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2018-11-22 China - Guangdong - Guangzhou


A Gender Game 

(All Photographs by Gustavo Thomas © 2019)

Qipao (Gustavo Thomas © 2019)
Qipao (Gustavo Thomas © 2019)

Qipao (or cheongsam) is a quintessentially Chinese dress, which has become an icon of femininity in China and beyond.

Though not criminalized, being a drag in China is considered socially unacceptable.

What would happen if a man wore a Qipao with pride?

Qipao (Gustavo Thomas © 2019)
Qipao Intervention Wing



(Photo Exhibition and Butoh and Tango Performance)

Next show:

Private presentation at 觉园 1984 "Jueyuan 1984" in Dongshankou, Guangzhou, China.

Saturday July 27th, 2019

8:00 - 10:00 PM

越秀区署前路署前2街7号觉园 邮政编码: 510000

(Registration at

Model (all Photographs) Wing

Qipao Butoh Performance at the Mexican Consulate in Guangzhou, China (June 2019)
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