Indigenous Burlesque Troupe Performs on Surrey Campus – The Runner

by pmnationtalk on February 5, 201992 Views

February 05, 2019

The Indigenous burlesque collective known as Virago Nation performed in the first of a series of events entitled “Medicine In Our Very Bones: Gender, Sexuality and Embodied Resistance in Indigenous Burlesque” on Jan. 24.

The event was held in order to educate and highlight the importance of Indigenous identity and sexuality, which is often oppressed by Canada’s colonial narratives. Their performances emphasized the resilience and recognition of violence against Indigenous women, among other subjects. Overall, it provides a platform for its performers to demonstrate control of their bodies in a positive way.

Scarlet Delirium’s performance, for example, was a beautiful presentation in honour of her Nation and her homelands. For “Medicine In Our Very Bones”, she danced to a song about land protectors and water defenders.

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