We ask the best of London burlesque dancers to answer: what is burlesque? Next up is actress and former burlesque performer, Margaret Tully.
What is Burlesque?
Margaret Tully is a former Las Vegas showgirl, who worked on one of the city’s longest-running productions, Jubilee! She tells us what burlesque is to her.
The now actress, Margaret Tully compares showgirls from different nations and eras in burlesque dancing. She starts with the Marlene Dietrich, 30s German showgirl.
Then moves to the beauty of the Parisian showgirl and peacocking finery of American burlesque dancers. In the end it all comes back to a celebration of womanhood. Awoman.
What’s your favourite era of burlesque? Which country’s burlesque do you adore the most?
We want to thank Margaret Tully for her participation and directing us to this video on Jubilee! As one of the longest running Las Vegas showgirl shows with over 16, 000 performances.
Adorned with feathers and dripping in Swarovski crystals, the show continues since the 80s in all its finery:
Find out about our lead actress in Chloe Ewart Burlesque.
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.
We like to spread the good word of burlesque. The place to begin is answering the question: what is burlesque? We’re asking the best of London burlesque that we could find.
(Image from Stage and Cinema)