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What you Need for Le Scandal Burlesque Show

What you Need for Le Scandal Burlesque Show

Burlesque is a centuries old art form originating in Italy. The word itself derives from Italian “burla,” meaning a ridicule. Although the genre’s heavily noted in the works of Shakespeare, its representation as a musical parody didn’t arrive until Victorian England. From there, it crossed the Atlantic and intertwined with Vaudeville America. For those who don’t know, burlesque is a show. it’s not stripping. It’s not pole dancing. It’s not boobies. Time for you to learn the art, the skills behind the show. Containing everything from sword-smiths to titillating tasslers, let’s see what burlesque has in store for you.

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    Burlesque Variety Show
    Burlesque Variety Show

    Le Scandal Cabaret

    If you’re looking to get on stage or in front of your partner, you’re gonna want to know what exactly happens. Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC’s longest burlesque show, featuring circus acts, live music, and a bunch of burlesque beauties. Performances include sword swallowers, belly dancers, contortionists, lasso enthusiasts, jugglers, magicians, and sensual woman tasseled up for your titillation! For those of you looking to perform, this Vaudeville experience will get you in the mood and not disappoint.

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    Burlesque Workshop
    Burlesque Workshop

    Le Scandal Cabaret

    French sounds pulsate in the background. The tease begins. Off come the pants, and your body undulates to each syncopated beat. Strutting across the stage, you smile, saunter, and shimmy, teasing your audience with feather boas or twirling tassels. To perform on the Le Scandal stage, you’re gonna need each and every one of these skills. Burlesque depends on the satire and tease. Just be ready to unleash your wild side and bare your ass...ets.

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    Belly Dance - bad u/x (Mike, 1/11/15)
    Belly Dance - bad u/x (Mike, 1/11/15)

    Belly dancing offers the enticement of a tease while simultaneously transporting into a different culture. Not only is belly dancing sensual and alluring but it represents century old north African art. To be a burlesque performer, belly dancing provides essential experiences to get in touch with your body, femininity, and culture. Plus, it doesn’t hurt when your hips don’t lie.

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    Samurai Sword Fighting - Tribeca
    Samurai Sword Fighting - Tribeca

    Yoshi Amao

    Someone’s gotta swallow a sword...

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