PANEL: Body of Work: Longevity in Burlesque

This panel will discuss how to stay fresh in an ever evolving artistic medium, while still producing work that can be identified as yours and representative of your ideals and perspective.

Jan. 7, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
William Dawes B

About the Moderator - Scarlett Letter

Scarlett Letter has been dazzling the world since 2004 and stunning them even longer. Besides performing all over Southern California, she has been seen across North America and Europe. Awarded burlesque titles at The Great Burlesque Exposition and The Great Southern Exposure, she is also an award winning costumer and choreographer. Scarlett currently co-produces Peepshow Menagerie and The Naked Show (and Tell). Red hair, a vintage flair and very calculating feet are her calling cards.

About the Panelist - Roxy Stardust

Roxy Stardust: International Travelling "GlasVegas" Showgirl Burlesque, GoGo Dancer and Cabaret Performer.

Described as "Explosively Gallus" and dubbed the” Powerhouse of Scottish Burlesque,"  Roxy Stardust brings 100% to each performance and so much more! She has performed  throughout the UK, Europe and has toured the US multiple times. She has shared a bill  with some of the world's premier performers and delighted audience members both at  home and internationally.    Roxy is a pioneer of the neo-burlesque scene in Scotland. She is recognised as one of the  top producers of Scottish burlesque and cabaret and has played a vital role in the revival  of burlesque throughout Scotland. Roxy is producer of the “Glasgow Festival of Burlesque”,  “Roxy’s Round-Up: Cabaret  Showcase” which encourages new performers to take their first steps on stage and  holds residencies at both of Glasgow’s top cabaret venues. She is a frequent and popular host  at the Edinburgh Fringe and  and produces Scotland’s only monthly independently produced  burlesque showcase.    She’s a trained singer, actress and an experienced compere experienced at handling the  even most raucous of crowds with her usual Glaswegian tact… or perhaps lack of. Roxy  can often also be found performing as her Drag King alter ego “Rodeo McGregor” or as  her sassy grandmother “Granny Stardust” both of whom have many acts of there own!

About the Panelist - Tapitha Kix

Tapitha Kix is a founding member and producer of the Baltimore-based Troupe, Twisted Knickers. Her foray into Burlesque was as a prop kitty for Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey. She then attended “Burlesque Bootcamp” with Baltimore’s Gilded Lily Burlesque troupe and has since been performing on her own and with Twisted Knickers. In addition to Burlesque, she is a member of the Part II Dance company, performing traditional tap and jazz dance. She fuses her classical dance background with her acts and often tap dances while she strips. Tapitha is also the only known Burlesque dancer since the 1940s to perform in a pair of specially-made ballet pointe shoes equipped with taps. Her “pointe/tap” routines combine traditional ballet, Broadway-style tap dancing, and old-school bump and grind Burlesque to create a truly unique performance.