If you drop by the Winnipeg Free Press News Café Friday evening and aren’t sure what decade you’re in, you probably won’t be alone.
That’s because a burlesque show featuring Winnipeg’s own Miss La Muse and Victoria’s Bettina May will grace the stage at 237 McDermot Avenue at 6 p.m.
Burlesque, a form of theatrical performance art that is suggestive in nature, is on the comeback trail nearly a century after first rising to prominence.
(If you need further proof, look no further than the 2010 Hollywood film Burlesque that starred Cher and Christina Aguilera and grossed nearly $100 million.)
"I think everything old is new again," La Muse said. "A lot of retro styles are coming back into fashion and people are taking an interest in it. Hollywood is doing a lot of old remakes and burlesque has found its place again."
Following their performances, La Muse and May will don robes and discuss the genre, including taking questions from the audience.
La Muse said burlesque is a fun form of theatre that allows both men and women to express themselves sexually.
"In today’s day and age, burlesque is way more tame and entertaining than what we see on MTV," she said.
The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at the Foxy Shoppe at 87 King Street or at the door.
La Muse will also drop by the café for an interview on Thursday at 2 p.m. that will be livestreamed at winnipegfreepress.com.