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Tuesday Tease: Mother’s Day Burlesque?

webnonippleI met Seattle-based burlesque producer/performer Whisper De Corvo at the Brown Paper Tickets class at The Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston a few weeks back. She told me about a Mother’s Day burlesque show she was putting on and, I have to admit that initially, I didn’t really associate Mother’s Day with burlesque. But as I talked to her more, and discovered that she was a mom herself, it started to make sense to me.

Ultimately, burlesque is a celebration of femininity and so it makes sense that daughters would want to celebrate their femininity and to pay tribute to their ultimate feminine role model, their mother. Also, as Whisper says in her interview below, it gives mother’s a chance to enjoy a night out that doesn’t revolve around child-rearing. It’s a chance to celebrate other aspects of her femininity: her beauty, her sensuality and her lust for life. And, with the burlesque revival now in its second decade, many of today’s mom’s are burlesque dancers themselves. If you want to get tickets to this one-of-a-kind show, pick them up here before they’re gone!

I tracked down Whisper last week so I could find out more about her show. Whisper also produces a number of shows around Seattle and I predict she will be a burlesque producer to watch. She certainly has original ideas and is passionate about the art of burlesque.

So, without further ado, I give you Miss Whisper De Corvo:
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Tuesday Tease: A Burlesque Valentine!

tumblr_lyqd5mFHR61qa70eyo1_500Nothing can get a couple geared up for a night of romance more than a nice dinner, a few cocktails and a burlesque show. It doesn’t matter if you think of it as a “Hallmark holiday,” burlesque performers often pull out all the stops for their V-day shows. Let’s face it, romance (with a healthy dose of lust) is the foundation upon which burlesque was built and nothing makes a performer happier than seeing happy couples up front canoodling with their significant other while they watch them perform. That shows the dancer that they’re fulfilling their duty of raising the temperature in the room and sending folks off for a night of passion.

Here’s our picks for your burlesque Valentine’s Day, all are taking place on V-Day proper: Thursday, February 14!
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