Cabaret bars have enjoyed a real revival over the last decade, and we’ve recently noticed a number of traditional gentlemen’s clubs also moving their focus from table dancing to more demure, Burlesque style acts. This move has attracted more female guests to enjoy these types of clubs. So when a cabaret bar in Birmingham invited us to put on a weekend of Burlesque acts, we couldn’t resist getting our thinking caps on and creating some bespoke shows for them.
Our first act was a classic favourite: a cheeky, balloon-popping dance. Adorned in jewel-encrusted lingerie and confetti-filled balloons, she popped each one with a white feather and performed a fun dance with a pair of luxurious white ostrich feather fans.
Our second act was a Dita Von Teese-inspired tease, with our artist dressed in a rhinestoned black bra and briefs with a silk robe over the top. She entered the stage, removed the robe and ascended a ladder clad with glittery ivy, and climbed into a giant martini glass filled with warm water and lit with LED lighting. The lights changed from red to green to blue to white and every colour in between, in time with the beats of the music, as the artist splashed, spun, removed stockings and finished in sequin tassels. It was elegant and beautiful, and she had the entire audience captivated throughout.
Huge thanks to our artist Honey le Bon, aerialist Jade, and fellow Burlesquer Talulah, who all offered show-stopping performances.