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!
Burlesque to me is a creative outlet to all the inspiration I’ve gathered my whole life, from cinema, dance, comedy, music, fabric, characteristics of people I’ve met and many other things. It gives me the opportunity to have fun while playing at being someone else who may be very different from myself in real life, and to challenge an audience’s perception of what burlesque is, whilst entertaining them!