004: Performance artist JoRose celebrates burlesque and grace over entropy

Burlesque, nerdlesque, and circus arts. Stories of liberation, entropy, and Prince. Josephine Baker, pasties and applause for getting naked. Those are only some of the topics we (un)cover with JoRose as she delves into her experience as a burlesque performer, what inspires her original work, the local landscape, and what’s on the horizon.

JoRose, based in Durham is a performing and performance artist whose talents include acting, singing, aerial and modern dance, writing, visual art, and burlesque. She is a creative force. And she wants to be an astronaut. Read about JoRose’s work and upcoming events on her website www.johannaroseburwell.com. See notes below for additional interesting links.

Podcast recorded at Shadowbox Studio in Durham, NC.

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Additional Links:

How performers of color are ‘revolutionizing’ burlesque (PBS NewsHour)

The Nerdlesque Festival 2018

Triangle Circus Arts

Legends, Raleigh

The Official Site of Josephine Baker



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