Missy Macabre - Fire Performer, Female Fakir, and Daredevil Showgirl

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Helsinki, London, Berlin, Milan and Warsaw!

Once again, it's been a while since I last updated this blog. Things have been busy as usual, and I've been splitting my time between Helsinki, London, Berlin, Milan and Warsaw. (I'm currently in Milan as I write this.)
I've been filming a reportage styled documentary about myself, and my art with a Polish film crew/television crew (TVN). So far it's been a rewarding and culturally enlightening experience. I have met some absolutely lovely people, and have experienced things that I never would have been able to if I wasn't shown around Warsaw by a native. (Disco-polo!)
Warsaw is an incredible city, and at times I found it rather difficult to interpret. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to visit any historical/war museums, however, I was able to visit the Warsaw Photoplastikon, which made me so incredibly happy!
It's quite strange to be working on such a large scale project about myself, but the more we film, the more I learn about myself and how others perceive me, as a performer and as an individual. Which as an artist is incredibly enlightening, if not sometimes slightly embarrassing, as every small habit can be amplified by the camera.

I took the train from Warsaw to Berlin, to perform with Osca - a conceptual art, pop band at the official after party for the Berinale Film festival. The show was fabulous, so much fun was had, and many, many cocktails were consumed. All I can say is: flying with a hangover is no fun at all...

In Helsinki I have been working on several projects; one of which being a series of photos with renowned photographer, Juha Arvid Helminen. Here's one of the portraits:

It's titled "The girl with a hole in her sock" (2012, Helsinki).

I'm currently in Milan as I performed for Dsquared2, as part of the opening for Milano Fashion week. (I was fire eating) The venue was incredible, an old red and gold baroque styled theatre, completely transformed into an old music hall, set for the chicest fashionistas in Milan. With sideshow alleys, magicians, show girls and champagne! Not to mention the outrageous displays created to house the new season's bag collections. You can see how stunning the secret entrance is... 

Here's a small promo video: 

I have also been interviewed by renowned illustrator Marie Meier, for the French online Burlesque portal: The Burlesque Corner. You can read it here, but it is in French: Interview. Marie, has also completed a portrait of me, which I think is absolutely incredible! Thank you so much Marie, you are one hugely talented lady! 

You can view Marie's website here: Marie Meier

I have also received this lovely shot from a performance I did in Paris in January:

Tonight I'll be performing at The Royal Burlesque Revue, Milano with the Voodoo Deluxe family! It's going to be brilliant. And,  I have a few new costumes to take for a test drive.

More photos coming soon from Dsquared, Juha Arvid Helminen, and othe projects coming soon...