Last but certainly not least in our series of profiles introducing the hottest performers in the world of Neo-Burlesque, Great Britain’s Vicky Butterfly has undeniably selected an appropriate stage name. She evokes a dreamy, gossamer past — the bygone world of vaudeville, silent cinema and naughty Belle Epoque entertainment. She cites a host of artistic influences, ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Surrealist insurgents of a century ago. It’s a rarified realm she inhabits, befitting the daughter of an Irish showgirl and an eccentric Viennese aristocrat.
Here, she performs at Joe Black’s House of Burlesque, The King’s Theatre, Southsea, February 2014.
Remember John Travolta’s TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble? Vicky Butterfly delivers what might be the first burlesque dance ever choreographed inside a plastic bubble. It’s actually quite erotic, and certainly original. It’s not quite the right season, as it’s almost July and this act is called “Snowglobe.” Still, the dancing is amazing.
Ironic that we should wrap up the Babes of Burlesque inside a plastic bubble. Hope you’ve enjoyed this series, but all things — entertaining or otherwise — must come to an end.