Podcast Episode 4 – Bollywood and Burlesque with BDD

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

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.

  • 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

Things mentioned in the podcast:

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With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod 
License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity

This edition of our mental health and creativity flavoured podcast, we are joined by a stalwart friend of Invisible Cabaret: the multi-gifted, sickeningly talented Guy Woolf. Guy is an actor-director-composer-singer-advocate; you can see why he tends to go by 'theatre maker', just to save on hyphens. We chat with Guy about feeling his way through a career in the arts, checking and redressing privilege, and how his dog changed his life. Plus, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose come unstuck whilst trying to make a furniture analogy, so look out for that. Check out Represent Theatre and watch this space! And don't miss the play Guy is directing with the Manchester Jewish Museum: full details on Guy's Twitter. Find out more about Guy via his website; read his bio on the Equity website. He is represented by United Agents. CW: alcohol abuse & addiction behaviours (18:30 – 21:50); brief mention of medical trauma (19:00 – 19:35). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: help with substance abuse here and here. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can message us on Facebook, Tweet us at @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram (@invisiblecabaret)! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Episode with Bria Bryony Kimmings, British live artist Equity (you can hear more about how Equity helped troupe member Steph "Tootsie" De Whalley during lockdown in her episode) Michelle Ashton, part of Equity Young Members Committee; find her on Twitter @chelle_ashton Represent (Guy is Creative Director) Lutheran bad-ass Nadia Bolz-Weber; see the original Tweet Guy references here Heineken non-alcoholic beer (other 0% beers are available) Dogs & mental health: Guardian article *** 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/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. 'Scars, Not Wounds' | Sanity, Sensitivity and Sobriety with Theatre Maker, GUY WOOLF
  2. 'Always Auditioning' | Opera, OCD and Overspending with Soprano, BRIA LOVEGROVE
  3. 'There Is No Pass Or Fail in Therapy' | The Power of Communication with Therapist, BRIAN THOMAS (AKA Papa Ferrero)
  4. 'You Can Just Jolly Well Catch Up' | PTSD and Productivity with Illustrator ELYSSA RIDER
  5. 'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS
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