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‘The History of American Burlesque, Revealed!’ Webinar
July 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Did you know American burlesque is one of America’s oldest forms of theatre? Through pictures, personal stories, and performance footage, it’s time to shimmy through the incredible story of this smart and seductive performance style, with one of the world’s most famous burlesque stars leading the way.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the rise, fall, and resurgence of American burlesque, and get a backstage peek into the modern burlesque scene currently taking the world by storm.
Led by Angie Pontani (aka “The Italian Stallionette”), a pioneer of the burlesque revival and one of the most well-known burlesque performers in the world, our virtual night on the town will include:
- The origin story of American burlesque, and how the entertainment form can be traced back to a British burlesque troupe that visited New York City back in 1868
- A discussion around American burlesque’s biggest stars throughout the decades, from Tempest Storm to Blaze Starr
- A look at the heydey of American burlesque in the 1920s, to decline during Prohibition, to recent renegade renaissance beginning in New York City in the 1990s
- Angie’s insider stories about the modern burlesque scene, from co-producing the New York Burlesque Festival — one of the largest and longest-running burlesque events in the world — to her global performances appearing alongside entertainers including Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and even Snoop Dog
- Video clips of burlesque in action, from historic to modern-day performances
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A session with Angie — any and all questions about burlesque are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
One of today’s top burlesque performers, Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette, dazzles on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including her popular cooking blog, fitness, writing and television. This Brooklyn bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, as her signature acts and productions set standards of style and class.
“This was such fun and so interesting! Really enjoyed it” – Lindsay
“Entertaining and educational, this one is indeed one of my recent favorites. Great presentation by an amazing performer.” -Yevgeniya
“Angie was so thorough and organized! The seminar was just GREAT!” -Forrest
“Angie Pontani was a wonderful host- the best I’ve had in your events!” -Merrie
“Very informative and funny! Angie did a great job!” -Max
“A wonderful overview narrated by Angie Potani who has been in the world of burlesque herself. Very natural and totally likable.” -Lori
“Angie’s use of past footage and recordings of her own performances added depth to the information she was providing. Her presentation was superb.” –Amy
“Angie was a very engaging speaker with lots of knowledge and anecdotes. She was fun to listen to and had divided her talk into acts which helped see the different eras as they grew out of each other while honoring what had come before. I’ll bet most of the attendees wished the discussion had continued for a full two hours. It seemed like the time flew by.” -Brent
“Really enjoyed this event so very much– please have Angie back! Living in Montana can feel pretty isolating, but I am so happy that y’all offer these virtually! Thank you!” -Roxann
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