Burlexe producer, Howard Wilmot, has written an article on our show for a storytelling society. The Society of Storytelling’s magazine
Storytelling Society Feature Burlexe
The Society of Storytelling’s magazine Storylines is published four times a year. The society works to support and promote oral storytelling. Burlexe creator, Howard Wilmot has now written a feature about burlesque especially for this storytelling society.
The Burlexe show is known for being the ‘Vagina Monologues of Burlesque‘. Our theatrical London burlesque show includes burlesque monologues from the women who perform the art form. You can get a glimpse of what we’re all about with our burlesque monologue performed by Luna Rosa. Enjoy a few extracts from the feature…
“Burlesque and storytelling may seem like the strangest bedfellows, but bizarrely it’s just that mix which we’re trying to achieve with a new stage and digital venture called Burlexe.”
“I came up with the idea of a theatrical proposition, where you could almost go backstage and women would tell you the reasons why they got involved in burlesque. I thought we could punctuate the stories with burlesque performances – and even burlesque performances are stories in themselves, they take you on a journey.”
“I hope that we are able to achieve many, many things: to subvert what people think about these amazing and talented women; to empower women and make them realise that there’s an alternative to the size zero body shape projected and championed by the media; and to know – in the words of Jo King, founder of the London Academy of Burlesque and who creatively advises us – that “Life is about choices. And you can choose to go on feeling rubbish about yourself or you can go ‘Wouldn’t it be great just to realise how fab I am?’””
Check out the talk Afterglow Presents The History of 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.
(Main image from Society of Storytelling)