The New Burlesque is the result of a renewed interest in American music hall from the 1920s and 1930s, a blend of social satire, smut and strip-tease. The modern version, which combines feminism, glamor and a rejection of conventions, is surprising for its energy and artistic potential. Sandrine Elberg seeks truth in the private spaces of these French representatives of burlesque, especially in Paris, a city legendary for its cabarets.
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