Oh, redpepper, I am so thrilled for you!
And how beautiful, to be able to express your inner journey in that outward way. I hope your audience sensed what a gift they received. Of course most of them wouldn't have any way of knowing, but still somehow the inner self shines through.
I grok that performers "moment," too. I've never performed burlesque, but I have done lots of theatre and vaudeville, and I've come to know that moment pretty well. Yum.
Oh, my dear red, I am just so SO delighted for you . . .