The Dark Prince of Burlesque, Raven, is the Hyde to normality’s Jekyll; that edgy personality that morphs, horrifically, when the clock-strikes, shelling off convention like snakeskin. A dark, made-of-nightmare personality spikes, slicing that fine line between sexuality and terror—making steady eye contact with this unrivaled concentration, this knowledge that yes: this far outside the box, … Read more Raven’s Boylesque Is Sexy And Horrific, And Dammit, We Need It
We’re a multi-talented bunch, aren’t we? Well, maybe not you… but this next lady certainly is. And this Monday 2nd May she’s going to win Burlesque Entertainer of the Year at the upcoming Shimmy Shake Show newcomer competition. At least we hope she is… She’s burlesque vixen Viva Lamore. This Shimmy Shakedown will see 16 … Read more BurleX-Factor at Shimmy Shake Showdown. Viva Lamore Tells Us How She’ll Win.
Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? Well, between April 30th and May 8th we’ll have the opportunity to find out once and for all as Berlin Burlesque Week is here for its first ever year. Berlin Burlesque Week is Germany’s largest burlesque event, made up of 11 different shows … Read more Berlin Burlesque Week is Here. Somebody Lace Up My Corset.
Have you ever worried where your afterlife might take you? With a visit to the (in)famous ‘Salon – Zur wilden Renate‘ on the 28th of January, those worries might be a thing of the past. Abandon all sorrows, ye who enter THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS, and earn your ticket to the second circle of … Read more THE HOUSE OF RED DOORS, Thursday @ Infamous Salon – Zur Wilden Renate
I’ve always subscribed to a nugget of wisdom received from Mr. Ferkel Johnson, that, when it comes to Burlesque and Cabaret, you want to be close enough to the stage to see the performers sweat. But, when I saw the line-up of performers for this Sunday’s 3. Vaudeville Variety Revue at the large Tipi am … Read more Pitching a Tent: Sunday Burlesque at Tipi am Kanzleramt
Lights up! There he stands, face daubed in stage make-up, grinning a grin a metre wide, that promises a thousand lies, yet uncovers some inner truth. His pose, outlandishly poised, casts a shape that bewitches as it beguiles, making the ladies swoon and the men ask themselves questions they’d never before asked. He’s Ferkel Johnson. … Read more Ladies and Gentlemen, Ferkel Johnson!
Berliner Luft isn’t just swallowable mouthwash for the personal hygiene–conscious alcoholic, it’s also a sexy celebration of cabaret, burlesque, vaudeville and variety in the form of Immoral Babylon Productions’ new play Berliner Luft – It’s In The Air!, which premieres this Thursday at Ballhaus Berlin. The play recounts to the story of two vaudeville actresses … Read more Burlesque Loves You: Berliner Luft – It’s In The Air! Premieres
As a denizen of Berlin’s quaint inner-city dorf, Simon Dach Kiez, I’ve noticed a lot of people have written it off as a tourist resort. In a recent article I read, I found the following passage: “I know that a lot of hip people somehow despise Friedrichshain and see it as too touristy to go … Read more Forgive Friedrichshain: Primitiv Bar