The Burlesque Handbook (ItBooks) Perfect Paperback – 15 Jun 2010
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“Jo Weldon is the gold-standard for New Burlesque. A learned burly-q historian, a skilled and gracious teacher, and a breathtaking, world-class performer, she’s everything you could want in a shimmy queen. I am proud to call her my friend, and unashamed to admit she’s my idol.” (Lily Burana, author of Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America and head bombshell of Operation Bombshell: The Burlesque School for Military Wives)
“That’s Jo Weldon – and she’s perfect!” (Leighton Meester, star of Gossip Girl)
“Jo is one of the true champions of the burlesque world….Hearing her speak, seeing her teach, and marveling at the way she has been the driving force behind successful events is a real pleasure for me!” (Catherine D’Lish, Two-Time Miss Exotic World, Creative Director for Dita Von Teese)
“When you need an academic diatribe about the importance of burlesque in a gorgeous package served with sex appeal, intelligence and love, that’s Jo! This woman is passionate about burlesque and can recreate the sex appeal of the genre lost long ago.” (Dirty Martini, Muse to Karl Lagerfeld, Voted #1 Burlesque Performer in the World 2010)
“When Jo performed at Exotic World, I’d never been so mesmerized by a woman sitting on a chair. That’s the mark of a true performance!” (Immodesty Blaize, Miss Exotic World 2007 and the UK’s Premier Burlesque Performer)
“Jo is not only one of the most classically elegant dancers ever to grace the Slipper Room Stage, but in my humble opinion, she is also one of the sexiest performers I’ve ever known.” (James Habacker, Artistic Director, The Slipper Room NYC)
“Why she’s willing to make the secrets of her fantastic skills available to the public is beyond me, but if I were you, I’d buy this book quick, before she changes her mind.” (Jonny Porkpie, author of The Corpse Wore Pasties, creator of Pinchbottom Burlesque)
From the Back Cover
The Burlesque Handbook is the essential manual to understanding and performing both classic and neo-burlesque. Written by Jo Weldon, award-winning founder of the New York School of Burlesque, this book features easy-to-follow suggestions and exercises for developing stage-worthy confidence, presence, and sexiness. You'll learn about the fabulous makeup, costumes—including pasties!—moves, grooves, and attitudes of burlesque. The Burlesque Handbook is the must-have guide for everyone interested in this vibrant and wildly popular performance art, providing inspiration and practical information that readers can take straight from the page to the stage!See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This book also gives an overview of the history of burlesque, without going into too much detail. It has a brilliant list of resources including other books and a huge list of Websites.
Overall, I cannot rate this book as anything less than perfect. I can't beleive how cheap it is! A wonderful resource, not just for burlesque dancers, but also for any aspiring performers including cabaret artists.If I could give it TEN stars, I would.
The book is a funny and interesting read start to finish as well as being genuinely informative for anyone interested in giving Burlesque a try.
I loved the Martha Stuart style templates for making your own pasties!
The instructions on how to make pasties make for an exciting read if you wish to make costumes - exciting, because it immediately becomes apparent that this loud tiny uniform is so easy to make. Ms Boobs also includes clear instructions on making other props including fans. There is also much guidance on the structure required to make your own act. With this book in your hands and a rampant imagination, you are equipped to put on a Show.
The most important lesson of this book: Burlesque is about your attitude towards yourself - confidence. It is all about glamour, yet, refreshingly, not also all about conforming to a certain look.
It's written for newbies and for more experienced people, I guess I'll read it lots of times.
Just reading it motivates already!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a gift for a friend who is embarking on a burlesque career! She loved it. Good value and great as a cheeky gift.Published 10 months ago by Miss Walton
Bought for my daughter but I've looked through it too and its very interesting and entertainingPublished 18 months ago by Louise Yelland
Excellent read and you don't have to read cover to cover you can easily jump to relevant chaptersPublished on 25 Jun. 2014 by Mrs. C. Fletcher
Brilliant starter book. Bought for a friends birthday. Had a good look at it before. Loads of helpful tips. Might buy one myself.Published on 8 Jun. 2014 by Danielle Docherty