History Of Burlesque: The Leg Mania Artiste

The origins of burlesque are old – ancient, in fact! And we like a bit of history! So today’s installment of our history of burlesque series takes a look at the Leg Mania Artiste of the 1800s… And it’s not quite what you think! You might think of leg mania, in our times, as someone […]

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 […]

Ruffling Your Feathers: All You Need To Know When Purchasing Plumes and Being a Fan of Fans!

We love them, you love them and burlesque, cabaret, showgirls and dance are heavily linked to them… Yes, we’re talking plumage today! But when it comes to buying feathers, it’s not as straight-forward as you may think. With feathers, you generally get what you pay for, and what may seem like a brilliant online auction […]

History Of Burlesque: The Case Of Fanny and Stella, Small-Time Actresses Of The Burlesque and Burletta

The Victorian era is an interesting period, in that it made¬†different types of entertainment accessible to audiences of all kinds. The Victorian age was that of discovery (and re-discovery in some cases) and the popularity of going to the theatre or music hall to see exotic acts, comedy, character-driven pieces was at it’s height, with […]