2012 may be the year the Olympics come back to London, but the games we are looking forward to seeing are the World Burlesque Games that arrive in May! Held during the hugely successful London Burlesque Week, the WBG’s promise to be the biggest burlesque spectacular of the year, hosting the top 100 British and International performers as they compete for not only monetary and product prizes, but the honour of being Crowned the best of the best.
Taking place at various venues across London, this competition will explore the best of burlesque and variety talent as the performers compete in 5 different Crown Challenges. Expect to see performances ranging from the surreal to the sensual with dancing, strip tease, cabaret and creative performance art. With an audience made up of regular cabaret enthusiasts and newbies, there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to enjoy the glamour and spectacle of the event. With some of the finest burlesque performers confirmed, the sumptuous venues and dazzling costumes make for many nights of tastefully risqué entertainment.
The Burlesque revival has taken the world by storm and means that the competition is tough. Coverage of the World Burlesque Games will be extensive due to the high demand for this growing art form. With over 250 journalists in attendance throughout the week and coverage in national newspapers, this production promises to bring huge attention to not only the wonderful world of burlesque but also the performers themselves.
The World Burlesque Games are being produced by the ‘Burlesque King’ Chaz Royal who said: “The World Burlesque Games 2012 is without doubt the world’s greatest festival and competition of international burlesque talent and the biggest and most spectacular event of its kind. After 5 years of producing London Burlesque Festival, It only made sense for us to run a week long competition and have SECRETS IN LACE as our ‘Presenting Sponsor’ for such a grandiose occasion. Starring the best in burlesque strip tease and variety acts from around the globe, selected from over 400 applicants, this year’s event is set to be the most glamorous date ever recorded in the International burlesque calendar. Participants will be competing for monetary and product prizes, endorsements and the coveted World Burlesque Games Crown in various categories.”
Running from the 7th of May to the 13th the games will present Crowns to the best performers in five categories: The Triple Crown; the Twisted Crown; the British and International Newcomers Crowns and of course the British and International Male and Female performers Crowns. It promises to be one of the most unique competitions around and probably one of the sexiest.
WBG 2012 Event Highlights & Official Venues:
May 7- VIP Opening Ceremonies @ Madame Jojo’s
May 8- Triple Crown Challenge @ Floridita (Official Press Night)
May 9- Twisted Crown Challenge @ Madame Jojo’s
May 10- British & International Male Crown Challenge @ Royal Vauxhall Tavern
May 11- British & International Newcomers Crown Challenge @ Bush Hall
May 12- British & International Female Crown Challenge @ Bush Hall
May 13- VIP Closing Ceremonies @ Madame Jojo’s
To find out who the top 100 performers are and for event tickets, head to www.worldburlesquegames.com