“…A rich history of burlesque…reveal[ing] a cornucopia of insights into the themes of female power, grace and showmanship….” HOT DOCS 2016 Review
This provocative doc gives an eye-opening “backstage tour” of the golden age of Burlesque and the unforgettable women who made it glitter. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, our guides are inductees of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, all are titans of tease, and each one possesses a way with words as uninhibited and captivating as her routines.
Tantalizing tales and expert tips from the frontlines propel an action-packed journey through Burlesque’s heyday that also covers its gradual demise, concluding with an upbeat celebration of its rediscovery and revitalization by a new generation. What emerges is a full-figured portrait of Burlesque-era striptease artists, one that goes deeper into the culture and is more nuanced than many familiar screen depictions.
Thank you to Bawdy Shop Burlesque for helping bring this film to The Creative Alliance. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated through Bawdy Shop Burlesque to the Burlesque Hall of Fame.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premier organization dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an art form and cultural phenomenon. With a collection of several thousand costumes, stage props, photographs, and personal effects documenting the careers and lives of burlesque dancers, comics, and producers over nearly a century, the museum is a growing testament to the power and social impact of the art of the tease.
7:30PM | $10, $7 mbrs (+ $2 at the door)