The 17th Annual New York Burlesque Festival is just around the corner! It’s certainly a festival you should attend once in your life!
You’ve never heard of the Annual New York Burlesque Festival? Well, it’s about time!
This is a 4 night, 5 event festival of burlesque, boylesque and variety. It will take place in New York City on September 26th through the 29th.
They are celebrating their 17th year of glitter and glamour in Gotham. So, we’re here to help spread the love for their art and work!
We’re excited with the entire festival, but specially the Saturday Spectacular at Sony Hall on Saturday, September 28th. In addition their is also the Sunday Burlesque Bazaar – a mini shopping mall full of glamorous goodies!
“4 Days & Nights of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham with burlesque, live music, vending, classes and more.
Put on your top hat n tails for the Saturday Spectacular at Sony Hall, below The Paramount Hotel on 46th Street. This magical night is hosted by the king of comedy Murray Hill and showcases only the finest Burlesque performers from around the globe in a 1920’s supper club atmosphere. This is truly a luscious night, not to be missed!”
So, you can’t attend the festival but you enjoy burlesque art?
There are a few on going performances that happen in New York that you can also enjoy and that we really recommend going.
Company XIV, created by the Juilliard graduate Austin McCormick, they mix everything from dance, theater, circus, opera and burlesque, to a decadent design to create a one of a kind theatrical experience. Their work has a huge inspiration on the reign of Louis XIV, but with a contemporary twist.
Dances of Vice is another priceless experience! I was going to try and explain it in my own words, but they just put it so beautifully. I decided to get an excerpt from them:
” Dances of Vice is a fetishistic New York nightlife sensation specializing in highly stylized themed entertainment and fantasy clubbing experiences. Dances of Vice attracts a decadent menagerie of creative mavericks and sensual sophisticates who gather in mutual devotion to beauty and shared defiance of social convention to celebrate the liberating effects of fantasy and surrealism.”
These immersive theatrical experiences and burlesque shows are always breathtaking and unpredictable. So, I’m sure you’ll have an unforgettable experience!
For more New York nightlife, see a few other spots!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Festival and Green Bag Photography, MC Newman, Michael Blase, JBTO, Vintage Photography, Mandy Flame.