Every art form has the potential to contribute to expanding the consciousness of those who are exposed to it.
Burlesque has an extra special responsibility in the realm of performance art because through the art of striptease, we are consenting to being watched and we are giving the voyeur permission to not only find us sexy, but accept us as we are. This is so powerful because what we have and believe on the inside is capable of transforming our outside - and not just our own state of mind or body, but our contributions to our families, our impact on our neighborhoods, and beyond.
Audience members often come up to me after the show and tell me about how meaningful it is to them to see bodies that resemble their own on stage - students tell me how much burlesque has changed their life and how grateful they are that this artform is available to them.
We've been very lucky - privileged even - to be able to serve Chicago through shows, classes, and events. And because of the support of our audience and our students, our little studio has thrived.
As the holiday season approaches, we want to thank the many students who have taken classes with us over the past year, but we also recognize that not everyone is able to afford to access burlesque. To that end, the teachers and performers of Vaudezilla have come together to offer an intentional, purposeful contribution toward making this artform accessible to everyone by offering 12 Days of (FREE) Dance.
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