Burlesque festivals have been gathering popularity ever since the first one in Ottawa back in 2014. You may be lucky enough to have a weekly or monthly show in your town. However, there’s something special about an event.
For one, festivals treat you to international acts that you don’t usually get the chance to see. They also have a carnival-like atmosphere. You have the opportunity to sample incredible drinks, snacks, and foods. There are also loads of souvenirs such as posters you can take home after the event.
Here are a few more reasons for attending burlesque events:
You don’t just sit through the show laughing, clapping, and leaving when it’s over. The performers expect you to react to their antics. The more you hoot, whistle, and catcall, the more ridiculous they get. They also tease you and encourage you to get louder.
Performers parody many characters from movies, books, cartoons, and other pop-cultural sources. They use these characters to tell stories and entrain crowds with songs and jokes. Watching such reinventions of characters is certainly a reason not to miss an event.
A Variety Show
These events are not only about risqué costumes and overly sensualized dramatic performances. Organizers search everywhere to procure the widest variety they can find. These include acrobats, comedians, drag acts, musicians, and other performers. It’s also not all song and dance. You get to hear some poetry and see some good acting on stage.
Iconic Stage Presentations
Burlesque events employ the best stage and backstage crews to ensure everything goes well. This makes such performances not only breathtaking but unpredictable. You may miss something amazing if you blink your eyes for even a second. That’s fine because the events have many cameramen to immortalize these moments on film. However, you have to be there to capture the real atmosphere of the event.