Music City Burlesque presents their 2nd Annual Cabin Fever Peep Show (18+) at Marathon Music Works on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9:30pm and we are giving away tickets (details after the jump)! The evening will be presented with Delinquent Debutantes (local burlesque classes, workshops and parties), Bettie Page Clothing (+photo booth), Black 13 Tattoo, Mis Fit Academy and Hail, and Dark Aesthetics. The lineup will include a Saliba Dance group performance and music from Nashville’s Quiet Entertainer to accompany a cast of ladies who have performed at Katy K’s Girlesque Shows, Bonnaroo, New York Burlesque Festival, Miss Exotic World, The Palace of Wonder and Viva Las Vegas.
The origins of Burlesque date back to the 1840s as a visual artistic expression of dance, comedy, music and freedom. Robert G. Allen said in his book Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture that, “The very sight of a female body not covered by the accepted costume of bourgeois respectability forcefully if playfully called attention to the entire question of the “place” of woman in American society.”
It has been said that lower Broadway used to be a peep-show district of sorts itself…