Workshops VBF 2017

24. Mai: Jo Boobs Weldon

24. Mai: Jo Boobs Weldon

Jo Boob Weldon's “The Bubble Dance“
In this workshop you’ll learn what kind of balloons to use in a bubble dance, how to inflate them quickly, and how you can reuse them. Then the fun begins, as you begin handling them right away, discovering how to use every part of your body to move them around, how to conceal and reveal with them, and, most importantly, how to keep them from popping before you’re ready. The class will close with a brief group choreography. Plus, you get to keep your balloon! Inspired by Rand the Vampire’s bubble class at BurlyCon, and with his blessing and guidance, this class introduces bubbledancing to a brand new audience. Jo Weldon's Bubble Dance students, known as the Titillations, have performed at The Slipper Room and the New York Burlesque Festival.

 

14:00 - 16:00 (gr. Saal)
€55.- 
2 hours
min. 4 students / max. 15 students


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Millergasse 42-44
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Photo © Bettina May

 

About Jo Boobs Weldon
Jo Weldon, aka Jo Boobs, is a pioneer in the neo-burlesque movement, and has been voted one of the Top 20 burlesque performers six years in a row in 21st Century Burlesque's annual international poll. She has been the Headmistress of the The New York School of Burlesque since 2004. She is a believer in burlesque as a means to introduce people who are shy about their bodies to enjoy the power of playful and/or confrontational exhibitionism, as well as creativity and self-expression through self-initiated theatrical performance. She has published numerous articles on burlesque, striptease, stripping, and sex work in general in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies since 1994. She is the author of "The Burlesque Handbook" (Harper Collins), the first book ever published on how to create burlesque routines, with a foreword by Margaret Cho, and has produced several acclaimed video programs for burlesque beginners with World Dance New York http://worlddancenewyork.com.

24. Mai: Satans Angel

24. Mai: Satans Angel

Old School Secrets Tips and tricks of the trade 
In this class Angel will teach you the tips and tricks of a lifetime as only an Award Winning Burlesque Legend can. She has almost 50 years of Burlesque to show and tell. Things you always wondered about but never dared to ask. The burlesque legend Satans Angel will tell you secrets that will help you make your act special and stand out. From connecting to the audience to understanding your own body and costume pieces to slay on stage. She will talk, props, lights, stage, floor work, feathers and all kinds of old school things you can only hear from a true legend. And if you are lucky, she’ll share some stories of her life as an LGBT Burlesque dancer in the Burlesque heyday!

Come prepared with a notebook, pen and some refreshments if you feel you need something during the workshop. Short Q&A in the end. Satans Angel Merchandise Available ...so bring cash!

16:00 - 18:00 (kl. Saal)
€55.-
2 hours
min. 4 students

Beat 1060
Millergasse 42-44
1060

About Satans Angel
Since coming out of retirement in 1997 and into our new world of burlesque in 2000, Satan’s Angel has been setting the stage on fire, again! Angel has been performing burlesque from her debut in San Francisco in 1961, to when she retired in 1987. She’s toured Canada and above, Asia, Mexico, South America, Australia, South Pacific Islands, Europe and all of the USA except for 3 states. She’s toured with Bob Hope’s USO Shows, Numerous Ann Corio shows "This was Burlesque". Worked the Playboy Club/circut as a singer and also starred in the all girl Topless band the Hummingbirds. Headlined in Las Vegas for Minsky, Barry Aston, And almost all of the Exotic dance clubs to the smaller Casinos. She was also Known as the longest running Stripper ( 12 years) in Las Vegas. She has been in hundreds of books and Magazine from all over the world! Plus TV, Radio and music videos such as Peaches "I mean Something", Margaret Cho "I kissed Anna Nicole" And Played David Arquettes Mother on a new TV pilot "Trucked Up", Avenged Sevenfold "Bat Country". Right now she is finishing her book (still untitled). She’s a Burlesque Hall of Fame Legend award winner and has a patent pending on her signature fire tassel twirling, five tassels total! She’s headlined in the neo burlesque scene at the Some of the greatest and biggest Burlesque festivals for the last 20 years, like the Hollywood Burlesque Festival, the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, Viva Las Vegas, and Tease-O-Rama, and of course Exotic World/BHOF.

 

27. Mai: Julie Atlas Muz

27. Mai: Julie Atlas Muz

Brighter the Rhinestones 
The sparkliest part of your outfit onstage should be your eyes, not your rhinestones.  No matter how bright and beautiful your costume is, if your eyes are dead it doesn’t matter.  Julie will take you through a series of exercises and games to brighten your eyes and enliven your performance. We will also play with fixed point, 4 Chekhov movement qualities and other techniques to keep your performances from being boring.

12:00 - 14:00 (kl. Saal)
€55.- 
2 hours
min. 4 students 

Beat 1060
Millergasse 42-44
1060

About Julie Atlas Muz
Julie Atlas Muz, one of the most acclaimed and prolific conceptual performers and choreographers in New York, has been a Whitney Biennial Artist, A Valencia Biennial Artist, Ethyl Eichelberger Award Recipient, Lambent Fellow, and a Franklin Furnace Artist, Julie has also been deemed “Royalty of Burlesque” by the New York Times, wining both Miss Exotic World and Miss Coney Island 2006.   Fraternizing with artists in Ho Chi Minh City, playing Vivienne Leigh as Blanche DuBois in North Carolina or touring France while dancing inside a giant balloon Julie was recently sainted by Rev Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping for her dedication for live performance.  In a first for contemporary Burlesque artists, Julie has franchised her award winning acts in Las Vegas (Absinthe and Zombie Burlesque), Dubai (The Act), France (Cabaret New Burlesque) and Australia (Absinthe). Recently Julie appeared in 9 episodes of Ireland’s Longest Running Soap Opera “Fair City” and also directed both the SPAZMS, and Amanda Palmer’s new music videos!  Julie proudly co-created ONEOFUS with her one and only true love Mat Fraser. Their flagship show “Beauty and the Beast” directed by Improbable’s Phelim McDermott enjoyed sold out runs with standing ovations in London (New Vic), NYC, (Abrons), Chicago (MCA) and  Australia (Adelaide Theatre Festival). 

Photo © Mark Shelby Perry

 

27. Mai: Jett Adore

27. Mai: Jett Adore

Jett Adore's “Secrets of Stage Presence“
What is the X-Factor that makes a performer breathtakingly compelling? What is stage presence and how do you achieve it? How can you embody an energy that fills the stage and how do you create acts with epic impact? Jett will guide you through improvisational workshop techniques to inspire creating, rehearsing, and performing, and drawing out the superstar within you, all from an actor's perspective. Unlock the tools to combat self-consciousness and stage fright and learn about Jett’s concepts of "Active Intention" and his “Five S’s of Burlesque”, vital components of achieving the full potential of your own star quality.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes to move in.
What to bring: Note-taking materials and plenty of childlike playfulness.

14:15 - 16:15 (kl. Saal)
€55.- 
2 hours
min. 4 students / max. 15 students


Beat 1060
Millergasse 42-44
1060

About Jett Adore
Jett Adore is “the LaBron James of Burlesque” and “the sexiest, biggest, most talented star on the male burlesque circuit.” (Playgirl Magazine). "The No-Pantser Romancer"…"The Diamond Stud"…"The Prince of Burlesque"…"The Las Vegas Showboy"…“The Bare-Naked Body Poet”...Jett was named the world’s “Most Innovative” performer by the Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame. He is the starring male performer in Dita Von Teese’s world tours “Strip Strip Hooray!” and “The Art of the Teese”. He also created, directs, co-produces and stars in his male-burlesque show “Diamond Studs”, “where mancandy meets fine art”, which debuted in the summer of 2015 for a run in Provincetown, NYC, and Fire Island (US). Known for his epicly theatrical performances, he has headlined in some of the largest Burlesque shows and festivals around the world, most recently throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, Italy, France, Austria, the UK, and the US. Along with “The Temptress of Twirl”, Frenchie Kiss, Jett is half of the 2012 Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “World’s Best Duo”. Jett Adore is also one of the Stage Door Johnnies, the world-renowned male burlesque trio, who are the Burlesque Hall ofFame’s “World’s Best Burlesque Group 2011”. They have also been awarded “Artists of the Year, 2010” by The Burlesque Innovation Guild, and are ranked among the World’s “Top 10” Performers by 21st Century Burlesque. As well as starring in their own weekly show in Chicago, they have debuted their show in NYC with Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming, and have toured their shows around the world. Born and raised on the Isle of Romantica, he is the internationally beloved icon of glamour, passion, and lusty elegance. "Jett's artistic, playful, sexy, scandalous, and sophisticated performances are male striptease at it's finest."

Photo © Brian Smith

 

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