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All About Variety: Understanding Cabaret and Burlesque

Posted by Charismatico on 4th Sep 2020

All About Variety: Understanding Cabaret and Burlesque
Understanding Cabaret and Burlesque You’ve seen it in the news, you’ve watched it in the movies, and viewed them in arts listings. What else are we talking about? Well, they’re none other than cabaret and burlesque. Both forms of entertainment are quite popular, but they’re also the kind that gets taken for granted easily. What do these two words mean, exactly? Do they share …

How Drag Queens Make a Living Out of Drag

Posted by Charismatico on 8th Jul 2020

How Drag Queens Make a Living Out of Drag
Drag is, first and foremost, a form of art. And monetizing drag isn’t always easy as most people think. Some people consider drag as taboo, which means it doesn’t mesh well with capitalism in general. Most drag queens only have modest incomes and their expenses can easily reach up to $10,000 a year. But if there’s one thing you should know about drag queens, it’s their ingenui …

​Here's Where You Can Find Sydney’s Drag Stars Amidst the Pandemic

Posted by Charismatico on 8th Jul 2020

​Here's Where You Can Find Sydney’s Drag Stars Amidst the Pandemic
For many of us who’ve witnessed this pandemic unfold, saying that our world has turned upside down is a massive understatement. Even Sydney’s top-performing drag artists have felt the devastating effects of COVID-19 and have lost several income streams along the way. But even when the nightlife is currently on hold, Australia’s queer culture continues to push forward. If there’ …

How to Incorporate Burlesque Style Into Your Own Wardrobe

Posted by Charismatico on 24th Apr 2020

How to Incorporate Burlesque Style Into Your Own Wardrobe
There’s something to be said about burlesque that truly makes it a rich and exciting art form. It fuses comedy, dance, parody, and variety into an interesting conglomeration that captures the eyes of would-be audiences. As something that was once considered taboo in the early 1900s, burlesque has become a celebrated form of art, one that many people see as an empowerment of …

Top 11 Drag Queen Styles Used Today

Posted by Charismatico on 24th Apr 2020

Top 11 Drag Queen Styles Used Today
There’s no denying the uniqueness of drag as a modern-day art form. With so many different styles, looks, and transformations to choose from, there are endless possibilities of how to dress up as a drag queen. As a public character, it’s up to them to decide which type of drag best suits their own personas which makes it very exciting. That said, there are certain style …