Published February 13th, 2015 at 10:18 AM1 minute read
Kansas City is no stranger to the art of the tease.
Beginning in the ’40s, KC had a vibrant burlesque scene, and some of that legacy lives on with a number of local artists.
Sophie Sassafras teaches the craft to a new crop of aspiring performers at studios around the metro. She calls it Burlesque 101, and the Sassafras syllabus focuses mainly on the basics of strip tease and pin-up hair and makeup, as well as some female empowerment.
This story appeared on the latest edition of KCPT’s “Arts Upload” series.