What if your perceived comfort is the very thing that creates your discomfort with your lot in life? There is an uncomfortable truth lurking in the shadows of our comfort zones: they are more self-made prisons than the personal playgrounds or protective bubbles we like … Continue readingDis-Comfort Zones
“What if I make the wrong decision?!” How many of us are held back by this immobilising dark cloud? Everyone knows that ‘fight or flight’ is a fear response to threat, but there is a third… ‘freeze’. Indecision is immobilising because it is a fear … Continue readingIFFY Decision making…
I have a routine, how can I get ahead in Burlesque? If you are indeed keen to pursue a fancy in burlesque artistry, cabaret or ‘pinup’ modeling yourself, be prepared to invest a lot of your own time, money and effort in pursuit of a … Continue readingFAQ You! How to get ahead in burlesque
Someone else is using my stage-name! What should I do? If you are a performer and you find that someone has begun using a name which is the same or very similar to yours, the best thing to do is get a second opinion on … Continue readingFAQ You! Resolving stage name disputes
How do I choose a ‘burlesque name’ to perform under? Choosing a name can be tricky and performers typically go through two or three versions of a name before settling. It’s a good idea to let it grow organically – try something which you feel … Continue readingFAQ You! Choosing a stage name
How do I get involved in performing Burlesque? First of all, do a bit of research to find out what tickles you the most. Discover the variety and history of it all. The online forums host a plethora of magazine articles here which should help, … Continue readingFAQ You! How do I start performing?
Where can I hire professional performers/producers? Currently, there are only a handful of burlesque performers who are considered by the wider entertainment industry to be ‘professional artists’ or genuine producers. These people are indeed few and are rare gems often with many imitators – but … Continue readingFAQ You! Hiring Talent
Where can I find reputable teachers? Taking up lessons from reputable teachers is an excellent way to start out, but do research your options – the person who happens to be most local or inexpensive may not be the best choice. There is no ’standarisation’ … Continue readingFAQ You! Finding Teachers
Based on the many years of answering popular questions the Ministry of Burlesque has compiled carefully considered answers to those tricky and frequently asked questions of modern burlesque, new performers and the ever curious press. FAQ such as: What is Burlesque? Really? ‘Burlesque’ has come … Continue readingFAQ YOU! What is Burlesque? Really?
17/10/08 British Burlesque: Funny HaHa or Funny Peculiar or, Tickle My Fancy ! – A Guide To ‘Traditional British’ Burlesque Amidst the renaissance of the showgirl-striptease and all that glitters, the art of traditional burlesque theatre is in danger of becoming totally misunderstood – removed … Continue readingTraditional British Burlesque: Funny HaHa or Funny Peculiar?