Film Preview: Burlesque Undressed, 25 February, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

23 Feb

Burlesque Undressed

Some glitz and spectacle is coming to Edinburgh this Thursday, 25 February, as Europe’s queen of burlesque, Immodesty Blaize, brings her new film Burlesque Undressed to town.

The film is described as “a lavish and dazzling journey right into the heart of the art-form, featuring a compelling mix of live performance, interviews from burlesque stars past and present, captivating music and all-round show-stopping entertainment.”

I recently caught a screening of the film and found it quite enlightening, the decision to focus on performers past and present offering a history of the art of burlesque.

We’re shown a number of routines and introduced to the reality behind the sequins, performers such as the brilliantly-named Perle Noire and Dirty Martini explaining their reasons for getting up on stage and stripping off.

Immodesty Blaize will be appearing on the night to introduce the film and award the best dressed audience member Can Can lessons at Edinburgh’s Dancebase.

Full details can be found over on the Cameo’s website.

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