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Weekend of Burlesque

Posted by Emily Sweeney March 17, 2008 10:44 PM
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The Great Boston Burlesque Exposition and Vintage Fashion Fair is coming up this weekend. Dancers from all over will be descending upon the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge for the three-day conference, where they'll learn the latest tassel-twirling techniques, hone their pastie-making skills, and attend classes like these:

Flirtin' and Fightin - Stage Combat for Burlesque
A Consumer's Guide to Corset Buying
Dancing in Shoes You Shouldn't Be Walking In
Hula Hooping for Performance and Burlesque
The Ins /Outs Around and Abouts of Chair Dancing
Performing With Live Snakes

Several performances are scheduled over the weekend, along with an art show, costume exhibit, and pool party. And on Saturday night, the dance troupes will compete in a “battle royale of burlesque” that will determine the winners of The Howard Awards, which were named in memory of the Old Howard theater in Scollay Square. For ticket information, visit www.burlesque-expo.com

-- Emily Sweeney


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