BURLESQUE: A REEMERGENCE will delve into the present day NYC Burlesque scene—its history,
players and impact. Burlesque has been documented as part of New York since 1868, and has
survived by constantly evolving to reflect and parody the sociocultural themes of its time. As an
exploration of sexuality, awareness, comedy and art, BURLESQUE: A REEMERGENCE will query
the key artists within the community and examine how they utilize their four minutes on stage as a
platform for sexual, social and political commentary. By following some of the most esteemed
burlesque houses in NYC, REEMERGENCE will look into the lives of the performers and the
artistry of a genre that has been able to withhold the test of time.