ABOUT THE PODCAST
Founded in June 2019, Vive La Renaissance is a podcast about artists and eccentrics who have followed their dreams, walked an unconventional path and shaped the world around them using their imaginations. Hosted by award-winning cabaret performer, artist and writer, Beatrix Burneston. Vive La Renaissance seeks to create a golden age of enlightenment through the arts. The goals of the podcast are to:
-Elevate respect and opportunities for artists and eccentrics in America and the world.
-Help balance our reliance on technology by focusing on analog methods of creation and emphasizing craft.
-Use conversation and collaboration to build community.
-Re-enchant the world with wonder, curiosity and delight!
Artists live their lives on the front lines, often sacrificing comfort and security to walk their own path. For many of us, it is not simply a calling but a compulsion, an over powering instinct that can’t be ignored. Art is the means by which we make meaning out of of the experience of being human. The process of creating art is pure alchemy; artists transmute their experiences into art which has the power to then transform the creator and the audience both. Your soul is calling you to do something too, and each episode is a master class with experts who have mapped their own creative terrain. Vive La Renaissance! provides a peak into artist’s lives to see “how the sausage is made” and provides both practical advice and bottomless inspiration for everyone following a dream of their own.
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Beatrix (Trixie) Burneston is the founder of Vive La Renaissance! An artist, cabaret performer, writer and exuberant personality who hails from the weirdo capital of the world— Baltimore! After a decade in NYC, she is now based in Los Angeles. As a pioneer and champion of outsider art forms, Trixie has spent her life creating community through creativity. By elevating artists and revealing how the creative process works to the broader public, Trixie hopes to increase the power of art to change the world for the better. You can find out more about her here.
Sean Finn is the technical wizard of this podcast. More will be revealed about him later, but for now, you should know that he likes sailing, rum, sarongs and has a crazy long goatee that looks like a tornado. Also he was a violin prodigy.
These individuals inspired this project and must be acknowledged!
Burgundy Brixx was Trixie’s copilot the when the idea for this podcast was taking shape and without her support, encouragement and amazing advice, Vive La Renaissance wouldn’t exist.
Douglas Rushkoff and his book Team Human illuminated the path that joined creativity, community and collaboration together and suggested that a Renaissance was the tonic for these troubled times.
Gordon White and his podcast on magic, culture and the paranormal, called Rune Soup, is endlessly revelatory for Trixie and she hopes to one day visit his perma-culture farm in Tasmania.