CONTACT: Kay Sera
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
57TH ANNUAL BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME CELEBRATION SHOWCASES
LEGENDS, PIONEERS AND INNOVATORS
Classic and neo-burlesque performers from around the world to strut their stuff
in celebration of the art, heart and history of the bump & grind
March 14, 2014 –Las Vegas, NV–The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s 57th all-star Burlesque Reunion and annual showcase will take place Thursday, June 5–Sunday, June 8 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
A unique entertainment and competition event, Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) Weekender brings together the theatricality of neo-burlesque and the charm of classic striptease. Nightly showcases feature today’s top burlesque performers—female and male—from around the world, as well as “vintage vixens”—stars of the art’s mid-20th century heyday. This year’s Weekender also will include events, panels and performances to honor the late Dixie Evans (1926 – 2013), BHoF matriarch and founder of the Tournament of Tease Miss Exotic World competition.
“The Tournament of Tease is the Academy Awards of burlesque,“ says Reigning Miss Exotic World LouLou D’vil (Helsinki, Finland). “The Reunion doesn’t just talk about burlesque’s history—it puts the people who made that history back on stage. The Weekender is the pre-eminent event celebrating this modern art form.”
More than 360 performer applications were received—a record number—from 81 cities and 16 countries. With classes, panels and vending during the day and shows each night, the event appeals to fans and performers alike:
- Thursday’s Movers, Shakers and Innovators show features international performances from burlesque’s cutting-edge
- Friday’s 57th “Titans of Tease” Reunion brings together classic stars from burlesque’s heyday, showcasing vintage-style striptease
- Saturday’s 24th Annual Tournament of Tease puts the world’s top burlesque entertainers in competition for best debut, small group, large group and boylesque categories, and for the coveted title “Miss Exotic World,” the Reigning Queen of Burlesque
- Sunday’s All-Stars & Icons gala rounds out the weekend with a spectacular line-up of inspirational icons and BHoF titleholders past and present
Visit BHoFWeekend.com for tickets and information.
About the Burlesque Hall of Fame
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, celebrate and inspire the art of burlesque.
Note: Validated members of the press can request no-cost admission; requests must be submitted by May 23. Please see BHoFWeekend.com/press/presspolicy for more information.