THE ART OF BURLESQUE: THE LALAS...
The LaLas are a traveling Burlesque group assembled by choreographer Erin Lamont. They fuse professional dance with striptease. This is a look at the behind-the-scene-rehearsals as well as some of their shows.



THREE WEEKS AGO, AT THE DANCE STUDIO...
The Lalas are, despite their striptease, a professional dance company. They rehearse, book venues and perform for a live audience every weekend. A ton of marketing, PR and sheer hard work goes into the company, as with any dance company. Unlike normal strip venues, this is a company owned by a woman and organized by a woman. In the world of Burlesque striptease, it's the women who call the shots.

THE SHOW
There are still strip clubs where men drop dollar bills for the strippers and lap dances are performed in corners, of course. But Burlesque is making a separate name for itself. It's sexy, upscale entertainment where dinner and drinks are served and where up to 50% of the audience are married couples.

UNDRESSING
THE SHOW
MICHELLE



SELECT PHOTOS FROM THIS PROJECT HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN:
2016 Shadow and Light Magazine, Jan issue
2016 Monovisions B&W photography Magazine, Jan 15th


Photos by Cetywa Powell © 2015