See the original Burlexer, Chloe Ewart, perform burlesque in our show as the resident actress. Here’s her story…
Chloe Ewart Burlesque
What’s your Burlexe story: I’ve been with Burlexe from the very beginning, and it’s been a joy ride full of sequins, feathers, pasties and flesh! I’ve learnt so much along the way about burlesque: the women, the stories, the sisterhood, the creativity, the passion… and most importantly I’ve learnt a great deal about myself. I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside the crème de la crème of burlesque and I’m more confident, more powerful and sexier as a result!
Burlesque highlight? Every show is a highlight! From being beautified in the afternoon by the wonderful likes of Hayley McGreal and co, to backstage antics and finally being on stage, feeling at my most glamorous and powerful, telling the stories of the great women of burlesque. Also, in the current set of shows, I have finally performed my very own burlesque act under the alter ego, Lady Mei, which has been an incredibly liberating and empowering experience. Everyone should try getting their boobs out at least once!
Top burlesque tip for non-burlesquers: Love yourself – you are strong, sexy and confident. Don’t ever forget it!
What’s next? More Burlexe! More burlesque! There’s some exciting things on the horizon, so watch this space…
Nobody knows that burlesque… Is inside all of us.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
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(Image from Liz Simon)