The notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoke cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date— to work her own property, to live free of the structures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny”
Goodness! That’s easy.
Look in the mirror, know that the body in front of it is yours and yours alone.
Dress it up in whatever you feel compliments your act, accentuates the accent of your craft, and reflects the parts you want your public to familiarize themselves with.
Your body is a canvas, one that you have complete control over. It’s yours to treat well and treat often! Burlesque is sensual, what’s more sensual than self love?
We’re 21st Century Burlesque-ians. We have a responsibility to ourselves to lay claim to out body canvases, to spell out with the shake of our hips that there is no size or gender requirements for B-U-R-L-E-S-Q-U-E.
Only lack of originality is a no-no, come on now, all that glue? Put it to use! Show your audience just how much glitter your body can hold.
Oh, what’s that?
You meant what EXERCISE do you need to take part in?
Why, the only thing I can think of is an exercise of the imagination… but you probably know how to do that already!