The change in burlesque- neo burlesque

AFter burlesque seemed to disappear in the sexual revolution nobody really predicted it would make such a big comeback in this century as it has, however burlesque dancing is a little different to what it used to be back in the day. This is the era of the neo burlesque scene.

What is Neo- Burlesque???

Neo-Burlesque (or “New Burlesque”) is the revival and updating of the traditional burlesque performance. Though based on the traditional Burlesque art, the new form encompasses a wider range of performance styles; Neo-burlesque acts can be anything from classic stripteaseto modern dance to theatrical mini-dramas to comedic mayhem. As with the earlier burlesque, neo-burlesque is more focused on the “tease” in “striptease” rather than the “strip”. Audiences for neo-burlesque shows tend to be mixed gender, age, race, and class. (wikipedia)

So from what i gather from this is that neo burlesque embodies many more different styles than the original burlesque. It has still got the same goals- the tease and the strip however there are many more ways to go about this now-lots more different styles.

 

This is just one example of neo burlesque- the women now have a much wider range of styles they can use.

~ by hmsteel on February 11, 2013.

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