Burlesque is Back

Posted on April 14, 2011

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Dottie Lux (Photo by Leland Bobbé)

Burlesque is Back
by AnneLise Sorensen

Peer into the world of Burlesque at the new exhibit “The Nudie Artist: Burlesque Revived” at the Museum of Sex on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The show traces the sassy burlesque timeline – from its 1930s golden age to today – via sequined costumes, rare historical footage and superb contemporary photos by New York artist Leland Bobbé, like this one of dancer Dottie Lux. She’s the archetype of a neo-burlesque movement that’s both gritty and playful, captured perfectly by her steadfast gaze, fishnets – and strategically placed pink balloons.

This review featured originally on MSN (Microsoft Network).

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