There are about 7 burlesque dancers from CT coming on the tour and we’ll be performing as well as teaching burlesque workshops between the 27th Dec and the 6th Jan. I don’t think the Garden Route has had much in the way of burlesque and it could be great to introduce it. We will also be filming the tour and interviewing our audience for the burlesque documentary. I am very happy to offer a few comps to our shows to giveaway on air as that could make it a bit more fun.
Here’s a little bit about what we do:
The Rouge Revue brings you authentic, sensual burlesque at its best! Under the direction of the sultry Lady Magnolia, The Rouge Review can be seen at regular burlesque events in and around Cape Town and features an array of stunning performers, peelers and prima-donnas. At the heart of The Rouge Revue is the Rougettes, a professional troupe of curvaceous and irresistible burlesque artists. The Rougettes bring more than just a heart-racing show, they bring an experience, a salute to the by-gone days of glamour, ruby lips, rouged cheek-bones and sexy, hip-swaying struts.
Made up of nine gorgeous gals, each Rougette has something different, distinct and daring about her. On any given night you might see the luscious Lady Magnolia with her classic beauty and suggestive charm, Charlie French’s drop-dead dreamy dances, Jezzy Belle’s saucy style and symphonic singing voice, Maiden D’Nude’s graceful gambs, La Belle Pique’s piquant performances, Rosie Raunch’s riveting reveals, Marlene Dicktrick’s edgy elegies, Wild Rose’s untamed beauty, Penny Pinup’s perfect pout and maybe, just maybe, a special appearance by the Rougette’s honorary tenth member, the swoon-inducing cad, Casual Harry.
Members of the Rougettes have appeared on television and in films, have performed in New York and New Orleans, have taught and teased their way through their professional careers as writers, designers, estate agents, teachers, professors, actors and editors.
What is Burlesque?
In the past, if it was explained that the heart of burlesque is the striptease, people would only hear the sound “strip” and revert to knowing glances. Trying to explain that a striptease is far more tease than sleaze was futile. Since then the scene has grown, and people are now au fait with the delights of nipple tassels, Dita Von Teese and striptease. Burlesque doesn’t pay heed to flimsy modern concepts of beauty, as portrayed by women’s fashion and lads’ mags. It appeals to an audience who are more turned on by a wiggle in a walk than a ‘page three stunner’. It has become a cult among the type of women who can admire a beautiful female body without feeling that it threatens her own sexuality.
This is where burlesque comes into its own. We all know women who have great allure but who would never stand up to scrutiny on a traditional dance stage. But put her on a burlesque stage and she lights it up with that elusive quality, that ‘je ne sais quoi’.
A good burlesque dancer projects her charisma into the audience, appealing to them on numerous levels – humour, sensuality, sex. The audience must feel she has just given them a nod and a wink, that they are in on her secret. Paradoxically, clothes are the most important element of a striptease. A burlesque dancer puts all her money into her next costume.” The most a burlesque dancer is likely to reveal is big pants and pasties. In fact in many burlesque acts there is no removal of clothes whatsoever.
Please let me know if you’re keen to chat.
PS our show dates are as follows:
TripTease – Dangerous Curves Ahead
Saturday 28th December – Bloo Bistro – Knysna
Sunday 29th December – Bloo Bistro – Knysna
Monday 30th December 2013 – The Bush Lapa – Heroldsbay
Thursday 2nd January 2014 – The Barnyard Theatre – Mossel Bay
Friday 3rd January 2014 – The Barnyard Theatre – Plett
Saturday 4th January 2014 – The Potters Place – Jeffrey’s Bay
‘Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.’
Lady Magnolia Burlesque Artist
Tel 083 760 8499