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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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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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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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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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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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