Tournament of Tease 2011: RESULTS

 

Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011

Miss Indigo Blue

Indigo Blue - Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011 (©Holli-Mae Johnson)

(©Holli-Mae Johnson)

First Runner-Up: Anna Fur Laxis

Second Runner-Up: Lily Verlaine

 

Best Boylesque: Captain Kidd

Best Debut: LouLou D’Vil

Best Group: The Stage Door Johnnies

 

Most Dazzling: Captain Kidd

Most Classic: Miss Indigo Blue

Most Comical: The Dolls of Doom

Most Innovative: Jett Adore

 

 

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Meet the Contenders: Best Debut

The hour is almost at hand – but first, a word from the gorgeous performers competing for Best Debut…

Imogen Kelly (©Angela McConnell)

Imogen Kelly (©Angela McConnell)

Imogen Kelly

Can you encapsulate yourself and your signature style in three words?
Outrageous Divine Gorgeous.

Can you describe or give us a taste of the act you have chosen to perform?
Yes I can – taste wise I’ll be serving strawberries and cream.

What would it mean to you to win?
I have no idea what I’ve gotten myself into here and I don’t hold any expectations. I do know I will be seeing my friends from all over the world in one week. This alone is enough to make me burn into a frenzy of overjoyed, busting-at-the-seams with rambunctious fufuzalism (new word = burly queen foofer valve melt down)...

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Meet The Contenders: Reigning Queen

As the big night approaches, the performers contending for the ultimate title in burlesque discuss their thoughts and preparations…

 

Coco Lectric  (©Shoshana Portnoy)

Coco Lectric (©Shoshana Portnoy)

Coco Lectric

Can you encapsulate yourself and your signature style in three words?
Sensual, Playful, Engaging

Can you describe or give us a taste of the act you have chosen to perform?
I’ve chosen to perform my Cobra act. I’m enticed out of my basket by music and once I’m awake I find that I’m really very hungry for something else.

What would it mean to you to win?
If I won it would mean that I have a greater opportunity to continue to do what I love and share my art with more audiences.

Why is BHoF special to you, and what does it mean to you to be a part of it?
The BHoF is very special to me because it gives the ...

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Barbara Yung: Legend of Burlesque 2011

We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Yung will be in attendance at Friday Night’s 54th Annual Burlesque Reunion Showcase to accept the 2011 Legend of Burlesque Award.

Renown for her exotic looks, grace, and beauty, Barbara Yung’s long and extraordinary career as a feature performer spanned the early 1940s through the mid-1970s.

Still every inch the knockout in her early nineties, she was a longtime favorite at The Kubla Khan, Club Shanghai, and The Sky Room, as well as a feature attraction in the clubs, cabarets and burlesque theaters of Hawaii; New Orleans’ Bourbon Street; Dallas, Texas; and San Francisco’s Chinatown.

 

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Superstar Sunday + Tournée Screening

Nadine DuBois and Naughty Pierre host, as neo-burlesque’s brightest stars, including past titleholders and our 2011 honorees “for excellence in the promotion and perpetuation of Burlesque,” round out an unforgettable weekend of flesh & film with live performances and a special, cast-hosted screening of Matthieu Almaric’s award-winning comedy, Tournée (Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2010).

Scheduled to appear:
The Chicago Starlets, Best Troupe, ’10
Dirty Martini Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of ’04
Gigi & Pop, Best Variety ’09
Hot Toddy, Best Boylesque ’09
Julie Atlas Muz Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of ’06
Kalani Kokonuts Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of ’09
Kitten DeVille Miss Exotic World, Reigning Queen of ’02
Michelle L’amour Miss Exotic World, Reig...

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