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Archive for July, 2011

Vegan Feathers!!!

Posted on July 28th, 2011

This is very great!!! I’ve had students wonder about this before and BEHOLD!!! VEGAN OSTRICH FEATHERS!! They look great!! Operated by Victoria Cheesecake, Ricky Hard, it seems as though all our vegan performer prayers have been answered! Check out her Etsy shop HERE

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What is a Burlesque Dancer?

Posted on July 18th, 2011

I’d been asked for my bio from three separate sources in the last few weeks and I felt it needed abit of an overhaul. Its been the same one since I started, I just kept adding on the Wow stuff as it happened! For research purposes, I decided to read through some other performer bios to see what I liked and didn’t like. I’ve since decided I’ll be writing a How To for Bios after all this but there were a few things that I noticed:

1. If you are Blonde, you are a Bombshell.

2. If you are Classic, you’re also Modern

3. There was alot of gracing the stage..

4. The greats don’t use alot of adjectives because they just list every impressive thing they’ve ever done (which is obviously alot) or let quotes from other sources do the describing.

A side note but my two favorites were Amber Rays‘ (performing at Toronto Fest) and Madame Mae I (from VIBF). Amber’s adjectives were great!! I liked how she still had a sense of showmanship mixed in with her accomplisments!! Mae’s was short but concise but I thought it made her sound really fun and exciting- very well written!!

Now while all this research was happening- I had inspiration for a mad experiment! What if I took all the adjectives and awesome nouns from a group of performer bios and put them into a word cloud!? A word cloud happens when you provide  a bunch of text for the generator (I used Wordle), which will create clusters that display the words that appear most often in greater prominence. This information could be used for a variety of purposes! Maybe it will unlock the secrets of how to become one of the top 10 performers in the world!! Maybe it will show what words are super overused and should be avoided! Or maybe it will be a beautiful description of what is a Burlesque dancer from Burlesque dancers themselves. Check out my findings below:

Bios from Vancouver Burlesque Festival

From the Toronto Festival:

The Top 10 Performers as Listed by 21st Century Pinups:

EVERYBODY!!

Isn’t it great!!?? Heart Heart Heart!!

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Exotic World the Movie FUNDED!!

Posted on July 7th, 2011

YEAH!!!! And now a celebratory song..

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An Important Message from the Queen

Posted on July 7th, 2011

best… queen…ever!!!!!!

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Tigger and his Partner Featured on Economist

Posted on July 4th, 2011

Boylesque sensation Tigger and his partner Scott have had their photo featured on the Economist’s article about New Yorks legalization of Gay Marriage! Awwww they…are… soo… CUTE!!!! I could just eat them!!!!! Check the article HERE and love the love!!!! In other news, some guy is a jerk- but I’m loving the comments section!!

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BQ Dancers on America’s Got Talent

Posted on July 4th, 2011

Cable doesn’t exist for me but I’m noticing lots of Burly Girlies getting some serious face time on America’s Got Talent! Ya girls!! Props to Viva La Muerte, Tomahawk Tassels, and Olivia Bellafontaine for working it onscreen!!! I would totally apply but I think the Northern version would probably end up being Canada’s Got Trees or something else very scenic and not much else. CURSE YOU CANADIAN PROGRAMMING!!! CUUURRRSSSE YOOOOOOO! I think we should send the girls some love for doing a great job!!! Tis not easy being in the public eye- Enjoy links below!

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