Conscious Burlesque

Conscious Burlesque® Where The Profane is Sacred.

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Conscious Burlesque

Conscious Burlesque® is a dance practice that helps women fire up their inner spark, evoke their sensual nature, and explore their hidden shadows.

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Conscious Burlesque® is a dance practice that helps women fire up their inner spark, evoke their sensual nature, and explore their hidden shadows. This practice allows women to find parts of themselves that have been hidden or missing for some time. Through intimate, transformative processes, individualized attention from Madame Merci and sacred performance women discover what has been missing – their innate fire.

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Are you interested in exploring Conscious Burlesque®? Have you always wanted to dance but you’ve been a little afraid to jump in? Or are you finally ready to explore a new edge? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!
The Online Conscious Burlesque® Class is a combination of burlesque technique and group choreography.  You can practice the art of Conscious Burlesque from the comfort of your own home! All you need is a computer and wi-fi access and you can join Madame Merci from anywhere in the world!

Say Yes!

“If we affirm one single moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was... read more

Conscious Burlesque has a New Home! 

I am thrilled to announce that I am the new operating manager and co-owner of Alchemy of Movement! This dance studio has changed my life. Since I first walked through the doors of Alchemy I have known freedom, the power of unbridled movement, and the joy of community.... read more

Consent is sexy.

Consent is sexy. (aka How To Prevent Rape). After two amazing nights performing at Erotica Exotica’s: kink carnival one thing was made incredibly clear: consent is sexy! Participants at Erotica Exotica were invited to enjoy hot wax, shibari (rope bondage),... read more

An Integration: Sex, Shame, and Following Your Heart.

A keynote about Shame, Sex, and Following Your Heart by Jenna Noah aka Madame Merci at The Denver Civic Center Amphitheater speaking at SlutWalk 2015. In this blog Jenna discusses overcoming personal shame and stigma related to being both a burlesque dancer and a... read more
I took a burlesque workshop with Madame Merci over a year ago and haven’t missed one since! It has completely changed the way I feel about myself! I was always trying to hide who I was and was terrified of what others thought of me. Through therapy and burlesque I have completely changed the way I feel about myself. No amount of therapy could have done what conscious burlesque has done for me! I say with highest honor… thank you. You have helped transform my life. Sinful Serenity

Workshop Attendee

By showing my body to others in a way that allows me to express those attributes I thought I should hide, I feel a new freedom. I am blooming.  I am showing my true colors, and it feels wonderful.  It’s about allowing myself to shine and giving others the permission to do the same. Thank you, Madame Merci, for the joyous gift you’ve allowed me to safely unwrap. Bloomin' Bad

Workshop Attendee

The normalized approach in our society of either repressing or exploiting sexuality has created a relationship to sexuality that can often be experienced as taboo, dirty, unholy, and covered in veils. In my mind the mission of Conscious Burlesque is to bring all this and even more in to the light and embracing the sacred and profane while reclaiming our sexuality and sensuality for what it is. Serenity Calipso

Performer

In the weeks after, I watched dozens of YouTube videos of “regular” burlesque, and attended a live show in Boulder.  Fun.  Interesting.  I get it.  “Regular” burlesque is a jocose risqué parody that revels in sexuality in the numerous places where our society is typically prudish.  As such, it does us a great service. Last night I attended my second show of conscious burlesque.  It sizzled.  I found it even more satisfying than “regular” burlesque.  It wasn’t just gorgeous booty.  It is a story of human psyche, of love gained and love lost. Paul Paiva

M.Div., M.A., CoCreative Journeys