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The Invisible Cabaret Podcast

The Invisible Cabaret Podcast

By Invisible Cabaret
Join hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they talk about all things mental health, cabaret and burlesque.

Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe - exclusively devoted to exploring mental health. Through burlesque, comedy, original music and more, the troupe seeks to express and question assumptions and expectations surrounding mental health. Will you STRIP AWAY STIGMA with us?

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'I Was Reborn' | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine
Burlesque siren and Invisible troupe member Ida Sanguine joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose to talk about the origins of her burlesque career, her 'knack for sensual movement,' being a performer in lockdown, and the Law of Jante...  You can find Ida on Facebook, and on Instagram as @idasanguine. *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast!  Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Burlesque performer, Belle de Beauvoir (the quote we reference was on her Instagram story so has since expired, but she's well worth a follow all the same!) LIPA (Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts) LIPA Vogue Ball - the birth of Sanguine [as Jessica Rabbit] Law of Jante JournalSpeak with Nicole J. Sachs COFX coffee shop in London Parks & Recreation - how to watch in the UK And no, we still don't know what Ida said at the end... If you can understand, get in touch!  *** The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography www.invisiblecabaret.org
26:14
September 11, 2020
Redefining “Much” | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday
Join regular hosts Rosie Verbose & Ferrero Rochelle, as they chat with troupe member Blue Monday about creativity & mental health; specifically, how the need to make money affects our wellbeing. You can find Blue Monday on Instagram as @bluemonday.exe. CW: abuse at 28.37 - 32.34. Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Ada Lovelace – one of first coders, not to be confused with Linda Lovelace... The marketing creation of Blue Monday Extrinsic vs intrinsic goals: a sample study Cyberpunk and its links with the past 'Fig tree' piece - Belle Bluestocking explained her thinking on a recent podcast OCD info Mouncealot episode on processing trauma through art Perfectionism: some resources Warburtons wheat-free sourdough cob bread (Rosie's gratitude for the week!) National Domestic Abuse Helpline & the UK government website Erin's recipe : baby tomato & rosemary foccacia - stay tuned on our blog & socials! *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography www.invisiblecabaret.org
34:55
August 28, 2020
When I Was a Fig in the Cabaret... | Toxic Positivity & Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking
Today we’re joined by dancer and troupe sister Belle Bluestocking to talk about mental health and creativity, and what the two mean to her (kind of our theme, in case you hadn’t noticed). Belle opens up about dancing through her emotions, her beloved Sylvia Plath, and why ‘toxic positivity’ can be damaging to our mental health. Plus, did you know you can have a panic attack from happy excitement? Neither did we. Listen to the end to find out more… You can find Belle Bluestocking on Instagram as @issybee22. NB brief CW at 36 mins  Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. New York: Harper and Row, 1971 Limón contemporary dance technique, developed by Mexican dancer & choreographer José Limón Martha Graham (American modern dancer & choreographer) Alvin Ailey (American dancer and choreographer) 'Toxic positivity' Digging for diamonds cartoon Dyspraxia - some great support resources on the ArtsMinds website Long-read about dance & mental health ‘I May Destroy You’ on BBC iPlayer ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ on Amazon Prime What to do if your friend has a panic attack *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube. Mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography www.invisiblecabaret.org
36:57
August 14, 2020
Which Tree Were You at Drama School? | Processing Trauma through Comedy with Mouncealot
Episode 5 of #InvisiblePodcast brings you an interview with London-based actor and our 'resident clown', Kate Mounce, AKA Mouncealot. Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose enjoy a fun and meaningful chat about the art of clowning, CPTSD and BPD, laughing at vs. laughing with, trauma and its effects on the body, navigating vulnerability in performance, and making work that comes from your deepest, raw self. All in about half an hour. Who says we're not having a productive quarantine? You can find Mouncealot online at @mouncealot83 and via her theatre company, Beside Ourselves Collective (@besideourselves on Instagram and TikTok). If you are looking to create a performance about or inspired by your own mental health journey, Invisible Cabaret offers 1:1 workshop sessions. Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details. Things mentioned in the podcast: Beside Ourselves Collective (see above) - devised theatre collaboration between LISPA trained Kate Mounce and Fourth Monkey graduate Eleanor Young. C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) LISPA (now arthaus.berlin) École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques LeCoq Recommended reading: 'Waking the Tiger' by Peter Levine (about somatic experiencing and psychological trauma). *** Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message! The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more. You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube.  With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod  License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer Find more Invisible Cabaret on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
35:02
July 31, 2020
Balle Balle! | Burlesque and Bollywood with Bolly Ditz Dolly
Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose chat to Invisible Cabaret troupe member, Bolly Ditz Dolly, about burlesque, Bollywood and bhajis. Ditz has performed her unique brand of fusion-inspired neo-burlesque all over the shop, from Bitten Peach, OwPHWOARd and I Need to Cher, to being crowned the winner of Burlesque Idol UK 2019. In this episode, we explore her journey to burlesque, her creative process, and her passion for cooking samosas from scratch. You can find BDD online at @bollyditz.dolly. Read more about her burlesque journey in this blog, or have a listen to more stories about her South Asian background on the acclaimed Masala Podcast. Things mentioned in the podcast: Burlesque Idol  House of Burlesque classes Sajid Javid's political campaign  London Bi Pandas Fact check: the Tragic Silencing of Salem the Cat. *** Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod  License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer Find more Invisible Cabaret on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  You can also email us at invisiblecabaret@gmail.com.
34:50
July 16, 2020
It's So Nice to See FLESH | Creativity during Lockdown with Steph de Whalley
This episode, Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by Invisible Cabaret troupe member, Stephanie De Whalley, AKA 'Tootsie', known for her fancy footwork and heartfelt performances. Join us as we chat about staying connected to creativity and your craft, even in the midst of lockdown burnout. You can find Steph online at @stephdewhalley. She is represented by Simon & How. Things mentioned in the podcast: 'Magic Goes Wrong' by Mischief and Penn & Teller - see Steph in action in this rip-roaring show when theatres are up and running again! www.magicgoeswrong.com/ www.mischiefcomedy.com Self Employment Grant Equity union for performers and creative practitioners Mutual Aid volunteering - find out what you can do in your area Tom (i.e. Mr Steph) / follow him on Instagram Triller app - we highly recommend watching Steph & Tom's 'Club Night'  Little Angel Theatre - listen to Steph read 'The Frog Prince' as part of the Stories for Children playlist CBS dance lessons Open University *** Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-sh…es-of-spring License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography
33:54
June 11, 2020
Stop Being Emily Blunt | Bodies and Performing with Miss Mustardseed
Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose are joined by troupe member Miss Mustardseed. By day, Miss Mustardseed is a critical care nurse and a key worker in the Covid crisis. By night, she likes to sing, recite poetry, and take her clothes off with Invisible Cabaret. Join us as we chat about how the pandemic is affecting her life and mental health, dodging compliments, and how creativity has become a vital outlet for her (along with roller derby and binging Try Guys videos).  If you'd prefer to watch the episode, you can find it on our YouTube channel - search 'Invisible Cabaret' on YouTube!  CW: talk of eating disorders.  Below are time stamps to help you navigate:  00.00 - 08.09: introduction & choosing a burlesque name  08.09 - 14.00: performing with the Cabaret  14.00 - 19.05: being a nurse in a pandemic  19.05 - 37.20: eating disorders & body positivity vs. body neutrality  37.20 - end: weekly gratitude  Things Lily mentions:  NHS Wellbeing services for NHS workers: https://www.nhsemployers.org/news/2020/04/new-staff-health-and-wellbeing-support  Support for eating disorders: UK - https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/support-services/helplines  International: https://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/treatment-for-eating-disorders/international  Resources for families: https://familymentalwealth.com/families/  Megan Jayne Crabbe's book: 'Body Positive Power' - or check her out on Instagram: @bodyposipanda  Jameela Jamil's Vogue interview: https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/jameela-jamil-vogue-september-2019-issue. You can find her on Instagram as @jameelajamilofficial - or check out her passion project @i_weigh  Aphrodite Greene née Jones & Crystal Rasmussen's song sessions on Instagram: @tomglitter  Jonathan Van Ness, 'Over the Top' (@jvn on Instagram) 'Gay of Thrones' is available on YouTube and Amazon Prime  Emily Blunt's BALALALALALALAH moment frequently cited in this episode is available to watch in its full glory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjJKdQTD1bc (original source: The Graham Norton Show, BBC)  Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle.  With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk  Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-sh…es-of-spring  License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography
48:54
May 12, 2020
The Invisible Cabaret Podcast! | Episode 1: The Flower and the Sh*t
A new venture for these indoorsy times! Join hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they talk about the intersections between mental health and the creative arts. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle.  *** Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod Link: incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-sh…es-of-spring License: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography
26:15
April 11, 2020