Burlesque Dancing

Burlesque Dancing

AUSTIN—Burlesque dancing is more than 100 years old and has gone through many changes. In Austin, a handful of dedicated troupes are keeping the tradition alive. Burlesque is infused with comedy, musical theater and sexuality, allowing each performer self-expression in a unique three-to-four minute routine. The dancing has become so popular in Austin that the city hosts the Texas Burlesque Festival every spring. In this photo, dancer Goldie Candela poses for a portrait with a traditional Burlesque prop, the feather fan.

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