The Invisible Cabaret Podcast

Invisible But Still Audible, Baby!

With Lockdown having made producing shows such a challenge, we’ve turned our attentions towards a new but related venture; we’ve started a podcast! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity, and how they intertwine. Hosted by Invisible Cabaret co-creators, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose, we explore how the performing arts can intersect with mental health issues, how we can explore questions of mental health in a meaningful way through art, and how our mental health can benefit from stretching our creativity. Plus a lot of giggles along the way!

We post on the second and fourth Friday of every month, meaning you can expect a new episode every other Friday.

Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode – we’re on all the usual podcast platforms, including Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker and more.

‘F*ck the Rules, F*ck the Boxes’: Burlesque, Burnout & Body Positivity with TRIXIE KIXX The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose are joined by professional dancer & burlesque artiste, Trixie Kixx! Trixie is a powerhouse queer woman with a passion for body confidence centred around how movement makes us feel, not what we look like. She regularly performs with House of Burlesque and teaches lessons in London and online. She's also a Queen Crystaller (read, the gateway drug for Rosie Verbose's stoning obsession, as discussed with Sammy Sparkles!). Join us as we chat about burlesque, practising body positivity/ body neutrality as a dancer, and more. CW: discussion of weight & body image throughout Keep up to date with Trixie on Instagram: @trixiekixx, and follow her work with House of Burlesque & Off The Rails Studios while you're at it! Trixie teaches a class every Tuesday at 8:10pm online and in the studio at Off The Rails (@offtherails.studio), open to all women. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can Tweet us at @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram or send us a voice message. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Trixie in action: classic burlesque strip, example routine from a class House of Burlesque's lockdown rehearsal process Tempest Rose's Gypsy monologue act Trixie's Bloody Mary act – photos on our social media & website; learn about Mary I here! Waacking (you can learn this with Mademoiselle Ginger  Advice on curating your social media for better mental health Re. curating your social media feed – see our episode with Reed Amber for more on this 'Eleveneriefe' meme  Roch mentions Miss Mustardseed – check out our episode with her here (also about body positivity!) Hypothyroidism Boots Botanics skincare Kew Gardens *** 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. ‘F*ck the Rules, F*ck the Boxes’: Burlesque, Burnout & Body Positivity with TRIXIE KIXX
  2. ‘I'm A Walking Paradox’ | Brain Science & Sparkly Bras with SAMMY SPARKLES
  3. ‘Bonus Points If You Go To Therapy’ | Fantasy and Reality with Anti-Shamer, REED AMBER
  4. ‘It’s Healthy to Sweat (and Kinda Sexy!)’ | Fitness & Femininity with LENA MAE LENMAN
  5. 'Reclaiming Things I Never Knew I Lost' | Corsets & Confidence with SINOPA RIN

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“If Dolly Parton were a podcast, this would be it”

Thoughtful conversations with really interesting creative people and always full of heart and fun. Like a really good hug from a super sexy intellectual in rhinestones – basically if Dolly Parton were a podcast, this would be it.

EavaP (via iTunes)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Amazing”

This podcast humorously and insightfully delves into issues of mental health and creativity. It is so original and personal – massive congrats!

Guy (via iTunes)

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Trixie Kixx on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E12)

Trixie Kixx is a powerhouse queer woman with a passion for body confidence centred around how movement makes us feel, not what we look like. She regularly performs with House of Burlesque and teaches lessons in London and online. Join us as we chat about burlesque, practising body positivity/ body neutrality as a dancer, and more.

Sammy Sparkles Burlesque on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S2:E11)

Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by multi-award-winning burlesque dancer and PhD student, Sammy Sparkles! This stunning performer joins us all the way from Perth, Australia, to talk about what mental health and artistic expression mean to her.

Want to guest?

We are open to chatting to creatives of all types and persuasions, so if you would like to share your mental health journey and artistic work on our podcast, please email us!

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