Last but certainly not least in our series of profiles introducing the hottest performers in the world of Neo-Burlesque, Great Britain’s Vicky Butterfly has undeniably selected an appropriate stage name. She evokes a dreamy, gossamer past — the bygone world of vaudeville, silent cinema and naughty Belle Epoque entertainment. She cites a host of artistic influences, ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Surrealist insurgents of a century ago. It’s a rarified realm she inhabits, befitting the daughter of an Irish showgirl and an eccentric Viennese aristocrat.
In “Ghost of Love,” she uses Chinese silk fans to present a delicate dance bathed in mystique.
Remember John Travolta’s TV movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble? In “Sur L’Eau” or “The Bubble,” Vicky Butterfly delivers what might be the first burlesque dance ever choreographed inside a plastic bubble. It’s actually quite erotic, and certainly original.
If you want to see more, visit the Butterfly website at http://www.vickybutterfly.net/Home.html
Ironic that we should wrap up the Babes of Burlesque inside a plastic bubble. Hope you’ve enjoyed this series, but all things — entertaining or otherwise — must come to an end. We’ll be launching a new series tomorrow — something fun and surprising. We’re not going to give you any advance clues this time, except to say: Having exhausted the creme de la creme when it comes to funny beer commercials and dancing women, we’re moving into new territory. Drop by to see what we’ve got in store. Same time, same place.