The Playful Peacock Showgirl Academy & The 2013 Minneapolis Burlesque Festival are proud to present Jonny Porkpie!
You have an amazing costume, brilliant concept, and incredible moves. How do you take your act to the next level? Answer: Arc, the rising tension from lights up to dress down. Curtains open and you have only a few minutes to establish, develop and conclude a burlesque mini-drama... while taking off your clothes.
Whether story number or classic tease, comedy bit or slow seduction, character exploration, acrobatic extravaganza, or all at once, a good arc can be the difference between an audience liking your act... and loving it.
About the Instructor: Jonny Porkpie, the "Burlesque Mayor of NYC" was also recently named New York City's "Best Naked Impresario" by the NY Press. He is the producer, writer, and co-creator of the award-winning Pinchbottom Burlesque, named NY's "Best Burlesque" by New York Magazine and the Village Voice, called "daring, funny, imaginative, and titillating for all tastes" by the Sunday Telegraph (UK). He was one of the first-ever recipients of the "Most Innovative" award from the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and is the author of the burlesque murder mystery "The Corpse Wore Pasties" (Hard Case Crime) which Publishers Weekly described as "witty and telling."