Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Quickie with Camille 2000--The Girl for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

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Camille 2000 was the first burlesque queen to introduce Aggressive Art to burlesque with her tribute to Marquis De Sade. With the tagline “The Girl for Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow,” she’s a performer no one can forget. She posed for elite photographers, travelled with trunks of costumes and props, and once had a Japanese television crew follow her, reality TV-style, long before that genre ever became popular. Her 20-year career includes acting roles in movies and television shows — alongside Burt Reynolds in B.L. Stryker, 13 episodes of Miami Vice, appeared in Porky’s II and Alan Carr’s remake of Where the Boys Are. Her emotionally powerful fan dance marked her return to the stage in 2011, and her S&M themed act with Tigger! made the audience roar at the BHoF Weekender in 2012.

 
Are you performing at BHOF this year? Which night? Do you want to give us a hint about what you'll be doing?

I am performing on Sunday night and will be doing a number with lighted nunchucks to Pat Benatar’s, “Love is a Battlefield”.

What are some of your favorite things about the BHOF Weekender?

Seeing everyone and then partying together.

 Have you taught a class before? If so, what do you like about teaching?

Yes, I have taught before! I love being in touch with the new Neo-Burlesque movement.
 
Camille performing at BHOF, 2011.
Photographer credit pending.
 

What do you hope students will get out of your class?

How to be confident! Also, to learn how to be a true burlesque queen, Camille 2,000 style!

Anything special they should wear or bring?

Nothing special to wear - just bring themselves!
 
You can register for Camille's class at
 
 
See Camille perform for the first time in 20 years:
 

If the embedded video above is not working you can view the clip at this URL: http://youtu.be/d3r_WC_RFlk
 
True to Jennie Lee's vision, the classes support both the BHOF collection and the legends themselves!
 
Special thanks to Coco Te Amo for administering the legend interviews for the classes.
 
 

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