The History of Salomé Cabaret
Salomé Cabaret was founded in 2008 by adopted siblings-in-striptease Bette Noire, Kisa von Teasa, Siren Santina, and Big Gay Phil. The foursome, then known as "The Fister Family", hand selected their favorite local fringe performers and invited them into their hearts (and top-secret underground panty-training camp). The family experience expanded to include these new-found "cousins" and a new band of burlesquers was born.
The group chose to name themselves after the biblical seductress Salomé for several reasons:
the most important of which being that her fabled "dance of the seven veils" is one of the earliest examples of striptease in recorded history.
Salomé, the Daughter of Herodias, is known from the New Testament (Mark 6:21-29 and Matt 14:6-11) in connection with the death of John the Baptist. Another source from Antiquity, Flavius Josephus' Jewish Antiquities, gives her name and some detail about her family relations. Christian traditions depict her as an icon of dangerous female seductiveness, for instance depicting as erotic her dance mentioned in the New Testament or concentrate on her lighthearted and cold foolishness that, according to the gospels, led to John the Baptist's death. A new ramification was added by Oscar Wilde, who in his play "Salomé" let her devolve into a necrophiliac, killed the same day as the man whose death she had requested."