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dr1For fifteen years, Seattle?s Capitol Hill has played home to the first Babeland retail shop; but did you know that it also hosts the monthly Capitol Hill Art Walk? On the second Tuesday of each month, a host of local businesses and galleries along the busy Pike/Pine corridor throw open their doors for an evening of visual art and performances. Not to be excluded, Babeland Seattle proudly participates by offering everything from figural paintings to down-n-delicious burlesque routines. This month is no different, as we?re tickled pink to display the work of photographer Dale Rio.dr2In the mid-20th Century, burlesque held sway as one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the US, with performers enjoying a status similar to that of Hollywood starlets.But in the 1960?s and ?70?s, the relatively innocent allure of burlesque fell victim to the more explicit, instant gratification of gentlemen?s clubs. Many performers retired and burlesque halls closed down.In the mid-1990?s, burlesque was revived from its slumber by a new generation of performers nostalgic for the sophisticated tease of days gone by.Unlike their historic counterparts, most of today?s performers don?t earn a living from burlesque. They do it for the love of performing, to perpetuate an art form that they admire, and to be part of a community of like-minded women. Most have ?normal? jobs, and ?Night and Day? explores the dichotomy between the glamour of performers? burlesque personas and the reality of their day-to-day lives.Dale RioApril 25, 2008
dr3You Are Invited to Attend the Capitol Hill Art WalkBabeland Seattle features photographer Dale RioTuesday, June 10, 06:00PM, FREE!
See the women who grace the burlesque stage in costume at their oftentimes unglamorous day jobs in the photographic portrait series ?Night and Day: Burlesque in the Workplace? by Dale Rio. ?Night and Day? explores the dichotomy between the glamour of burlesque performers? personas and the reality of their day-to-day lives.P.S. As a little added bonus, Babeland?s own Darlinda Just Darlinda (pictured one of our retail locations) is but one of the featured Burly-Q beauties.