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Burlesque Video - Conflicted Seduction by Red Hot Annie - Chicago Burlesque Dancer Red Hot Annie Weinert
She really makes the wieners boil!

Red Hot Annie / Ann Marie Weinert
Date: 2013-12-05 08:59
Subject: Burlesque Video - Conflicted Seduction by Red Hot Annie
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Tags:burlesque, chicago burlesque, conflicted seduction, red hot annie, vaudezilla
Here's an act I'm pretty sure I'll be retiring soon - as I've started to sink into our weekly theatre show, certain acts that I built for bar audiences just don't have the same "ring" to me. I love everything about this act, the costuming, the music, the original concept - but over the course of time, the original feelings behind this act have, well, gone away...

This piece evolved out of a struggle between what I felt others expected of me, and what I wanted for myself. The idea of being submissive, a pretty thing on display, bending to the feelings that others wanted me to blend into the background and give, give, give - without expectations of receiving credit or taking my true place in the scheme of things was a true struggle for me at the time I created this act, and this was meant to represent my fighting instincts and my desire to "come out on top" in the end.

It's become a hard act to perform because I have to dig really deep into myself to find the truth in the moments these days. There was a time when I felt a lot of exterior pressure to be someone I am not.

Now, I don't really care what anyone else thinks of what I'm doing, and I don't really care what they are doing, either. Not out of apathy, but out of owning my space and knowing that no one can take ME away from ME. And that - as silly as it sounds - I am my own secret weapon. :)

And hopefully you are yours, as well.

Anyways, in spite of the fact you can still see the original skeleton of the concept within it, this piece has slowly evolved away from that concept and into something "pretty," perhaps - but I think one for retirement.

Enjoy while you can! :)

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