This Week in Atlanta Burlesque!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009 | |

Last week Syrens of the South celebrated two years of fabulous burlesque with all of Atlanta and part of Baltimore when they hosted the fabulous, critically acclaimed, multi-title holding duo, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey. Both shows were standing room only and so much fun was had by all. A warm thanks to the photographers who immortalized it with their artistic and wonderful eyes:

This week in Atlanta Burlesque!!!
Wednesday: The Atlanta Burlesque and Cabaret Club meets at the James Joyce! If anyone would like to present something to the group, we still have an opening! Contact me on my face book privately and we will make the necessary arrangements. If not, I have a really fun topic of conversation for tomorrow so bring your opinion caps ok!?!

DragonCon BEGINS!!!

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At Dragon con this year, the ladies and gents of burlesque are going to be making a heavy presence so come check it out and hob nob with some of Atlanta’s FAVORITE glamour girls! From Syrens of the South Productions, Miss Katherine Lashe and Renea'le Roux will be speaking at the Looks That Kill: Gothic Fashion Panel, but Talloolah Love and Renea'le Roux will be performing as part of the House of Le Roux Fashion Show at the Time Traveller's Ball. Ursula Undress will be performing with the DragonCon Cabaret produced by Starphoenix Productions!

Have any friends who have said “Boy, I sure wish I could do burlesque” or “Gee… aren’t those ladies swell!?! I sure wish I had the opportunity to do something like that…” well, come on in!!! The water’s FINE!!! Syrens of the South has lowered their prices on classes and they are just itching to get you on stage with know how from the dames that know HOW!!!
Come learn the in’s and outs for maximum screams and shouts from and audience of 1 to 500 in the ABC’s and 123’s of Burlesque class series from Syrens of the South. Here’s a sneak peek at the fall schedule press release! Notice more bang for your burlesque buck and these beauts are starting to double the pleasure and fun with two classes per delectable date!

Classes in the ABCs & 123s Class Series are $20 each or $60 for a four class pass, a savings of $20. The classes do have a minimum requirement, so please email by 5pm the Friday before the class if you have not already purchased the class or you are using a class pass. You can purchases classes and class passes at
Sept 13 – noon-2pm - “You've Got It! Now Flaunt It! With Rosie Palms”
Being a goddess isn’t about the way you look, its something that comes from inside. Feeling sexy makes a woman sexy. It’s all in the attitude! Find out how to minimize body issues through the magic of costuming, while maximizing your most attractive features and flaunt them without fear for an audience of 1 or 100!
Class requirements: dancing shoes, clean underwear and a naughty attitude. This class is intended for women only.

Sept 20 – noon-2pm “Beginning Burlesque Movement and History with Katherine Lashe”
She will present information on the history of burlesque, followed by a how to on the basic moves and creative process that goes into making a burlesque persona. Students will hear anecdotes collected by Katherine Lashe from actual Burlesque American Icons such as Tura Santana, Satan’s Angel and more! They’ll also answer the age old questions of names, fringe, and pasties! Students will be encouraged to wear lose fitted clothing and comfortable shoes and be prepared to not only take notes, but also be ready to practice beginning burlesque movements and peels!!! Beginning Burlesque Books will be available for $5.

2pm-4pm "Burlesque costuming on a budget with Vagina Jenkins”
Creative Loafing’s 2008 Best Burlesque performer will share her tried and true method of manoeuvring a tight budget with a broad imagination. You will get to bring your creation home with you to begin your process of building your very first burlesque costume!
Class requirements: Bra or Panties to decorate, any trims beads or baubles you want to bring, there will be supplies provided for the class. There is a $5 materials charge.

Sept 27 – noon-2pm “Pastie Making with Talloolah Love”
Talloolah Love teaches the fine art of making your own pasties! She will teach the practicalities of making, wearing and performing with pasties!
Many of the materials required will be provided with a $5 materials charge; however you are encouraged to bring needles, thread, and scissors. Each student will be going home with their very own pasties!

2-4pm “Hepcat’s Vaudeville: The Nickel Tour” with Hepcat Mike
Take the scenic route through vaudeville as Hepcat Mike (the illegitimate lovechild of Henny Youngman and Phyllis Diller) begins with early 19th century variety shows and continues the tour through polite early vaudeville, down dangerous back alleys of Burlesque, into the cinema which was both classical Vaudeville’s savior and doom. But fear not, the current neo-burlesque and vaudeville revival proves that everything old is new again. Want more? Hepcat gives the shortcuts to building your vaudeville library, with suggestions on texts for further reading and info on where to find the most jam-packed video archives for this important, ever-growing art form.


Anonymous said...

Will Big City Burlesque ever get mentioned on this site?

--Marc Turnley--- said...

I hope to have more participation from Big City. I've posted pix of their last show on Burlesque Atlanta's tumblr but I need more from BC's people and more updates on their website (they don't have any upcoming dates on their website calendar). Big City also has an open invite to APG's Burlesque Camera Club (sponsored by Burlesque Atlanta) but so far I've not had any feedback. I'm sure we'll get them in the studio some day soon. So the short answer is sooner, rather than later.

Anonymous said...

I know thyey were at Dragon Con a couple of weeks ago and that was p on thier site. Like you I hope tit is soon then later.