Sex is good

The Festival recognises everyone’s right to define their own sexuality. Performances at the festival will reflect a preference towards acts that positively reflect oppressed sexual identities. Sex and sexuality will be portrayed positively.

Jacques Patriaque

Jacques Patriaque has established himself as a visionary on the world’s burlesque stage. Proudly Austrian, he has spread his wings as a performance artist to inspire, and be inspired by, audiences around the world. This open mind and brave heart was the catalyst for the vision that the Vienna Boylesque Festival has become. A place for performers and audiences alike to rise above normativity and oppression to really explore and express the human spirit.

Each year he enjoys the privilege of bringing together world-class stage artists to an international audience in Vienna. Some will have their eyes opened, some will have their minds blown, and others who already know what it is to embrace life will feel stronger to go back out into the world and help others see that everyone can live in a world where people of all bodies, sexualities and genders are regarded with the utmost respect.

“When people step onto the stage, no matter what, they are telling you: I am beautiful.“

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To us, luxury means laid-back comfort instead of formalities. Inspiring people instead of pretty facades. Character and soul instead of polished surfaces. No expensive prestige addresses, but where the authentic heart of the city beats. We love our neighbourhood and we constantly contribute to the creative scene as well as to the environment. This is what feels right to us. We prefer rough edgesinstead of slipperiness, nonchalance over exaggeration, laughing loudly and heartfully instead of gossiping quietly.

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Celebrate difference

The Festival recognises that healthy bodies appear in all shapes and colours.
The Festival will cast performers each year that positively reflects this diversity.


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