Ruby Rage Presents "Stripping The Standard" Body Positive Burlesque

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New Orleans, LA - February 25, 2015. The diverse body types, looks, genders, and styles of performers from the New Orleans Burlesque scene are to be featured in a new show called Stripping the Standards.

On March 28th, a burlesque show extolling body positivity will debut at Gasa Gasa (March 28). The shows will star a wide variety of performers from all walks of life and will challenge the expected societal norms of beauty. Drag queens, burlesque dancers, and much more will populate the stages with both traditional and non-traditional variety acts.

Stripping the Standards is the creation of one of the most well known burlesque dancers in New Orleans, Ruby Rage. She conceived the show in the hopes of raising awareness about body shaming and discrimination issues, which are still prevalent in the modern age. Ruby knows this body shaming and discrimination first hand as she has faced several occurrences of being dropped from gigs for being a plus size performer. The most recent incident, her being let go by the owners of Lucky Pierre's, a well-known Bourbon Street burlesque club, for her size being what ownership deemed as not fitting the expected image of burlesque. Ruby posted a facebook status describing the conditions of her firing and immediately received unprecedented support from both the burlesque community and the general public with media outlets worldwide picking up the story. Now, she seeks to use these shows and the media spotlight to educate the public on this important subject.

Ruby Rage said:

For the first time in my life I feel comfortable in the skin that I am in. It took me many years to achieve confidence in myself and not to allow other people's opinions of me to become more important than my opinion of myself. Burlesque performance has helped me as well as many others to achieve this. This show will demonstrate that burlesque represents more than just a narrowly defined standard of beauty, and we hope to inspire all kinds of people to explore their beauty and power through witnessing the broad spectrum of what burlesque truly is.

The show is expected to draw large crowds at Gasa Gasa on March 28th. In addition to showcasing some of the most diverse performers in New Orleans, Unexpected Image will invite body positivity awareness groups to participate onsite in educating the public about size shaming issues.

Tickets, prices and show schedules can be found at, For images, more information and interview requests, please contact Ruby Rage.

Doors: 9pm // Show: 10pm


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By: Gasa Gasa

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