Burlesque is a poetic and sensual means of entertainment that typically includes striptease and comedy, generally performed in cabarets, theaters and clubs. As with music, each performance has a style, an emotion and a story of its own!
Burlesque, the title was originally founded in Europe in the early 1600’s: as a form of satire that was expressed in manuscripts. It was later picked up in theatrical works all through the 17th century until the Victorian era and then became widely popular in the 1860s to the 1940s, notably in Hollywood film between the 1930s and 1960s.
Burlesque entertainment can be interpreted as ridicule, extravagant, sexy and daunting.
Today, the burlesque we know is a celebration of femininity and sensuality that features all types of body types.
THE WORD BURLESQUE IN HISTORY
Late Latin: burra "trifle, nonsense," literally "flock of wool."
French: burlesque 1660s, "derisive imitation, grotesque parody,"
Italian: burlesco, from burla "joke, fun, mockery,"
THE MODERN USE OF THE WORD BURLESQUE
Originally (1857) "the sketches at the end of minstrel shows."
American English (1870) "variety show featuring striptease"
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Every year, for the past twelve years, we have reinvented ourselves to offer the absolute best in burlesque because deep down inside, we believe that nothing is sexier than feeling at ease with ourselves, surrounded by like-minded people who are comfortable with their sensuality.
And while our stunning performers set the perfect example for that: self-acceptance, freedom and wild abandon, you are all invited to join our movement.
Don’t just watch Burlesque. BE Burlesque!
Frank Mondeose is the owner of Monde Osé is which is a lifestyle brand focused on promoting the understanding and enjoyment of life, love and sensuality.
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