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Red Hot Annie in "More & More" Burlesque Video - Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
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Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2011-02-03 09:51
Subject: Red Hot Annie in "More & More" Burlesque Video
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This was an interesting show. The music is supposed to start after I'm in place, but it started early. There are no do-overs in theatre, so I just rolled with it. That's what you've got to do.

Additionally, most of the stage was pretty dark (hard to tell from the video, but trust me). This reminds me of one of the most confusing requests from burlesque dancers - to "lower" the lights so that an act seems more sensual and so that the jiggly parts of one's body are less visible.

Ladies! This is a mistake! As someone who has sat in many a dark theatre looking at a single performer working a dark stage, I can tell you that there is nothing more frustrating than not being able to see the facial expressions and costume details of a performer!

Add that to the fact that performers don't know how to find their light...Ugh! Yes, it is your responsibility to make sure the audience can SEE you! Many people perform by default in front of their light and need to take a step back, but you can tell when you are in your light when it's blinding you in the eyes.

If it's blinding you, we can see your face. Think of when a spotlight is pointed at you - blinding, right? Right!

So, having watched many acts before me use this particular stage, I knew where the hot spots were and what color they were and used them to my advantage in the act. Get to thinking about the lights, ladies - when the audience can't see you, they can't adore you!

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User: pamelaneko
Date: 2011-02-03 16:06 (UTC)
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I just a did a show where the music started waaayyyy before I was on stage. It was a short number, like 3 mins, so I felt like losting 30 secs would be crappy. I just walked on stage and walked off, indicating they should start the music over. Probably not the most professional, but in this venue it was okay. Though you would have spanked me I'm sure! :)
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User: redhotannie
Date: 2011-02-03 16:16 (UTC)
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At least you didn't make a "I hate the world" scowl! (Did you?)

There are certainly times that call for calmly walking off stage so the music can start again...that sounds like one of those instances! 30 seconds is a lot of time, when you are looking at a 3 minute act!!

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