July Workshops

TWO GREAT WORKSHOPS – FROM THE NEW YORK SCHOOL OF BURLESQUE!

1.  RADICAL GLAMOUR WITH JO “BOOBS” WELDON

JULY 16, 2PM-3PM:  

Which is the realest thing–classic glamourous burlesque, or neo-burlesque with a topical twist? Jo would not be passionate about burlesque if it were only one or the other. However, this class is about finding what’s rebellious and individualistic in our attraction to glamour and to the icons of mid-twentieth century burlesque striptease. Through exercises, discussion, and examinations of costume and bodily presentation, Jo will describe why she believes that objectification and display as it manifests in burlesque, circus, drag, fetish, and performance art is more than the search for another pretty face.

$20 (or take both for $35 – see below)

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2.  THE ARC OF THE TEASE WITH JONNY PORKPIE
JULY 16, 3:15PM-4:15PM:
You have the amazing costume—whether dazzlingly bejeweled silk corset or burlap gunny sack.  You have the brilliant concept—whether neo, classic, or downright insane. You have the incredible moves—whether bump and grind, shake and shimmy, kick and stomp, or trip and fall. So how can you take your act to the next level?The answer may just be: Arc. Arc, the rising tension that builds in your number from lights up to dress down. From the moment the curtains open, you have approximately four minutes to establish, develop, and conclude a burlesque mini-drama… all while taking off your clothes. Jonny Porkpie, producer and co-creator of Pinchbottom Burlesque (“New York’s masters of theater-burlesque fusion” -Burlesque Magazine) will uncover the dramatic structure of a burlesque act, from establishing your concept in the first few moments on stage, and building that concept up into a finale that will bring your audience to its feet.

Whether a story-based number or a classic tease, a fall-down-laughing comedy act or a slow seduction, a character exploration, an acrobatic extravaganza, or all six at once, a good arc can be the difference between an audience liking your act… and loving it.

$20 (or take both for $35 – see below)

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OR TAKE BOTH WORKSHOPS FOR ONLY $35

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