Bollywood and Burlesque on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S1:E4)

You can listen to episode 4 on bollywood and burlesque here!

Balle Balle! | Burlesque and Bollywood with Bolly Ditz Dolly The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

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 Peach, OwPHWOARd 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: Burlesque Idol  House of Burlesque classes Sajid Javid's political campaign  London Bi Pandas Fact check: the Tragic Silencing of Salem the Cat. *** 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, http://www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod  License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer Find more Invisible Cabaret on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  You can also email us at invisiblecabaret@gmail.com. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message

Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose chat to Invisible Cabaret troupe member, Bolly Ditz Dolly, about Bollywood and burlesque (and bhajis). Ditz has performed her unique fusion of Bollywood and 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.

  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
  • Bollywood and burlesque performer Bolly Ditz Dolly performing her 'Elephant' act for Invisible Cabaret
BDD’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ act, performed at The Bedford, Balham & photographed by Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer

Things mentioned in the podcast:

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I’ve seen people take like, elements of Bollywood and turn it queer and turn it into drag and turn it into so many different things. I was like, this is the Bollywood world I’ve always dreamed of. And it came true. And then I was like, ‘and where would I fit in that?’ It’s like, well, I’m just the ditz that’s just like, ‘Ta-dahhh!’ 

bolly ditz dolly
With thanks to:

Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk

Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod available with Creative Commons license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Yellow text on a dark background with the Invisible Cabaret logo at the top and a QR code at the bottom saying 'scan to listen.' The text says, "'Balle balle' means it's time to really get down in bhangra... If I was to describe myself to fit into that burlesque world, it's like, just scream, 'balle balle' and I'm there." Below it is attributed to burlesque performer, Bolly Ditz Dolly.
Bollywood and Burlesque meet in BDD!

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