Philadelphia Burlesque Festival Performers Tell Us Why They Love to Shimmy

What puts the "oo" in their va-va-va-voom.

The first annual Philadelphia Burlesque Festival kicks off this weekend. We asked some of the talented dancers and performers what the art of burlesque means to them. A dozen of the festival’s acts, ahem, bared all to share why they love performing this time-honored, provocative entertainment. Make sure you catch them throughout the city this weekend at a variety of cabarets, workshops, and performances. You can see the festival schedule here.