The Peek-A-Boo Revue, Philadelphia’s premier 14-year-old neo-burlesque troupe, brought on the holiday spirit with their first ever musical, It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol Story Life. But doesn’t burlesque mean stripping? Yes, but neo-burlesque is all about the power of suggestion rather than simply taking off clothes. All is playfully removed save the g-strings and pasties, and the heels accentuate the lines of the dancers’ legs. With pointed toes, beveled feet, pelvic circles and bouncing shimmies, the dancing styles ranged from Fosse to Broadway to Las Vegas Showgirl. Accompanied by a fantastic ten-piece jazz band, The Peek-A-Boo Revue built up to high kicks and splits as the dancers stripped down to thongs and tassels. Read more here!
The purpose of choreography is to absorb obsession, transforming it into an experience that inspires obsession. This blog is my exploration of those obsessions that drive creativity as I search for my nook in the world of professional dance.