‘Always Looking Up’: Choreographing Life After Lockdown with Demi Noire Burlesque
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‘Always Looking Up’ | Choreographing Life After Lockdown with DEMI NOIRE – The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts
Find Demi Noire burlesque online: @demi_noire on Instagram; you can also watch some of her acts on YouTube and then tip her on PayPal!
The next live show Demi Noire will be participating in is the House of Burlesque ‘Feminine Divine’ show on 2nd April; details here. You can book for her BurlyCon session on 24th April here.
Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode with demi noire burlesque: body dysmorphia, panic attacks, phone notification anxiety, covid ptsd.
If any of the issues raised in this episode are affecting you, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.
I very much understand my own branding. I understand the art that I like to create and where it comes from. I’m a believer in authenticity, which I think is a great help when it comes to comparing yourselves to others because I can’t be Bettsie Bon Bon, because Bettsie Bon Bon already exists. I can only be myself. And I think that takes time to pick up, by the way, that’s not an instant thing, for any new burlesque performers out there. Actually that’s something I think that naturally grows with you. The performer I was at the beginning is certainly not the performer I am eight years on.burlesque performer, Demi Noire, on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast
THINGS MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST:
- 21st Century Burlesque Magazine
- The Noire Pageant Presents Black & Brown Excellence is available to watch on demand! Demi is in the King Showcase, FYI.
- Cafe de Paris – a little trailer of Demi performing in this hallowed space; it will be missed.
- Demi performing as Josephine Baker – watch the act, filmed at Jeezy’s Juke Joint, Chicago
- Demi performing powerful routine, ‘Black Girl Magic,’ at the Cocoa Butter Club. CBC is curated by Sadie Sinner.
- Demi’s nomination for ‘most authentic’ act: 70s!
- Trixie Blue
- Sweet Pea
- Lolo Brow
- Bettsie Bon Bon
- Solar Radio – 11am on a Sunday, don’t forget!
- Sims ‘Wicked Whims’ mod (18+) as mentioned by a shocked and tickled Rosie
- Po’Chop’s Black Burlesque Directory
If you enjoyed this episode with Demi Noire, you might be interested to hear from fellow burlesque showgirls Ida Sanguine, Bolly Ditz Dolly or Petit Pois!
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Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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