When you cannot joke about the darkness of life, that’s when the darkness takes over.
Amanda Palmer Quotes
Brechtian post-punk queen of the cabaret, Amanda Palmer celebrates her birthday today.
Her history as one half of The Dresden Dolls, siamese twin musical duo, The Evelyn Sisters, and original role as Boston street statue has led to exposure worldwide.
Amanda often performs in the UK and was a regular sight at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival. She was busy guesting in shows such as Vive le Cabaret.
Amanda Palmer is known for her ninja gigs – unannounced performances in unusual settings – and online interaction with fans. Last year she wrote a blog about being unashamed to take money from audiences. It’s a really honest explanation of life for an artist.
In 2013 Amanda Palmer also stuck it to The Daily Mail after they wrote an article about her onstage nip-slip and ignored the actual gig itself. She stripped off in protest, not unlike Femen. For that we salute her!
Watch part four of Amanda Palmer’s Who Killed Amanda Palmer video series. This is the music video for ‘Runs In The Family’:
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Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
(Main image from Nick Mitchell)