The wrong music plays....the music shuts off....you're working with a live band? What do you do?! Did you feel yourself slip and want to make that save?
Let's work on the fine art of going with the flow. The class will start with basic stretches to warm up. Afterwards we will share a couple of stories of on stage nightmares to look back and laugh about. Then we will have a series of movements in which you will not know the song....the song might shut off.....start over....etc. We will also have moves that are simple to do when tripping, falling, slipping, etc Then afterwards we will have a cool down period and a Q&A.
Bring your dancing shoes because we will be grooving. There will be NO choreo to learn for this class. It's all about getting out of your comfort zone.
Feb. 12, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thomas Paine A&B
About the Teacher - May Hemmer
May is known as "The Sassiest Thing in New Orleans" and has been dubbed the "Cocoa Barbie" by Vita DeVoid of Florida. This lady has a larger than life personality and has been gracing the stages with nerdlesque, neo burlesque, and much more since 2011. A member of the Storyville Starlettes and The Bluestockings, she performs regularly at Burlesque Ballroom,Big Deal Burlesque, and many more independent shows and private events around NOLA.
With that said, May has started her own production by the name of Haus of MayHem that has traveled to Jackson, MS and will soon have a base in New Orleans. She has also begun a monthly production called Bohemian Burlesque at United Bakery Gallery which is the last Thursday of every month in NOLA.
Her solo debut has included performances at the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, Arizona Burlesque Festival, Great Southern Exposure, and many other productions for the troupe BurlEscapades in Phoenix, AZ. She was recognized in 2015, as the Master of Tassels in the Louisiana Regional Burlypicks and is both the 2016 Shimmy Showdown Siobhan Atomica Brown Noser and Jeez Loueez Boo Bitch Bye award winner.
The MINI Burlesque Exposition of 2017 • July 29, 2017 • Our 11-1/2th year!