Black Orchid Burlesque

Based: Cape Town

Black Orchid Burlesque S.A. is proud to represent some of S.A.’s top Burlesque Artistes and continue to provide a vast array of dazzling premiere burlesque entertainment for any occasion.

Black Orchid Burlesque specializes in a variety of genres ranging from Traditional Classic Burlesque to what is now commonly known as Neo-Burlesque or Caburlesque. By fusing sensual self-expression, dance, the art of tease and decadent costumes with gimmicks, props or bawdy humour;
our professional Burlesque Artistes promise to keep you tastefully titillated at the edge of your seat from start to finish of every show.

We provide premier cabaret, cirque and burlesque entertainment for any occasion and have a vast array of fabulous acts and Artistes to choose from. Thriving on originality and opulence, we offer everything from bawdy comedic acts, to glamorous Ostrich Fan shows; with the guarantee that every act is tastefully titillating!

Black Orchid Burlesque specializes in providing bespoke entertainment, as well as designing and coordinating Themed Dinner Theatre packages for Corporate or Private Events.

Being a company run by women for women, our primary objective is to empower women by expressing inner sensuality through an art form that does not degrade women, but elevate them to the status of a classic femme fatale (even if it’s a 5 minute escape from drab reality). The pressures put on women in today’s society have them down playing their femininity, and coercing them into believing in the over-sexualized ideals put forward by fashion mags and men’s magazines. Burlesque offers women an escape from the demanding roles of wife, mother, girlfriend or executive; giving a safe creative space where women can feel good about themselves for themselves. The best part of having built up the burlesque community in South Africa, is to watch women gain self-esteem on their own terms!

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