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League of Exotic Dancers Screening!

June 23, 2016

We are very excited to inform the Australian Burlesque community that the League of Exotic Dancers will be screening across Australia this month!

 

As the creators describe, this is a tribute to the golden heyday of the age of Burlesque, seen through the eyes, legs and swivelling hips of some of the sassiest, sauciest characters ever to grace its stages. It features nine amazing Titans of Tease - aged between 65 and 86 - who trail blazed and wowed audiences from the late 1950's to burlesque's waning days in the late 1970's. With a selection of acts guaranteed to boggle the mind, rare archival footage, and a soundtrack from the golden age of burlesque this is pure joy from start to finish. 

But behind the entertainment factor, this is also a film about female empowerment and about the sexism, racism, and widespread stigma faced by Burlesque striptease performers of the era. Filled with humour and stories from the front line, this ultimate backstage tour of the golden age of Burlesque is one night at the theatre you won't want to miss. 

 

Follow the link here to purchase tickets in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. But don't delay! Opening celebrations start this Friday 24th June. 

 

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The Australian Burlesque Association is dedicated to the research, collection and celebration of the Burlesque performance artform throughout Australian history. 

 

We think it's vital that this amazing history is preserved now, so that generations to come can rediscover the almost-lost stories of our unique history and the brazen women and men who were at centre stage. 

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