02 March 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009 9PM
@ One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME
The University of Southern Maine’s Women’s Resource Center & the Gender Studies Student Organization are teaming up to present Burlesque, Burlesque! an old school burlesque show w/ a decidedly postmodern twist. Each show will feature performances from the outrageous to the sublime.
The star studded cast includes local drag king legends the Kings of the Hill, Portland’s punk rock princess Bunny Wonderland, the explosive Atomic Trash, and vintage burlesque by Whistlebait.
The evening is a FUNdraiser for the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) & the Gender Studies Student Organization (GSSO).
Burlesque, Burlesque! is comedy, song, and performance art that showcases burlesque from its original 20th century form - of women in drag acting out satires - to the neo-burlesque of today as a feminist art form.
Today’s burlesque allows all genders and subject positions to express not only a range of sexualities but political ideas and personal experiences. The show offers a safe & fun environment and showcases a style of performance art that is underrepresented in Portland.