19. October 2010 19:08
I'm going to start posting update reports about how new routines are coming along. Finished routines will won't be making an appearance.
The Mechanic's Dilema - Set to Abney Park's Until the Day You Die. The mechanic has to the get the wireless transceiver working before things get worse on her airship and they're already hot enough. The costume is in progress and the flight suit is being modified for easy removal. Status: In choreography.
The Wind Up Doll - I performed this piece at BurlyCon 2010 during the Friday Night Peer Review. Feedback was collected, changes are in progress. The skirt for the piece is almost finished and wasn't in a state. The music in the piece is Beats Antique's Revival. The short period of time this doll has to discover herself. Status: In revision.
Unnamed - The Propellerhead's History Repeating provides the drive to this piece about exploring neo-burlesque. Status: Planning
Unnamed - Beats Antique's Spiderbite creates the atmosphere of this unnamed weird west themed piece. Status: Conception
Unnamed - Squirrel Nut Zipper's Blue Angel, a piece about love and loss. Status: Conception
17. October 2010 17:51
I think the best way to sum up this weekend, and BurlyCon in general, is to repeat the words I spoke when I stepped off of that stage at the Little Red Studio back in July.
Oh my goddess, I have got to do that again!
This weekend has been amazing from the first panel on Thursday about being present to the final volunteering shift on Sunday afternoon. The people I have met have been nothing short of amazing and awe inspiring. These are people who have inspired me to more, including the idea for producing a regular show. It's going to be fabulous!
On Friday, I was able to present a work-in-progress piece for review and feedback. The Wind Up Doll was received and the feedback was absolutely stellar. For those of you who are curious, the music was "Revival" by Beats Antique from their latest release, Blind Threshold.
As with any convention, there was not enough sleep to go around, but I think it is more so with BurlyCon because so many of the classes and panels were very interactive. As a burlesque performers, we move around, we dance, we engage, we laugh and we challenge. That sensibility permeated everything the convention had to offer and it was that much better for it.
"We are all rock stars. Get used to it."
-- Burgundy Brixx, Head Mistress of the School of Tease in Vancouver.
Yes, deark lady, we certainly are.