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Telluride Theatre first resurrected the concept of burlesque seven years ago, empowering a class of eleven women as they learned to shimmy, strut, strip and tease on stage. The fundraiser was an instant success, and every year the tradition repeats with a new class. "It has become a celebration of the feminine, a way for women in town to bond, have fun, and explore a different side of themselves," says director Sasha Sullivan.
Burlesque now includes three nights of performances: Cheap Thrills is the culmination of the class, with each student showcasing their work, the character and piece they've created (as well as the pasties they made); Hollywood Burlesque features the advanced veteran performers from the previous classes and pays homage to the silver screen and Hollywood walk of fame. Hollywood Burlesque is a polished, sexy, and fun show that has been choreographed.