June 20, 2010
NOTE: I hate that these updates are so far behind, my apologies. Hopefully next week will be much calmer and I can play catchup on the exciting going ons of my burlesque world adventures.
So, over a week ago, the ever so wonderful Jezebel Express sent me an email saying choreography class was canceled for Sunday, but that she was getting interviewed and taped for a Brazilian television show instead. Since I was a loyal student, she asked if I would like to come be a background person while they taped her teaching the host of the tv show. Of course I didn’t want to miss out my chance to be on Brazian television, so I headed over on Sunday to get in on the action.
Since I had just had the haircut the previous day, I was still figuring out how to style it. Now that is it shorter in the front I was totally able to do the Rosie the Riviter hair do I’ve longed to pull off for awhile now. I got to the dance studio where the filming would happen, glammed myself up in the bathroom, and went back where Jezebel and the tv people were setting up.
I am still a bit unsure of exactly who or what this Brazilian television show is called, but it is for the channel Globo, which is basically equivalent to NBC in America. Now Globo is a television show for Brazilians, but is also broadcasted in Canada, so I was not sure where this segment would be shown. The show follows the host as she investigates the different ways love & lust manifest themselves in culture. The previous night the host had attended a burlesque show and was now in the studio to learn some dance techniques from Jezebel. Along with myself, Cheeky Lane and Kita St Cyr were the other classmates in shoot.
The actual “class’ just went over how to walk sexy in heels, isolations, bump-n-grind, and clothing removal. After this, the host interviewed each of us about what got us interested in burlesque and how we’ve used out burlesque movement knowledge so far. I answered about the theatricality of burlesque and my love of getting to create and become new characters. Also, when asked if it was all on stage or if I moved it into the bedroom, I explained that the burlesque is for the stage in my world, but the confidence it brings me I use everyday all the time. I guess I’ll be excited if I ever get to see a clip of the show to see if I am in it, but I also feel like this may have just been a fun thing to throw out into the world whether or not I get to enjoy seeing myself on the screen.