Mademoiselle Demi Monde (pronunciation:ˈdemēˌmänd) is a Cape Town based "burlesque artiste" who personifies the glamour and intrigue of the vintage showgirl.
She is a femme fatale of the highest order who morphs her seductions into palatable spectacles to titillate discerning audiences of glamorous tease. Demi has had a penchant for all things that please her champagne tastes, a true epicure who indulges in sumptuous fabrics, feathers, hats and heels. Mademoiselle Monde is an anachronism who relishes ‘re’- visiting the styles from the glory days of the iconic stage starlet spanning from the late 19th century to the 1960's. For her, burlesque more than a performance art. It is a lifestyle. You won’t catch her without a slick of rouged lipstick and her raven hair coiffed to perfection! She enjoys toying, in her feline manner, with ambivalent notions of sexuality and social norms. Allow this enigmatic muse to flirt with your inner aesthete…
Join the world of seductive performance art with Mademoiselle Demi Monde. Learn how to stop heartbeats with a wink and leave yogis breathless with the ever so coy removal of a glove.
Burlesque, for Demi, is more prance than dance. Through varied lessons from musicality to vintage hairstyling, allow yourself to explore an alter-ego you may not even know you have!
Learn the art of revealing and concealing, posing and peeling. You need not have danced this genre before, nor in fact any form.
Absolute novices are not only welcomed, but encouraged!