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Burlesque Knock Backs – Thick n Fast

Tis the season of rejection. Tis the time of ignored emails and lack of gigs. I am not going to fluff it up, even after all these years as a burlesque performer I get them rejection emails, unanswered replies and it does blow. Like royally blow. Sometimes it hits me in my usually cold dead
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Your Burlesque Backstory Is Your Backbone

We see time and time again our celebrity heroes posting images or talking about their awesome ‘blessed’ lives and we buy into it. We see them effortlessly gliding into the first class plane seats or better yet chartering their own aircraft to grab a coffee in Milan with a designer. Thanks to the amazing world
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Your burlesque teacher may not be teaching you burlesque

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Just saying. Ok this is gonna cause some ruffled feathers, be they chicken or ostrich but its pretty much come to a head for me. I have had it with teachers proclaiming they can make you a burlesque star or hell that they actually teach burlesque the ‘right’ way. Here in good old Northampton a
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Morality Mortality

NB this is only mildly burlesque related and I hate to say it, please take caution when reading. There are deliberately no photos with this article. As a silent protest of sorts. The article explains.   It is with one single letter that changes those words: Morality and Mortality and yet today and forever more
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Rape-tour of Applause?!

TRIGGER WARNING. Contains rape, sexual assault and a whole heap of angry shit. See how quick it was to make a shite pun about rape? Yeah welcome to the modern world where rape is a word we can use as freely as asking for a cuppa or saying thank you. Oh he was a bit
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Cheap Isnt Always Wrong In Costume

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We all wish we could spunk endless amounts of money on our costumes. We want to emulate those dizzy heights of fame with swarovski rhinestones dripping off our bodies, douse ourselves in the finest of champagnes and wear Louboutins heels as we sashay across those lime lit stages. Fact of matter is given the current
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No You Are NOT Giving To Charity

I realise how click baity that title is but I have a good reason. I am seeing an increase more and more in charity fund raising shows appealing for performers. Most are asking for the performer to work ultimately free so that more money is made for the charity. Or so you think. Firstly let
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Fitness in and within Burlesque

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Right don’t kick off when I say this but we gotta be fit on stage. I don’t mean the slang term ‘fit’ I mean physically and metaphorically (dare I say mentally) fit on stage. I am not saying to all my fellow plus size performers drop the weight and diet. I mean we have to
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Burlesque Photography at Events or Shows

So often I see people posting about how they like or dont like photography taken of them performing at events or shows in burlesque. I mean aside from the obvious point that capturing an object in movement is hard to capture. Secondly its about where the photographer is positioned. I mean seriously…sticking them right at
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Burlesque Isnt Easy, Just Looks Easy

In a world where we seem to live so much of our lives out on social media, it is very easy to not see the hard work behind those images. I dont mean the preening and posing. I mean the actual hard work. There is grafting, bill paying, tears, sweat and self doubt that goes with
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