At the beginning of the 21st century, the unique art form of burlesque is enjoying a strong resurgence in popularity worldwide. Audiences are eager for all the humor, glamor and generous curves that burlesque artists have to offer. Through their colorful performances, the playful art of seduction is more tempting than ever. Exclusive venues in the U.S. and Canada now rustle to the sound of silk, feathers and chic undergarments. Burlesque leaves no one indifferent, not even serious Europeans as this new alluring trend from Hollywood has swept London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Helsinki. Conquered by the art of seduction, the world is slowly letting itself be tantalized by the controversial art of the “strip-tease”.
Throughout Burlesque: The True Art of Seduction, author Michel Grondin paints a vibrant and extensive portrait of this up and coming art, helping the reader to better understand its roots and stunning vitality. Burlesque pays tribute to all the distinguished female performers of the past, while celebrating its newest and most-skilled practitioners. Through in-depth and impassioned research, the author recounts a captivating slice of history in the process.
In his rich exploration of the subject, Michel Grondin is supported by his co-author Scarlett James, the French Canadian muse of burlesque. Scarlett, sporting a physique reminding us of a 1950s pin-up artist, delivers exclusive insight into the wondrous global art of seduction. Enjoy a voyage filled with color, sensuality and elegance. Allow your senses to be titillated as you delve into this delightful fantasy experience . . . And yes, that is Scarlett featured on the cover!
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About the Author
Montreal-based Michel Grondin is an accomplished historian, teacher, and a colonel in the Canadian military. Grondin is the founder of the Military Museum in Trois-Rivières, Québec. His first meeting with co-author Scarlett James encouraged his interest in the art of the burlesque and in its historical evolution.
Montreal-based Scarlett James, a professional teaser, founded the first Burlesque Festival of Montreal in 2009. An aficionado of post-World War II glamour and nostalgia, Scarlett is set on reviving this classic art form. After growing up in France and travelling the world, she decided to conquer the Americas as soon as she had an opportunity. She designs and creates all of her own costumes and props, as well as her sexy choreographies. Scarlett is currently working on multiple projects, including a Burlesque calendar and other mysterious projects that will be revealed in time!
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