Unfortunately, the time has come to end my Cabaret module and I can safely say that in my three years at university, it has been one of my highlights. To be able to explore a subject I am so passionate about in so much historical detail has been insightful and hugely interesting. It has also changed my perception of the genre completely to realise that it encompasses a huge amount of ground, not just the stereotypical image created by films such as Cabaret. From what I have learnt in this module, I have a real interest in continuing to investigate performance poetry as a possible avenue for me to start performing in cabaret and have already started to perform the poem I wrote for this module at Open Mic nights. I also want to continue to go and see as much cabaret as possible to pursue my interest.
I am going to finish on another Camille O’Sullivan song which she uses to end many of her gigs:
The end is not the end,
The dance is never over.