Making a Burlesque Act with Jo "Boobs" Weldon!
The legendary Jo Boobs of The New York School of Burlesque brings her special brand of burlesque to Seattle for a 4 week residency!
This course has 4 segments, in which you will create a burlesque routine using her book "The Burlesque Handbook". The course will include:
- Ideation coming up with your music, act concept, etc.
- Music and Musicality
- Costuming for removal
- Workshopping your routine, and giving and receiving feedback with your classmates
Build your burlesque routine! Bring your persona to life!
Please note, this course does not include a performance.
You will be using Jo's book: The Burlesque Handbook for this class. If you do not already own it, you will be able to purchase it at the first class for $10!
Sundays Jan. 19th - Feb. 9th from 2:15 - 3:45
$195 for the 4 week workshop
$315 for this class AND her "Essential Burlesque" class (15% discount!): http://essentialbq.brownpapertickets.com/
West Hall of the Oddfellows Bldg, 2nd Floor, 915 E Pine St.
ABOUT JO WELDON:
Jo Weldon is the Headmistress and Founder of the New York School of Burlesque, and is one of the most recognized burlesque instructors in the world. She is a recipient of the coveted Burlesque Hall of Fame award for Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to the Art of Burlesque. She has been interviewed for or mentioned in countless major press articles, films, documentaries, news items, and television shows.
Jo is the winner of such exotic titles as Best Bump N Grinder, Best Teacher and Mentor, and Biggest Cougar in Burlesque! She has worked with performers from Leonard Cohen to Spinal Tap, and has been featured on television shows from CBS Sunday Morning to Gossip Girl. She's taken it off in the grimiest strip clubs and at the most esteemed venues, including being the first burlesquer to ever strip down at The New York Public Library, and has performed and headlined at dozens of festivals all over the world, including The Vancouver Burlesque Festival, the Toronto Burlesque Festival, and the New Zealand Burlesque Festival. She is Co-Director of Education at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, Co-Curator of Burlycon, and conducts the Master Class in Burlesque at Coney Island USA.
In addition to teaching and performing, Jo has released three ground-breaking how-to burlesque DVDs (via World Dance New York), and her critically acclaimed book The Burlesque Handbook, with a foreword by Margaret Cho, (HarperCollins) is the first book ever published on how to create burlesque routines. She is also the founder of Pink Light Burlesque, a program that produces free burlesque classes for breast cancer survivors and patients.
photo by Scott Schuster
West Hall, 2d Floor, Oddfellows Building (View)
915 E Pine St @ 10th
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|