think that way. As an artist, I’m constantly drawing inspiration from everything around me and channeling it into something … Continue reading

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Burlesque History Lessons: As It Was In The Beginning

We all start somewhere. When I started collecting vintage books on burlesque it was first as a gift from a friend. He was a ragpicker of vintage clothes and furniture, and had a keen eye for strange artifacts. Knowing that … Continue reading

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From Montmartre to Mount Pleasant

Intro to 1971 Moulin Rouge Souviner programme: “ On October 6th 1889 a new thrill was created in Paris and the spectators making their way towards the Moulin Rouge, bearded men in top hats, pretty wasp-waisted women and girls in … Continue reading

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