History of Burlesque – Derek Jarman’s Jubilee – Punk Era

While burlesque clubs and the scene in general might have gone underground during this period, there were a few figures employing the essence of burlesque – in the sense of classical style – to get their message across. Here we take a look at Derek Jarman’s somewhat accidentally prophetic Jubilee – released in 1978 and […]

History Of Burlesque: Ancient Greece

When the ‘casual observer’ imagines burlesque, the usual image that comes up is 1940s/1950s era pin up girls, stockings ‘accidentally’ being revealed as a skirt is blown up by a gust of wind, Hollywood-style bombshells and cheeky winks. In actual fact, burlesque is a lot older than it’s ‘vintage’ image… We’re not talking about the […]