Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Feminist, Queer & Trans Neo-Burlesque

Performance makers, performance thinkers in discussion.

Is the resurgence of burlesque a continuation of the exploitation of women's bodies or is it potentially part of a new feminism? Is this performance genre, originally used as a performative platform for women to comment on social and political issues, being reclaimed in the contemporary moment? Can neo-burlesque be mobilised as a critical space of queer performativity, exploring male and trans burlesque?

Hosted by The Centre for Excellence in Training for Theatre and The International Workshop Festival

- The event will begin with a panel discussion from 4pm
- A buffet supper and drinks from 6:30pm
- Performances will begin at 7:30pm

Performers : Empress Stah … Ryan Styles … Russella … Pia Arber … Darlinda Just Darlinda…Lexi Van Gosh…Miss Polly Teacup…Red Sarah … Miss Fancy Chance … Doris La Trine and more….

Speakers: Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths … Lara Clifton, Producer of The Whoopee Club … Marissa Carnesky...Sheryl Dodds, University of Surrey … Darlinda Just Darlinda, New York … Liselle Terret, Central School of Speech and Drama … Diane Torr, Glasgow School of Art

Feminist, Queer & Trans Neo-Burlesque
Central School of Speech and Drama, London
Friday 26th October 2007, 4pm – 10:30pm
£30 full price / £15 concessions
Please contact cett@cssd.ac.uk by 5pm on 19th October to book your place.
For further info call 020 7 722 8183 & speak to Gabbi or Liselle

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