LEGENDS, PIONEERS, AND INNOVATORS.
|Ophelia Flame, 2012 BHoF 1st Runner Up|
2012 BHoF Miss Exotic World
“The Tournament of Tease is the Academy Awards of burlesque,” says Miss Exotic World 2012's Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Imogen Kelly (Sydney, Australia). “And the reunion showcase doesn’t just talk about burlesque’s history—it puts the people who made that history back on stage. The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend is the pre-eminent event celebrating this modern art form.”
With classes, discussion panels, and vending during the day and showcases each night, the BHoF Weekender appeals to fans and performers alike:
- Thursday’s Movers, Shakers, and Innovators show features international performances from burlesque’s cutting-edge.
- Friday’s 56th annual “Titans of Tease” Reunion brings together classic stars from burlesque’s heyday, showcasing vintage-style striptease.
- Saturday’s 23rd annual Tournament of Tease puts the world’s top neo-burlesque entertainers in competition for best debut, duo, groupn and boylesque categories, and for the coveted title “Miss Exotic World,” the Reigning Queen of Burlesque
- Sunday’s All Stars & Icons gala rounds out the weekend with a spectacular line-up of inspirational icons and BHoF titleholders past and present.
About the Burlesque Hall of Fame
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and educate the public about the unique history and heritage of vintage American Burlesque.