This week on the podcast, we international pole artist, Marion Crampe! On this episode, we talk about how Marion dreamt of being being a professional dancer as a child, and how she made this a reality, despite the skepticism of others; how she works collaboratively as a dancer, model, and muse to create art; the inspiration behind her Eye Contact experiment at Pole Expo; and she shares her advice on how to be successful, and happy, as professional pole traveler. Watch/listen to the full episode here, then check out more from Marion below...
Where did you grow up, and what is your current home town?
I’m born in Lourdes, south of France. After few years with no home base, I finally established in Girona Spain, hometown of my beloved husband.
Can you share a favorite pole dance photo of yourself?
I have many favorite ones. Maybe one of the latest ones is from the new session I had with Malena Altamirano in the stunning municipal theater in Girona.
And a favorite non-pole-life photo?
I love that picture captured by my husband a year ago in Cadaques, Spain. I didn’t know he was taking a picture. I was probably meditating about the beauty of Earth. She is looking really beautiful from this side of the world.
What’s your go-to pole move?
Give us a sexy floorwork song.
What’s a YouTube pole dance video we should check out?
Haruna left me totally speechless with this performance. She is a complete piece of Art.
Give us a song that makes you want to immediately strip off your clothes and jump on the pole.
Show us an inspiring image.
I love this artist Spencer Tunick. He explains "individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape. The bodies extend into and upon the landscape like a substance. These grouped masses which do not underscore sexuality become abstractions that challenge or reconfigure one's views of nudity and privacy."
Who would you like to see interviewed on the Pole Parlour Podcast?
Jason Lam, Josh Taylor, Pink Puma… I would love to hear actually about anyone as this community is filled up with amazing people.
Thank you so much, Marion! XXX