Podcast Episode 4 – Bollywood and Burlesque with BDD

You can listen to the Invisible Cabaret Podcast episode 4 here!

  • Bolly Ditz Dolly is a burlesque performer. She is dressed in a blue and orange sari and has a sequined elephant mask resting on the top of her head. She is wearing one lilac glove, which she is holding next to her face. She has long brown hair and tattoos on her exposed arm.
BDD’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ act, performed at The Bedford, Balham & photographed by Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer

Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose chat to Invisible Cabaret troupe member, Bolly Ditz Dolly, about burlesque, Bollywood and bhajis. Ditz has performed her unique brand of fusion-inspired neo-burlesque all over the shop, from Bitten PeachOwPHWOARd and I Need to Cher, to being crowned the winner of Burlesque Idol UK 2019. In this episode, we explore her journey to burlesque, her creative process, and her passion for cooking samosas from scratch.

You can find BDD online at @bollyditz.dolly. Read more about her burlesque journey in this blog, or have a listen to more stories about her South Asian background on the acclaimed Masala Podcast.

Things mentioned in the podcast:

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‘Everybody Loves Parfait’ | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois The Invisible Cabaret Podcast

What a treat to talk to Petit Pois, a celebrated burlesque artiste and drag performer who just happens to be one of the longest-running members of our troupe! Hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose talk to Shayla about her love of performing, creating characters and removing layers (in all senses). You can find Petit Pois via her website, on Facebook and on Instagram as @petitpoisburlesque. *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message! Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Petit Pois as Danny Zuko at the World Burlesque Games Watch a snippet of Petit Pois in her ‘Miracle’ act and on our Instagram Derren Brown’s ‘miracle’ speech Check out Dodie’s music, used in the ‘Miracle’ act Incredible circus performer who just happens to be Shayla’s bro, Danny Ash For Petit Pois’s acts, e.g. Miss Trunchbull… see her website! The Shame Wizard on Big Mouth And of course, we couldn’t leave out the full video for Bedknobs and Broomsticks ‘bobbing along’ *** The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world’s not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography  http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. ‘Everybody Loves Parfait’ | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois
  2. ‘I Was Reborn’ | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine
  3. Redefining “Much” | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday
  4. When I Was a Fig in the Cabaret… | Toxic Positivity & Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking
  5. Which Tree Were You at Drama School? | Processing Trauma through Comedy with Mouncealot

Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle.

With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk

Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod 

License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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