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Dita Von Teese Explains the Difference Between Burlesque and Stripping

The burlesque performer explains the difference between stripping and burlesque.


There's definitely a difference between burlesque and stripping — just ask Dita Von Teese.

The burlesque performer who has taken her routine all over the world sets the record straight in the video above.

"Obviously there's a difference between what you might see if you walk into your average strip club in 2013, but the modern burlesque scene is a tribute to the striptease of the past," she says.

"Right now, a lot of the best performers are not just creating replicas of burlesque shows that were popular in the 30s and 40s. We're retaining the spirit of what a burlesque show would have been, but making it more relevant for now."

See what else she has to say in the video above.