Thursday, December 31, 2009
- Debuting as a burlesque soloist
- Meeting all the fabulous people of the Dallas burlesque scene
There are more but I'm getting ready to run out to the gym. I'm working hard to lose 20 lbs so I can fit into my old jeans!
Yay for resolutions!
Have a safe and happy new year! There are a lot of things coming up this year including producing some awesome shows along with being a feature model of Dr Sketchy's Denton!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Anyways, this week check out my friends performing in Gifts and Garters with Perle Noire guest performing along with the Jigglewatts from Austin.
Also, on December 13, I'll be performing for Dr Sketchy's in Denton. The models will be the lovely ladies from Big Star Burlesque in Austin.
I hope to see you at both events!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Anyways, I've been on a mission to go back down to my old dancer performance weight. Before anyone starts freaking out and going, "burlesque is about all bodies," which I wholeheartedly agree upon, I also perform as a dancer in other dance forms such as modern and ballet. Those have more stringent guidelines about body type.
It is true that most artistic directors nowadays care less about actual weight and care more about technique, strength, and stamina. That being said, most dancers who have quality technique, strength, and stamina also get to experience the side effect of being slimmer and/or more cut than the average joe shmoe. After I graduated college, my activity level definitely dropped significantly despite teaching a bazillion classes a week (most of them being to tiny children which affords me no cardio whatsoever) and my body has suffered as a result.
So what I'm trying to say is, please don't invite me to KFC (I don't trust their grilled chicken) 'cause this gal is cutting back. Woot.
Oh and if anyone has any good workout videos, please send them my way. Some of the ones I've done are WAY too easy for me and end up just being a waste of my time. D: Running is going to be an option as soon as my body decides to stop being sick all the time.
Sidenote, this Sunday is Dr. Sketchy's Denton's Steampunk Show with GlamAmour so you should go because Dr. Sketchys + steampunk + GlamAmour + Zamra + Brigette Noir + Scarlet Rose Royale = awesome.
Monday, November 2, 2009
This week, I will be auditioning for Bewitching Burlesque's Gifts and Garters. The competition is going to be tough so please cross your fingers for me, extra tight!
(PS - I'm doing NaBloPoMo but I'm a little late so there'll be another post tonight.)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This event is tomorrow and supports the North Texas Food Bank and the Deep Ellum Community Association. I will be there modeling Hot Topic and Electrique Boutique not to mention premiering a (PG) version of my new act.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Also, I'm going to be in a couple of fabulous events in October including the Blue Masquerade Fashion Ball and Dr. Sketchy's Denton's October session with Kali Ann.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I hate commercialized so called "burlesque" shows, nightclubs and dance troupes. If I never see another girl group lip sync "Fever" and dance around in fishnet hose, chicken feather boas and mix-matched lingerie, it will be too soon. American classic burlesque was made famous by the striptease artists, and they took off their clothes. End of story. Burlesque was not a fashion style, so why is it that in the 1930's in burlesque audiences enjoyed gorgeous girls stripping and now 78 years later, burlesque is being sanitized? It's an insult to the stars of burlesque like Gypsy Rose Lee, Lili St. Cyr who stripped to pasties and g-strings and the fabulous Sally Rand-- who prided herself in dancing so perfectly buck-naked while still maintaining her mystery. It's important to me to keep the real, authentic, risque art of the real burlesque alive and well, not to rewrite it to suit the censors, or to cash in on a trend by destroying it." - Dita von Teese
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I love naked girls and I love reading. Therefore, I will be attending the inaugural session of Naked Girls Reading in Dallas this Friday August 28, 2009 at Quixotic Theater. You better be there because my idol Miss Michelle L'amour is going to grace us with her presence. MmmMMM!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I think it helped because when I got out on that stage, I turned up the intensity on my routine and did as well as I could. It was a rush! The exhilaration of performing on that stage was incomparable to anything I had experienced before. I loved it! Now I'm definitely addicted! I'll be performing in La Divina Productions' Nouvelle Burlesque.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Once my sister uploads the rest of the pics we took at the show, I'll show you more but luckily, the wonderful Vivienne Vermuth aka my Burly God Mother spared a moment from her sexy panty wrangling to snap a picture with me.
Friday, July 17, 2009
TOMORROW is the long awaited Atomic Frolic featuring all of the best in burlesque including: Angela Ryan, La Divina, Black Mariah, Rose Darling, Ginger Valentine, Ruby Rocket and the very wonderful Kitten DeVille aka Miss Exotic World 2002!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Well, if you ask me, I would say that there isn't technically a difference! Burlesque dancers WERE strippers! They used this term in burlesque. So burlesque is the show, and the dancers were strippers. Okay, so I know that what you really want to hear is what makes me different from a modern day pole dancer/stripper. Well, we are all one in the same, but burlesque is where this whole idea of removing clothes to music in front of an audience started, and pole dancing is where it has evolved to. I refuse to say that I'm "classier" or "better" than any other exotic dancer. I essentially do the same thing - perhaps with more spectacle, and with retro flair. I like the fact that burlesque alway has been risque, and I am confident with myself enough to say that I am proud to be a stripper. "
-Dita Von Teese
Ever the enlightening woman!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
There are some inalienable truths in dance. One of these truths is that Twyla Tharp is awesome. Twyla Tharp has done it all. She has choreographed for modern companies, ballet company, Broadway shows, and movies not to mention awards in most of those arenas. She accomplished all of this through her internal drive and work ethic. I think that she truly is an inspiration for aspiring dancers and choreographers especially in this day and age. She is relentless.
As for the book, the book is hilarious and well written. It also puts into context the woman behind the choreography. She holds no punches and admits many of her own faults without sounding
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Apparently Bordello Bar in LA had burlesque dancers do their routines in cosplay costumes (ie. Princess Peach, Chun Li, Link, Zelda). This is everything I love in life wrapped into one. I must work with these people.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Hopefully this wasn't the last time for pointe shoes, tutus, and tiaras but if you're wondering which variation it is, here you go (it's a killer!):
PS - This is obviously not me.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Liu Yan, who was paralyzed right before she was to perform in the Beijing Olympics shows me that things can happen and that I need to be thankful for what I have now.
I am really blessed to have gotten job offers and I hope to get another offer tomorrow. <3
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
In other news, our senior show finished this last weekend and I am suffering from post-show depression. Thus, the lack of updates.
In other other news, I have an audition with Dekadance on Friday. WISH ME LUCK!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A few weeks ago, I was accepted into a company then my acceptance was rescinded because all of the company's rehearsals conflicted with my rehearsals for my senior concert. I emailed the artistic director a few days ago and finally received an email back stating that they no longer have a place for me. Sad face.
Good news: I still have a job waiting for me at Disney World. I would be more excited except I am scared that I will not be cast in any dancing roles. However, I will be working full time and have money to take class and I plan to audition for all the companies in the are a, so if anyone has a suggestion as to who to audition for, I'm up for it. I do everything except tap and hip hop. I even do burlesque.
Semi-bad news? I'm nervous about leaving Texas and I would really prefer to dance in a concert dance company here in the area.
Semi-good news? I get to try living outside of Texas for awhile. :D
In the meantime, this week is show week. Oi! Talk about stress!
Anyways, so that's my life. I've been emailing everyone on the planet for auditions so let's all pray or meditate that I get into a company. YAY!
Monday, April 20, 2009
According to this article, TBT has been dealing in some not-so-smart ideas since the company nearly folded almost a year ago. The company bounced back, however, and are still going strong but not without financial problems and lots of drama.
For example, in order to save money, TBT has decided to use recorded music instead of a live symphony as is custom. I will tell you now that I was very upset that I had to see Nutcracker with recorded music this year from TBT. I could have gone and seen some random ballet school's Nutcracker which probably would have been just as good and cheaper if I had known. At least I would be paying for what I was seeing and it's always lovely to support your local ballet schools. Of course the musicians are angry too. Everyone's angry. Ben Stevenson, what are you doing?
Anyways, here's a video of the protest against using recorded music at the ballet.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Jon M. Chu is a brilliant man. Why? Because he has combined two of my favorite things in the world: dance and comic book heroes. You can judge all you want but I think this series is going to be interesting not to mention the idea is very creative.The official website is here.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
However, I also enjoy this article on a different level. I enjoy that dancers are writing about their dancing. I personally have problems writing about dance. This is the main focus of this blog. This is a way to force me to write about dance because I think about it all the time, might as well write about it.
Mm anyways, enjoy.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Next on the list?
Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show
Dely - The Voice of Reason
Weev - Meta Troll *See below link for explanation.
SF_Drama - Explanation of What Meta Troll IS
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Currently on the slate:
From where I am, it's a memoir about a girl studying to become a ballerina. It's by Joan Brady and Suki Schorer is mentioned as is the San Francisco ballet. I'm 3/4 into it and it's very interesting. However, I must admit that I am addicted to tell-all type books.
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Logo changes are things to note. Perhaps Pointe Magazine is trying to let go of its curlicues and are onto more serious business. If only their magazine content reflected that. I mean no disrespect, of course. I have every single Pointe Magazine since 2000-something but that does not mean that Pointe Magazine should shy away from more substantive articles.