30. May 2011 00:03
I wanted to thank everyone who came out to see me perform last night at Floozies & Fairytales. I also wanted to apologize for not actually performing especially when I wanted to do my new piece, The Big Bad Wolf to Abney Park's Victorian Vigilante. Late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning I did something most heinous to my back and walking, let alone standing, was difficult at best. Things only marginally improved on Friday but not enough for me risk injuring myself further. When the body speaks about such limits, I listen to it. Fortunately, I was still able to help out and be Ms. Vixen Valentine's stage manager for the evening.
I thank you for your understanding and I will look for an appropriate show to take the Big Bad Wolf to since he's so hot in a feral kind of way.
On the bright side, my back was much better though I'm not all the way there yet and belly dance classes are out of the picture for now. Ah dance therapy, I will need you soon!
26. May 2011 08:10
Watch this space for more information about the Academy of Burlesque Alumni Show: Rock 'N Roll at the West Hall, 915 Pine St., Seattle!
The line up is nothing short of spectacular and I can't wait for you to see it!
16. May 2011 08:21
I am so excited about Floozies & Fairytales, coming up on May 28th. I'll be bringing the Big Bad Wolf to the stage in a tantilizing, mustache twirling, manly performance from my drag king longings. The Big Bad Wolf is coming with a list and he's checking it twice, looking to collect bounties on the head of fairy land residents who have...caused harm!
Heart Breaker Productions presents an evening of revelry and crazy antics as we re-live some of our favorite fairy tales in a night of burlesque and drag. Let Anna Rexia and Em'ma Gawd guide you through the different performances that will be presented to us by:
- Vixen Valentine
- Beatrice Belladonna
- Fosse Jack
- Ursula Major
- Violet DeVille
- Lowa DeBoom Boom
- Morgan LaMay
- EmpeROAR Fabulous
Two shows at 7:00 pm and 8:30 at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, 2322 2nd Ave, Seattle. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 online at Brown Paper Tickets, and $8 from a performer. (Be sure to ask me how you can get that $8 show rate!)
16. May 2011 02:00
Last night's show, Bullets and Dames, was a resounding success! My performers executed well in spite of some technical difficulties. Both shows were good, but the second show was better. The crowd was livelier, performers were looser, and the overall tone was awesome.
Tonight, however, I did earn myself a couple of Burlesque Merit Badges this evening. Burlesque Merit Badges are given to performers the first time they run into a specific type of trouble during a performance.
Twice The Fun
During the first performance of the night, I lost my left pastie. These pasties were pretty impressive and I had concerns about them staying in place due to their weight, but I would give them a shot as they were very pretty. You see, I like a certain visual aesthetic and these babies had it. By the time I had struck my pose at the end of the routine I had lost the other one as well.
Yep. Two pasties we off by when I stepped off stage.
Okay, round two.
We Have Lift Off
In the second show we tried double sided tape to keep these metal monstrosities on. And for the most part, they stayed in place. Until an untimely should shimmy launched the pastie into a graceful arc that made it to the edge of the stage and proceeded to roll off into the front row.
What was a girl to do? Well, I seem to have this signature move, since I've done it twice now, of exaggerating my annoyance at it so it so clearly visible from the back row, visually curse it in a comedic way and then cover up. Well this time, I used my little red sequined purse like a fan to tease a reveal out of it and then clearly not provide the reveal.
With the audience response I got, I'd saw the ploy worked and I now have two Burlesque Merit Badges. Morgan says that now I've been initiated, I should never have to worry about that happening again. ;)