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Burlesque Beat – BHoF 2014 Groups and Troupes and Boys! Oh My!

2014 Burlesque Hall of Fame Tournament of Tease: Best Group, Best Troupe, Best Boylesque

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June 7, 2014

Orleans Showroom, Las Vegas, NV

Continuing on with coverage of the main event at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, the Tournament of Tease showcase, with competitors vying for Best Group (which used to be Duets – 2 people and Groups – 3 or more – but now have been consolidated for some reason although it seems they’re really not the same but whatevs), Best Troupe, and Best Boylesque crowns…

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Competitors in the Best Group category came from across the globe and two different continents this year. From Japan – a destination at the top of my bucket list – we had Circus de Moccos, made up of Coppelia Circus and Gilbert de Moccos who competed individually at BHOF 2013. Their adorable quirky twin number was like a surreal Saturday morning stripping cartoon – two bright orange haired clowns dancing and joking around while they pull each others clothes off piece by little piece like pranks being pulled by siblings. It was weirder still to see them in the Orleans during intermission in those costumes – did I ever mention I have an intense fear of clowns?

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Keepin’ It Classy

September, 13 — Burlesque Noir will be Keepin’ It Classy on at the Launchpad in Downtown Albuquerque (618 Central SW)

Take a seat and see your favorite ladies and gentlemen of Burlesque Noir in the spotlight and catch our special guests from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and El Paso, Tx.

Doors open at 8 PM

Advance tickets are only $10

21st Century Burlesque – Tournament of Tease: Groups (BHoF 2014)

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Burlesque Noir at the Burlesque Hall of Fame – Photo by Don Spiro

Oh hey there, darlings! It’s moi, Frenchie Kiss, and I’m just back from the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend 2014. My mind is positively racing with all the beautiful and dirty things I saw. I could go on about my many rhinestoned thoughts, but Holli-Mae Johnson, in all her expert glory, has asked me to focus. Specifically, to focus on two things I know best: Groups and Troupes. I have the unique advantage of straddling both (ha!) and winning titles as a Chicago Starlet and as Jett Adore’s duet partner, so on Saturday night, during the main pageant, I focused my attention on the Groups and Troupes categories to report back on how they did. Since we’re going both ways, let’s get started.

This year, groups were organised differently. In the past, we’ve had Duos and Groups categories, so duets performed together, and groups of three or more performed together. I’m not sure why the numbers changed this year, but as someone who’s competed in a duet and in a large group, I can say they are just not the same. This change was odd to me. And the oddity was highlighted by a big follow spotlight with a category filled primarily with duets and only one trio.

All the ‘groups’ left their hearts on the stage, but it was the duets that truly spoke to me because of the chemistry and connection that occurs between two people.

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BHoF Bound

Over the past 9 years, our little burlesque company developed from a rag-tag group of misfit stripteasers lost in the desert, into a group of seriously sparkly ecdysiasts on a mission to take over the world.

Our troupe didn’t begin with a clear idea of what “burlesque” was. We got the idea that it was some stripping, some dancing, and generally the risque entertainment of a bygone era.

We knew there was a burlesque movement out there in the larger world, but for the first few years, we were unsure what it really looked like. New Mexico is not just a geographical desert, but in many ways, it is also a cultural island. Largely free of outside influence, Burlesque Noir and the other troupe in town, BellaDonna Burlesque Revue, created their own version of burlesque based on the few sources available to them at the time.

In 2007, Holly Rebelle ventured off to her first Miss Exotic World Weekend, simultaneously, it was the first year that BHoF moved to Las Vegas. Fully immersed in the larger world of striptease for the first time, despite performing for 2 years, she’d never seen a Swavorski crystal on stage. She’d never seen group work besides her own. She’d never seen neo-burlesque outside of her home town. It was eye-opening, overwhelming, but it also confirmed that what we had been doing was not all that different from what was going on in the national burlesque community.

Holly also saw one more thing: that she believed her troupe, Burlesque Noir had the potential to one day perform at that stage.

Seven years, dozens of festivals, thousands of miles, three trophies, scores of new friends from every corner of the country, the journey to that BHoF stage has been incredible. Today we embark on the final leg of that journey, costumes packed, and ready to turn a seven year old dream into reality.

Showgirls

Burlesque Noir Presents: Showgirls

Send-off to BHoF!  Burlesque Noir has been accepted to compete at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, NV.  Come cheer them on and wish them well as they embark on the biggest burlesque event in the world.

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Come see us at Sister Bar on 10/18!

photo (2)October 10, 2013 — come join Burlesque Noir down at Sister Bar (407 Central NW) as we begin the celebration of the bewitching season with a downright spooky burlesque event beginning at 10:30 PM.

$10 bucks gets you a ticket to check out the most gorgeous ghouls on the Rio Grande!

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Southwest Burlesque Invitational

Saturday August 24th!

Burlesque Noir

Joy Coy

Mary Jane Monroe

General Blackery

Annie O’Roar

Holly Rebelle

Doutelle

Mena Domina

Rick O’Shea

Zymea Dali & Austin Tacious

RiRi SynCyr

Jezzabel Sin Claire

 

Featuring out of town guests from Austin, Texas the Jigglewatts and our friends from St. Louis, Lola van Ella and Sammich the Tramp!

 

All the info at http://swbi.southwestburlesqueshowcase.com

‘Til Death Do Us Part

Come celebrate that wonderful institution of titties! A show about love, lust, and good old fashioned bumping and grinding!

Featuring your favorite Dirty Rotten Showgirls and Boys of Burlesque Noir:

Holly Rebelle
General Blackery
Mary Jane Monroe
Machina Tigre
Joy Coy
Annie O’Roar
Mischa Misschief
Rex Starchild
Mickey Nuggets
Shelley Sequinz
Katana Jade
Oliver Dreams

Special performances by:

Mena Domina (Zircus Erotique)
Zmeya Dali (Black Widow Cabal)
Austin Tacious (Sons of Perdition)
Doutelle (Zircus Erotique)
Malificent Allure (Gilded Cage Burlesk & Variete)
Nyree Nyx (Zircus Erotique)
Match Stickmon
Evergreen Eriks (Sons of Perdition)

With Xavier Wyntir, Lexie James, and Curvy Q

Welcoming Seattle based photographer Steve Groves and video by Mega Ultra Studios

$10 presale
$15 at the door

This is a 21+ event.
Flyer by Signal One Three Media!

Circus of Sin

This Saturday (6/29), Holly Rebelle, General Blackery, Mary Jane Monroe and Katana Jade of Burlesque Noir take to the WestSide at Elliots.

 

See you there at 7:30 PM