While we were in London we ended up checking out Underbelly Festival presented by Hilton, a summer long festival that has ‘the best in circus, comedy, cabaret and family entertainment, alongside fantastic outdoor bars and delicious street food’. Since we had the evening free we decided to check out one of the shows that was taking place that night. There was a comedy act and the burlesque show. Although, most times I would have not chosen a Burlesque Show as a way to spend my evening, I was in London, experiencing new things so I thought to myself “Why not?” So we bought tickets and the rest is history.
“This innovative and bold show is like nothing you have seen before. Queen of provocateurs, Tempest Rose and her House of Burlesque are meshing the traditions of hi-end glamour, joyful satire and subversive cabaret with stunning technology and a new vision, confronting today’s big issues – proving this mesmerising art form is more relevant than ever. “
The Burlesque Message
House of Burlesque 2.0 was everything I was hoping for and much more. It was fun, entertaining, risque, and empowering. Who knew a show could be all those things in one! The message that these performers gave the audience was incredible, it opened my eyes to the beauty of the female body. To truly let go of what society dictates I should look like, what I should wear, and most importantly let go of that “Not Good Enough” mentality magazines and shows try to brainwash us women with. So what, you are not a size 0? or a size 9? No matter your size or my size…we as women need to stop and just appreciate who we are and love ourselves.
These women, in all shapes and sizes are proud of their bodies, and do as they please with them without letting society dictate the size they should be, or what they should wear. They aren’t ashamed of their sexuality, they don’t suppress their bodies because they are afraid of what people would say. They celebrate the gift of being women, they celebrate who they are.
A Night to Remember
The show was more than just beautiful dancers and their small glittery outfits. It went much deeper touching controversial subjects as politics, the media, the sexualization of women, etc. I think that is why I liked it so much. The subjects that were presented in the show matter. It was beyond the sparkles, and the tassels, it was the energy of every performer wanting to share a story with the audience. The host, Tempest Rose has such passion for what she does that it truly reflects on the quality of the show and the great time the audience had.
If you are in London or ever get a chance to see the ladies of House of Burlesque perform, I would highly recommended.