The Vancouver burlesque scene
Image by Trevor Jansen
Vancouver Burlesque Scene
Photographer Trevor Jansen captures the stars of Vancouver's burgeoning burlesque scene
More than just a vintage-styled strip tease, burlesque is an answer to the male-dominated, vacant-eyed, anatomically enhanced fantasy of femininity. It is a smart and sexy creative outlet for women to explore and perform different ideas of glamour and sensuality. Humour, political commentary and storytelling are also common in these five-minute, fully self-contained theatrical performances. Performances are always a huge hit with the crowd and, to be honest, the girls cheer louder than the boys.
Vancouver burlesque scene in photos
Trevor Jansen is a photographer based in Vancouver, shooting everything from international print assignments to local weddings. He explores the Vancouver experience through his series of photo essays with the assumption that imaginary boundaries can and should be crossed. People aren’t as unapproachable as they seem and more often than not, they will smile for the camera. Website