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D imantes sparkle, a shapely stockinged leg extends from behind a sumptuous feather fan. Burlesque is satirical and sexy with a saucy edge that is titillating, stylish, and ultra glamorous!

The true meaning of Burlesque is to perform "in an upside down style": mocking, humorous and bawdy.

Burlesque turns social norms head over heels; it can treat a solemn subject in an undignified style or an inconsequential subject in a dignified style.

Historically the genre encompasses a variety of acts such as dancing girls, singers, comedians, mime artists, and strip tease artistes, all witty and with an edge of parody.

The strip tease element of burlesque titillates, but without falling foul of censors.

Variations on the form

  • All our acts can be performed in a burlesque style - using both male and female performers.
  • The fan dance, where the dancer uses one or two very large ostrich feather fans to cover and reveal parts of their body during a stylish strip tease is a more traditional burlesque performance.
  • Pole dancing a more modern form of burlesque is a gymnastic and acrobatic form of burlesque performance.
  • Burlesque performers will wear sparkling nipple covers and bikini bottoms as the finale for a strip tease... the art of burlesque is on what the performer chooses to reveal and when!

Staging Requirements

Ground based burlesque acts, such as a fan dance or a hula hoop act require a flat, firm floor area, and enough ceiling height to clear the moves your performers plan to make. A raised stage is ideal, so that the full effect can be seen by all. For an aerial burlesque act appropriate rigging points will be needed.


Contact Tom Beauchamp to arrange a booking for a Burlesque act or for any inquiries. We specialise in coordinating acts and production requirements to deliver a fantastic event!

Above: The Jellyfish scene from Heavenly Burlesque - The Untamed Oddities Tour 2008


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  • The Magenta Diamond in her Hula Hoop act in Heavenly Burlesque].

    The Magenta Diamond performs her hula hoop act in Heavenly Burlesque.

  • Laura Hudson is Miss Venus Star.

    Laura Hudson as Miss Venus Star - her fan dance is feathery frivolity!

  • The Magenta Diamond in the finale of her Parasol act in Heavenly Burlesque].

    The Magenta Diamond performs the nipple-tassle twirling funtastic finale of her parasol act in Heavenly Burlesque.

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