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Burlesque in the Wild, Wild West

  Only 10 days away…

Burlesque Noir Presents: Burlesque in the Wild, Wild West

May 26, Doors at 8 PM

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Breasts of Both Worlds (Weekly Alibi)

April 26, 2012

Duke City and Big Apple tag-team for scintillating show

By Blake Driver
Photo by M. West Photography
Holly Rebelle, center, and Burlesque Noir
 
 
When Albuquerque-based stripteaser Holly Rebelle was thinking about performing in this year’s Texas Burlesque Festival in Austin, one of the show’s producers dissuaded her from bringing her Jackie O. tribute act. 

“The Jacqueline Kennedy act has gotten me some interesting attention in the burlesque scene,” says Rebelle, who recently took home the trophy for Best Soloist at the Austin competition for her new balloon dance, “Rain Cloud,” set to music from the Disney cartoon film Bambi.

But it’s the grieving first widow act, in which Rebelle starts out in a pink suit covered in blood, that she says has become her signature number. “It’s Jacqueline Kennedy after JFK was shot,” she explains. “But it’s tasteful.”

The eight-minute routine capitalizes on the classic burlesque convention of storytelling through movement, costuming and music while reaching for the neo-burlesque heights of profound thought and emotional impact. It’s the performance-art nature of the piece that has made it so popular, says Rebelle, who admits she might be retiring it soon in order to avoid becoming a one-trick pony. But Albuquerque audiences have at least one last chance to catch that risqué display Thursday at Aux Dog Theatre.

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Graduate Becomes First New Mexican to win Burlesque Award (CNM Chronicle)

April 24, 2012

Graduate becomes first New Mexican to win burlesque award
By: Stefany Olivas, Staff Reporter
Photo By: Wildun Photography

Burlesque Noir troupe founder and Veterinary Technician graduate “Holly Rebelle” was the first Burlesque performer from New Mexico to win the solo competition at the recent Texas Burlesque Festival.

She presented a classical bal­loon dance act, which made her top pick, she said.

“They are looking for people to be true to the classic art form of Burlesque. Having a great stage presence, using a classic song and having a well thought out costume were all in my favor,” said Rebelle.

To be recognized by her peers and idols out of about two dozen competitors was a great feeling especially because it is something she enjoys, said Rebelle.

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Click Here to Read More at the CNM Chronicle