Episode 4: Burlesque
In this episode of Pop Columbus co-hosts Sean Edgar and Eric French look at the rising popularity of burlesque in Columbus, Ohio with performers Bianca Coal and Betty LeRoux.
Burlesque shows, which have roots all the way back to Shakespearean times, are becoming popular in Columbus with numerous troupes and independent artists performing throughout the city. Both performers we spoke to are currently independent artists but have performed in the past with the Ooh-La-Las troupe.
Coal and LeRoux talk about how burlesque is an avenue for performers to embrace their body, sexuality, and creative expression.
Burlesque shows are supported by a diverse and passionate audience. Eric talks with Theresa Howe of Columbus's German Village, who frequents burlesque shows every month, about why she enjoys burlesque.