Burlesque Showreel, Act 6

Now presenting my first burlesque solo choreographed entirely under lockdown, and one can but hope my last (not that there is any end in sight just yet, alas). Released not only on Halloween, but also on the 20th anniversary of the Dresden Dolls … although I only found out about that by accident, via the... Continue Reading →

Burlesque Showreel, Act 5

Against all probability, here is my first burlesque solo of the year. Also a debut performance for this dance, albeit only in appropriately socially-distanced music video form. A huge thank you to Jason "Flapsandwich" Philips (musician, producer, writer) and Clusterfuck for getting me on board with this - I really needed that bit of performance... Continue Reading →

Burlesque Showreel, Act 4

A reworked version of my third burlesque solo, with earlier mask removal (as this routine is hard enough without sod all peripheral vision and compromised breathing) and an improved costume, as my earlier attempt at light-up pasties - while a painstaking wiring job - were sadly too dim to really make an impact. This will... Continue Reading →

Burlesque Showreel, Act 3

The third and last installment in my burlesque showreel project pro tem. Although I have two more acts eventually to add to it, one of them needs costume work and the other I did for a music video as yet unfilmed, so it would not be right to debut it here. Some of you may... Continue Reading →

Burlesque Showreel, Act 2

The second effort in my ongoing project to while away the quarantine by filming a showreel of my burlesque solos. I finally accede to popular pressure and choreograph a vampire routine, with homage to a certain classic 1980s film. This is not quite the debut I wanted for this act, but it is what it... Continue Reading →

Burlesque Showreel, Act 1

With nothing else to do burlesque-wise, I've decided to try putting together a showreel of my solo acts for hopefully freer times, and I'm starting with my debut act. This is the revamped version of "Phantom of the Opera / Born this Way" with new costume and revised choreography. Not exactly a live performance experience,... Continue Reading →

Robot Positivity

I take a lot of inspiration from a friend of mine who is a punk musician with a taste for the extreme, and always says he doesn't care whether he gets a very good reaction or a scathingly negative one - the worst thing would be to be ignored. Based on that, I am certainly... Continue Reading →

Pretty Fly

For those who care about such things, 'tis my most recent solo, at Ffresh Burlesque (Wales Millennium Centre, 15/3/19). Contains hints of nudeness ... Though one of our smaller venues, this was actually a really nice place to debut this routine, as the strange purple backlighting was actually a lovely, ethereal addition, making the wings... Continue Reading →

Recent Burlesque Outings

After a fairly quiet month, it's been a busy week for burlesque. First to report, Cardiff-based musicians Jason "Flapsandwich" Philips and Sandor "Cosmo" Dus, having made an anti-Brexit protest song, asked if I would like to contribute some burlesque dancing to the music video. Always being up for some insanity to liven up the day,... Continue Reading →

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