Every show experience is new and unique.
This is by far no exception. And perhaps a little more unique than usual.
If it wasn’t for the super amazing edition of boylesk (has Albuquerque seen boylesk at all?) I might just bust out in tears.
Oh and the amazing news that there will be 9 Star Wars characters walking up and down the aisles. That should make any girl with a Rebel tattoo happy.
It will be over before I know it.
I hope that to see some of you on Friday. I could really use the support this time around.
And waiting to find out about MEW is causing me a bit of nail biting so to speak. Apparently we should know late Friday night by email and I will be nekid and nerdy. Hmmmmm… at least I will have a dozen gals around me as I check the email.
Burlesque Troupe Revamps Art Form
Published July 23, 2007
by Samantha Scott
There’s more to burlesque than what meets – or doesn’t meet – the eye.
The members of Burlesque Noir, a self-described neo-burlesque troupe, practice for about six hours each week, said Holly Rebelle, the troupe’s founder. And the rehearsal has clearly had an effect on Burlesque Noir’s artistic evolution.
Since Burlesque Noir began in January 2005, the troupe has made dramatic creative and conceptual advances. Rebelle started the troupe as a side project to former Albuquerque fetish performance group Crushed Velvet Rope.
Rebelle said Burlesque Noir began by performing alongside Crushed Velvet Rope, performing five or six pieces per show. Now, it performs 14 to 20 burlesque pieces per show, as well as hosting two to four guest performers.
“We have grown to produce, direct and perform full-length shows,” Rebelle said.
Striptease on the Strip
Published June 28, 2007
by Devin O’Leary
It started, auspiciously enough, with pink feathers floating down Fremont Street. The Exotic World Weekend in Las Vegas kicked off (literally) with over 200 exotic dancers performing the world’s biggest bump and grind while wearing the world’s longest feather boa, a mile-long, shocking pink monstrosity constructed by Ostriches On Line. While the speakers over Fremont blared a selection of classic boom-tsiss-boom-tsiss music, the gals (and a couple of guys) gave convention attendees and curious onlookers a taste of what was to come—three days worth of classic, retro-style Burlesque action.
Published April 12, 2007
By Marisa Demarco
JJ Pearls has it down to a formula. For every minute of stage time she sees, $10 leaps from her pocket. “You do a five-minute piece, that’s a $50 costume most of the time,” she says.
This is true even though JJ performs with Burlesque Noir, Albuquerque’s primary neo-burlesque company, which isn’t known for its elaborate costuming. In Noir, 14 women work together to conceptualize, choreograph and dance. Though the group doesn’t don the traditionally ornate garb of its revivalist counterparts, even simple garments come with a price.
(This issue of the Weekly Alibi profiled the entire burlesque community in Albuquerque as of early 2007 Click Here for a listing of all the other articles.)
Burlesque Noir to Scare Up Chills, Thrills
Published October 20, 2006
By Dan Mayfield
Journal Staff Writer
You can do a lot in Albuquerque if you just ask for volunteers.
Just ask Holly Rebelle— sure, that’s her stage name, but when you’re a burlesque star, you can get away with a lot.
Rebelle was part of the old Lonely Hearts Burlesque troupe in Albuquerque a while back. When that troupe went the way of the Studebaker, she decided to start her own troupe.
“I had done a burlesque performance in 2004 as a single act and it went over well,” Rebelle said. “But my vision was bigger than myself.”
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