Burlesque Game of Thrones in Ottobar
Burlesque Game of Thrones in OttobarBurlesque fans everywhere will very much appreciate the Burlesque Game of Thrones in Ottobar! Fans of George R. R, Martin will appreciate “Burlesque is Coming” It is now going strong in its third year of touring.
Combining elements of strip teasing, comedy, and sideshow performances, all through the Game of Thrones Theme. If you are unaware, Game of Thrones is a very popular fantasy novel series that is now HBO’s biggest still aired series.
LaBouche and her team of eight performers will perform the final “Burlesque is Coming” show ever this Sunday at the Ottobar. While “Game of Thrones” remains popular, LaBouche wants to move on to better things.
“We have to stop while we’re doing it for the love,” LaBouche said. “If this turns into a job — which is not to say we don’t take it professionally and seriously — but if it turns into a work-a-day thing for us, it would ruin ‘Game of Thrones’ and burlesque for me.”
Burlesque is Coming is also referred to by a sub category of burlesque called nerdlesque. This category applies the sexy lighthearted art form of fiction like Star Wars, video games, and comic books. Unfortunate as it may be, it is all to common for the audience to know tons about Game of Thrones, but little to nothing about burlesque.
“We always describe burlesque to those who are unsure of what it is — particularly those whose only exposure to the word has been that Christina Aguilera movie — as a form of dance in which we take our costumes off in a clever or amusing way,” LaBouche said. “It makes a great date night. It makes a great girls’ night out.”
LaBouche’s husband, Dante the Inferno, will be playing both Jaime Lannister and Jaqen H’gar. Co-founder Bella La Blanc is also playing two roles, Jon Snow and Melisandre. Ray Bullock, the host, takes on the roles of Robert Baratheon and Varys.
Burlesque is Coming will cease to exist after Sunday. LaBouche hopes the show will open up the expansive world of burlesque to the unfamiliar.