Thought we’d let you know that Chou Chou’s new cabaret show “Blissfully Being” is profoundly touching those who have attended her DC area preview and San Diego debut. Based on her life as an entertainer on the autistic spectum, she sings and coos tales of her experiences with open-hearted positivity, all in her inimitatable style. “I have been asked so often to add my voice to the understanding of what we know about Autism, especially autistic women. I feel a responsibility to do so, but I can be very shy when not performing, so it is a struggle. But I light up when onstage, and that has always been my best way to communicate, so I have created this new show”.
This is no advocacy presentation or lesson in autism. Fans of Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra are well aware of Chou Chou’s unique ability to melt hearts and spread believe-in-your-dreams joy among all in attendance, and she shines best when strolling a room, sharing romantic songs. So she has created her own kind of advocacy, using her skills as an accomplished performer. “I simply love. I am autistic and happy and lead a complete life, and some may think that is not possible. I am simply sharing who I am, authentically, as a performer, and as an autistic woman, and I choose do it with love”.
There’s a good chance you may rethink some of what you think autism is and enjoy a charming night out as well. You can join Chou Chou with musicians Harry Appelman (piano), Henry Tyszler (violin), and David Jerigan (bass) at the Cabaret at Fredericksburg Square Friday, Nov. 11.
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Chou Chou performing “Blissfully Being” at the Love and Autism Conference in San Diego