Burlesque is Back

Posted on April 14, 2011


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).