Khandie Khisses

Khandie’s Kholumn: Going International

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I have a friend – a rather opinionated friend – who believes that to be ‘truly international’ as a performer you must be paid to do gigs in places beyond Europe.  ‘International’ by its very meaning throws this statement out, as it means to cross national borders, and leaving the UK is enough. Hell, if […]

Khandie’s Kholumn: Confidence Knocks

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Gosh who hasn’t had it?! Someone makes a comment and before you know it you are staring in the mirror questioning yourself. Burlesque is no different from life in that respect. We are not immune to taunts, hurtful comments and soul destroying remarks. It seems for me I am either too fat, too crazy, too […]

Khandie’s Kholumn: Networking

It’s a tricky business this burlesque malarkey. Whilst your talents may get you so far, any professional performer will tell you that networking is key. This isn’t simply spouting on Facebook or the other social media networking sites. It’s about clever negotiations, working the room if you will. But not simply at shows. Networking goes […]

Khandie’s Kholumn: Inspiration

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My lack of inspiration regarding new acts was beginning to cause me worry. While I have been furiously beavering away at honing/fine tuning my old acts (paying particular care to the Rabbit Poison and Dark Before The Dawn acts), my desire to create a new act has not diminished. But alas, no muse or divine […]

Khandie’s Kholumn Part Six: Khandie on Khorsets

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For some women it’s shoes, for others it’s handbags – for me it’s corsets. Corsets, corsets and more corsets! Now I am not talking some flimsy boned piece of cotton contraption bought from some dodgy lingerie shop. I am talking full steel boning, as tight lacing as possible and, if I can afford it, custom […]