Monday, November 30, 2009

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey at MICA

This email was forwarded to Marla, Elyza, and I from student activities a few hours ago. Hopefully some of you will randomly check this before 1:00!

Over the Thanksgiving Break a wonderful visiting artist
opportunity was organized for my Elements class, tomorrow the 30th,
M221 at 1:00PM.

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey will be coming to my class to perform
and share about their performance work. They are burlesque circus performers
and famous in Baltimore -- often referred to as an Acrobatic Super Duo. In
our class they going to perform "Cirque,"
their parody on Cirque de Solei.

I want to invite members of the MICA Burlesque Troupe but do not have their
contact info.

As last minute as this is -- could you pass this info on to them.

Kirsten D'Andrea Hollander

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Videophone, this is Beyonce in a Bettie Page weave (fast forward to 2:52)

Also, as much as I LOVE both Beyonce and Lady Gaga...seriously, why the fuck is this song about a video phone? The song kind of sucks. In my opinion, it's a wasted opportunity for a Gaga/Beyonce collaboration.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ladies in Lingerie

The Victoria's Secret Fashion show is on December 1st. If anyone would like to come over to Meyerhoff 424 and watch it on our tiny television, you are more than welcome! We might even try to finagle a larger screen from a neighbor because this is IMPORTANT!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Galhaus in MICArotica

I spoke with Allison from MICArotica and gave her our burlesque names and a small blurb on The Big Show to print in the first issue. It is scheduled to be out just after Thanksgiving break. I believe she said the layout of our photos covers 8 pages! This group shot will be included.


General updates

Hey guys-

Since the semester is winding down and we didn't have a meeting this past Sunday and probably won't have one this coming Sunday, I thought we could just have a general updates post, so everyone is on the same page:

1. Justin Lloyd and Annie Wu will be designing our poster for us! I should be hearing from them within a week, I asked for it to be done by the beginning of December. Once they send us the design, we'll order postcards and print out posters.
2. We had a limited attendance at the costume workshop. If you have any questions or need any advice or suggestions for your costume/how to make it/etc, POST IT HERE!
3. Annie Wu will also be emcee-ing the show for us! She is going to be taking on a lounge singer persona.
4. There is one more dance workshop scheduled for December 6. We will have the room in the fitness center from 8-10pm.
5. Maybe in lieu of a final meeting as we had discussed (since a lot of people were opposed to staying after finals), we make it mandatory for everyone to post on the blog where they are with their act/costume?


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lingerie collection photoshoot

Hi ladies-

So di[e]ce boutique is putting out a line of lingerie for early next year and Shabdiece (owner/my boss) is looking for models for the photo shoot. From what I understand, the shoot will be used in advertising for the store. She plans on doing the shoot sometime in December - she said maybe the last week of December, or maybe earlier, but definitely in December. Shabdiece said she'd definitely be interested in using any of the fine mica burlesque troupe ladies if they are interested.

If you think you may be interested (we're making sweet vintage inspired lingerie from vintage clothing in the store), let me know what your availability for the month of December.


PS. Marla-Joe from gutter magazine is going to be the photographer.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas


Dolly Parton has like 3-5 costume changes in the first song she sings. Thank god.

Also includes the gayest musical number by a bunch of college footballers who are on their way to a brothel.

Also also there is a great scene where the ladies start taking off their ball gowns and wave the skirts around their heads.

Gaga in McQueen

3:30. The armadillo shoes and sparkle outfit are a bit reptilian... Elyza... she also wears a faux polar bear cape thing.

Monday, November 9, 2009

lizardy things

^this is actually a picture of me in the future in my costume on a chaise lounge.

Also, I think I should get this:
Lizard mask
...just need to find a place that has it in stock!

Costume Workshop 11/15

Costume Workshop! Sunday, 11/15
Marla's studio, Bank 230

You MUST bring some sketches for what you want your final costume to be! Once we see the sketches, everyone can pitch in as to where to buy or how to make the various parts. Also, knowing what your costume will be will directly inform how to choreograph your routine.

Also bring any swatches of fabric/trim that you plan on using (or something similar that we can try to match) or any pieces that you have already made!

See you then!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


shoo fly pie?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dance Workshop Reminder

Don't forget, we have a dance workshop tomorrow!
Meyerhoff Fitness Center Studio
Be there and bring your leg warmers.

Monday, November 2, 2009


I think this is it.

There's also this kind of great but makes me feel dirty for liking it cover of it by Shivaree that really succinctly takes out a lot of the 80s synth and smooshes all the verses closer together. It has a more stripper-beat to it, but then again I kind of like the 80s synth happening in Rick James's version:


I've decided on a song! here it is:

Also, some songs about skin for Elyza:

Skin Feeling - Crowded house
Skin Trade - Duran Duran
I've Got You Under my Skin - Frank Sinatra (among others)
Skin Tight - The Ohio Players (and my favorite on this list!)
Skins - The Scissor Sisters


Dance Workshop!

We have a meeting this Sunday, November 8th from 8-10pm!

This is scheduled to be a dance workshop so it will be held at the Fitness Center Studio in the basement of the Meyerhoff. (If you've never been down to the Fitness Center, you take the elevator that's inside the cafeteria by the dish return and what not.)

While I personally have these things called vertebrae and can't maneuver like the Ross Sisters (see post below),so we can all help each other struggle through the coordination part of The Big Show! Also, feel free to bring costume ideas and questions since the first costume workshop was cancelled due to the Halloween Lantern Parade.

Here's my favorite dance number EVER to get you in the mood...

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Costume Inspiration

A little inspiration for outrageous burlesque costume making courtesy of Martha Stewart and some outrageous baby Halloween costumes.

"Fast asleep under her apple pie. She just loves this costume. oh my gosh. And she has a little knife."
Thank you Martha.