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The Burlesque Hour: Not Just Tassles and Tease

By TheStreet 4 February 2010 41

[First Filed Feb 2, 2010]
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Working at the Street there are a lot of exciting things going on but this one is SUPER DUPER exciting: the return of Finucane & Smith‘s The Burlesque Hour with a new show, appropriately (though perhaps not very inventingly) titled SHE’S BACK!

It’s a new show with some old favourite acts (like Dairy Queen, which involves A LOT OF MILK – first few rows will get wet) and new guest artistes (Jess Love, for instance, who is the Guinness World Record Holder for hula hooping. I can’t wait to see her in action!).

Burlesque Balloons

The artists are so, so interesting – Yumi Umiumare, for instance, is a butoh dancer and trained as a ballerina before working as a burlesque artist in Tokyo. Azaria Universe is a circus performer. Moira Finucane, the co-creator of the Burlesque Hour, is a mistress of Grand Guignol (a style of theatre characterised by grotesquerie and the macabre. ooh!).  This ain’t undressing in a martini glass. This is ART, people.

Yes, yes, I am a publicist. But I’m also an arts writer and theatre maker, and talking to Moira Finucane about the show, I think I can safely put my money where my mouth is – it’s going to be flipping amazing.


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Went along last night and had a great time. Very entertaining – if you get a chance get yourself a ticket.

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