As some of you may know, modern burlesque is generally associated with variety shows that contain striptease, whilst the origins are more closely associated with theatre performances and poetry. The art of burlesque has undergone some significant changes throughout history.The literal meaning of burlesque is to "send up" and the term is derived from the Latin word burra. In the 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer’s satirical The Canterbury Tales popularised burlesque in verse and prose. Many other writers have used burlesque in their tales.
Here are a few photos that I took of the Lady Burlesque dancers. They have been practising for some time now and I'm sure its been hard work for them all, but it certainly paid off in the show, as it looked like the ladies had a ball performing in front of an audience and what a way to keep fit! I think I may be joining them! ;-) Oh la la!