Meet The Performer: Ozgen, Performing at our April 7 Show – This Saturday!

Our Flowers Of Romance show is just days away, so we thought we’d introduce you to another very impressive performer – Mr Ozgen! A hotly in-demand performer across the globe, Ozgen is a master Turkish belly dancer who is constantly wowing audiences internationally, most recently the likes of Japan, Australia and the United States. His […]

How To: Troupe Costumes

So you’ve formed a troupe and you want to look professional and stand out from the crowd… Here’s a little how-to!  Firstly, what are troupe costumes? And why? When you get together as a troupe, it’s not just the moves that should be in-step, you whole look should be in keeping with everyone else in […]

History Of Burlesque: The Skirt Dancer

Continuing our look at burlesque history, we’re examining the Skirt Dancer, one of the most dramatic and visual aspects of the vaudeville stage, most popular in the late 1800s. If you’ve been a regular on the burlesque scene – either through audience or performer, you will recognise a modern version of the skirt dancer in […]

Piercing The Veil… Why A Belly Dancer’s Prop Can Be Your New Costume Friend!

We all know that burlesque and belly dance are linked… Since belly dance first entered the Western World’s imagination at the Chicago World Fair in the 1880s (you can read about the history of burlesque and belly dance at the Chicago World Fair here) burlesque dancers have been emulating and converting the moves for our own […]

Costuming Your First Act

Today’s post is inspired by the ladies currently on the Bluestocking Lounge advance burlesque course. We are at the stage where talk of costume and act theme is important and the look of panic over budgets and general ‘how’, ‘what’ and ‘jesus christ! how the hell can I costume my act on a budget…’ has […]

5 Years! Continuing our retrospective with 2012

In our look back over the past five years, we hit 2012 – a great year! The year we introduced Swansea to boylesque (yes, you, the audience went wild!), DeeDee found a new role and we continued to bring some of the best performers the UK has to offer to Swansea… January – Excess All […]

Meet The Performers of Tomorrow’s Clwb Kaboom! Our New Performers

With the November edition of Clwb Kaboom! only tomorrow, and seeing as though you’ve already met Flossie Smalls (just before she did our show in Swansea Grand in August), and you definitely know who Lilly Laudanum is, we thought you should meet some of our new performers…  One of the goals of Clwb Kaboom! is […]

Meet The Performer – FooFoo LaBelle, Appearing At Our Varietease-a-Rama, 12 September, Carmarthen Lyric

Continuing our Meet The Performer series for our 12 September show (that’s a week today at Carmarthen’s Lyric!) we thought you should know about FooFoo LaBelle (if you don’t know this lovely already!).   We think FooFoo is an amazing performer who can turn her creative skills to just about anything (aside from burlesque, she […]

Meet The Performers for our August 16 Show pt 3: Fulya

With just a couple more days to go until the show, we thought it was about time you met another of our performers hitting swansea Grand Theatre for our August 16 show this saturday. So today, let us introduce you to the serpentine-like belly dancer Fulya. Hailing from the Northampton area, Fulya is a boundary-pushing tribal […]