If you like exotic dancing, comedy, and variety shows, you probably know about cabaret and burlesque. However, you may not have known that these two terms are actually used for two different forms of art and entertainment. There is so much misinformation regarding their history and their true purpose, which is why most people associate them with something scandalous or pornographic.
So, what’s the difference between cabaret and burlesque, and which performance will you like the most? Find out below!
What Is Cabaret?
Back in the 16th century, cabarets took off as small entertainment venues in France. They were quite similar to pubs but different from the average village tavern. In fact, cabarets were a bit more upscale. They offered a mix of entertainment with dining or drinking. As time went by, those early cabarets became popular among artists. They turned into hotspots for the underground culture in France and …