by La Trobe University
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The past decade has seen the re-emergence of the burlesque genre in mainstream media internationally and in the nightclub scene locally. What are the driving forces behind this revival and the motivation behind burlesque’s renaissance? What relevance does a constructed image of femininity from 1950’s have for the women on stage today?
||Memories of Burlesque Dancing||Tivoli Dancers Robin Collins, Vicki Carlston, and Bet Arnold share their memories of burlesque dancing.||24 5 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stripping in the 1960's||Dr Jonathan Bollen (Drama, Filnders University) discusses stripping in the 1960s - night clubs, theatre restaurants, and current affairs television. Was it considered sophisticated or sick?||15 4 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Tivoli||Frank Van Straten (former archivist, Victorian Arts Centre) talks about the history of the Tivoli, which was the major outlet for variety theatre and vaudeville in Australia for over 70 years.||23 3 10||Free||View In iTunes|
||Circus Costumes and Burlesque Flesh||Professor Peta Tait (Theatre and Drama Program, La Trobe University) on the history of burlesque costume, and the controversy of exposing flesh.||10 3 10||Free||View In iTunes|