Burlesque is a humorous theatrical entertainment involving parody and sometimes grotesque exageration.
In 20th century, the form became associated with a variety show in which striptease is the chief attraction.
2010 : the London neo-burlesque scene has grown from this underground culture to become more prestigious
and subversive. Some performers are claiming the acts as part of a new feminism. The audience is in majority women.
Neo-burlesque is a subversive art form, reinventing female stereotyping as something woman-friendly and empowering.
The London Burlesque scene