Mat Fraser has worked in modern sideshow for over ten years, in cabaret for twenty years, and in neo burlesque since They married on the 6th of May , six years and one day after they first met performing in a burlesque show at Sideshow by The Seashore. What was it you particularly admired about what you saw in each other? Julie: There were two things — well, to be honest, three things — that first attracted me to Mat. Secondly, within thirty minutes of meeting him, Mat taught me how to do a rear naked choke hold which, if done correctly, restricts blood to the carotid arteries and can knock someone out in seconds and kill in minutes.
Exposed: Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser (Partnerships Series)
Julie Atlas Muz & Mat Fraser -
Good morning on this freezing Friday. We received more than submissions, and this week we are highlighting a few of our exemplary neighbors. Muz told the huddle before the red curtain rose and the room went dark. Fraser and Ms. They called the theater their chapel and their community center.
Burlesque fans of all shapes, sizes, genders, abilities and preferences, rejoice: It's finally time for the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. With shows on Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7 , this year's festival brings diversity to the forefront. Born with phocomelia, a rare disorder caused by the intake of thalidomide before birth, Mat Fraser says burlesque is "one of the outsider genres of performance that accepts different-bodied people, notably in my case disabled people".
Our immortal title characters are being portrayed by the performance artists Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, a husband and wife who met while working in a sideshow on Coney Island. On the surface, I have little in common with Mr. Fraser and Ms. I have no experience in burlesque like the Detroit-born Ms. Muz or a visible physical deformity like the British-born Mr.