SERGEY MELNITCHENKO

UKRAINE

IN MAGAZINE NO. 4

“Transvestites.

Girls bathing in tubs of beer. 

Drunk actors and even more drunk visitors. 

All of this – CLUB, the club where I’m working. 

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I walked by Club , years ago, as I came to Asia to work as a dancer. The last few months we perform in another Chinese club, which were more like a huge bar with a stage. 

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No of the  other visitors were dancing here. At one moment I realized how many great things are going on here and that’s how the series ‘Behind the Scene’ appeared in my mind.

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This is the reverse, the invisible side of the club, the atmosphere, a part of which I became. 

In ‘Behind the Scenes’ there is more burlesque than on the stage, the concentration of sexual fluids is more powerful than oxygen. There’s no deceit – it’s not a scene. 

It’s their everyday life, our life, or rather mine.

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They’re really young. Some of them were 18-19, some 21-22. All the girls are from Chengdu and nearest little towns. 

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I think that girls who chooses such kind of work don’t have good family conditions that’s why they decide to work, even in such sphere. 

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They’ll do everything - sex I can’t say for sure. 

But they dance. Some of them performed parts in their shows which we (foreigners) were also working, so we often worked together on the stage. Of course we accompany the guests; we drank with them and played chinese games, danced for them, danced with them, sang, and so on and so on.

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Many of girls really like what they do, but I always think  ‘enjoy the moment for salary’ will be better said“. 

 

Sergey Melnitchenko

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