My how times change. Less than 15 years ago almost everyone in the burlesque community knew almost everyone else and conflict was most often settled by conversation. A few years later disputes in the now vastly expanded burlesque world were decided by the court of social media. Today, burlesque performers are settling their differences through the legal system – often with extreme results.
Is this new dynamic a sign that burlesque has become a "real" industry or evidence that we're imploding? What changes do we foresee in the coming years? Is this the end of the burlesque world as we know it or just another wave of change to be waited out?
Roxy Stardust: International Travelling "GlasVegas" Showgirl Burlesque, GoGo Dancer and Cabaret Performer.
Described as "Explosively Gallus" and dubbed the” Powerhouse of Scottish Burlesque," Roxy Stardust brings 100% to each performance and so much more! She has performed throughout the UK, Europe and has toured the US multiple times. She has shared a bill with some of the world's premier performers and delighted audience members both at home and internationally. Roxy is a pioneer of the neo-burlesque scene in Scotland. She is recognised as one of the top producers of Scottish burlesque and cabaret and has played a vital role in the revival of burlesque throughout Scotland. Roxy is producer of the “Glasgow Festival of Burlesque”, “Roxy’s Round-Up: Cabaret Showcase” which encourages new performers to take their first steps on stage and holds residencies at both of Glasgow’s top cabaret venues. She is a frequent and popular host at the Edinburgh Fringe and and produces Scotland’s only monthly independently produced burlesque showcase. She’s a trained singer, actress and an experienced compere experienced at handling the even most raucous of crowds with her usual Glaswegian tact… or perhaps lack of. Roxy can often also be found performing as her Drag King alter ego “Rodeo McGregor” or as her sassy grandmother “Granny Stardust” both of whom have many acts of there own!