Today marks the first of many A Muse Mondays. I started this little project months ago, when I realized that I didn’t know enough about my fellow Show Ponies. Now, as I’ve met a great many of inspirational ladies, gentlemen and some I would consider neither, it was a challenge to choose who would go first, so I rolled the dice and got Lucky, Minx that is. When I started burlesque a mere year ago, I had seen her perform on many occasions. Her classic flair combined with her palpable joix de vie are two of the reasons she is what people refer to as A Natural. I am delighted to call her a friend, mentor and inspiration. Ladies and Gentlemen, Our Lady Of Fortunes, With Mighty Proportions: Lucky Minx:)
Gracie: Hey Lucky! Thanks for taking the time to answer a few of my questions while you’re out showing your…talents to most of the southern states. Let’s get started. Where did you get your name?
Lucky Minx: I’ve always considered myself quite fortunate, so when I thought of “Lucky Minx” it felt appropriate.
Gracie: How long have you been performing burlesque?
Lucky Minx: 4.5 years
Gracie: Do you have a signature colour?
Lucky Minx: Can’t say that I have one, but I know I look fabulous in turquoise.
Gracie: Alright, now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Do you have a signature move?
Lucky Minx: I do actually. I only became aware of it recently. I do this recognizable head movement as a means of communicating with the audience. It’s part coquettish, part nonchalant and seems to work quite well for me.
Gracie: Do you have a favourite body part?
Lucky Minx: It’s really hard to pick just one! Most recently I think I’d have to say my muscular arms. I have this new number where I flex my biceps while twirling tassels. I always have people commenting on my “pipes” after the show.
Gracie: What is the most important part of your number?
Lucky Minx: Concept. I love to tell a story with my performances. It’s important that the piece has an over-arching storyline. I also love a good punchline. Even if the act isn’t elaborate, I like to give it a little twist.
Gracie: Do you think you’ll ever retire?
Lucky Minx: I’ve been debating this recently. I think as long as I can come up with good ideas I’ll keep performing them.
Gracie: Do you have any words of wisdom for budding showgirls?
Lucky Minx: Be positive, be creative, take pride in what you do.
Gracie: Thank you so much for sharing a bit of yourself with me, and the inter web. Toronto looks forward to your return. And I look forward to some
balloon popping when you get back.
Be sure to follow Lucky’s adventures on her blog – The Climbing Showgirl.