Radiant Beings: The Black History Month Edition
The first installment of the series, Radiant Beings: The Black History Month Edition is dedicated to the Black nightlife artists and entertainers who paved the way for burlesque to become what it is today. Black people have played a very significant role in building and growing this artform, let alone the society that has oppressed and continues to oppress them.
In 2020, the world witnessed an outcry from Black people across the globe about the systemic injustices they face. In response, we saw a flood of black squares and #BlackLivesMatter across Instagram and other social media platforms, but there is still so much work left to dismantle the systems in place that perpetuate racism and discrimination of Black people to a fatal degree. Take this opportunity to support Black burlesque artists and celebrate the joy, beauty, and power that they hold.
Cast announcements coming soon!
This show is being co-produced by Frankie Fingerling (they/them) and Mx. Pucks A’Plenty (they/them).
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and tipping is highly encouraged.
All performances will be captioned in English and the “Live Transcript” function will be enabled during the show.
This virtual show will be streamed from Treaty 6 territory, the traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Anishinaabe, Niitsitapi, Metis, Dene, and Isqa Nakoda Sioux peoples. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit who have nurtured and sustained this land long before we made it our home. It’s important not only to acknowledge the land where we live and create art, but also protect and advocate for the land and its peoples. To reinforce our commitment to the original stewards of this land, we encourage our viewers to consider their own relationship to the land they currently occupy and how they may help sustain the land that has sustained them.