Burlesque FAQ's, Terms and conditions.

What is Burlesque?

A burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which, in turn, is derived from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery.
Burlesque was seen in works by Shakespeare in the late 17th century  and would become popular in theatres, bars with striptease and variety shows from the 1860’s - 1940’s. It became popular again in Hollywood during the golden age with many films trying to recreate the spirit of burlesque with movies such as ‘Cabaret’ and ‘All That Jazz’ featuring Burlesque styled scenes. These films featured the pioneers of Burlesque: Gypsy Rose Lee, Sally Rand, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, Blaze Starr, Ann Corio and Margie Hart

In more recent times we have seen the revival of burlesque again in the 1990’s with a neo burlesque and modern burlesque scene forming. Neo Burlesque includes but is not limited now to slapstick comedy, parody, striptease, boylesque, cabaret, performance art. These styles encapsulate the essence of ‘the art of tease’ and often contain layers to be revealed and in some cases no nudity at all. You will still see Burlesque performed at Variety shows and theatre shows as well in Club’s, private parties, Hens and stag parties. Burlesque has now become so popular that there are conferences, work shops, schools and performers all throughout Aotearoa and the world.

For me Burlesque is a performance art. It has helped me to be empowered and given me so much joy to take my higher self to stage and entertain and enchant audiences with my signature sass, cheekiness and sexy comedic style. I love the build up as each layer comes off and creating a 'Holy fuck' factor on stage. Burlesque in my eyes is also a way to celebrate your uniqueness, cultivate body autonomy and inspire and uplift the audience watching.


Each Burlesque act is $350. For special packages deals, added extras such as roaving show girl at events, topless waitressing, strip shows, life drawing and party games send me an email with your requests and we will create a custom package for you.

All bookings require a 50% booking fee at time of booking with the full amount to be paid 14days before the date of booking this will secure your booking. 

Late payment will result in a 15% of the total booking fee added per 7 days late.

Bookings can be made by email : info@angelahrose.com

Cancellations made within 14 days of the booking date will require payment in full. 
Cancellations before 14 days will be refunded less the 50% Booking fee.

Travel and accommodation: 
Angelah Rose is available for national and international events. 
Accommodation, travel and cost of prop delivery must be considered as additional fees.