Doing Your Burlesque Research (Part One)

Doing Your Burlesque Research (Part One)

Although that niggling voice in the back of your mind tells you that you really ought to research in order to develop your new burlesque act or general performance style, it can often be hard to know what to research, and more importantly, why to do burlesque...
Doing Your Burlesque Research (Part Two)

Doing Your Burlesque Research (Part Two)

There seems to be a lot of peacocking going on in burlesque at the moment. My Twitter feed is overflowing with photographs of costuming projects, new headdresses, statements about rhinestones and details of up-coming performances. And as much as I love seeing the...
How to Become a Burlesque Headline Performer

How to Become a Burlesque Headline Performer

I recently received the following question from a performer based in the Midlands, UK: “How do you make the jump from middle of the bill to top of the bill? It seems like an impossible glass ceiling! I know myself and a few performers in the same position have...
How Not to Apply for Burlesque Jobs

How Not to Apply for Burlesque Jobs

The combination of the popularity of burlesque, the financial crisis and the growing popularity of variety events means that the competition for burlesque jobs is tougher than ever. Emailing event promoters to ask for work is a popular way to get yourself known as a...
Burlesque Performers: Know Your Worth

Burlesque Performers: Know Your Worth

As a burlesque performer, learning that you must GIVE value as well as HAVE value will help you to understand how to price your work in a way no amount of number crunching ever can. The past few weeks there have been a lot of online discussions, which lead inevitably...
Burlesque Finance 101

Burlesque Finance 101

Being in a tight economy can really take a hit on a budget showgirl or boy. Below are some money saving tips and some harsh economic truths for burlesque performers.     REPERTOIRE If you have a dozen acts but you’ve only been performing a year, that means...