INTERNATIONAL CABARET GODDESS
Q: How would you describe your work?
A: An explosion of FUN!!! Connecting with people and giving them experiences of pure JOY and VULNERABILITY via song, costume, theatrics and HUGS. It can be over-the-top EXTRAVAGANZAS one minute, then an intimate, heartbreaking BALLAD the next.
Q: How did it start?
A: I’ve always loved to dress up in girls’ clothes. It wasn’t until moving to London in 2015/16 that I discovered the world of drag. East London brought me sights and sounds I’d never seen or heard before – edgy, political, creative, genderfuck and all the in betweens. It opened my eyes to self expression and art making and helped me establish my new persona – GINGE.
Q: Can you describe your process?
A: Dreams, music and ridiculously stupid thoughts have a big influence on how I create. Once I have an idea in mind, I try to visualize it from the audience’s perspective – kind of like a director.Then I start to doodle costume ideas and interpret them to my incredible costume designer– Ride-Or-Die Tina! She has the power to unlock the cacophony of scribbles and, produce a stunning/ iconic, piece that fits like a glove every time! I just wanna create exciting, mind-blowing, side-splitting work that brings LIGHT into people’s lives and challenges us all to grow. I’m looking forward to collaborating with incredible artists that INSPIRE me and SCARE me a pinch. Hehe!
Q: Why do you do it?
A: I get the most enjoyment from subverting people’s expectations... i.e. How can I go from looking glamorous and statuesque to gross and REVOLTING?? Eat an entire chicken then vomit it out? Maybe?, My mum said I’m not allowed to do that anymore... Ok, Margaret!
Q: What makes you most happy, and why?
A: OK, where do I start... BREAKFAST, making out with beautiful lips, friends, sunsets; BREAKFAST, laughing like an idiot with friends, Jody, BREAKFAST, sex, sushi, music (loving Yebba at the minute), BREAKFAST, swimming at the beach, sunshine yellow; BREAKFAST, cuddles, love - (I’m a hopeful romantic), BREAKFAST, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, BREAKFAST, BREAKFAST, BREAKFAST and BREAKFAST. And why? Just ‘cause.
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