Local showgirl troupe Les Femmes Mystique appears at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, March 1. The program celebrates the Internet decade with dance, comedy, live music, circus arts and games. Photo by Duncan Chaboudy.
Seduction Slideshow will bring together some of America’s favorite vices for a night of sultry fun.
The Show-Me Burlesque Tour comes to Asheville on Saturday, Aug, 28, for a sizzling strip, dance and vaudeville performance at the Boiler Room.
**UPDATE: This event has been postponed until October. Check back for a confirmed date.**
Asheville Vaudeville’s BEST OF Asheville Vaudeville! Variety show and MANNA Food Bank Benefit takes place Friday, Aug. 6 at Club 828.
Onça O’Leary and her Future of Tradition Productions promised a lot from the fourth annual ABSFest this past weekend.
Seduction Sideshow wants you to think about sex; or, rather, reconsider what sexiness is.
The dazzling entertainers of Bootstraps Burlesque almost max out their gifts.
Seduction Sideshow presents the Corney Island Carnival Sideshow Extravaganza on Saturday, March 20.
The most-recent show from Bombs Away Cabaret? Without ever taking itself seriously, it put the moon’s light of love back in the sorely abused word “amateur,” the burla (“joke”) back in burlesque, and the broad back in…well…broad.
Here’s some of what Xpress Forum “boarders” have been up to this week: hosting a cross-platform discussion with Shad Marsh’s Sunday night radio show; debating whether Asheville’s burlesque movement has evolved since The Rebelles disbanded, and; of course, discussing their own priorities.
Deep into its second decade, the neo-burlesque movement appears to be approaching a critical mass of performers that combine the traditional, early-twentieth century blend of comedy, music and striptease with a strong contemporary sensibility.