Baby Ray on the art of characterization

Personalities are relatively enduring traits that remain fairly consistent through the way we operate in the world. We are fairly consistent in the way we think, feel and act in different situations throughout our lives. However, we are facets of everything we see and hear and taste. If we are fragmented bits and bobs of…

Burlesque and how to enjoy it

The atmosphere at a burlesque show is celebratory, the environment casual but glamorous and the energy is high! This is not a formal theater environment, this is BURLESQUE! Not everyone will be seated. This is a part of the magic of burlesque, it’s fluidity and dynamic nature are present in all things. If you do…

Rouge and Glitter – Petra La Diamond shares her burlesque story

ROUGE & GLITTER Dance has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember… from being a bumble bee in my early ballet classes, Mickey Mouse amongst the Minnie’s in my early modern jazz days and the Blues solo that burnt dance on my soul, my spiritual experience.  Dance was taken…

The Grand Exhibition

The Grand Exhibition, An International Burlesque Benefit.  Cape Town, 2015 The Grand Exhibition – An international Burlesque Benefit   (First weekend in August, annually) Our intention is to unite burlesque dancers around the world, and celebrate the beautiful art that is burlesque on the 1st weekend in August annually. We are inspired by World Belly Dance…

A marathon session with Ruby Red Door photography

I woke up at 6am to take my wife, Kerry, to work this morning, and as I walked back in through the front door, was hit with the sight of 2 days worth of photo shoot debris! Rose petals and glitter covered the floor, champagne glasses were scattered between the kitchen to the bedroom, feather…

Show make up and prep

Show Make Up and Prep This post is specially for all the beautiful new dancers who will be performing for the first time at A (S)Trip Down Memory Lane. Show make up is totally different to every day natural make up and should feel a bit over the top when you apply it. If you…

The Grand Exhibition – Rape Crisis and untamed women

A few ladies from The Rouge Revue spent Mandela Day making care packages for Rape Crisis this weekend. It was a moving, heartbreaking experience that left all of us feeling emotional and fragile. We arrived just in time to hear a short talk by Rape Crisis in which they mentioned the fact that they are …

The Rougettes in Studio with Ruby Red Door Photography

The Rougettes spent Saturday in studio at The Colorbox Studios with Miss Ruby from Ruby Red Door Photography. We drank copious amounts of champagne and discarded our clothing in favor of our birthday suits and plenty of fringe and pearls.  Scar-lit Hearts took time out from her beautiful pole dance studio, The Scar-lit Box, to…