Embrace the FACE!
"Embrace The Face!" Before twirling my way into burlesque I was in theatre, specializing in musical theatre for the last 20 years. I feel like a workshop that is structured in a few sections would work well and be of use to burlesque performers and theatrical lovers alike! Utilizing theatre sports and exercises, I would love to work on use of the face in performance and in particular running some theater style exercises such as "1-10". This exercise is where two lines of people stand facing each other, and are given the name of an emotion to display (only with their face) at levels 1-10 (one being neutral and 10 being extreme) and taking turns to complete the range of emotions towards each other. Other facial exercises such as "pinup vowels" A-E-I-O-U, and physical warm up "Power Posing" to get confident before your show! Other exercises involve becoming comfortable making hyper-expressive faces. What might be 20% of facial effort to convey emotion in a photo shoot, needs to be an extra 80% on stage, for the audience to read energy and evoke emotive response. The 30ft rule - if you are on a large stage or 30ft away from the audience, the movement must be bigger, more exaggerated. As a photographer as well, speaking about aesthetics and practicing pinup style poses that can be choreographed into routines for stillness, also concentrating on having strong lines and breaking up the pace of the act (if high energy, for example).
Feb. 11, 2017, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
William Dawes A
William Dawes A