There are so many opportunities to see different types of burlesque performances in San Francisco. I’ve seen a variety of styles in different venues over the years. The group I see most often is Bombshell Betty’s group, which performs several times each year at The Elbo Room. The performances are generally themed and I’ve done ones that were for Valentine’s, Easter and Christmas. But my favorite as far as themes go was one I went to a couple of months ago that was themed around art history. Each of the performers based her piece on a famous artist or style of dance. So intriguing!
This was Picasso with his muse.
This one and the one above it was Dali and surrealism. It was actually really kind of creepy and reminded me of some of the freaky scenes in experimental films I’ve watched. But in a good way.
One of my favorites, although also creepy, was the Frida Kahlo piece. She burlesqued her way out of her cast.
This was a group performance of Warhol’s Marilyns.