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The evolution of burlesque performance

Wednesday, 23 December 2015  |  Posted By Vollers Corsets

Following our interview with burlesque model and performer Missy Malone, we’re taking a deeper look at the suggestive art form of burlesque. Burlesque is defined by caricature, absurdity and dramatic effect. However, just as dance has many complementary and contrasting styles within it, burlesque, within its vast history has also umbrellaed many performance styles deriving from different trends and eras. How burlesque performance has evolved… Racked with bawdy humour, burlesque, which means ‘to parody’ or ‘to imitate’, was originally a form of lower, comedy entertainment for those who couldn’t afford the tickets to the more prestigious opera or theatre shows. Originating in Great Britain and America, in the early 19th century, burlesque performance challenged gender roles and social politics as well as satirising popular musicals....

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