Thursday, August 14, 2008

Waxie Moon!

I adored Waxie Moon the minute I met him. He is one of the people, along with Indigo Blue and Paula the Swedish Housewife, who makes Seattle feel like my home away from home. And he's in the news!

Waxie Moon at TeaseORama
Above: Waxie at Tease-O-Rama, 2007. Photo by me.

"[W]ith the encouragement of a New York friend and burlesque star named Dirty Martini, [he] took a burlesque class as a way to relax. He was the only man in the class and says he felt nervous, like he was intruding. But he was—as you'd expect from a Juilliard graduate—excellent."
From Juilliard to Stripping for the B-52s: the Unlikely Career of Waxie Moon

Dirty's Fan Dance Class in Seattle
Above: Waxie in Dirty's class. He was great in my stocking peeling class as well! Photo by me.

The article uses the word "monster," maybe in reference to Monster Beauty, which Dr. Lukki applies so beautifully to neo-burlesque. If Waxie is a monster, I love monsters an awful, awful lot.



Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for burlesquedaily.blogspot.com.

2 comments:

Chris said...

Waxie makes me happy to shoot burlesque shows, period. Such creativity, such passion and such a genuinely sweet guy, I look forward to every appearance no matter what he does. And his Chorus Line number... oh!

Burgundy Brixx said...

I had the delightful pleasure of meeting and spending time with Waxie this past Friday at Teaseorama in Seattle. To know him is to love him! Such joy and gentleness with a dynamic shimmering presence onstage that makes everyone in the audience want to follow their dreams...and f-ing DANCE!