Berlin – the other city that never sleeps – has always been a melting pot and the homestead for Germany’s cultural vanguard. Boylesque – sometimes lovingly labelled male strip-tease with a storyline – has since the late 18th century already thrilled both female and male audiences alike. In the early 1920s it was accepted as an art form in its own right, only to disappear into the underground shortly afterwards, where of course it continued to flourish. Drag or its predecessor, the Travesti theatre, has enjoyed a global renaissance.
The Berlin Boylesque wants to overcome all limitations of gender roles and gender thought and celebrate the wonderful persons behind each gender, whatever it may be. Diversity, tolerance, a lust for life and joie de vivre!