Space pals ⚡️
(I totally butchered the blonde Bowie wig for @myfriendwhodoesglass so he’s wearing my old Space Pants wig...finally feel less bad for owning 10 different blonde wigs heheh) Both Ziggy costume’s/hair/makeup are by me! The Ziggy cover suit is hand painted with a stencil that put the GREAT in “disintegrate” 😞. I still have the patterns I have if anyone has Bowie costuming need haha.
Thank you @little.cinema for the photo and @houseofyesnyc + @brooklynmuseum for the incredible event!
WOW! Friday night was . . . out of this world!
Now that the adrenaline has worn off and I’ve had some time to absorb it all, I have to acknowledge how special it was. At our performers meeting before the event it was said that we’re performing in a museum so we’re officially art now. It was somewhat tongue-in-cheek but it has a much deeper meaning - the blurry line between “artist” and “performer” is one we constantly dance around. For me this event was a pinnacle in my circus journey.
I’ve been working on my Space Oddity / Major Tom act for years. It started out as an homage and sadly became a tribute a couple years ago. It’s an act that I’ve strived for in so many ways: mastering specific moves because they would help tell the story, costuming, programming the LED wheel so the lights propel the story as well, and I’m still tweaking it. I feel as if I’ve achieved the goal of creating an act that works on all levels: telling a story, evoking an emotional response, high-level acrobatic skills, visual awesome-ness. It’s taken me from roller disco parties to black box theaters to world championship competition to holiday entertainment for one of the richest families in the world. Yet it never quite fulfilled its aspiration . . . until Friday night.
To perform this act at The Brooklyn Museum as part of the magnificent "David Bowie Is" exhibition for Night of 1,000 Bowies and all of its Bowie-loving party people was a dream come true. I had the grand honor of being the finale of the event and judging from the most incredible reaction I’ve ever had from an audience, I think it was kinda perfect.
I am so full of gratitude for everybody who helped make this possible. Thank you @davidbowie @houseofyesnyc @little.cinema @brooklynmuseum @lola_star @dreamlandroller @barbaralovesyoga @circuswarehouse #svindelic @bindlestifffamilycirkus @circusconcepts @phoenixentertainmentnyc and many others along the way.
After all the sweat (and tears) dried and I was changed back into street clothes, hauling gear out to the parking lot, the woman working at the security desk saw me leaving, waited a beat, then said “Thanks Major.” Yes indeed. THANKS MAJOR!
Good morning, guys! 😊
Here’s the collage I was working on that you may have noticed on my Story this time last week - it’s the chorus from Looking For Satellites on the top of my new skateboard. 🛰✨
It’s been in my head for quite a long time - I love the song and I wanted to put the lyrics on my next skateboard because it’s a subtler Bowie reference that not everyone would get, so if someone does then I’d know they were really into his music. 😉
What do you think about these lyrics? Do they mean anything in particular to you? Personally I just interpret them as random, I’ve always kind of thought of them as a “very Bowie shopping list”. 😆 So I’d be interested if you guys have a more informed interpretation!
Anyway, I’m missing you guys, but my last two exams are on the 28th and the 30th, so I’ve still got awhile to go... although, there is a vinyl fair next weekend which I’ll be taking a break for, so I may be able to post any lucky finds from that before I’m free of exams. 🙂
Hope you’re all doing well, and having a lovely weekend! 💕
If you’re in the same position as me - that is, going through exams - I wish you all the best!