Welcome to the ARTBurlesque website. The company presents a unique blend of cabaret, Butoh, and contemporary modern dance in edgy performances inspired by true events in San Diego.
While legendary Les Girls Theater, a San Diego landmark, once showcased well-known burlesque artists and vaudeville performers, the current venue is known for adult entertainment typical of today. Prior to the nightly show of exotic dancers, La Femme Tragique on selected dates, opens the Les Girls doors early for an unexpected mix of erotic burlesque, avant-garde butoh, and contemporary modern dance.
While the performances are adults only (18+), because of some relevant nudity, our mission is to bring to contemporary life the complex and visionary spirit of women of the centuries through the telling of San Diego’s women from the strippers to the shakers and movers of our community, all aspects of our societal spectrum, all marked by need to survive and thrive, yet some live and some die.
Read about our May 2013Performance in San Diego's City Beat!