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The Art of the Teese

Another 2017 flashback, this time to the Charlotte stop of Dita von Teese’s The Art of the Teese burlesque tour. If you ever have the opportunity to catch one of her shows, I would highly recommend taking it.


I have been eagerly anticipating Dita von Teese’s burlesque show the Art of the Teese since I bought tickets in June, and when I finally attended last Tuesday, it did not disappoint. The amount of detail and work put into the performances, sets, and props really shows, and no picture or video can capture how much all of the Swarovski crystals sparkle. The chandlers and blue stage curtain seen in the pictures below are also part of the set, designed to give audiences at every venue a glamorous experience.

The highlight for me was finally seeing Dita’s Canary gown in person. Made in 2010 by Mr. Pearl over a two year period, it is saturated with dangling crystals, embroidery, and hand curled ostrich feathers. It was featured in the CSI episode, “A Kiss Before Frying,” which also features a guest appearance by Dita, and was on display at the V&A museum in London. It’s one of countless examples of the love and passion that she and all of the featured performers put into the show.

Lindsay Vandewart with wrote a fantastic full review of the show capturing all its glory, along with a picture gallery that does the performers more justice then my iPhone does. If you ever have a chance to attend a fully produced burlesque show, I would highly recommend taking it!


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