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

Monday, 31 January 2011

Katy Perry fragrance launch.

It's not a great photo - but here's a shot of me performing fire eating at Katy Perry's 'Purr' perfume/fragrance launch late last year at Circus Covent Garden, London.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Bar Del Fico - Rome

Here are some more outstanding photos from my September performances at Bar Del Fico Rome, taken by the very talented Gianni Di Venanzo. Once again I love the vintage aesthetic.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Bar Del Fico - Rome

A photo from Bar Del Fico, Rome.

In September 2010, I performed at a stunning bar in Rome called Bar Del Fico. It mixed modern design with rustic kitchen/home antiques, and the food is to die for. If I could eat there everyday for the rest of my life, I would.
It's family run, and the daughters are responsible for the design. When I was in Rome, I spent some time with one of them, Valentina/She Frame. An amazing video artist, responsible for creating the exquisite vaudeville, circus stage you can see behind me in this photo. 
I absolutely adore this photo, the composition is so striking, as well as the tones... It really does remind me of a photo from one of the old american circus side shows!

Paname Burlesque Revue Paris.

I was in Paris this past weekend - a very busy weekend indeed! Four shows in three days, plus a photo shoot for a magazine, and an interview for French TV.
I performed a 1920s inspired burlesque routine, with giant feather fans, and an art deco fakir fire show. I tried out a new stunt - I can place the fire torch in contact with the sole of my foot for over 30 seconds!! (That's a long time when it's live!)
I performed at Balajo with Lady Flo and Neo Retro. It was a great event, with a fantastic audience. Here are some photos:

I also performed at 1515, and at a comedy club with Chloe Van Paris.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Sick Nurses Party - Lausanne, Switzerland.

 A short video of me performing a mini Sideshow at a brilliant Fetish Party in Lausanne, Switzerland run by the Paranormal Society.
The outside of the night club had a giant sculpted condom on the wall...

VavaVoom - Edinburgh

In December I performed my art deco fire show at VavaVoom In Edinburgh's Electric Circus.

It was a great night, with a great line up featuring: Myself, Cherry Loco, Vendetta Vain, and Miss Hell's Belle.
Here are some photos of my fire show. It's the first time ever performed without something decorative on my head! Yikes!

I have some amazing things coming up this year. New fire and sideshow stunts, more stunning costumes and many more creative collaborations! Bring on 2011!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Requiem - Bath of Blood PART II

Well... Youtube have deleted 'Requiem' due to content of an overtly sexual nature.
The content was not overtly sexual, nor was it offensive to the majority of people on Youtube who post ridiculous videos of their cats farting. I think it's ironic that Youtube can host Porn, but not semi-nude performance art.

I have since uploaded it onto Vimeo, you can find it HERE....

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Requiem - Bath of Blood

A few months ago I created a performance for Torture Garden's annual Halloween Ball - Based on the notorious regal murderess, Countess Elizabeth Báthory. I bathe in a bath of blood, and eat fire.
Báthory is legendary for using the blood of slain virgins to bathe in, she believed that it would retain her diminishing beauty. There's more information about her here.

I really enjoyed combining Catholic imagery, legend and modern music/performance together to create this show, I've titled it Requiem because I thought it quite appropriate:

Requiem or Requiem Mass, is also known as Mass for the dead (Latin: Missa pro defunctis) or Mass of the dead (Latin: Missa defunctorum), is Mass celebrated for the repose of the soul or souls of one or more deceased persons, using a particular formula of the Roman Missal. It is frequently, but not necessarily, celebrated in the context of a funeral."

Here's the video from NYE performance of 'Requiem' at Salon Rouge Cambridge: 

Unfortunately I wasn't able to use blood for this particular performance, as the venue wouldn't allow it. (I think that they were worried about the stage upholstery) 
Water was used instead - I hope the performance still is impactual as intended.