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Enlivening audiences nationwide, our cabaret shows will have you moving in your seat, as you enjoy our burlesque dancers and receive some deep musicology wisdom. Our theatrics challenge the ways in which the mass media represents race, class, gender, and sexuality, reclaiming our bodies, our stories, and our cultures. Learn more.
We teach local and online classes through our interactive educational program, The Broad Squad Institute, giving you the opportunity to rediscover that nothing is better than letting your deepest inner diva run wild...except for the power of a community of hot, collaborative, supportive women. Learn more
Liberate" to the following: "Burlesque starts with the mind. Invite us to your college, university, or event for a private performance and audience-engaging lecture about body image, sex, gender, and race. Learn more.
‘’This bevvy of fierce women of color don’t skimp on the pasties, but they don’t skimp on the wink-wink factor that’s all important to burlesque either. A retro go-go girl in a bar get watched; a real burlesque dancer watches back , winking and knowing. Now that’s one thing for white woman to do with their bodies and their audiences, but quite another for women of color to negotiate. And Brown Girls Burlesque negotiates it with stunning, smart, sexy sexy success."
"I got swagger for days! To be on stage in my glory and playful about it, got me even more comfortable in my skin...participating in the class boosted my self-confidence considerably."
We had Chicava Honeychild [President of BGB] as a guest speaker for our annual Sex Fest event and she was great! Chicava was able to teach our students about the history of women of color in burlesque, which spoke to our themes of body positivity, health, wellness and fun. We would definitely have her come back to talk to our college students again.