So for a while now I have been thinking of getting into different types of dance dance styles such as belly dancing and Burlesque! I have been looking for classes and groups for the St.louis and Chicago area's. I found a few but alas lack of money is preventing me from taking any kind of extra class. One day though I will be in them.
Today was an extra special day b/c I found out that my college is starting up a Burlesque organization! I literally flipped shit! My excitement is over 9000!!!! I know, I know this isn't a class type thing but anything regarding it where I can learn more about it I'm all down for!!
Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.
Neo-Burlesque (or "New Burlesque") is the revival and updating of the traditional burlesque performance. Though based on the traditional Burlesque art, the new form encompasses a wider range of performance styles; Neo-burlesque acts can be anything from classic striptease to modern dance to theatrical mini-dramas to comedic mayhem. As with the earlier burlesque, neo-burlesque is more focused on the "tease" in "striptease" than the "strip". Audiences for neo-burlesque shows tend to be mixed gender, age, race, and class.
-definitions from wikipedia-)
Here's the flyer that I saw! ^0^
Lisha was the one who showed me this flyer. We both said "HELL YEAH I'M JOINING!" lol lol Tomo that means you are joining too! lol
I have been on a Burlesque kick lately too! Watching vids on youtube and finding pictures. I even found some pics of women of color in Burlesque as well. You don't see too many pics of black, hispanic and asian burlesque dancers! Especially from back in the day!
Diana Lombardi (thick and hot)
Ethelyn Butler 1955 (those hips! GOOD GOD!!! *0*)
Madeline "Sahji" Jackson
and lets not forget the lovely Josephine Baker! <3
Some videos that I was watching:
Just watching this gets me all pumped up! Looking at all that glamour and sex appeal! OOOOOOHHHH!!! My body is ready!!!
I really really want to see this documentary! I've tried looking for it online and couldn't find anything! I even tried to download it w/ torrents and still couldn't find anything! ToT Looks like I will have to actually buy buy it from Amazon or something. Oh poo! I will keep looking before I buy it though.
Dita Von Teese
Dirty Martini (thick-a-licious!!! wooooo!!)
This performance right here was on point and perfect! It looked so fun and flirty! Ah I love everything about it!!! ^0^ <3 WERK BITCH!! TWERK THEM TITTIES!!! ERSGBHNJM<MJHEWRTYUJGRFRDTSEJYFKU^TFKUTDHREWRESIS!!!!!!! ^0^