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'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS – The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts
Burlesque artist, host of That’s Burlesque podcast and all-round powerhouse Curly Chaos joins Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose, to chat about what creativity and mental health means to her. Expect a rip-roaring half-hour adventure through dance, periods, psychotherapy and mutilating rubber ducks. Strap in, lads.
Check out Curly on Instagram as @curly_chaos_burlesque, and read her blog here.
Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode [CW] – PMDD (12:13 – 16:30): treatment; self-care; blog & community; suicidal thoughts (25:16-20).
Be in the next episode of our mental health and burlesque podcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message! You can also email us: email@example.com.
Things mentioned in the podcast:
- Chaotic Good
- Neo-burlesque: a short history
- Rubber duck act; Willy Wonka teaser; Chaos Cabaret; Warrior Act- see Curly’s Instagram!
- East London burlesque studio – run by Evelyn Carnate
- Cabaret vs. Cancer
- Love Actually first lobster
- Prima ballerina with Alzheimer’s is transported by music
- Our episode with troupe member and nurse, Miss Mustardseed – she also wrote about it on our blog
- Our episode with Robert Hallow (re. dealing with anger)
- SO cards
- That’s Burlesque podcast
- Bitten Peach cabaret collective
- Cocoa Butter Club burlesque collective
- Gratitude jar – make your own using this guide!
Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about how to be a future guest on our arts and burlesque podcast.
With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.
There’s a lot of other things that happen there but one of the big things that happen with PMDD is rage, so like, irritability and anger and rage. And like, art has really helped me because you feel it in your whole body, because weirdly, ’cause it’s hormonal, you feel it. You don’t just think it, you feel it. And so to be able to dance that out and to just get real angry in my dance is huge.curly chaos
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