We get a quickie on what burlesque is in two different articles. In a piece on a new burlesque exhibit in New Mexico, performer Sarah Robarge said:
"A well-done burlesque piece will have content to it, in the form of costume, theme and story. It's more about the tease and the slow reveal of what's under the costume, the anticipation that's built up during the striptease and, sometimes, what you don't see in the piece."
And England's Bella Besame, left, sees burlesque "as injecting glamour into everyday life which can only be a good thing. My idea of good Burlesque takes in a fifties striptease aesthetic and a lot of panache. Others will choose to bring things more up to date and that's the key to each person's self-expression."
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