Monday, August 26, 2013

Dixie Evans Week

"Dixie Evans, The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque is the beloved Godmother of the new burlesque movement and during her birth week, performers and burlesque instructors from all over the world will host events, shows and classes to celebrate the life of this burlesque legend and founder of The Miss Exotic World Pageant. With shows and classes already confirmed in NYC, LA, Dallas, Toronto, Australia and more, this is going to be a bawdy burlesque-packed week in honor of Dixie Evans. Help us honor the woman who kept burlesque alive and helped make the resurgence the wild success that it is!" -Dixie Evans Week

This week burlesque communities all around the world celebrate the Godmother of Burlesque also known as the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque: Dixie Evans. Unfortunately I never got to met her personally but I can safely say that without her work and passion about keeping the knowledge and history of burlesque alive a lot of us probably would not be doing this today. I am, however, a proud owner of two signed photographies that I got from her a couple of years ago and those are some of the most valuable pictures on my little BurlyQ wall at home!
In Hellsinki we celebrate this Thursday with the movie showing of the short film ' Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival' that is about Dixie´s life and  'Burlesque Assassin' that had it´s Finnish premiere in Tampere this Summer but now premiers in Hellsinki. There is, of course, and a show afterwards. The Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2013 our very own Finnish Loulou D´Vil will be there selling her signature RED lipstick and all money goes to help cover Dixies medical bills and her last resting place. All info can be found on the facebook event !

If you want more info about the happenings the world over you should visit Dixie Evans Week 

Dixie <3

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