We have shows and events all year long, and we always donate a portion of our proceeds locally!
Laramie Tropes Burlesque is the first burlesque troupe in Wyoming. The celebration of satire in all of its forms and often ...grotesque exaggeration, burlesque is not just one thing. Tropes Burlesque takes its cues from classic carnivalesque , which means it subverts and liberates the assumptions of the norm through comedy and chaos. By mocking the current social structure we are able to contest assumed Truths. Equally important – we create healthy dialogue on sexuality, humanism and beauty, promoting a celebration of both sexes and all races, shapes and sizes. Finally, above all else, we entertain.
Tropes Burlesque is an outlet for all forms of entertainment: dancers, singers, magicians, musicians, comedians, drag kings and queens, hula-hoopers, entertainers of any sort. We believe talent of all kinds should be given an audience.
Often burlesque is confused with stripping. Unlike strippers who mostly dance in clubs to make a living, burlesque performers perform for fun and spend their own money and time creating elaborate costumes and props. That is not to say that it is uncommon for a burlesque performer to strip down to pasties and a g-string, but it is important to note not all acts incorporate stripping. When the act involves stripping it is usually oriented more toward the tease than the striptease. Remember, underneath it all, layer after layer burlesque is about having a good sense of humor!