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Dropping in on US burlesque shows!

Minda Mae for Disabilitease by Suzanne Forbes July 19 2020Livestreaming shows means I can be anywhere, anytime, if I have the strength.

As I mentioned in this post, I am choosing to limit what I can do according to my level of fatigue, and set goals that are realistic. That means not trying to draw everyone in a show. I dropped in on day 2 of the Disabilitease Festival (which should not be confused with the UK-based show with the same name Disabilitease, which I also drew!) with the intent to draw a couple performers.

I drew the Festival producer Minda Mae, above, doing a beautiful seated bellydance.

Skirt Vonnegut for Disabilitease by Suzanne Forbes July 19 2020And I drew Skirt Vonnegut doing their Existentialism number, for the second time!

I drew Skirt several times last year during their tenure in Berlin, and they are a friend and serious collector of my work, so it was great to get a parallax view of this cool routine.

I also dropped in on “Burlesque at Home“, a great show I would have loved to have seen and drawn all of.

Miss Jessica for Burlesque At Home by Suzanne Forbes June 16 2020Above, New Orleans icon Miss Jay Broussard!

Aka, Jessica Champaign. What a legendary performance! Miss Jay was the finale.

Paul Aleksandr for Burlesque at Home by Suzanne Forbes July 23 2020And this is the lovely host, Paul Aleksandr.

Fellow creepy creature maker and glittery goth clown Paul Aleksandr hosted from the UK! I loved their blue look.

I am so grateful to my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support lets me keep documenting an international bouquet of burlesque and drag performers while I work safely at home.

The fabulous performers of Drag Syndrome!

Horrora Shebang July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI got to draw the performers of Drag Syndrome at last!

Having to miss the Drag Syndrome show in Berlin last Fall was one of the times I felt most frustrated and saddened by my health problems. The group, described as “highly addictive drag queens & kings with Down-Syndrome”, looked so vivacious and happy! I so wanted to draw Horrora Shebang, above! And luckily I did get to, thanks to online shows!

Gaia Callas of Drag Syndrome July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesI am so grateful there was a livestream show of these incredible divas this Spring!

Produced by Culture Device and Queer House Party, the show featured multiple acts and costume changes from each performer. Above, the gorgeous Gaia Callas!

Justin Bond of Drag Syndrome July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesThe most wonderful performers, the most charismatic stars!

Justin Bond has incredible moves!! Drag Syndrome and the Friends was one of the best drag shows I’ve ever seen. The House has fantastic dancers!

Horrorchata by Suzanne Forbes May 2 2020 And fabulous Horrorchata started the show off!

A treat to get to draw her again after last summer’s Bushwig Berlin.

Indoor Goblin with Drag Syndrome July 8 2020 by Suzanne ForbesAlso performing was musician Indoor Goblin!

Lovely music! I have a whole bunch more drawings from Drag Syndrome and the Friends, and I will be posting them soon.

Meanwhile, to learn more about these fantastic performers:

I absolutely encourage you to check out the videos, see this new movie by Jess Kohl and read the article in Vogue.

As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and joy in any way they choose.

Made possible by my Patrons on Patreon, whose monthly financial support to keep me working and releasing my documentary art as Free Art.