Just a little taste….
If you’ve never seen this routine before I just want you all to know that I love it, spent a lot of time and creative woman power on it like most routines I create, and am proud of it. I have come a long way in the almost 5 years i’ve been performing, and i’m still working on feeling proud.
I was lucky enough to perform this at the 11th annual New York Burlesque Festival back in Sept, and couldn’t be more happy to have been a part of such a great mark of my performance career with so many of my worldly icons in the community.
And for the most important……. The VIDEO.
As you are all aware, I do have a slight obsession with tea, tea cups, tea bags, high tea and most things related to tea time. Just tea time all around really. I was asked to do a challenge along side some of my favourite burlesque performers in the city, whom I love and respect very deeply, to complete a routine that was over 11 minutes long and still interesting 8 mins in. This production was called Burlesque Long Form, and it is in it’s second successful year, and I loved every minute of it – well, maybe not the entire process of the costume construction/deconstruction/reconstruction – but loved it none the less.
I decided to use a wild and ridiculous idea I was concocting months before, that when it’s first attempt was made and failed to meet my high expectations, I persevered to the finished product at a later date with the help of amazing friends and much dedication. I was thrilled that it came together for this show and look forward to it growing and ever evolving….. to 30 mins! KIDDING!
“It’s all about being able to tea bag someone and laugh about it” -Said Me
You can check out the Video here. And I suggest you do.
For now, I leave you with…. more tea times.
I haven’t written a blog in far too long, for the usual reasons, I suck at it. BUTT, I don’t suck at keeping myself occupied in many other aspects of my life. I had the pleasure of just finishing up a 5 show run for the Vancouver Fringe Festival with the magnificent collaborative efforts and brains of Pandora and the Locksmiths, Kitty Nights West and Burgundy Brixx‘s production of “Gypsy Rose Lee at Minsky’s Burlesque!” We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out in those classy old Cultch theatre seats! Thank you to every one who came and supported the “booby ballet and mammary manipulations,” it was such a treat! I will admit that I am learning to jump a bit more outside my comfy bubble and getting more confident with my abilities as a silly actress, and singer – errrr ok maybe not the singing part.
Speaking of Pandora and the Locksmiths, we just celebrated THREE years together as an amazing collective! I couldn’t be MORE proud to call myself a member. So many talented musicians, artists, dancers, and singers all together creating such mind blowing work every month for the last 37 shows! The room was filled with such love and support, especially seeing some other key members of the burlesque community whom I look up to and have supported and taught me from the very beginning. A special thanks to Guilt and Co for being an amazing and supportive venue, and Jody Bowen for her crazy hard work and beautifully sparkly vision.
I am also proud to announce that I was accepted into the 11th annual New York Burlesque Festival! While I am so proud to be a part of it, I am still a little in a state of shock, holding myself back from responding to the email with “ummm, are you sure you got the right girl?” as I awkwardly glance behind me looking for another sparkly goddess I could be mistaken for. But the first step to becoming stronger and better at what I do, is accepting that I am worth it. And that I shall do. HERE I COME NEW YORK!
Now, to leave you with a few photos from the amazing Shimona Henry at Pin up Perfection Photography. …… Your welcome.
I am extremely pleased to announce that I have been asked to perform my “Galactic-bitch” solo at this years Vancouver International Burlesque Festival May 2-4th! I am so excited to have, yet another, love affair with the sexy and historical stage of Vancouvers own Vogue Theatre.
Another production I am pleased to be a part of as well, is an amazing collaboration of creative forces between our very own Pandora and the Locksmiths, and the world renowned Kitty Nights West Vancouver! Both brought together by the amazing Burgundy Brixx! This will be showcasing the amazing legendary life of Gypsy Rose Lee and her life working at Minsky’s Burlesque during the golden age of burlesque!
Tickets will be on sale soon!
May 2 – The Rio Theatre
May 3/4 – The Vogue Theatre
Photo above- The marvellous Voracious V and Madame Mae I
Well hello sass-cats! Here’s where I will be for the next month! Catch me performing all over the city of Vancouver with all kinds of amazing local performers, belly dancers, magicians and tassel twirlers!
March 14 – @ the Cobalt for “Nautical by Nature” -Join a King, a Queen and some Burlesque Babes for some rum drinkin’ and serious rump shakin’…
March 15 – “G-String fling” @ the Electric Owl -Presented by the Vancouver international burlesque festival, fundraiser and a debut of all the newest and hottest local burly Q girls!
March 16 – TBA in Whistler for the Electro Swing Canada productions
March 29 – A night in paris @ the Rio theatre… “Paris a Minuit Burlesque” – Join us for a night filled with an amazing cast of burlesque performers, 60’s GoGo dancers, Jugglers, Luciterra Belly dancers and Satire!
Jam packed month for this girl! Hope to see you all at at least ALL of these amazing events
No big deal, just a bunch of HOT SASS! ladies and gentlemen, meet the ladies of Sweet Soul Burlesque. I will be joining their weekly show @ the Keefer Bar in chinatown tomorrow night (March 7) @ 9, 10 and 11pm sets!
Come check us out!
I just want to mention, perhaps again, but never enough…. how much I love this collective I have the privilege of working with….. known as Pandora and the locksmiths live jazz burlesque! There is over 16 of us all working hard monthly to produce the most solid, kick ass, sexy and sassy production for our audience. Showcasing our talents from everything to tassel twirling, belly dancing, sword swallowing, soulful vocals, international guest stars, the occasional magician, and our straight up glamourous, over sparkled sexy selves……… ALL performed with a live five piece jazz band! Folks, this is the event I invite my family and friends to MONTHLY (since we do it monthly), but if I can invite my 81 year old grandmother to watch me perform here (and she loved it), then there is no reason to miss it!
If you want to keep updated on our monthly show dates, other events (or just plain want to hire us for an event) then this is the place to keep posted, our blog! We do monthly blogs with highlights from the previous shows, including the hand selected pictures from our private photographers of all our saucy ladies (and gents).
See you March 12th! Show @ 9pm.
(above: the lovely legs of August Wiled)
I have found this information quite handy, seen as how I apparently just found this recently! You can plan your applications and travels accordingly, with a lot of information about all the Burlesque festivals around the world, all their application deadlines, dates and fees if applicable!
Thanks Ri Ri Syn Cyr
Check it out!
Well, I don’t really know a better way to thank my artsy stars, than collaborating with another amazingly talented artist that I also call my best friend. When the two of us mash our imagination stations into one, we come up with some pretty awesome stuff. I have just applied this wonderful piece for the Vancouver International Burlesque festivals 2013 dates @ the Vogue theater! Crossing fingers. And toes.
Here’s the video entitled “All is full of love”
Voracious V and Nicky Ninedoors