Costume Creation (Spring 2019)
Fishnets & feathers & fringe...oh my!
In this class, you will create a dazzling stage costume from start to finish. Costume Creation is open to ALL students!
We will discuss costume vision, resources, budget, and the unique needs of designing for burlesque choreography. You will be guided step-by-step through the process of creating a DIY burlesque costume, every layer, from head-to-toe.
Some trimmings and materials provided. Students will be required to bring their own base items, to be explained during the first class. We will be working with glue, paint, and other crafting materials, so wear suitable clothing.
Students are welcome to register for single sessions, but only those who complete the entire G1-3 series are eligible to perform in our 2019 Student Showcase.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
G1 | Group Choreography | Jan 6-Feb 24 | Sundays 2:30-4:00
G2 | Costume Creation | Mar 3-May 5 | Sundays 2:30-4:00
G3 | Get Stage Ready | May 19, June 2, 9 | Sundays 2:30-4:00
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Gina Louise, co-founder of the Playful Peacock Academy, has found great joy in teaching the art of burlesque since 2005. Her warm and engaging teaching style welcomes all students, no matter what their background. A Minneapolis cabaret artist known for creating innovative events and ensemble performances since 2003, Gina is a producer, emcee, soloist, choreographer, and instructor. Of all her roles onstage and behind-the scenes, teaching is her favorite! Ms. Louise brings a penchant for classic glamour, a twist of kitsch, and a bit of the avant-garde to her projects, including workshops, festivals, fundraisers, and cabarets. She is the founder of The Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, The Ladyslippers, The Emporium of Frolics & Romps, and Kiss of Fire. She originated the Best of Midwest Burlesk Festival and The Peacock Showgirls, and was a founder of the award-winning Lili's Burlesque Revue. Gina has been honored to perform at The Burlesque Hall of Fame and stages across the Twin Cities.
ABOUT THE PLAYFUL PEACOCK:
The Playful Peacock, the first school in the region specializing in the art of burlesque, was founded by Ophelia Flame and Gina Louise, who have been performing together since 2003 and teaching workshops since 2005. The belief that there's a bit of showpony in all of us is the drive behind their mission: to teach burlesque technique, performance, and history while encouraging self-expression and body confidence. The Academy also offers performance opportunities, bachelorette parties, and special events. All are welcome!
Playful Peacock Academy (at Straightline Dance Fitness) (View)
34 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|