From the 9th to the 11th of October 2014!
Thursday 9th October:
The festival kicks of at the famous burlesque bar and restaurant Melt in Stockholm, where performers and fans will enjoy a “meet and greet” evening. Melt will offer special deals for all customers with a festival ticket through out the whole weekend so don’t forget to bring it along!
Melt Bar, Hökensgata 4, Slussen, open 18.00 to 01.00
Friday 10th October:
The producers describe this evening an elegant, sophisticated and luxurious feast for the eye. A fully seated show in one of Stockholm’s most lavish theatres offering acts from all over the world and a mix of both classic and neo burlesque, queerlesque, boylesque, circus, drag, music, dance and cabaret.
Södra Teatern – Mosebacke Torg 1
Performers: Reuben Kaye (aus), Sydni Deveraux (us), Tigger! (us), Natsumi Scarlett (nl), Anja Pavlova (rus), The Amazing Knicker Kittens (swe), Blackbirds Burlesque Cabaret (swe), Cheesecake Burlesque Troupe (can) (photo above), Collette Collerette (bel), Fafa Boulle (fr), Giuditta Sin (it), Hurricane Irina & Fez Wrecker (rus+us), Ivoncita (swe), Judita Latigos (sp), Lilly Bulle (swi), Lipstick & Wax (uk), Lolly & Ginger (can), Miss Meadows (swe), Mrs Rose (fr), Oskar & Sade (fin), Sophie D’star (it), Tronicat (ger), Vibrissa (it)
Saturday 11th October:
Saturday offers a wild party at the gorgeous 1930’s Nalen Ballroom and a showcase of acts from all over the world..
The evening starts with the Cancer research fundraiser gala “Octbooberfest”- the Tassel Twirl Championship where three wonderful winners will be crowned. Expect drama, fun glamour, famous judges, as well as amazing prizes for the audience.
Nalen – Regeringsgatan 74
Performers: Reuben Kaye (aus), Sydni Deveraux (us) (Photo above by Kaylin Idora) , Tigger! (us), Natsumi Scarlett (nl), Adoria Amoria (swe), Bana Banana (sp), Chrissy Kiss (est), Collette & Willy (bel), Fräulein Frauke (swe), Havana Hurricane (uk), Midori Colada (can), Roberto Mirabella (it), Roxy Diamond (ger), Sheila Wolf Queerlesque (ger), Sina King (aus), The Valentino Sisters (fin), Wanda de Lullabies (fr), Yvette Les Fesses (swe)
Winners of the Tassel Twirl Championship will receive the September issue of Burlesque Bible magazine. The issue will also be on sale at the venue so you can get yours there and enjoy our show discounts!
For more information and gorgeous pictures, visit the event’s website: http://stockholmburlesquefestival.com/
Yeahh, cannot wait the 30th of October 2014
We are very exciting to announce the programme of our first burlesque show.
Thursday 30th October
Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa
8pm – 10pm – SHOW
6 pm – 7pn – WORKSHOP
Your compère for the event is the FANTASTIC Tempest Rose
An international, award winning, 5-star performer with a string of prestigious credits to her name, Tempest Rose also possesses a stunning, critically acclaimed ‘ snap, crackle and jazz’ singing voice and more on stage pizzazz than a barrel of dynamite.
She is the director and producer of the highly successful House of Burlesque Ltd
With House of Burlesque Tempest has produced, directed and starred in 2 highly successful runs at The London Wonderground, the UK theatre tour of ‘Shipwrecked’, performed at The Vaults, Waterloo, run the LGBT stage at Erotica, and maintains a popular residency at the world renowned Madame Jojo’s in Soho. She was also resident star and choreographer for the award winning, sell-out, critically acclaimed Circus Burlesque at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh 2010. She also runs the House of Burlesque Academy and has taught over 3000 ladies to love themselves and burlesque including for Kingston University and The V&A Museum, London.
Pic by Dress Me Up and Shoot Me
Violet Blaze, discovered at the London Burlesque Festival 2014
We discovered Violet Blaze earlier this year and we just fell in love with her. We interviewed her for the online July issue so we thought it would make sense to invite her for the event. After all, we are celebrating the 3rd anniversary of Burlesque Bible magazine… so what not having performers from the previous editions.
Violet Blaze is an International Award Winning Burlesque Performer and Compère from Brighton, UK.
WINNER – Burlesque Idol UK 2012
WINNER – Welsh Burlesque Festival 2013
1ST RUNNER UP – Philadelphia Burlesque Festival 2013
1ST RUNNER UP World Burlesque Games 2013 – Best British Newcomer
The sexy troupe from Leamington Spa will shimmy, bump’n'grind on the dance floor. It will be 5 more pair of stockings removed and 5 times more corsets popping!
Dress to impress, put on your best costume and HAVE FUN!!!
Early bird tickets (ends 30th of September)
TIcket only for over 1 hour of show
TIcket + 45min workshop prior the show
..for the patient ones
Burlesque Bible team is traveling around the world these next few months so you may have the opportunity to receive your magazine with FREE delivery if you can wait for us to visit your country. For the other countries, visit our “buy” page.
L’equipe de Burlesque Bible fait le tour du monde ces 2 prochains mois. Profitez-en pour recevoir votre magazine et sa livraison gratuite.
FREE delivery within the UK as per usual…
We will then be visiting China so you can get FREE delivery within Asia (includes China, Japan, SIngapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan). Order it now!
Nous serons en France début October. Profiter Livrauson GRATUITE vers la France, la Corse et la Belgique. Commander maintenant!
Finally, we will be in the Netherlands in November, while judging at the first Amsterdam Burlesque Awards so get your FREE copy then
…stripping away women’s rights
Sukki Singapora is our new cover girl.
In this exclusive article, Sukki explains to Burlesque Bible why ‘less’ has never more urgently meant ‘more’
It isn’t everyday that a Burlesque artiste is invited to Buckingham Palace. In fact, it’s never happened before. And since her historic visit to the Royal residence in 2013, where her work for Singaporean women’s rights through Burlesque was officially recognised, Sukki Singapora’s official engagements with the likes of UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, are becoming more common place. “This is not just an opportunity to prove that Burlesque can make a difference, it is a responsibility.”
Read more in the September issue of Burlesque Bible!
This issue also includes many fantastic features:
- Interview with Midnite Martini, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2014
- Dress like Dita Von Teese and get tips from the queen herself!
- Customise your plain tights with our very easy and quick tutorials
- Get the latest Burly news
- Have a look at the upcoming Burlesque Festival. We might see you at a few of them!
- And much more…
Limited edition – Pre-order yours today!
We have promised it, and here is it: The Pink and so sexy burlesque bible bag!
Many of you we met at shows this year asked for a bag to put your magazines in. So the idea grew to have some Burlesque Bible bags made … and who other than the one and only Dita Von Teese to illustrate our new product.
Product dimensions: 39cm x 45 x cm x 12cm
Material: 80 gsm Non Woven Polypropylene
Colour: Pink with black illustration on 1 side
NOW AVAILABLE !
(FREE delivery within the UK)
Bag + any issue :
(FREE delivery within the UK)
Bag only: £10.25
Bag & mag: £17.99
Bag only: £10.59
Bag & mag: £18.99
Bag only: £8.99
Bag & mag: £15.99
What’s your burlesque name ?
Burlesque Bible now has its very own website to come up with a burlesque name, or at least some suggestions to get you started.
We have thousands of combinations available and we keep on updating the website with some new and fresh ideas.
We’ve also found a very interesting article, giving tips on what to do or what to avoid…
OK, I’m going to say this first, do not use:
Kitten, Kitty, Vixen, Honey, Von, Lux or Deluxe, Lola, de Ville, Violette, Scarlette, Pinky, Femme or Belle.
Why, you may ask? Because these names have been taken a million times over! Seriously, this is like calling yourself Jennifer. In fact, you might as well use Jennifer, as that will be unique to the burlesque community.
And, nothing is more shattering than coming to perform and having an audience member say “Oh, I thought you were that other gal!”
And, honestly, you don’t need to tread the same ground; you should want to have your own, individual personality.
This has always been the tried and true: the name of your pet and the first street you lived on. (In my case it would be Natasha Tacoma.)
Makes and Models of Cars
Sure, de Ville is out of the running (since you’d never want to be compared to the legendary Kitten de Ville), but look at all these choices: Continental, Coupe, SuperSport, Zephyr, Valiant, Corvair, Mustang, Nova, Futura, Mercury, Rocket 88, Metropolitan, Citrone, Fiat.
Cocktails and Booze
Yes, there are names besides Martini: Campari, Negroni, Gin Fizz, Dubonet, etc. Did you know there is a cocktail called Poussé Café? How about a play on the name Frenet Branca, a digestif from the late 1800’s.
Pearl, Ruby, Emerald, Opal, Garnet, Toapz…you get the idea.
These are slang for ‘woman’: Baby, Bearcat, Skirt, Hoofer, Broad, Bimbo, Chassis, Dame, Doll, Dollybird, Gold-Digger, Moll, Twist…
Words in another language
Star in French is etoile; fire in Spanish is fuego. There are several websites that offer basic word translation when googled. Do be sure that you are pronouncing it properly!
Get a Drag Queen to Name You!
Those gals have such great names like Amanda Wreckinwith, Sugar Placebo, Chinchilla Carcoat or Maria Von Mantrapp.
Watch Old Movies, Read Books!
Do you know there is a Lolita Haze and Dolores Haze? Know where those came from? That’s the name of the girl in LOLITA. What about Eve Harrington, the conniving ingénue in ALL ABOUT EVE? Or better yet, Bettie Davis’ character in that film, Margot Channing? Constance Chatterly (LADY CHATTERLY’S LOVER), Lady de Winter (THE THREE MUSKETEERS), Kid Twist (THE STING) are possibilities!
Well, here are some names I’ve come up with:
April May June—“The Girl for Every Day!”
Danielle Boom!—“Queen of the Wild Frontier”
Mitzi Tov—“Look at Those Blessings!”
Delta Dawn (This is a song from the 70’s)
Lady Mustache (Good for gender bender performer)
Dutch Courage (this is slang for liquid courage, aka booze)
Dieter Von Cockenstien (well, OK, that speaks for itself)
Oodles O’Quim (thank you comic-book author Alan Moore, from the sequel to graphic novel THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, BLACK DOSSIER.)
Tia Juana Hooker aka TJ Hooker
Cutty Sark (a clipper ship and a brand of Scotch)
Poussé Café (a fancy cocktail made up several different liquers)
Duke L’Orange (maybe best for a male performer…)
Miranda Warning (or Miranda Rights)
Terry Velour (from the fabric terrycloth velour)
If you take any of these names, please let me know ASAP, as I’ll want to remove them from the list.
Any name you pick you should Google the name followed by the word burlesque. If it pops up, you should keep looking!
If it doesn’t, you should join the Miss Exotic World yahoo group and introduce yourself “Hi, I am So-N-So from (your town here) and I am a burlesque performer!”
I hope this helps!
Penny Starr, Jr.
Access the article here: http://burl-expert.tumblr.com/post/5749243569/how-to-pick-your-burlesque-name