Tonight I'm going to a feminist burlesque show. A friend of mine invited me as she is one of the performers. I can't really say what "feminist burlesque" means but I'm sure I'll come up with something by next Tuesday. When I told MoBob I think he was a little shocked but was appeased when I told him that the proceeds will go toward a women's shelter. What's a few bare breasts when it's for a cause? At least they're not my bare breasts.
I'm deathly afraid of losing any ability to communicate in French so I've been listening to Radio France International on the internet. I am a little concerned though that it's "diffusion live" ("diffusion" means broadcast) rather than "diffusion en direct" which does means "live broadcast." *le sigh*
It's the holiday lull right now but I've also been thinking about some upcoming church activities. I've been called to be one of the Primary teachers. Specifically, the Sunbeams. I will be teaching 3 year olds. Help! Thankfully I'm co-teaching with a mom of 3. Plus I've been asked to prepare a short lesson for Enrichment on Family Home Evening for singles and couples without kids. I've got to research this a bit more, as when I went to FHE as a single gal in Washington DC all I remember is the foot massages....
Hm. Feminist burlesque. I'm interested. Be sure to report back with your findings!
I don't think there's any "teaching" 3 year olds. They have the attention span of gnats. I'm thinking that a couple of songs with lots of easy motions like "The wise man builds his house upon the rocks" or "Zaccheus was a wee little man". Followed by a coloring sheet and a snack. They are body thinkers, not mind thinkers so keep their bodies busy.
I saw my first Burlesque show just a few weeks ago... There's a new place in Brisbane's valley called "The Burlesque Bar", and a friend just moved up from Sydney, and she wanted to see it.
First thing that happens when we get there, of course, I run into an ex-girlfriend who's dressed in a 'Horny Little Devil' outfit (to quite good effect) and has a Naughty Nun in tow. Hugs all 'round, and I get that look from Jade that says "I thought you said you'd never been here before". Um.
The Apple Ciders were way too expensive, but I did see one girl fit herself through a tennis racquet, and another cut all her clothes off with a sword, so that was alright.
I wonder if burlesque could be considered intrinsicly feminist; the performer is always dominant. She teases, but never submits... And it does celebrate the female form!