Guilty Pleasures

Laramie Tropes Burlesque

The celebration of satire in all of its forms and often grotesque exaggeration, burlesque is not just one thing. The charming Johnny Knockers hosts Tropes Burlesque, Wyoming’s first and only burlesque troupe. Tropes Burlesque takes its cues from classic carnivalesque as coined by Mikhail Bakhtin, which means it subverts and liberates the assumptions of the norm through comedy and chaos. By mocking the current social structure we are able to contest assumed Truths. Equally important – we create healthy dialogue on sexuality, humanism and beauty, promoting a celebration of both sexes and all races, shapes and sizes. Finally, above all else, we entertain.
Tropes Burlesque is an outlet for all forms of entertainment: dancers, singers, magicians, musicians, comedians, drag kings and queens, jugglers, stilt-walkers, hoola-hoopers, acrobats, sword-swallowers, balloon artists, entertainers of any sort. We believe talent of all kinds should be given an audience.
Often burlesque is confused with stripping. Unlike strippers who mostly dance in clubs to make a living, burlesque performers perform for fun and spend their own money and time creating elaborate costumes and props. That is not to say that it is uncommon for a burlesque performer to strip down to pasties and a g-string, but it is important to note not all acts incorporate stripping. When the act involves stripping it is usually oriented more toward the tease than the striptease.
Check out some of our performers on facebook: Madame Ginny Woolf, Vanity Sweet, Lady Jade, Moxie Rouge, the Amazing Polar Bear, Volpa Botticelli, and Fathom.

$10.00 - $15.00

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Saturday, October 26 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Gryphon Theatre