75017 Paris, France

Big Spender in Paris

Dance videos of Maria D’Arcy

  1. The mystery of love, a music video for Julie Rose Wilde
  2. The Naughty Dames of Paris
  3. Folks Back Home, by the Hut Dwellers
  4. Golden Hair at the Cent-Quatre in Paris
  5. Burlesque Blooms at the Cantada II
  6. Salomé, recital and dance at le Chat Noir
  7. Dancing the Pink Panther at l’Atelier Z
  8. Big Spender at le Cantada II
  9. Balinese dancing at the Casino de Paris
  10. Arabian Dancing at Atelier Z
  11. The Dance of Seven Veils
  12. The Gerry Ryan TV Show in Dublin
  13. A Saint Patty’s day message, 2021

“Wondergold,” was the theme of Daisy Deparys’ kabarett at le Cantada II bar at 13, rue Moret 75011 Paris, March 4th 2015.

My first inclination was to create a choreography to “Goldfinger”, as creation and surprise is the recipe of Burlesque, but another dancer had jumped in quicker to reserve the number. However, Daisy assured me “Big Spender” was still on theme, equating gold to money, so it was the latter Shirley Bassey number I did, followed by a bit of “Bumps and Grinds” to use the prized gold cloak that I bought in Pattaya, Thailand.

The song I danced to is Shirley Bassey’s version, released in 1967.

—Maria D’Arcy

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