Nightmare on Pole Street

The beginning of my "Cola" piece

The beginning of my “Cola” piece

This is a belated reporting of our awesome show, mostly because I got really, REALLY sick soon afterwards, and didn’t have blog posts at the top of my mind!  Plus, since then, I’ve purchased photos from Nina, and a digital copy of my performance from Justin.  Now I can post about the it, AND you can look at fun images at the same time!

Speaking of, see my performance at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBx_DoSb_Vc&feature=youtu.be

The show was great, as usual.  We had a lot of first-time performers, which is always fun.  We also had quite a few VF veterans performing, so there was a really nice mix to the dancing.  The audience was way into things, as many of them came dressed up for Halloween.  The truss company that Melanie hired did a great job; I especially enjoyed these trusses because they gave me (5’10” as it is) a full extra two feet with which to work!  I actually got to climb kind of high for this show.

A pretty spin to end the piece.

A pretty spin to end the piece.

My piece was such fun to choreograph and perform.  I did it to “Cola” by Lana del Ray, and I took full advantage of the risque lyrics to have some fun.  I changed one or more aspect of my costume four times during my performance, so that was a cool challenge.  I didn’t do many crazy tricks, because I chose to focus more on the theatrical aspect of the piece; I think it came out nicely balanced.

There is a lot of work coming up down the road.  First on my mind is Nina’s pole show in March, “Elevated Art, a Rocky Mountain Pole Show”.  She’s holding it at the Oriental Theater in Denver, which is the same place she held the Colorado Pole Championship.  It’s not a competition, but is meant to be a showcase for local talent.  I have to submit a video first.  From all of the submissions, the performers will be chosen for the show itself.  I want to do this show SO BAD!  That stage looked way too cool to dance on.  I’ve determined the song I want to do, but I need to get moving on this one, because submissions are due in the first half of January, and the submission has to be the routine that will be done at the show itself (more or less; improvements to choreography are allowed between submitting and performing).

Then in February, our burlesque troupe, Haute Pink Minx, will be doing a burlesque-only show!  I have come to adore burlesque so much since taking Roxy Star’s Sexylesque workshop early last year.  I already have ideas for not one, but two, burlesque routines.  One is my typical style: steamy and seductive.  The other is something I’m playing around with, that I’ve dubbed “reverse burlesque”.  I’ll talk more details as it gets closer (provided it works).

A fun trick, Hammock high up on that spin pole.

A fun trick, Hammock, high up on that spin pole.

Remy Sit: probably the "craziest" trick in my performance.  I remember when this used to be murder on my knees.  Now I barely notice it!

Remy Sit: probably the “craziest” trick in my performance. I remember when this used to be murder on my knees. Now I barely notice it!

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