This number evolved out of my desire to somehow, someway, find a new and exciting way to use Isis Wings. Isis Wings are basically a giant cape traditionally used by belly dancers, with secret sticks so that you can raise said giant cape high above your head thusly becoming majestic. I couldn’t find a real definition of Isis Wings so yep... that is your April Webster definition. Giant cape, secret sticks, MAJESTY!! I hadn’t seen a number that used Isis wings as a giant cape so I figured this was great place to start for inspiration. This lead me to thinking.. Who is the best cape-wearer? The answer was clear- BATMAN!!! Challenges for this number were trying to fit all of my reveals into 2 minutes! Can you say high-energy?? I can also let you know that the skinnier the stick, the better. There was an exceptionally hilarious dress rehearsal involving fatter sticks, and lets just say... bigger was not better this time around. I think this number works because it draws a positive emotional response from an audience thanks to Batman being a beloved icon. The tempo of the theme song immediately has people feeling excited and Isis wings are a great gimmick. I would love to rework this someday to be abit longer so its not quite as stressful getting out of that darn bodysuit but its still quite fun for now. Check out my version of Batman HERE
My adventures in Burlesque Choreography!