For the seventh time, Marlene von Steenvag (Germany’s Queen of Burlesque and CEO of Burlesque Empire) and Else Edelstahl (Bohème Sauvage, Kabarett der Namenlosen) invite you to the Berlin Burlesque Festival. Around 50 international artists perform all types of retro striptease: From frivolous to avant-garde, from comedic to classical. Refreshing evolutions of this art include elements such as fire, aerial acrobatics and live music.

By the end of May, 163 international burlesque artists have applied for an appearance at the BBF 2019. Then, from all the applications, the best shows were carefully selected to create a stunning and eclectic program that covers all the facets and varieties of burlesque, neo-burlesque, boylesque and performance art.

‘THE ODD NIGHT’ – Shrill and wild

Friday, October 18th at the Wintergarten Varieté

The artistic frontiers of Burlesque are explored. Performances by the weird avant-garde, with frivolous fetish references, pushing the limits of genre & gender, stylistic and artistic developments have their platform here.

Asha Jones (CH)

Belle La Donna (GER)

Betty Fvck (UN)

Bonny Boux (IRE)

Eileen Bothways (UK)

Ginger Synne (GER)

Liu Boheme (CH)

Miss La Vida – Emcee (NZ) Missile Kitty – Emcee (GER) Seedy Frills (UK)

Tara D’Arson (FR)

The Sazerac Swingers – Band (GER) The Treatures (GER)

Velvet Rose (PL)


‘THE EVEN NIGHT’ – Graceful and glamorous

Saturday, October 19th at the Wintergarten Varieté

Under the title “Even” on Saturday, all lovers of elegant beauty and stylish eroticism will get their money’s worth. Artists from over 200 applications invite to a sensual night full of jazzy entertainment and erotic eye pleasures.

Arden Delacour (GER)

Broadway’s Lindsay Dunn (USA) Champagne Mademoiselle (FR) Clea de Velours (FR)

Dave van der Wal – Emcee (NL) Evil Eva (E)

Grotesque Del Air (PL)

Jeannie Nitro (IT)

Kerri N’Fuego (USA)

Marlene Kiepke (GER)

Marlene von Steenvag (GER)

Milla Fellini (CH)

Miss la Vida – Emcee (NZ)

The Sazerac Swingers – Band (GER)



At the respective After Show Parties, guests are invited to join the live band The Sazerac Swingers and the well-known Bohème Sauvage DJ, Dr. Hirschfeld, to celebrate – vintage sounds, swing and electro clash provide the perfect soundtrack for dance and merriment.

Beauty salons, exceptional cocktail compositions, vintage fashion boutiques and cupcake shops for the perfect curves offer a lush program that invites you to stroll and enjoy.


As part of the festival, the BERLIN BURLESQUE ACADEMY (BBA) offers workshops by selected female artists. Everyone can participate and experience the spirit of Burlesque themselves. There are courses for beginners and professionals, hair and make-up as well as character and storytelling.

Friday, 18.10.2019

& Saturday, 19.10.2019



May be subject to change.