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The Magic of Signature Moves in Drag King Performances choreography drag king kings of joy May 17, 2024

Movement begins in utero as our body develops and takes form. It’s only later when we are on the dancefloor as a teenager that we become conscious of our ‘dance’ moves. In fact the word ‘dance’ can trigger us right back to that dancefloor moment. Maybe someone...

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From Thrift Store Finds To Stage-Ready Ensembles – A Guide To Upcycling For The Aspiring Drag King costume drag king May 09, 2024

One of the most fun aspects of being a Drag King is creating costumes. In the underground Drag King scene, many of us trawl through pre-loved clothing. And we find pieces of gold discarded by others. 

This is the magic of upcycling. It requires imagination, patience and some elbow grease....

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Imitating Famous Masculine Faces: A Guide for Drag Kings drag king drag king makeup kings of joy May 01, 2024

Drag King makeup is not just an art form but a transformative experience. It requires a deep understanding of facial structures and masculine features.

In this makeup guide for Drag Kings, we will imitate famous masculine faces. When you study these faces and practice drawing them, you will...

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From Novice to King: A Beginner's Guide to the Art of Drag King Performance drag king kings of joy performance Apr 04, 2024

The art of Drag King performance begins with stage presence and energy. Back this up with masculine expression and lip-syncing. Finally, nail audience interaction and your performance will soar to the next level. Here's how.

 Stage Presence: Your Invisible Armor

The power of stage presence...

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Anti-Racism Work is Never Done anti-racism Mar 28, 2024

The work of anti-racism is never done. It’s not something on our to-do list that we can simply tick off. The learning is ongoing. 

So when The Red Rattler and Addi Rd offered an Anti-Racism Workshop last week, I felt called to attend. I also felt like running away at the lunch break...

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Choreographing Your Drag King Performance: A Step-By-Step Guide drag king kings of joy Mar 21, 2024

Have you ever tried to choreograph your own Drag King routine? It can feel overwhelming and daunting. Like you’re wandering around in the dark. Creating your routine takes more than crossing your fingers and hoping it will work out. Choreography is no mean feat. That’s why they hand...

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From Street to Stage: Drag King Costuming costume drag king kings of joy Mar 14, 2024

Visualise your favourite Drag King costume like a diamond in the rough. It starts as an ordinary piece of clothing. But with the right embellishments, it can transform into something eye-catching. 

Did you know that pressure makes diamonds form? A little effort and some hot tips below will...

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Unmasking the Art: Your Guide to Mastering Drag King Makeup drag king drag king makeup kings of joy Mar 08, 2024

If you’ve never picked up a makeup brush in your life, knowing where to start with Drag King makeup can be baffling. And even if you’re familiar with eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss or highlighting and contouring, you’ve likely only learned how to feminise your face.

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Making Dates: The Hidden Art of Keeping the Spark Alive queer tantra relationships Mar 08, 2024

In the dynamic, ever-evolving landscape of life, carving out time for dates with your partner is akin to embarking on a grand voyage across a boundless sea. Without a compass and a planned route, it's all too easy to drift aimlessly, losing sight of your shared destination. In this post, we'll...

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Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yourself*: Queer Liberation on the Dancefloor empowerment lgbtqia+ queer Feb 23, 2024

*Ice Cube, 1993 Check Yo Self - being aware of your actions and their consequences

Have you ever laughed at someone expressing themselves on the dancefloor? You nudge your girlfriend and point them out, laughing at the way they move their body. Perhaps it’s early in the night and they are...

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Gathering Despite Adversity: A Creative Response to Fair Day's Unexpected Cancellation lgbtqia+ queer Feb 16, 2024

There’s a reason that Sydney’s Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras is affectionately known as ‘Gay Christmas’. It’s the excitement of a cultural day of significance. The anticipation of something fun and colourful. And the opportunity to gather with other people in a point...

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The Spotlight Revolution: First-time Drag Kings kings of joy Feb 08, 2024

Have you ever seen a caterpillar weaving its cocoon? It goes within to transform into liquid (true story) and later emerges as a butterfly. 

Four brand-new Drag Kings are soon to emerge from their journey through the 6-weeks of the Kings of Joy Gold Stars program with the King Coach, Danica...

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