Interview With Coco Deville
Firstly, welcome and for the reader please introduce who you are, what you do in the industry i.e. what type of performer you are?
Hello there dear reader, I am Coco Deville and I am a cabaret practitioner. Meaning I’m in control of every sliver of my stage shows, from the devising process, costume and choreography. This means my stage shows are deeply theatrical and highly conceptual. Welcome to my world I’ve created for you.
What are your skills as a performer?
My skills as a performer is to give my crowds a glorious escape from the humdrum of normality.
Tell us about your life as a performer? What have you worked on and what do you love?
Since I have a diverse repertoire and stage persona my life as a performer is pretty full on. I’ve worked various art house events, online advertising campaigns, festivals, music videos, documentaries as well as featuring heavily in the cabaret circuit. I love the fact I can make a living from my passion and my stage shows positively resonate with people on a level they may not have been expecting.
What’s your favourite venue in London to perform at and why?
I don’t have a favourite venue full stop since it’s the audience that holds the power and that’s always a constant variable. Which means regardless where you perform, how often you perform there you still have to prepare to keep your show fresh and alive.
What’s your favourite festival to perform at and why?
I love performing at boomtown festival. I’ve performed there as part of cabaret line ups, along side live bands / DJs as well as being a feature character actor as part of the whole immersive aspect of the festival . The sheer level of attention to detail on that scale is phenomenal and it’s an honour to be part of the collective.
How did you get involved with Gersch and Rox Presents?
I think it was from a recommendation from another performer since my style of work and Gersh and Rox’s approach towards events were a total match and all evolved from there.
What is your best highlight from your experiences working with Gersch and Rox Presents?
I think my highlight is just the backstage camaraderie in general, from pep talks between newbie and established acts, lending /help with costumes simply general feel good attitudes which of course translates into the stage shows.
What is it that sets Gersch and Rox apart from other event companies and entertainment producers?
What sets Gersch and Rox apart from other entertainment producers is their fearless energy injected into their productions. From the diverse line ups with acts from across the cabaret genre to the themes and concepts of the events themselves. Always innovative.
What’s your dream for Gersch and Rox Presents and where do you see the company in five year’s time?
For Gersch and Rox to own their own venue.
Why do you think the Gersch and Rox team work so well together?
The Gersch and Rox team work so well together since we all have respect towards our art and uphold high standards of professionalism so that energy is effervescent when placed altogether.
Why is it important within the industry to work with trusted experienced producers?
It’s important within the industry to work with trusted producers in order to keep the circuit alive and thriving since we’re all have to work together financially and artistically.
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