I have a show this week and I’m mostly ready? Let’s go with that. My costumes are complete. Ginny and I work-shopped our choreography for our kick ass Michael Jackson Duet last night and it was all business business business numbers numbers IS THIS WORKING. We also concluded that we should always film choreography workshops because we have great ideas and then immediately forget them. My other song is Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar on Me, which is… probably a bit overdone, but come on, it’s an 80’s Reddit Party at the Trocadero and I want to throw glitter and Starburst at people while wearing a whole lotta fringe. I’m a simple woman with simple needs.
My second performance this month will be at Catalyst East in DC, and is about shame and escaping from toxic households and abusive family dynamics #RELEVANT. The CCon crowd was instrumental in supporting me and boosting my signal through the last few weeks and I want to thank them with art. Since building shame resilience is Carnalcopia’s jam, it seems like the right and proper thing to do, and the right place to debut an act that is sort of scary-personal and very raw. It’s something I’ve been working on for probably about three months and I’m a little nervous about how it will be received.
I’ve selected music for the 80’s Cartoon themed show in April at Mojo 13 (I am Jem from Jem and The Holograms and Shy Violet from Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer — natch), and I’ll probably put at least one of those together along with my Dollhouse act from CCon for our usual Bob & Barbara’s Second Tuesday show as well, since performing twice a month is apparently a pre-requisite to my happiness.
I want to put some thoughts together for Carnalcopia on my evolution in burlesque, so I want to think and write more a bit about it. Gonna try to do some of that today! (: ❤