Bristol's Badass Burlesque Show
When we created the Bristol Burlesque Festival 2014, we asked each applicant one important question: “What is Burlesque to you?” The answers made us laugh and cry and marvel at the beautiful variety our chosen art form presents. We’ll be sharing some of these responses with you in the CoochieCrunch Advent Calendar 2014. Check back every day this month up to the 25th for a new piece of Burlesque Inspiration!
People often ask me why I do burlesque, or assume it is (actual quote) “a faux sense of female liberation”. It is different for everyone but I can assure you I do this for me and me only and am proof it does not matter what size, weight, colour you are to achieve this. I have had a life long passion for music and dance and Burlesque is a way of expressing not only yourself but a caricature of your inner traits/personality though the art of seduction, theatre, comedy and strip. Personally inspired by the visually exaggerated forms of a woman such The Little Mermaid, Jessica Rabbit, Anime, which from witnessing other performances throughout the years such as Venus Noir I have developed and moulded my own variation of burlesque into something I hope to be unique and challenges the reputation of what burlesque can bring.