Acting is Reacting: Burlesque, the Dialogue of the Body

Incorporating traditional acting techniques can take your performance from humdrum to POW! In burlesque, we are constantly engaging in scenes, dialogues, conversations, and interactions...even if we are the only one on stage! Learn how to use your audience as your scene partner and incorporate the basics of intention, motivation, character, and physicality. Bring your character and persona to life through the power of Meisner Technique and other established methods. Students will leave the class with a tool box of new ways to examine, inform, build, drive and refine not just your stage performance but your street self as well! *Please bring a notebook and dress for basic movement.
Feb. 6, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Thomas Paine A&B

About the Teacher - Cherie Nuit

Creeping out of the darkness, hailing from the mystical land of Baltimore, comes the darling of the night, the girl who's weird in all the best ways! As a classically trained actress with a degree specializing in performance art, Cherie now finds herself as an innovator and boundary pusher in the DC/Baltimore area as well as a co-producer of Hot Night Productions, the show where bump-and-grind meets blow-your-mind! As if producing wasn't enough, Cherie is also a co-founder of Baltimore's Neo-Burlesque troupe Bawdy Shop Burlesque. With her fellow Bawdies they bring an uncompromising commitment to their work. Nothing is half-assed... it's full-assed or nothing! Nothing can stop this vivacious and curvaceous bad-ass as she makes her way across the country! Known for her award winning numbers at the Great Burlesque Exposition, Alterna-Tease Neo-Burlesque Festival, and Great Southern Exposure, Cherie Nuit can also be found performing semi-regularly in NYC as well as nationally. In an article featuring Cherie Burlesque Beat says "This is the burlesque I love: funny, provocative and strange." Audiences, you're not ready for this. Bringing light to the darkness, it's Chérie Nuit, Baltimore's darling of the night.