THE SOFT TOUCH: : : TOKYO VAUDEVILLE ON A WARM MAY NIGHT

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Duncan (left) performed a piece on Echo & Narcissus.

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He is wearing Caron’s Narcisse Noir Extrait. Nao, the burlesque dancer standing to his right, is wearing L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Mimosa Pour Moi.

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The beautiful Yukiro, from Sweden,  is wearing Sisley Eau De Campagne.

Here: ready for action backstage.

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Miku Divine and Selena Monte Carlo, about to perform a hilarious skit on Chiquitita,  are seen wearing their own, pink and sweet perfume choices.

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Remiko, in a dress made by his wife, is doused in Annick Goutal’s Songes

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and Katy, one half of The Fig Sisters, is drenched in Gorilla Perfume’s Lady Boy.

It was a fabulous night out, and we are now in the process of recovery.

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19 responses to “THE SOFT TOUCH: : : TOKYO VAUDEVILLE ON A WARM MAY NIGHT

  1. Looks a fantastic do! Glad it all went well xx

    • Just such a shame the film of it on my iPhone didn’t bloody work. It keeps happening. D needs a record of his work, and I find that I can’t concentrate on what he is doing properly while trying to capture it on camera. Either or if you know what I mean. I wish I had just watched it now instead as it was quite complicated. He is fascinating to watch.

      • jennyredhen

        sounds like a repeat performance is necessary!!
        Duncan is looking very leonine.. Costumes are fab

      • ninakane1

        I know. I often feel split that way when filming Emily’s trapeze. i’d often rather just watch.

      • I think we need to invest in tripods.

      • We will talk about this obviously, but I don’t actually know how you CAN watch her, unless there is a great big ol’ safety net under her which I presume there is. You can tell even from still photos that she is a natural; so limber and lithe and born to do it. But at the same time, your heart must be in your mouth.

  2. Do you have a hangover perfume??

  3. tonkabeany

    They all look beautiful (D spectacularly so!), I love these pictures so much, the whole thing is bewitching, even when still and silent and especially with added info to bring us the perfume dimension.

    • Thanks. I love hovering about and trying to take some (non-standard drag-queeny) pictures, especially back stage for some reason. The people involved intrigue me, and I am loving D’s transformation into this strange performance art person. It’s like a different being has been unleashed.

  4. Duncan looks divine. And the second photograph looks so intriguing. I like question marks in stories, And that is what impetuous photography does. Making up the story afterwards and wondering about the scents and how they influence the actors . Wish for a magic carpet …

    • I took a bag of perfumes with me and people chose from them. I thought it would add to the performances (it certainly added to the atmosphere of the dressing room). Duncan’s piece was quite unfathomable in a way, but the audience were certainly pulled into it, wondering what it was all about.

  5. Holly

    Yes, but what was this? I actually want to know.

    • It’s a very small event called Tokyo Closet Ball, which is held a few times a year and is basically a kind of comedy show/drag queen event, but is more interesting that the standard gay thing in that it is also for burlesque dancers – so dancing girls and a bit of cabaret – and also what anyone wants – hence ‘The Mysterious Duncan Whom’ and his dream-like art performances. I like the openness of it all, the feeling of being part of a mini-circus troupe or something. It’s like a double life.

  6. Everyone looks amazing. They all must have emitted such a splendid fragrant aura.

  7. Incredible! I love when scent meanders through a crowd and ensnares them with its sillage. It creates quite an atmosphere, especially a scent as intoxicating as Songes.

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