What better way to kick off the weekend than to have a chat with one of our all-time favourites and queen of tassel twirling – Trixi Tassels! It’s time to meet this flame-blazing performer who will have us all enthralled next Friday…
What is your first memory of performing?
Tell us about the best and worst parts of being on stage.
Best parts are when you get that magical connection with the audience and they’re completely in the palm of your hand. You can be doing absolutely nothing on stage but they are totally enthralled. The worst parts are when you’re not feeling the act, not in the moment for some reason, and then that translates to your energy and that prohibits you connecting with the audience.
Do you have any traditions or rituals on the day of a show?
I try to eat lightly and I don’t drink until after I’ve performed. I go through my costuming spreadsheet to check I have every little item from the big costume items right down to the little things like spirit gum and jewellery.
How do you develop a new routine? Tell us a bit about the creative process.
Whats’s your favourite way to relax after a show?
With lots of wine or gin! It’s nice to hang out backstage for a bit away from the crowds to chill out a bit before the hustle bustle of heading out to the public space.
Do you have any secret talents?
Apart from being one of the world’s best tassel twirlers, I make a mean risotto.
Song you’re currently listening to on repeat?
Dead Radio by Rowland S. Howard. It’s got the best opening line to an album ever
Give us a tease about your upcoming act at Luscious Cabaret!
It’s raunchy, it’s hot, it’ll make you sweat!
We’re definitely excited to see what this lady has up her sleeve! Luscious Cabaret is on next Friday at the Albany, with tickets available here.