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Foreign Bodies presents the most fabulous and diverse cast of Burlesque artists. Singaporeans returning home and international artists from Asia and America celebrate the human body, particularly skin.
Art & Skin is the theme for this year’s edition of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival allowing creatives to design performance of unparalleled vulnerability, beauty and surprise.
Madge of Honor is the talented, sensual and entertaining presenter of the night. Dressed like a Singapore-girl from Singapore Airlines she succeeds breaking the code of conduct of an air hostess – proposing comedy and laugh out loud responses from an audience listening and following attentively. Madge of Honor smoothly drops her costume to reveal a gorgeous inked body, embraced in passion and trouble revealing at the end hilarious nipples tassels.
Foreign Bodies provides the lively atmosphere of a Saturday night; a full house responds to every single gesture, pose, and piece of clothing stripped from the body – revealing the fine and bright differences in every figure, every shape and all the shades of human skin.
Madge of Honor introduces one piece at the time, warming up the audience for a surprise, sometimes a tango starts off a sensual solo performance, other times a frog mask shocks one and all during a Burlesque dance where the performer gets hardly naked, exciting curiosity and increasing imagination beyond the obvious.
Burlesque allows the singers and actors to play with vulnerabilities, silliness, and sexy stories adorned with everyday materials like paper shopping bags in some instances, other times decorated with feathers and plumes.
It is about time Singapore gets a Burlesque show. A cathartic experience for some, genuine laughter for the majority, Foreign Bodies is mapping out an all new avenue of performance for the Singapore art scene, and it’s national and international artists. It’s delightful to see a packed house on a Thursday night at Esplanade celebrating skin and being nearly naked, with warm hearts and open arms the audience cheers for more.