With the 8th Annual Asian Burlesque LIVE Festival postponed until the fall due to current Covid-19 restrictions, this Wednesday April 21st Calamity Chang and Thirsty Girl Productions present The New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganza virtual show at 8pm EST.
The show will take place on Zoom with featured performers including Frankie Fictitious (San Francisco), Damian Dragon (NYC), Wang Newton (NYC/LA), Flowerbomb (South Korea), Phoenix A’blaze (San Diego), Madame Wasabi (France), Misty Lotus (Switzerland), Chloe the Cocaine (Australia), Adam Rei Siegel (NYC) & hosted by Calamity Chang (NYC) with DJ Bella (Vancouver)! There will be a live post-show Q&A with select performers.
“We are deeply saddened, disturbed, and outraged about the increase in Asian hate crimes over the last year”, comments Calamity Chang and Thirsty Girl Productions, “in light of that we are donating a portion of our proceeds to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.” NAPAWF focuses on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect their lives, families and communities through reproductive justice.
The annual Asian Burlesque Festival event aims to bring visibility and exposure to performers of colour who have traditionally been marginalized and erased in the history of theatre, entertainment, and burlesque. The festival “focuses on POC of Asian heritage to broaden the racial spectrum in modern burlesque.”
The New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganza a Virtual Event on Wednesday April 21st 2021 at 8pm EST/5pm PST. For tickets and more event details head to AsianBurlesqueFest.com or head directly to the Eventbrite page.