Learn the magic of the stage from the legendary Marinka. In this class of presentation and display, Marinka will teach the art of setting the stage. Learn how hold an audience on the edge of your seat with intention with movement, costume and music.
In the second half of class, Marinka will review prop and/or chair use. Students can bring Boas Dusters and/or coats to use to demonstrate the proper way create a prop tease. A short Q and A will follow.
Marinka, Queen of the Amazons, began burlesque in the early ’60’s in New York City. She had the pleasure of working with and receiving guidance from the likes of Ann Corio and Libby Jones. Marinka was mentored for a short while by Rose La Rose, who gave Marinka her signature move of “love the curtains.” She worked throughout the United States in all burlesque theaters and nightclubs and internationally in South America, Middle East, Europe and Canada. In 1979, Marinka worked in Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz”. Marinka moved to Las Vegas in 2004, and has been a member of the Burlesque Hall of Fame since its inception. She is currently working on her biography and still performs.
20.00 per student
Gutter Glamour: The practice of placing and embracing absolute filth in your numbers without sacrificing the tease or suspense.
This class is a movement class that focuses on isolating and enhancing movements of sex and desire without losing the purpose or message within your performance, peppering in the raunch and learning to love your body in front of others-and to make sure they love it all.
Students should come in comfortable clothing and or costumes they want to work it, with an open mind about their sexuality and ready to move that ass.
20.00 per student