Today we bring you a new clip by The Ugly Kings featuring a burlesque dancer as the only subject in the video, besides the music. The dance performance has won awards has promised to win more in future burlesque competitions. The song is called “Black Widow“.
A message from the band:
Black Widow is about seduction and manipulation. It’s about someone you love to hate and hate to love. It’s about someone that pulls you in with promises of affection and uses that to pull your strings. Ultimately the message is uplifting as it’s about having the strength to walk away from something so toxic and stand on your own two feet again.”
A message from the dancer in the video clip, Ms Ferri Maya:
Black widow has been apart of my life for nearly 2 years. It has developed into one of my strongest performances pieces over this time. How you see ‘Black Widow’ now, won’t be what you’ll see by the end of the year. It has transformed from the artist’s thoughts and musicians feel, to the performer’s interpretation; and I’ve loved every minute of it. Performing to every beat, lyric and riff.
My performance of ‘Black widow’ has and still is being mentored by one of the greatest burlesque performers of all, Ginger Lee Valentine.
This performance has won me the title of Miss Burlesque Melbourne and will be appearing at Miss Burlesque Australia, Perth international burlesque festival and New York Burlesque Festival.
Not only am I grateful for these opportunities, but I am grateful to the band who has been with me every step of the way, with words of encouragement and belief. I have danced with the Ugly Kings for as long as they’ve been a band. Travelling worldwide with their songs as my backing track. I am so proud of them and all they have achieved. I am so excited to see this collaboration of ‘Black Widow’. The first time the performer and musicians vision come to life.”