Posts tagged burlesque
Posts tagged burlesque
This past weekend saw the first (of many, hopefully!) Sugar Blue Burlesque show in France. A’dora Derriere, Scarlet O’Harlot and myself travelled to Strasbourg to put on a show with the wonderful George Bangable.
It was a crazy, busy weekend that began with our Eurostar at 7.25am on Saturday and ended when we arrived back in London late Sunday night.
We three girls performed two solos and two trios each, resurrecting the amazing cherry mambo act from London Burlesque Week 2010 and the classic Sugar Blue Burlesque fan dance.
The stunningly beautiful Coco Das Vegas was our pickup girl and additional performer for the night, also driving us to and from the train station and generally looking after us all.
The venue, La Salamandre, was pretty stunning, only having been open since September and with a retro feel and lovely large stage.
Adora was teaching a workshop on Sunday which meant Scarlet and I had a chance to explore Strasbourg. We wandered the beautiful streets eating roasted chestnuts and even managed a trip to the modern art museum to check out an exhibition on the occult and witchcraft in European art during the 18th-20th centuries.
Yay for France!
I came across this article with some great tips on lifting your level of performing.
I always find that recording my performances during rehearsals and watching them back gives me the audience perspective and shows me where I need to amend my choreography. Watching YouTube clips of talented performers is also one of the best ways so seek inspiration in costuming, choreography and style.
I am very excited to be performing as a half-time entertainer at Lucha Britannia this Friday!
Check out the video on their website - very fucking cool!
Adora Belle is a UK-based costumer specialising in pasties and crystal-embellishment of other costuming. Some of her stuff is amazing!
I have just finished a new cabaret chair dance and the bowler hat was the last item I needed to make the act complete. I found this beauty on Berwick Street tonight and I am so happy with it! It fits beautifully and is really comfy. My plan is to debut this act Saturday night at Proud Brighton Ballroom, all going according to plan!
Yep - another great interview! This time with the delicious Catherine D’Lish. I was very lucky to catch her last year at the London Burlesque Festival and she really was amazing!
Since I’ve come this far I decided I might as well put up my workshop info too. I really must get around to organising the tassel twirling workshop that I have had so much interest in!
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I’ve spent a good chunk of today sitting in bed updating my website. There is now a page listing my various acts and I’ve updated my stylesheet a bit with a new font style and colour. I’m pretty happy with how it looks now! I would like to get a stash of live performance photos but photo pages just take soooooooo bloody long to create!
Somehow I have been remiss in posting this gorgeous photo from the amazing Eoghan Brennan. This is from a shoot we did a few months ago down on the English coast for his entry into the Turner Portrait Prize (for which he submitted a different photo with my fire tassels ablaze).
This is such a great shot and totally different from the studio work I have done with David Woolley.
One of my favourite performers to watch is Kiki Kaboom and I came across a great interview with her on 21st Century Burlesque.