Est. January 2009
AMSTERDAM BURLESQUE FESTIVAL DAY 2:
Saturday 17 Feb. 2024
The Amsterdam Burlesque Festival's grand event promises a lively dance soiree with spectacular shows that revive glamour and humor in striptease and also introducing vaudeville and boylesque to the stage.
AMSTERDAM BURLESQUE FESTIVAL DAY 3:
Sunday 18 Feb. 2024
Your invitation to the spicy school reunion you have always dreamed of has arrived!
Headmistress Flora Gattina is proud to present a captivating matinee show.
This extraordinary event will feature ASOB's graduates and esteemed teachers, all gracing the stage at the home of comedy, Boom Chicago.
Prepare to be mesmerized by a fusion of classic and innovative burlesque styles. Because the art of tease is equally empowering as entertaining!
11 May 2024
Burlesque Freakout started 17 years ago and is an underground show & party.
We’d love for you to DRESS UP ! ...fancy, in costume: chique, suave, funny, funky, sexy, freaky, rock and roll, glamorous. Themes to consider: Golden Era Movie Star, Tropical, Vintage, Roaring 20’s, Flashy 40’s, Flirty 50’s, Sexy 60’s...even Risquée Renaissance! ... silent-movie, diva, glam, pin-up, masked, Hollywood ... Simply enjoy dressing up.
Where Rock & Roll
SITE BURLESQUE FREAKOUT
WHEN 11 May. 2024
Entrance only 15,-
Follow Amsterdam Burlesque Collective on instagram for more info on Burlesque shows!
Check out these wonderful retro/vintage kinda parties
by the same makers as the events above
Burlesque Workshop for YOUR (hen) party or venue: Fun filled Burlesque workshop where you can learn to tease like Dita von Teese,
pose like a Bettie Page pin-up, and be as sexy as Marilyn Monroe.
Also check out Amsterdam Burlesque's photo page and 'what to wear' page here:
Underneath a YouTube Channel with clips from Madame Risquée productions:
Amsterdam Burlesque is an initiative by Madame Risquée who organises parties, provides deeJays and performers.
mail us at info@AmsterdamBurlesque.com or MadameRisquee@Gmail.com
Today, burlesque is nothing short of an art form. Performers both male and female combine the most explosive aspects of costumery, dance, comedy and theater in a type of live entertainment that, of course, places nudity on a pedestal. Dita Von Teese and World Famous BOB have turned the tassel-friendly genre of performance into an evolving practice that challenges everything conventional -- from gender politics to sexuality and the public's perception of the naked body.
Burlesque has historic roots in America's minstrel culture, dating as far back as the 1840s. However, the version we know today -- a marriage of vaudevillian humor and striptease -- became popular in the early 1900s, when (mostly women) performers took to clubs and Broadway venues with their own brand of music, dance and provocative nudity. The era of Prohibition took a toll on the burlesque industry, as teetotaling politicians and authority figures took issue with both the performers and club owners that made burlesque possible. Thankfully, the genre bit back in the 1950s, as women like Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, and Blaze Starr emerged as boundary-pushing icons.
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