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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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Promo Images

Promo images are the photographs you send to promoters and clients along with your CV to entice them to book you. Promoters tend to use them on the show posters, so you need to be aware of what rights you have on the images. Generally speaking you will have promotional rights only: the images can
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Let Me Give Some Advice

I have been in this burlesque world for many a year now. Not wishing to date myself I will say I am sure I will be eligible for some sort of pensioner card at some point. HA! In my years performing I often find a fledgling performer (I hate the term ‘newbie’) coming for advice.
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So I went to class

This week I did something I guess you could call somewhat naughty. It was not intended to be underhanded but I can see how it can be viewed as such. A wonderful friend of mine came to me to ask if I would go to a dance class near her home. Without too much investigation
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Choreography

The backbone to any routine be that burlesque or not, isn’t actually sequins or costuming. It is your back bone. Well more specifically the movements you make with that skeleton of yours. The wrong step, a missed moment or a limp leg can sometimes stick out more than a Hannibal Lector in a vegan cafe
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Social Media – Who Is You?!

The world is nuts for social media. Even this site is optimized for social media. The buttons at the end of the article is for you to share on your own social profiles as you see fit. Why are they there? because not only do I want my hard work shared but also social media
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Contracts – You Know What You Want When

How many of us book those last minute gigs and the idea of sending a contract before hand just seems too much hassle? Or how many of us actually chase for the signed copy  (that can be electronically signed too)? Or how many of us actually use them? A contract is an agreement between yourself
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Saying No in Burlesque…and life for that matter

I manage on the social media forums one group that is for PAID Burlesque Jobs. The key is PAID. Yet time and time again my cursor has to hit the ‘delete’ button next to posts who dont realise/care/give a f about the rules of posting on this group. Ultimately PAID. Seems so strange that unpaid
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