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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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Safety and Security – Burlesque Risks

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I am not talking financial security here. I am not talking burlesque safety. I am talking you safety. You the performer safety. In the 10 years I have been doing burlesque I have seen, witnessed and been subjected to all manners of scary things. Having spoken to other people, it seems if you are working
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Business of Burlesque – Damaging Social Media

Hello darlings! Welcome to another (aaarrggg) blog from yours truly Khandie Khisses in the section I am now calling Business of Burlesque. I run a workshop on it but thought I would extend it further with blog posts on certain issues. Today  I received an email from a performer wondering about how damaging her social
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Pay Fair. Pay Right.

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A true scenario. Caller: Hi Khandie. I am looking for a fire performer to do walk about and breathing at my event tonight. £20 ok to cover expenses etc? Me: no. £20 does not cover expenses. Caller: Bit rich, its only up the road. This is often how work is advertised or bounded about particularly
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Business of Burlesque – Copyright

So we have all heard about the word copyright and pretty much understand its a big thing in the world of creative works. Right?! Well you would think so given the amount of copyright infringement that goes on. Basically if someone created it, it is highly likely it is ‘copyrighted’. Now I am not going
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Burlesque – Afterthoughts

This is going to be a rather long, wordy and heavy blog post so feel free to grab a hot drink, a glass of wine or something to ease you in. When I started in burlesque nearly a decade ago I loved every aspect of it. When we are new we don’t see the chinks
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Brutal Burlesque Part 2

Ok so Brutal Burlesque Part 1 was very popular and I was asked to do another segment. I called upon a few other performers to help me out with this so I didnt come off a right twat (ha) so following on from the 16 points made previously 17. It really doesnt matter whether you
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Brutal Burlesque

1. Burlesque wont make you rich. Release a sex tape with a minor celebrity and it might get you a few hundred. Sadly the world is not dripping in gold and wanting to splash you with it. 2. You will ultimately put in more than you ever get out be that time or money. 3.
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Consumer Rights Vs Career

  I kid not when I say how in undated I have been lately with people who have been in their minds ‘ripped off’ when buying handmade items from fellow performers. Too scared to speak up under some fear of a career damaging move they are allowing this rogues to get away scot free and
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The Fat Burlesque Girl On Stage

I am usually that ‘fat’ girl on stage when I perform. I am often referred to as such. Hell even I refer to myself as it at times. For me, fat is a three letter word that is nothing more than a descriptor. I do understand that for some people among us, that word is
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