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A Burlesque Revival

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Burlesque is enjoying a moment in the spotlight, with a kitschy new movie with Cher and Christina Aguilera, and a new biography of vaudeville performer Gypsy Rose Lee. But there’s long been a flourishing neo-burlesque scene here in New York City. We’ll talk about the music and dance of burlesque then and now. Guests include burlesque performer and singer Melody Sweets and Jo Weldon, author and headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque.


Melody Sweets and Jo Weldon

Comments [4]


Jo's classes are great: she's actually interviewed and gotten to know a lot of the older ladies of classic burlesque and she tells you about them.

Jan. 19 2011 10:48 PM
Linda Griggs

The best post-modern burlesque review I've ever seen was at Asbury Lanes, the punk rock bowling alley in Asbury Park. They had a Star Trek routine that'd knock your socks off and a fan dancer who tantalized us to the tune of a car alarm.

Jan. 19 2011 05:59 PM
judy from greenpoint

Night Train! I used to strip to that song in a gorilla suit... I kept my gorilla head on though right through the end..

Jan. 19 2011 02:42 PM
a g from n j

interesting synergy john- a segment related to burlesque=cher+gregg......accident,serendip,or just jungian synchronicity.

Jan. 19 2011 02:11 PM

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