Time flies when you’re having fun!


So it was two years ago yesterday that I got onstage for the first time and performed burlesque in front of my parents and friends. I write more about that in an earlier post.
What a time for reminiscing!
Recently I watched a video of that first performance. Oh did I cringe! There were many things that I did not do well, some of which I still need to work on.
But it made me think.
I saw the absolute joy that I felt. I could see what I am naturally good at: audience interaction, conveying emotion and meaning, having fun, presenting my body the way that suits it. It felt like yesterday. I can’t believe it has been two years. But as the old saying goes, time flies when you are having fun.
After those first couple of performances I was hooked. I wanted to do it again but it took many months for opportunities to arise.
Still to me it was just a bit of fun. I will perform every few months I thought. It is a fun hobby…
HA!
I can’t say when that changed, when it became part of who I am. When I started to say that I am a Burlesque Performer… It was probably this time last year when I returned from my first solo trip overseas and I spent days thinking about what I wanted to do. See I knew by then that being a performer is not all sequins and glitter. There is work, disappointment, it is expensive, time-consuming, I see my non-burlesque friends less and less.
But I know that I made the right decision to pursue being a performer. Life is so much fun. I meet interesting people who do what is their passion. 

Just a few of those burlesque peeps- so many more not in these pics.

Tonight I recalled a blog I used to write many years ago. I read a bit of it tonight. I frequently commented in it that I was unhappy. I wrote a post in 2005 saying all the things I wanted to do. I wanted a cat, I wanted to travel, get singing and dancing lessons.  All of which I now have/do!

And life is good!

So what is next? Well there are a lot of things coming up in the next 6 months. Many exciting things. Things that will push me as a performer,  as a person and will be hard. However I am lucky enough to have so many friends and family around me who support and help me.
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Just Drawn that Way

I am really sorry I haven’t written anything in a while. September was crazy busy and I have only just recovered from it.

A week off and some r&r visiting Floriade in Canberra has done me the world of good. I am all ready to get back on stage!

So with that in mind first show this month will be at “The Peel- Rocktober Edition”. I will be singing one of my favourite Rock Chick songs. Sorry to disappoint anyone but the bra will be staying on this time 😉

 

Later this month I am touring Melbourne & will be performing at some of my favourite venues!

My 3rd show with the marvellous Gotham Fatale team is “Just Drawn This Way”. It is on as part of the Armageddon

Am very excited to reprise one of my favourite numbers: The Borg Queen

Cherry Lush is like a fleshy stone fruit with a styl­ish and seduct­ive fla­vour. The Cherry Lush tree can be found grow­ing in the secluded corners of nightclubs and bars around Sydney. Cherry is a burlesque and cabaret performer who has been flaunting her work at Pretty Peepers Cabaret, Anything Goes Cabaret and 34B, just to name a few and in June performed in Melbourne at the Australian Burlesque Festival. Just one taste of her blood red fruit will have you beg­ging for more. Beware: she will entice you with her ripely fem­in­ine form, and serpentine curves yet leave you forever want­ing just one more bite…

Cherry was recently assimilated by the Borg due to her superior physical form and on the night will be coming to Red Bennies to assimilate you. Don’t worry, as once you see her you really won’t mind…

Melbourne is in for a triple helping of Cherry Lushness as I am also performing 2 numbers at the Burlesque Bar on the 23rd Oct. Hope to see all my Melbourne friends and fans at one of these shows!
XOXC