Your Questions Answered….What to expect from your first Burlesque Show?
How’s it going? We do hope you are having a lovely summer. As we hit into the new academic year, the end of summer, the month known as September, we have an abundance of burlesque shows coming up all the way until the bells jingle – we can’t wait.
This has inspired today’s blog post. We are often asked what to expect from a burlesque show and thought we would turn this question into a cheeky blog post. Grab a cuppa and relax for 5 as we take you on a decadent journey of burlesque show excitement.
Firstly, the main thing to expect from a burlesque show is FUN, FUN, FUN! Everything about burlesque is good ol’ fashion fun. Be prepared to be shocked, teased, pleased and be merry.
There is an abundance of burlesque styles and genres (which shall be discussed within a future blog post) from the glamorous to the funny, performed by female, male, groups, troupes, there is always something for everyone.
Burlesque shows also love love love to have the audience involved. Oh yes that’s right ladies and gents, there are different levels of audience participation “required”. From clapping after each performance, to whooping and cheering throughout the performance. It is all in good fun and always good taste. Some shows play games with the audience, have best dressed competitions or even, in the case of House of Trixie Blue, teach the audience a mini burlesque routine. Sometimes the burlesque performers themselves will require a ‘helping hand’. All in all you are always welcome to get involved as much as you like.
(Trixie teaching a mini workshop at The Periwinkle Pussycat March 2015)
There is one element that appears in the majority of burlesque performances and that is the striptease to partial nudity. A performer normally adheres to burlesques tradition of pasties or nipple tassels and at least a g-string to cover the ‘lower regions’. The striptease element works well with the concept of the act and can be utterly MINDBLOWING!
Lastly, one of the main questions we get asked is, what do I wear to a burlesque show? Well ladies and gents, burlesque is a participatory art form where the audience have the opportunity to dress up. Some shows provide a dress code for you and specify this request on their events. Other than that, let your imagination run while…
Here are a few dress code tips:
Ladies – Glamorous dresses, corsets (dress up with a skirt or down with jeans, both look fabulous)
Gents – Super fly suit attire
OR completely up to you.
Thank you all for reading. We hope you are excited for your next or FIRST burlesque show. Here our next shows that are coming up:
Saturday 19th September 2015
Decades of Burlesque – House of Trixie Blue have teamed up with The Tyneside Cinema again after a successful Valentines day show. This show teams burlesque and film together in one evening of glitz and glamour.
Save the date – details are still to be released.
Saturday 3rd October 2015
Scarlet Rose’s production – Rouge: An Evening of Improlesque. Reuniting live comedy acts and burlesque performances with some of the best performers in the North East. But that’s not all; you will also be provided with a selection of cakes and sweet treats on the night to help make the evening extra decadent Read Scarlet’s blog here...read more
Tickets – www.houseoftrixieblue.co.uk
Join us on Facebook – Rouge Event
Friday 16th October 2015
The Periwinkle Pussycat – A Terpsichorean Display of Burlesque and Cabaret. Join us for a night of burlesque and cabaret excellence from some of the UK’s top performers...read more
Tickets – www.houseoftrixieblue.co.uk
Join us on Facebook – The Periwinkle Pussycat Event
Saturday 7th November
Decades of Burlesque Show
Save the date
Friday 11th December
Christmas Burlesque Show
Save the Date
Love and Shimmies
House of Trixie Blue