Madame Risquée

Marco Charles Buschman (aka Madame Risquée)
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Madame Risquée  is an alias and name of the business brought to life by Marco Buschman who started out as a retro DJ. Getting fed up of the lack of burlesque parties in The Netherlands, he decided to start some  himself, together with a group of like-minded people.

Compared to the USA, UK and Australia  it took a while longer  before the newly popular art of burlesque reached the Netherlands. The  mysterious Madame Risquée has been one of main initiators of burlesque in the Netherlands and has been at the forefront of most burlesque events since 2003. The Madame (co-) organises shows and parties with a ‘warm retro style feel’, scouts for talent and develops acts and burlesque concepts. A huge contributor to the burlesque community in the Netherlands,  Madame Risquée produces a variety of  shows including  Burlesque FreakOut, Wonder Salon, Chocolate Burlesque, 1920’s underground Party RaZzin’, workshops, Dr. Sketchy’s Amsterdam branch and more.

Marco Charles Buschman
DJ – VJ – Promoter – Wizard etcetera

Madame Risquée / Under The Hat
Karel Doormanstraat 113 hs – 1055VE – Amsterdam – The Netherlands – tel. 020 6826994


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