The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is proud to present the film, League of Exotique Dancers, which features last years NZBF headliner, a Burlesque legend from the 1970's, Judith Stein.
With a blast of brassy jazz and a spin through the glitz of modern Las Vegas, League of Exotique Dancers sets the stage for a provocative and eye-opening "backstage tour" of the golden age of Burlesque through the colourful lives of unforgettable women who made it glitter.
Our guides are none other than inductees of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, all titans of tease and each possessing a way with words as inhibited and captivating as her routines.
League of Exotique Dancers peels off the layers of glitter to expose the sexism, racism and widespread stigma faced by Burlesque striptease performers and, indeed, the wider array of working women in that tumultuous era.
The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is a celebration of all things Burlesque, with 3 shows over three nights as well as workshops, market and an industry awards brunch. It features both local and international performers and this year will include two amazing international headliners. The three shows include the Opening Night Gala show, a battle for burlesque supremacy concluding with the crowning of the King & Queen of Burlesque at The Royal Tease show and the final show, Spectacular Tease, which will feature the event's most extravagant performances.