About Us

About the Capital Burlesque Expo

In it’s third year, The Capital Burlesque Expo, will be showcasing the tantalizing, diverse, and glamorous art of the tease. Sharing our passion, collaborating with local and international artists to produce a weekend–long festival that aims to seduce, educate, thrill and tease our National Capital Region May 19th, 20th and 21st.

What is Burlesque, you ask?

noun 1. an absurd or comically exaggerated imitation of something, especially in a literary or dramatic work; a parody.

But it’s so much more! Wrapped in over a century of history, burlesque has been celebrated all over the world. With its roots in satire and parody, burlesque blossomed into an art form of music, theatre, circus, comedy and glamour. Performers of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds pour their hearts on stage to entertain, thrill and excite with that perfect amount of tease. There’s something for everyone when it comes to burlesque!