Monday, April 27, 2009
Found this on Litter’s blog (P.S. go check out their bling. It’s fucking awesome I often share their posts). Well, it’s off to the craft/thrift store for me ;)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
That’s right. One month to get my butt in gear for Burlesque Noir’s Greatest Tits show on May 23rd at the Launchpad. I’ll be returning to the burlesque stage and hopefully make an ass out of myself (natch). I am confident with the solo I have choreographed. I just need to practice and practice. The costuming needs to be worked on. I’m still looking for that one accessory to push it over the top. There’s only so much glitter can do. I want to make a nice fascinator and matching clips to go on my shoes. Methinks a trip to Hobby Lobby I should take. I wish Vitas was here to help. He’s pretty fucking fierce!
Check it out! Holly Rebelle posted a video montage of the Boston Burlesque Main Event! You can see Burlesque Noir performing in the clip. There is also a good explanation of what burlesque is. I’d just like to state, that I bump to front.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
First, what is Dr. Sketchy's?
Dr. Sketchy's is the little Brooklyn event that became a movement. Founded in 2005 by artist Molly Crabapple, Dr. Sketchy's asked a simple question. Why can't drawing naked people be sexy?
Here's our attempt at an answer.
We combed New York to find the most beautiful burlesque dancers, the most bizarre circus freaks, and the most rippling hunks of man. Then, every other Saturday, we let you draw them for three hours. Interspersed with posing are comedy skits and ridiculous drawing contests (best left handed drawing? Best incorporation of a woodland animal?) where you can win booze or prizes.
They are in 80 cites and counting around the world. The closest to Albuquerque is Phoenix, AZ. and Denver, CO.
So let's answer the two questions up top. Should Albuquerque start one? Yeah why not? It's worth a shot.
Would the burlesque scene benefit? Definitely. If the world doesn't know by now about the rocking scene here, I think having a Dr. Sketchy's would help. Just saying.
Now, I've never been to one of the events. Why? Well, I think location has something to do with it. Would I go to one the next time I'm in a city with a Dr. Sketchy's. Yup. I intend to.
So I put it to the public. Should Albuquerque start a Dr. Sketchy's?
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Buster Keaton got the nickname " Great Stone Face" due to his lack of expression. The man gets pushed around, tossed, flung, blown away and has a house fall on him. Still, the same expression. Brilliant I tells you. While I don't recommend throwing the smiles and winks out the window (no duh) , if you were to do a slapstick heavy piece, keeping the stoic, deadpan look would make the piece ten times hilarious.
Boom. Clips. Enjoy.
I recommend watching The General and Steamboat Bill Jr. for starters.
Image via WikipediaOr big cock feathers as my boyfriends niece would say.
I absolutley love the colors and shape of peacock feathers. They make any blah outfit pop and this seasons feather trend is featuring fantastic peacock feather accessories.
I just ordered a package of 24 feathers for $7.99 from Oreintal Trading. I can't wait to cut them up and make hair/shoe clips, earrings, necklaces, and maybe a fan.
Here's some awesome burlesque costumes and accessories using peacock feathers.
(photo via : Goth Fox Designs etsy)
Friday, April 17, 2009
Image via WikipediaSo I did it. Tuesday 4/14 was my last day at my office job of 4 years. Yikes. It's the longest job I've ever had. Now I'm done with it.
For the past couple of days I've been holed in in my boyfriends parents house in the mountains. A nice vacay away from the city where I can watch cable and eat their food. Ahh, the good life.
I plan to get things done. I plan on finishing the choreography to a solo and duet piece for an upcoming show. I also plan on getting some people to chocolate tastings. I also plan on getting a gig or two together for when I head out to Maryland this fall. I want to write that trip off as a business expense and I will!! Just one of the perks of having a home based business. If you know anyone in Maryland who would like some healthy chocolate or a burlesque dancer, hook me up son!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
So next time you are going to head out on stage , instead of saying you are nervous, say you are excited. I'm gonna try it next time.
When I was growing up I wasn't really exposed the Chaplin. I knew who he was. I saw some of his clips but never a whole movie. It wasn't until this year that I saw the movie Chaplin staring the sexiest ex-coke fiend Robert Downey Jr.
I want to be that bottle.
I was watching the movie and just noticed the timing of his acts and the genius of being obsured. I realized he's pretty much the definition of burlesque. He dressed up and mocked Hitler as Hynkel in "The Great Dictator"
I highly recommend checking out his movies. I just finished watching "The Gold Rush" and now I need to get myself a giant chicken suit and learn how to do the Oceana Roll.
Enjoy some clips.
This clip is pretty famous.
Check out how bad ass he is on roller-skates!!
For the Lols!
I'm taking notes like woah when I watch his films because his movements and style are amazing.
Here is their winning piece T-36DD
Monday, April 6, 2009
When you guys are in Boston tearing it up at the Boston Burlesque Expo check this place out: GALVIN-ized Headwear.
Break a tassel ladies!!
(link via :www.outsapop.com)
Friday, April 3, 2009
They are meetings that take place on the first Thursday of the month and are about an hour and a half long. The jist is to get the members together, talk business and perform. Not their whole show. Just anything they are working on or want to share with the other members. I got an idea last night that one should be started for the burlesque community. I think it would be a good way to bring the community together, help with networking and a good way to shoot the shit.
Sara shut the fuck up?