Interview with a Geek: Marcia

It's here! The second interview in our series learning more about the members of LXBD. This time, we interviewed Marcia, aka Esme (sort of), aka our unofficial troupe mother.

                                                                                                                                            Look at that sass!

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How'd you come up with your stage name?

I don't really have a stage name. I thought about it for a while and landed on Esme. I don't really use it though. I'm confused enough without having to remember to answer to another name!!! 

When did you first start bellydancing?

Let's see. I took my first bellydance class in the summer of 2006. It was a cabaret-style class taught at a community center. I took it because it sounded like a fun way to get me out of the house and a bit active during summer break with the kids. I had so much fun with the class. It reignited my love of dance. And I never looked back.

Why'd you decide to join LXBD?

How could I not? Bellydance AND geekiness in one place??? It's a dream come true. Plus, you know, stalking Emily.....shhhhhhhh.

What's been your favorite experience with LXBD so far?

Performance-wise, Geektastic!!! That show was amazing and crazy and so much fun. The audience was so responsive and receptive. That is always a huge thrill. Although truly, any time I get to bring out my mad Jedi skills is a huge plus. Nonperformance-wise, going to DragonCon. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG let's do it again!!

You can become the companion of one Dr. Who doctor. Which one do you choose and why?

Wow. That is a super tough question. Original Who? New Who? Gah!!! I think I would probably go with Nine though (Christopher Eccleston). He had just come out of a horrible war and was very alone. He definitely needed a friend. Someone to show the universe to. Someone to have a bit of fun with. And yet he was fiercely protective at the same time. So serious and yet very silly at times too.

Why do you perform?

Because Emily forces me too. Such a harsh taskmistress!!! Honestly though, when I'm performing I tend to forget a lot of worries and concerns. Getting feedback from an audience makes all the hard work so worthwhile.