The prompt this week- men dressed as dancers in chiffon - immediately brought to mind the Disney masterpiece, "Fantasia" and the dancing hippos.
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In the upper left hand corner of the prompt photo there's a caption in Norwegian referring to a student revue. Studenterrevyen might be akin to the Hasty Pudding Club presentations at Harvard in which all the female characters are played by men in drag. This year they're presenting "Victorian Secrets" and the cast, to mention only a few, features Billy Club, a dim-witted cop and Ella Mental - a crackpot scientist.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo or the "Trock" is a world famous dance parody troupe which performs around the world. Still going strong after 40 years, their hilarious show features men dressed as female ballet dancers. Make-up and dress are impeccable if a little over the top. Lest the audience forgets for a moment they are men, their underarms are unshaven, so with every graceful upraised arm you get the picture.
Everyone knows it's not as funny to see women dressed as men as it is men dressed as women but in my own photo collection I could only find this - my sister at about 11 years old, in her "drag" Halloween costume dressed as a mature woman. Her attitude seems very Trock to me.
Chaulk up those slippers and chasee your way over to Sepia Saturday for more stories of dancing and dress-up.