A common misconception about burlesque is that it’s “just” sexy dancing – but omg, it’s so much more than that.
Almost anyone who’s danced burlesque could speak to the behind the scenes work like costuming, the on-stage elements like presence and connection with the audience, and the real life benefits of taking risks on stage.
But I like to take it a step further…
Burlesque celebrates one’s self-ownership.
Instead of accepting social assertions about femininity, sensuality, and self-expression, we make choices about what we prefer – each person asks themself:
What makes me feel sexy, confident, and liberated?