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Old 02-15-2011, 03:02 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Obviously this is a bit of a risqué topic, as the second article below states: "Before the art of burlesque was ever linked to the modern striptease it served as a parody of traditional opera and theatre;" but I have some friends in the UK who are really into the burlesque scene there, and I just learn there's one here in San Antonio!

Breakdown of the Burlesque Scene in San Antonio

My Bunny Valentines

Anyone ever experience it? How is it? My UK friends may be visiting later this year, and I'm sure they'd really like to visit one or two of the locations listed if they're worth it!

Oh, and what every happened with Blackstone Burlesque? From their web site (http://blackstonelounge.com/cms/ - broken link), it appears they are still looking for investors...

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-15-2011, 05:18 PM
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I went to some burlesque show at the Blue Star complex a few weeks ago. It was mainly "plus size" dancers, and it was pretty damn boring and not much of a turn on. (There were a lot of dancers from all over: Denton, Austin, even LA, although locals were represented, too.) The true show-stealer, though, was this kind of hefty Latino guy who did "boylesque." Absolutely HILARIOUS while also being kind of affirming and kind of sexy, I imagine, for the right kind of audience. (I loved him, but not in that way.)

For what it's worth, the place was packed, and it seemed that most folks were having a good time. I won't be going back, but it's worth checking out. Also, it was very, very different from a strip club: a lot more about performance and audience participation than showing flesh per se.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:54 PM
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Burlesque is an art-form if done correctly... The Queen of Burlesque, Gypsy Rose Lee, created some incredibly creative routines and went down in history as perhaps the best known burlesque performer out there. Today, we have artists like Dita Von Teese, who continue to push limits, all without showing full nudity.

In their original form, the Pussycat Dolls in LA were incredible. They could dance very, very well (most were trained ballet dancers). I can say the same thing for Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce. Both of these burlesque clubs helped open back up the doors to this long-standing performance art. I'd love to see a true burlesque club open in San Antonio, but I fear the powers that be wouldn't understand it and would likely condemn it as just another strip club. Small minds with big power are a dangerous thing.

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:04 PM
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Didn't think there was any burlesque anymore,and certainly not in San Antonio.My dad back in Milwaukee before WW2 and long before he got married in 1955 knew a couple of girls he went to school with who danced at the Modjeska. He got to see comedians like Joe Penner,Phil Silvers and other famous acts.And you are right,it is an artform, if done correctly.
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