Borelesque

Borelesque | Slang | A put down of burlesque by people who see it as a low substitute for local culture.

Usage | “Did you hear about Jen? She traded in yoga for a Borelesque troupe.”

explore-the-lexicon

There are 4 comments

  1. How Rude! Yes, because YOGA is an example of high art..? Not only is your reference severely outdated, and I assume, used without permission. It is extremely unfair to generally shit talk an extremely diverse and evolved art form, as a whole. Just like any art, music, theater, there are many levels of professionalism, skill, style, etc. If you think Burlesque is boring, then you are CLEARLY going to the wrong shows. Or, you are a snob or a prude, and well thats on you!
    Vancouver is home to a large chunk of the worlds TOP performers. All of whom are hardworking and highly skilled artists, performers, dancers, costumers, feminists, entrepreneurs etc etc. I suggest you do your “research” PROPERLY and go out and witness some of these glorious women (and men) doing what many of them have devoted their life, time, career and souls to, at many of the professional, highly skilled, well polished, high concept shows in this ungrateful city.
    For example, the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival is one of the best, biggest and most sought out, in the world. This impressive, long running festival not only has TOO MANy top notch local performers to fit on the impressive bill, but professional performers from all over the world vying for a spot on the Vogue stage.
    Do your homework properly before dumping on an art form that is considered some peoples bread and butter, and heart and soul!

  2. I guess people who do burlesque also can’t read very well… “A put down by people who see it as a low substitute for local culture”. BY PEOPLE WHO. We’re not saying burlesque is boring, even though it totally is.

The One Day a Year When Local Ants Get Freaky in Your Face, Literally

"It's gotta be Flying Ant Day because there are half a dozen of the sexed up critters currently writhing in my beer..."

The Town Fool Who Wanted to Contribute to Vancouver's "Imagination Explosion"

"In a town so full of fools it's odd that there has only ever been one 'official' Town Fool, and that was Joachim Foikus..."

One of Vancouver's Most Sorely Missed Restaurants Was Accessed Via a Secret Door in Chinatown for Over 60 Years

"My parents used to tell stories about sneaking beers into the Green Door and feasting big on spot prawns and fresh crab..."

37 Year Old Record Store Filed Under 'Z' in the Vancouver Lexicon

"Three of my top five most intimate and memorable shows of all time were staged among the crates at Zulu..."