Pinup December – Miss Anthropy
Hmmmm … I read a while ago that somebody once said this girl could making washing dishes sexy! Well – she took that as a challenge, developed an act and judging from the performance photos … she can! This incredible dancer and performance artist is the spectacular and uuber-talented Miss Anthropy, and WOULD YOU JUST LOOK AT HER IN THESE PHOTOS?! Taken mid-performance, they are some of the most beautiful images I’ve seen in a long time and I’m so proud she chose to share them here on Pinup December.
Miss Anthropy is a contemporary dancer; a theatre and film actor, a burlesque, fetish and stunt performer and she describes her style as “body paint, prosthetics and fire!” She is also incredibly beautiful, gritty, talented and creative.
“They say pride is one of The Seven Deadly Sins, so it seems entirely fitting to be mulling over this religious disobedience during the current uber-popular, commercial Christian holiday season.” (Miss Anthropy)
What Miss Anthropy is most proud of this year … (in her own words) “The thing I am most proud of is managing to make it through yet another year as solely a performing artist. It’s tough, and not as fun or as glamorous as it looks a lot of the time.
To put things in perspective, I toured Europe with the dance company at the start of this year, had posters up around Holland with my image on them and performed to a lot of people. Not long after that I’m totally broke, there’s no work going and I’m weeding gardens to make ends meet.
It can be a hard road juggling artistic integrity with having to pay your bills – keeps you grounded that’s for sure. But for some crazy reason I am still doing it and still pursuing that next level. I am grateful for the opportunities I receive and the artists I get to meet and collaborate with.
I would urge people not to be fooled by the “hype” – look past the Facebook “likes”, look past the photoshoots, the money, the safe commercial ideas – because there’s a whole world of active artists who are endlessly talented, have something to say, want to engage with you and are creating the most incredible works. Go on – treat yourself. Consider it a Christmas gift.”
Exciting news … Miss Anthropy’s mother has a beautiful vintage-inspired clothing line known as Yo Designs – The Dressmakers Wardrobe. This wonderful designer will be selling her wares at the 2015 Very Vintage Day Out so be sure to pop along and visit – I suspect you may even see Miss Anthropy herself wearing a little something from the line. The wiggle skirt and gloves Miss Anthropy is wearing in the photo below are from The Dressmakers Wardrobe.
Miss Anthropy’s charity of choice … NZ Women’s Refuge.
Join Miss Anthropy on Facebook: click here.
AND DON’T FORGET … you can get 15% off your purchase at Flo Foxworthy Costumier from now until the end of the year – just enter the code mumpty at checkout. ♥