8 weeks; learn artful and innovative removals of iconic costume pieces
Choreographing an entire burlesque act is overwhelming for many amateur performers. This class is designed to make the task manageable by examining traditional burlesque costume pieces one at a time. Each class will focus on a different piece: gloves, stockings, corset, panel skirt, boa, and jacket/cape. The two final classes focus on practice and constructive feedback. An introductory segment will present a short fashion history of the garment, the sensual significance of the part of the body it covers, and a couple inspiring removals by today's stars. The bulk of each class will be hands-on learning of how to manipulate each costume piece for maximum impact. All rehearsal costume pieces provided (students will be asked to bring own corsets where possible).
Open to all levels of experience. Taught by The Lady Josephine