Gayborhood: Bearlesque Performance Group Promotes Body Positivity

Gayborhood: Bearlesque Performance Group Promotes Body Positivity

Bearlesque is a body-positive, gender-inclusive burlesque performance group featuring people of all sexualities. The organization was created in 2014 by Josh Schonewolf and Connor Michalchuk as a one-off show for ‘bears,’ a slang term in the LGBTQ community for larger, hairier, more masculine gay men. The more Michalchuk and Schonewolf discussed their ideas, the more […]

 

South Philly: Burlesque Dancers Work Hard Because ‘Rhinestones Ain’t Cheap’

South Philly: Burlesque Dancers Work Hard Because ‘Rhinestones Ain’t Cheap’

Behind the scenes of a burlesque show is a performance of its own. Thirty minutes before showtime, beers were being slugged backstage straight from the can. The conversation circulated around who was going to get tacos from the neighboring Mexican restaurant. Hooks held sequined costumes on a lime green brick wall and someone aimlessly strummed on an electric guitar […]