Race and Burlesque

The Noire Pageant Healing Circle by Will M
Black Burlesque Queen Perle Noire Makes History with POC Pageant

In a 2016 interview with Jessica Price, burlesque powerhouse Perle Noire remarked that “any time…

LouLou Champagne ©Lorea Marchand
Toulouse Blackface Walkout: European Performers Respond

Last week, eight performers walked out of the Toulouse Burlesque Festival in protest at the…

Burlesque Festival Cast Quit Over Blackface Dispute

The Toulouse Burlesque Festival, produced by Florence Boué, and Stephane Lafage of Le Kalinka, has a…

The Cocoa Butter Club, by Biju Belinky
Sadie Sinner: Cocoa Butter Queen

“The Cocoa Butter Club gives a voice to The Other.  We exist to promote the…

Backlash Blues, by Tangerine Jones
Backlash Blues

This past Friday, a sideshow performer named Rush Aaron Hicks made the decision to perform…

Part Three: Race and Burlesque - The Interviews
Part Three: Race and Burlesque – The Interviews

Here is the final part of the Race and Burlesque: The Curious Case of the…

Part Two: Race and Burlesque - The Interviews
Part Two: Race and Burlesque – The Interviews

Here is Part Two of the full Race and Burlesque: The Curious Case of the…

Part One: Race and Burlesque - The Interviews
Part One: Race and Burlesque – The Interviews

Your response to last week’s special feature, Race and Burlesque: The Curious Case of the…

Race and Burlesque: The curious case of the performer of colour.
Race and Burlesque: The curious case of the performer of colour.

Race and Burlesque: The curious case of the performer of colour, by Chocolat The Extraordinaire.…