Pasties, Panties and Tassels, Oh My! (CNM Chronicle)
Published March 27, 2012
By: Stefany Olivas, Staff Reporter
Burlesque Noir hosts funderaiser to compete in national event
L ocal neo-burlesque performance troupe, Burlesque Noir, is co-hosting a fundraiser and raffle to raise money in order to attend a competition in Texas next month, said veterinary technician graduate and troupe founder “Holly Rebelle.” The group hopes the Bikini Bash Bonanza fundraiser will help with travel costs to attend the Texas Burlesque Festival on April 12 – 14 in Austin, said Rebelle.
Rebelle said that the troupe is honored to have another opportunity to represent Albuquerque in a competition. The group won the award for best troupe at the “Great Boston Burlesque Exposition” in 2009, said Rebelle.
While all the girls are passionate and talented, any form of dance as a hobby is very expensive — especially when group travel is involved, said Rebelle.