Cabaret and Variety review: Hot Brown Honey

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/edinburgh-festivals/cabaret-and-variety-review-hot-brown-honey-1-4204467

“strong variety skills convey takedowns of sexism, racism, imperialism and more”

“A pneumatic hula hoop act skewers obnoxious tourist behaviour; an exotic Polynesian maiden turns out to have her own ideas about looking good in woven grass; infectious hip hop numbers lay down truths about microaggressions, privilege and the urgency of action.”

(Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership.)

“inscription of progressive politics into traditional variety forms”

“Stacey’s ­graceful aerial-strap act conveying the ­vulnerability and isolation of domestic violence”

“Duncan’s fierce yet elegant burlesque routine in which it’s impossible to cheer the strip without also cheering decolonialisation” –“removal of the domination of non-indigenous forces”

  • considers historical contexts – progress for women’s rights & racial progression?
  • consider feminist politics – suffragettes and how in the time between now and then how much has changed? 
  • consider new generation – how opinions and viewpoints differ – what is the strongest influence of younger generation today?
  • can people’s behavior in society towards women have an impact on their image/how they are viewed by others & the media? – influence of men’s/white privilege effect people’s own opinions & viewpoints – power of ‘mob mentality’ and the issue of peer-pressure influencing actions

REVIEWS GIVE A DIRECT VIEW INTO SOCIETIES OPINIONS/THEIR TAKE ON THIS POWER FILLED PRODUCTION – HOW WHEN CHALLENGED THEY ACT & REACT

CONSIDER HOW PEOPLE MAY FEEL CERTAIN PREJUDICE BUT NO LONGER FEEL THEY CAN VOICE IT PUBLICLY DUE TO PROGRESS MADE (ONLINE PLATFORMS?)

CAN OPINIONS BE CHANGED? -PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON CHILDREN’S VIEWS – CAN CHILDREN FORM THEIR OWN OPINIONS FROM OUTSIDE INFLUENCES/DIFFERING EDUCATION – ONLINE PLATFORMS/MEDIA BECOMING BIGGEST INFLUENCE AND VOICE FOR ISSUES

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