The Art of Burlesque Storytelling

What is your story? What are you trying to tell your audience and what do you want your audience to take away from your performance? These questions and more will be explored and examined as we unpack how the role of storytelling can be used in developing burlesque routines. In this workshop we will identify how to clarify your story, how to transfer your message into a burlesque routine, and consider how props, music and costuming can play a role in the telling of your story. Additionally, we will examine the role the body plays in telling a story and identify elements to pay attention to when creating your choreography.
Feb. 7, 2016, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Molly Pitcher

About the Teacher - Vixen Valentine

Vixen Valentine is the Mistress of Misbehaving and the learned the do’s and do often’s of burlesque in her hometown of Seattle, WA, USA. With a background in acting, physical theater and vocal work Ms.Valentine brings a strong sense of play, bright mischievousness, musicality and sensuality to her carefully crafted routines. Vixen Valentine has performed internationally in shows and festivals across Europe including the Munich Burlesque Festival (2014/2015), Como Lake Burlesque Festival where she was awarded Most Comedic (2014), Strasbourg Burlesque Award (2015), and the Geneva Burlesque Festival (2016). She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Physical.