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Workshops 2024

We present the workshops of this year's festival.


Venue: Botel Marina, Saloon, 2nd floor.
12, - Euro per Workshop, you pay directly to the teacher before the Workshop.

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!Please make sure to arrive 5 to 10 minutes before. To be able to start on time!

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Workshops 2024

Thursday 16.05.2024:

Chair Tricks & Acro by Lucid Lucian, Him, BG 
When: 11:00 – 12:30 o'clock
Details: Discover the art of chair dance in a workshop that puts the spotlight on acrobatics and tricks. Whether you‘re just starting or looking to elevate your chair dance skills, our workshop provides a supportive environment where you‘ll learn various tricks and their corresponding regressions and progressions. Join us for a dynamic journey that caters to all skill levels and leaves you with a newfound sense of accomplishment and grace.     
Bring: Something to to drink between exercises, knee pads
For Who:
Beginner friendly, but with progressions to intermediate and advanced levels 

• 15 minutes before by Ziggy Follie, she, FR 

When: 13:00 – 14:00  o'clock
Details: You will learn all the dancer tips to be mentally and physically ready to give your best on the stage. anchoring, visualization, breath...
Bring: confort clothes, pen and paper 

For Who: everybody

• Musicality & Improvisation by Magenta Lust, She, SCOT

When: 14:30 – 15:30 o‘clock
Details: Suitable for beginners for a fun introduction into burlesque and performance, as well as established performers. An in-depth look into the importance of musicality within performance - knowing your chosen act music inside and out, the beats, melodies and lyrics, and how they can all be used together to strengthen the storytelling of your routine. Having confidence in knowing your music thoroughly also allows for improvisation if and when things go differently to expectations. Therefore we will also look into building confidence and ability in improvisation. We will have a play with some, what I like to call, Spontaneitease - so please come along with some random, fun song suggestions. 

Bring: Can bring costume pieces, props etc, though not a requirement 

For Who: everybody

Friday 17.05.2024:

• Slow Swing Burlesque Affair by Fallka La Coquine , She/Her, CZ
When: 10:30 – 12:00 o'clock
Details: Immerse yourself in the soulful beats of blues swing as we unravel the secrets of graceful, unhurried movements. Feel the music pulse through your veins as we explore the languid elegance of slow-motion burlesque. Blues Swing Basics: Learn the fundamentals of blues swing movements, focusing on the subtle nuances that make each step a work of art. Sensual Choreography: Discover a choreographic journey where every gesture tells a story. No intricate footwork, just the magic of slow, deliberate movements. 
Bring: nothing

For Who: All levels 

• Staged Presence by Whisper De Corvo,They/them, USA 
When: 12:30 – 14:00 o'clock
Details: Stage Presence is an undeniable force, and we are often told it cannot be taught. Whisper De Corvo will lead you in a few games, using body language, and eye contact to level up your presence!
Bring: Comfortable clothing they can move in! 

For Who: This is geared to beginners through intermediate performers.

• Embracing Stillness Onstage by  Deja Louve, She/Her/Sir, CN
When: 14:30 – 15:30 o'clock
Details: Embracing Stillness; We will discuss the art of life modeling, dance, posing, and expressing energy & attitude through stillness on stage. 
Bring: Nothing. Mostly discussion based and Q&A workshops. .

For Who: beginners


Saturday 18.05.2024:

• Showgirl Stretching with Rose de Noir, She, PL
When: 11:00 – 12:00 o'clock
Details: Showgil‘s stretching, i.e. stretching like the dancers we admire on stage. We will focus on the most visual positions, such as splits, strings, bridges, etc. During the workshop, you will learn how to prepare your body for stretching, how to perform certain positions correctly, how to stretch safely and expand your ranges. We invite people of all skill levels, regardless of age or size, to the workshops. It doesn‘t matter if this is your first attempt at stretching or you have been exercising for a long time. Take a mat and/or a large towel, comfortable clothes that do not restrict your movements and a bottle of water. 
Bring: Take a mat and/or a large towel, comfortable clothes that do not restrict your movements and a bottle of water. 

For Who: everybody

• Ballet for Burlesque Performers by Gamzatti Ballesque, she/her, USA
When: 12:30 – 13:30 o'clock
Details: Ballet for Burlesque Performers is a ballet technique class that emphasizes the presentation aspects of classical ballet and how to embody elegance. This can be applied to burlesque acts as well as the way students carry themselves in their everyday life.
Bring: Ballet shoes or socks 

For Who: Open to all levels 

• Let your freak flag fly! by Ephemera, She/they/them, CN
 14:00 – 15:30 o'clock
Details: invitation suitable for established performers and anyone interested in self expression/discovery and uses movement exercises, theatre style games and offers journaling prompts and group discussion. The orientation I am teaching from: is that our true Authentic selves, our baseline in existence is self-love, it is Love itself. All the self doubt, all the self judgement all of that is CONDITIONED. We learned those things. Finding our authentic voice is then more of a process of un-learning than anything. We have to unlearn the fear of letting ourselves be seen, the fear of rejection and step into a confidence that is deeply rooted in trusting ourselves and our unique offerings and gifts to the world. I whole heartedly believe that each human being is brought into this earth with a unique gift that is theirs to enjoy, but is best experienced through sharing it with the world.
Bring: water bottle, something to write with and a journal.

For Who: everybody

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