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.
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!
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.