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06.25.14 Sophie Weiner

Tomorrow night, Bushwick Burlesque will bring their Marina Abramovic themed show, “Limitless: A Marina Abramovice Tribute,” to Coney Island. Previously, they debuted the show at Bushwick venue Bizarre, where the group has a monthly show. According to the organizers, The larger idea of the show is not to “burlesque”, “roast”, “mock” or otherwise make fun […]

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02.14.13 Joseph Schulhoff

Who wants to see a near-nude O’Brien and a bi-curious Lady Mary? Attention Downton Abbey lovers and burlesque connoisseurs: This is “Slagtown Abbey,” a performance put on by Uncle Monty’s Mollyhouse featuring all your favorite Downton Abbey characters. Enjoy! (Video: Joseph Schulhoff/ANIMALNewYork)  […]

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09.21.12 Joseph Schulhoff & Lily Streeter

Last weekend in Greenpoint, the ANIMAL crew documented Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque and returned covered in glitter, “blood” and… alien goo? After a year in Manhattan, “New York’s ragtag army of art school delinquents” celebrated their first Brooklyn performance by doing their best “worst” acts — politically incorrect, raunchy, weird and delightfully disgusting. Our new intern Lily Streeter and […]

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Andy Cush

Cynthia Thomas-Dicks, a public school administrator and former math teacher, hopes to save Paris Burlesque, a troubled Red Hook nightspot. The club, which opened under the auspices of being a burlesque venue, drew fire from neighbors when it began featuring the trappings of a straight-up strip club–lap dances, softcore porn played on TVs, and the […]

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08.08.12 Andy Cush

Dr. Lucky, Ph.D., dances burlesque. She also teaches at NYU. The doctorate is real, thank you very much, though it makes for a pretty great stage name, too (the good doctor winkingly refers to herself as “Ph(Double)D” on her website). Because nothing goes together like pasties and the proletariat, Lucky is bringing her latest show, […]

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08.18.11 Marina Galperina

Frederick Wiseman’s doc film goes into the swanky, touristy cabaret club Crazy Horse and lets you gawk at all the slim half-nude ladies with their grueling rehearsal schedule shimmy shimmy and perfectionist choreography shake shake shake. NSFW. […]

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