Showing posts from 2023

Creating Your Best Videos -- with Alek Paliński

The New York School of Burlesque is so excited and honored to have Alek Paliński as a guest author this month! With his 7 years of experience in burlesque, Alek has performed all over the world and contributed to the creation of many burlesque acts. He's worked with iconic burlesque performers, such as Dita Von Teese, Dirty Martini and Zelia Rose, to name a few. Enjoy Alek's comprehensive guide to filming your burlesque act for performance submissions. We get so many questions about this topic and this guide is just what performers need to put their best work forward when submitting for an audition or applying for a festival or gig. The world of burlesque continues to flourish, bringing more interest and a fresh wave of enthusiasm towards the art form. A new generation of performers combined with the post-pandemic reality in live entertainment makes it harder for the up-and-coming artists to book work. In-person auditions are increasingly rare. Video submissions have b

Burlesque Festivals!

Hello Burlesquers! I've been inspired to update my Burlesque Festival List, which includes dozens of festivals in the US and around the world, as well as links to social media accounts that keep their own lists so you'll always get the latest information. Check out my burlesque festival list now! Looking for tips on making your best impression when applying to burlesque festivals or other shows? Follow the instructions on the application and BE PREPARED! Photo: BurlyCon 2013 , by Don Spiro