Lola explores the feminine ideal, the Madonna/whore juxtaposition, sensual education, and the power of women—all through the fabulous medium of burlesque.
Lola van Ella is an international, award-winning burlesque performer, singer, producer and instructor. She owns Van Ella Studios, the home of burlesque education and entertainment in St. Louis, produces the Show Me Burlesque and Vaudeville Festival and Beggar’s Carnivale, and is a passionate world traveling showgirl, feminist, animal lover, foodie, and educator.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx