Performances by Fay Loren: Holland’s best-known burlesque dancer

 

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Champagne act

Book one of the most spectacular burlesque acts for a private or corporate event. This act shines a light on the best part of Fay’s morning routine: a luxurious bath in a giant champagne glass.

 

Performance

Gentlelady

This act, inspired by film noir, is a mixture of cabaret, magic, and burlesque. In this act, Fay enters the stage dressed in a tuxedo and top hat. Over the course of the performance she reveals every layer of her enchanting costume and teases audiences with a sophisticated fan dance. This act combines live singing and dancing. 

 

Performance

Classic Fan dance

The fan dance is one of Fay’s most frequently booked shows. In this sensual demonstration of elegance and sophistication, Fay teases the audience with large white fans made from ostrich feathers. It’s a classic burlesque routine. Perfect for any event! 

 

Performance

Design your own show

Are you throwing the party of the century? Or do you have a spectacular event concept for Fay’s performance? Fay can help you design a full evening show of background dancers, singers, acrobats, and more.

 

Always elegant: A show by Fay Loren

Craft an unforgettable evening with a show from Fay Loren — her acts are always sophisticated and elegant.

Burlesque is traditionally a striptease, and most shows are a proud display of g-strings and panties. But if that’s not suitable for your event, no need to worry. You can request a “dressed up” version of any of Fay’s acts for a show that brings the vintage burlesque vibe but which is appropriate for all events and audiences. Just select one of the shows above, and get in touch with Fay to discuss the possibilities. You can also ask Fay to create a show tailored specifically for your event.

As a burlesque dancer, Fay is inspired by generations of women who embrace elegance and power. Burlesque artists have performed on stages across Europe and the United States for hundreds of years. The word “burlesque” actually comes from the Italian word for “joke”. At first, burlesque was known for exaggerated characters, parodies, and drag performances. It was theater for all walks of life.

Burlesque dancing makes a comeback

The burlesque heyday was from the 1860s until the 1940s. British star Lydia Thompson introduced the art form to the United States in 1868 after a successful burlesque, dance, and acting career across Europe and Russia. Her shows brimmed with humor, parodies, dancing, and singing, and the central theme of it all was the empowerment of women.

In the early 1900s, burlesque matured into the art form we currently know and love: variety shows with burlesque artists in fabulous costumes. In these variety shows, comedy acts were combined with stripteases. One of the most famous artists in history is Gypsy Rose Lee.

In the 1990s, burlesque made a comeback. This new burlesque movement is also known as Neo-Burlesque. The most famous artist since this comeback is Dita von Teese.

Today, burlesque is more alive than ever. As we roll into the Roaring Twenties once again, movies like The Great Gatsby and shows like Peaky Blinders are reviving burlesque once again.