Image via Wikipedia
Be advised, I am currently fighting a deathly battle with a nasty cold so the rest of this entry might feel a bit foggy and poorly phrased. You were warned.
Burlesque, for those who don't know, is a type of performance art much like striptease and other "exotic" dances, but on a far more refined level. Now I can't say this for certain having only seen the regular sleazy striptease in person, but burlesque seems to be a far more enjoyable viewing experience than pretty much anything one could imagine.
What I love about burlesque is that a lot of it doesn't even necessarily involve nudity, much of it is just damsels hopping about on stage in fancy dress with a supporting cast of burly men in drag. And there's a lot of music, good music.
Striptease on the other hand is a bit of a meh, sure the broad gets naked, but it's all so distasteful, so sleazy and rotten it's nigh on unenjoyable ...
Therefore I propose that we need to have more burlesque shows in Slovenia, especially because traveling to the US or London or whatnot just for a show of such nature can hardly be justified. I'm told that there have already been certain occasions of burlesque shows, but I'd be very glad if someone could point me to more such things ... especially, you know, like before the event? Can do? Please do. The closest I'd ever seen to burlesque was Cabaret in MGL and in London, but it's just not quite what I'm looking for despite being a supremely awesome show.
Now just for a quick taste, here's some Miss Meow Meow, whom I've just discovered today and instantly fell in love with almost as much as with Amanda Palmer.
And since no post about burlesque can be complete without mentioning Dita von Teese. There. Dita von Teese. Hope you're happy now.
- Burlesque: art, or stripping? (guardian.co.uk)
- Burlesque laid bare (guardian.co.uk)
- Enjoying burlesque is part of female sexuality, not a betrayal of it (guardian.co.uk)
- Dita Von Teese is Triple Door Decadent (justjared.buzznet.com)
Continue reading about Slovenia desperately needs more burlesque
Semantically similar articles hand-picked by GPT-4
- Erasem's Knight's Tournament 2009 (with pics)
- Debauchery at BcLj2
- Ljubljana Kabaret vs. London Cabaret
- Geek at a music festival: Day 3
I write articles with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them. Fueled by lessons learned over 20 years of building production code for side-projects, small businesses, and hyper growth startups. Both successful and not.
Subscribe below 👇
Join Swizec's Newsletter and get insightful emails 💌 on mindsets, tactics, and technical skills for your career. Real lessons from building production software. No bullshit.
"Man, love your simple writing! Yours is the only newsletter I open and only blog that I give a fuck to read & scroll till the end. And wow always take away lessons with me. Inspiring! And very relatable. 👌"
Senior Mindset Book
Get promoted, earn a bigger salary, work for top companiesLearn more
Have a burning question that you think I can answer? Hit me up on twitter and I'll do my best.
Who am I and who do I help? I'm Swizec Teller and I turn coders into engineers with "Raw and honest from the heart!" writing. No bullshit. Real insights into the career and skills of a modern software engineer.
Want to become a true senior engineer? Take ownership, have autonomy, and be a force multiplier on your team. The Senior Engineer Mindset ebook can help 👉 swizec.com/senior-mindset. These are the shifts in mindset that unlocked my career.
Curious about Serverless and the modern backend? Check out Serverless Handbook, for frontend engineers 👉 ServerlessHandbook.dev
Want to Stop copy pasting D3 examples and create data visualizations of your own? Learn how to build scalable dataviz React components your whole team can understand with React for Data Visualization
Did someone amazing share this letter with you? Wonderful! You can sign up for my weekly letters for software engineers on their path to greatness, here: swizec.com/blog
By the way, just in case no one has told you it yet today: I love and appreciate you for who you are ❤️