13 December 2007


Burlesque Mail Art Call by Kat van Trollebol *Netherlands*

What is burlesque?

a literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of grotesque exaggeration of comic imitation a mockery usually by caricature theatrical entertainment of a broadly humorous often earthy character consisting of short turns, comic skits and sometimes striptease acts
Burlesque is a direct descendant of the Commedia dell'arte where principal characters would carry a "burle" - a stick with a padded end - with which they would slap the other players for comic effect *the origin of "slapstick" comedy. Burlesque performers often create elaborate sets with lush, colorful costumers, mood appropriate music and dramatic lighting. Burlesque is a style of entertainment that encompasses pastiche, parody and wit. Send me some Burlesque mail art!

Deadline: July 2008

Kat van Trollebol
Tafelbergstraat 18
5025 HM Tilburg

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