Exploring Masculinity in Burlesque

Ever felt like bringing out your masculine side in your performances? Or just simply in your regular, everyday life? If so, this is a class for you! "Exploring Masculinity in Burlesque" is the class for all genders, and is intended for anyone who wants to explore their masculinity and/or butch up their acts. The class will begin with an open discussion about what is stereotypically considered masculine in our society, and how that can be applied to burlesque expression. Students will participate in a group of exercises that includes movement, postures, posing, facial expressions and live improvisation. Bring your suits and ties, vests, sexy boxers or just anything that will make you look and feel sexy. And you are welcome to provide the music of your choice.
Feb. 12, 2017, 11 a.m. - noon
William Dawes A

About the Teacher - Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation

Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation (nick name Mr. Twister) is a Chicago based entertainer & male burlesque performer with the side interests in pole dancing & belly dancing. Having the background in both music and dance, he started performing burlesque in 2015 out of hunger to explore his creativity and to change gender stereotypes. He also teaches classes and workshops to promote positive masculinity in burlesque.
Why walk when you can dance!
Mr. Twister, he is the Maximus Sinsation of Burlesque who likes to get things twisted!
A member of burlesque troupe Better Boobie Bureau and RAW artist, Mr. Twister has performed on the stage of many local Chicago hot spots, including Berlin Nightclub, Stage 773, Uptown Underground, The Elbo Room & Metro Chicago.