ABurlyQ’s 2019 Performer Applications are now open!

It’s here...and it feels like Christmas; the excitement. The shiny wrappings. The surprises waiting within. It’s the long-awaited, sparkling new webhome of AburlyQ Burlesque and Sideshow Spectacular, and I’m excited to share it with YOU!

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I’m so pleased to announce our seventh HUGE year of New Mexico’s only burlesque and sideshow festival- ABurlyQ Burlesque & Sideshow Spectacular- bringing the very best of this uniquely American performance art to New Mexico audiences by way of the globe at-large. And what better way to kick off our own Lucky Seven than with a thrilling new brand, a new look, and a stunning new media presence? Thanks to the amazing talents of our Director of Digital Marketing, the talented Ungelbah Davila, ABurlyQ has a beautiful facelift for our biggest year yet.

Not only are we launching our new look via the web, but we’re shooting for the stars with a simultaneous opening of our long-awaited Performer Application process. This is your chance to tread the very same boards danced upon by Living Legends such as Satan’s Angel, Gyna Rose Jewel, Marinka, and April March, along with future Legends, such as Perle Noire, Sweet Pea, Madeline Sinclaire, Donna Denise, and many more. Our history is alive and well in our home venue, the African American Performing Arts Center, located in the heart of Albuquerque’s vibrant, culturally diverse International District.

 Burlesque Living Legend April March, the First Lady of Burlesque

Burlesque Living Legend April March, the First Lady of Burlesque

 Texas performer powerhouse Donna Denise

Texas performer powerhouse Donna Denise

 California’s up-and-coming Legend Kitten DeVille

California’s up-and-coming Legend Kitten DeVille

Making the festival even more special is our setting — New Mexico is home to a burgeoning, nationally recognized, multi-ethnic culinary haven, pairing beautifully with the many vibrant and diverse cultures that— over hundreds of years— have woven together to create a unique tapestry unlike any other. Our weather is temperate year-round, and we enjoy over 300 days of sunshine annually, making the City of Albuquerque an adventurer’s dream-come-true. There’s never a bad time to be Burque-bound, and ABurlyQ weekend is no exception! In addition to our evening festivities, we relish bringing our performers out and about town on Performer Field Trips to experience our city first hand.

Without further ado, we look forward to your submission!


Vivian MirAnn