Mon, Mar 16|
Leaping Lizards Performing Art
Burlesque Ethics & Social Issues
Covered topics shall include intersectionality, cultural appropriation, consent, harassment, discrimination, safety on stage and off, plagiarism, undercutting, etiquette and more.
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2020, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Leaping Lizards Performing Art, 6907 Lansdowne Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109, USA
About the event
The one-hour, "Burlesque Ethics and Social Issues" lecture class aims to provide students with a basic understanding of these topics. In an art form that is essentially appropriated from the get-go, dealing with tough topics of body, self, sexuality, race, identity, politics, spirituality, parody and more, it is important to understand the ways and means in which we can be "appropriately inappropriate." Burlesque is an art form where consent meets kink, truth meets parody, and discomfort meets comfort. It is important to understand where the grey areas occur, where the lines may cross, and ways in which we as individuals can work to ensure our own art remains unharmful and progressive. Covered topics shall include intersectionality, cultural appropriation, consent, harassment, discrimination, safety on stage and off, plagiarism, undercutting, etiquette and more. *This workshop is included in the Burlesque 3 curriculum, but we have opened it up to a single-class drop-in for the sake of educational accountability.
Open to all, no experience required. Please bring instruments for note taking.