Burlesque! - 5/30/12
Annie ThingAnd now for something completely different, this week's show is about the wonderful, strange world of burlesque! For this show we brought in Annie Thing and Mabel Syrup from Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co. to talk a little about what they do, and why they do it.
We talked about a lot of topics covering burlesque: costumes, skits, classic vs. modern burlesque, characters, etc. The most important thing that I want everyone to take away from this though, is when we talk about how burlesque reveals how everyone is sexy. Whether you're funny sexy, geeky sexy, ballerina sexy, everyone feels sexy sometimes, and you need to own that feeling. You need to know that you are absolutely beautiful, and absolutely sensual in your own way. There is no cookie cutter sexy, and that's what burlesque is about for Tickled Fancy. They're about finding their own characters to relate to, and making it OK to be yourself.
Sites to check out:
- Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co.
- Fierce Queer Burlesque Festival
- History of Burlesque Pt. 1
- Burlesque via Wikipedia
Music heard on this show:
- "Shines Through Trees" by Podington Bear
- "Ruby, My Dear" by Thelonious Monk
- "After Midnight" from Chicago
Hope you enjoy the show, and check out our archives for shows you've missed! Feel free to leave comments about anything you liked/wanted more of/hated!