Sunday, September 19, 2010

MICA Burlesque Meeting #1

Here is what happened at September 19th's MICA Burlesque Club meeting. But, first, a video to wet your appetite...

What is Burlesque?

Burlesque is a humorous theatrical entertainment involving parody and sometimes grotesque exaggeration. In 20th century America, the form became associated with a variety show in which striptease is the chief attraction.

Burlesque turns social norms head over heels. Burlesque is a style of live entertainment that encompasses pastiche, parody, and wit. The genre traditionally encompasses a variety of acts such as dancing girls, chanson singers, comedians, mime artists, and striptease artistes, all satirical and with a saucy edge. The striptease element of burlesque became subject to extensive local legislation, leading to a theatrical form that titillated without falling foul of censors.

Burlesque Stars you should know:

Josephine Baker
Fanny Brice
Mae West
Gypsy Rose Lee
Sally Rand
Lili St. Cyr
Tempest Storm
Dita Von Teese
The Pontani Sisters (Angie Pontani)
Roxi DLite
Michelle L’amour
Catherine D’lish
Immodesty Blaize
so many more…

Baltimore Burlesque:

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey
Gilded Lily Burlesque (Maria Bella)
Sticky Buns Burlesque (Paco Fish, Marla Meringue)
Roma Mafia
Femme Six
The Palace of Wonders (Washington D.C.)

Burlesque Resources:

Miss Exotic World Pageant

Roles in the Big Show

Performers! emcee!
costumers and prop artists
stage manager
lighting and sound
ticket sales/ushers
promotions and printing


Pasties and Pastries?
ideas, ways to give back?

Begin to think about an act:

Character development

Upcoming Events

Next meeting October 3rd- pastie making workshop- invite your friends!
Tease-o-Rama movie night October 10th 8:00pm-10:00pm Brown 320
Erotic Show performance, Gallery 788 October 7th!
Gilded Lily Show October 10th at the Ottobar
Sticky Buns Burlesque “All Sinners Night” October 30th at the Windup Space

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