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Boas and Burlesque: Learning to Shake It in Las Vegas
Boas and Burlesque: Learning to Shake It in Las Vegas

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AIR DATE: October 5, 2011

They might be a shy librarian or housewife at home, but here in Las Vegas, ANYONE can be a burlesque dancer.

For the past 7 months, X Burlesque University has been teaching tourists and locals to perform burlesque. They learn how to decorate G-strings, when to add glitter for a sexy dazzle, and how to shake it onstage. Students come in all sizes and all ages - the oldest dancer was 88. Instructors and students join us to talk about the allure of burlesque, and why boas and pasties actually empower women.

Guests:

Tiffany Koepp, Prof of Make-up, X Burlesque University
Shakeera Onstead, Prof of Dance, X Burlesque University
Bambi Sevy, student, X Burlesque University

 


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