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  • MC: Struts, Bumps, Grinds, and more!

    Learn to take the stage like a burlesque queen! Master the pop, drop, bump, grind and rewind with Miss Exotic World Champion, founder of the World Famous Pontani Sisters, and co-founder of the New York Burlesque Festival -- Angie Pontani!  

    In this rare workshop you will get a chance to learn some of her own classic moves, techniques and stage secrets up close and personal.  She will teach you how to walk with power and confidence,  owning the stage from the minute you step on-to it!  She will share secrets to standing and posing and giving perfect silhouette,  how to do the carnal bumps 'n' grinds she is known for in her signature acts like "Bongo Rock" and "Golddigger". She will teach you tease tricks move transitions and help to make your shimmy shine!  Angie will close out her class with a 15 minute Q & A in which you can ask her anything...well, almost anything!

    Angie Pontani has been a driving force and pioneer in the new burlesque. She has strutted, strolled and sashayed on stages around the world for over a decade for fans and clients like Sting, Lady Gaga and more.

    Master Class
    Jan. 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - noon
    Crispus Attucks

    About the Teacher - Angie Pontani

    Burlesque Queen, Angie Pontani, “The Italian Stallionette,” is one of few involved in the ecdysiast arts who shimmys and shakes on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including film and television. A child of New York and a key player in the burlesque revival, this bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe for over a decade. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, since her signature acts and productions all set standards of style and class. This international superstar’s ability to mix glamour of yester-years with contemporary sensibility has earned her burlesque’s most prestigious award: “Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2008.” Aside from its substantial part in Angie achieving burlesque’s highest Angie has toured multiple runs in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. She has headlined the largest burlesque festivals in the world, including New York, Dallas, Milan, Rome and Helsinki. In 2009 she was named “Best International Touring Artist,” by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia. Angie’s repertoire and show curating skills are frequently sought by discriminating clients including Lady GaGa, Campari, Esquire Magazine, Dos Equis, The Fox 5 Superbowl Party, Guggenheim, Donatella Versace and more. She worked exclusively with Hendricks Gin to create her glass bathtub act, which was the featured entertainment at many of their events throughout the U.S. In the midst of her wake, Angie has wowed celebrity fans the likes of Sting, Anthony Kiedas, Hillary Duff, The Strokes, Adrianna Lima, and Hugh Hefner. As “New York’s Burlesque Queen” (ToscanaTV.com), Angie has appeared multiple times on the Conan O’ Brien Show and Gossip Girl. She was also featured in other New York productions: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, MTV’s The 50 Cent Project, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. Angie also appeared on The List (Canada), Lady Burlesque (IT), Burlesque Mania (IT), Good Day New Zealand (NZ), and Nightline (NZ). On October 24th, Angie will be featured in the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett television special for PBS. Always reaching for new fields and genres, Angie had a featured role in Michael Imerioli’s directorial debut film, The Hungry Ghost, and was also featured in the Italian television series, Lady Burlesque and The Poor Man’s Follies, an Italian film created for MTV. She was also a part of an ad campaign for Peter Werth (UK), X-Rite Photosystem with Brian Smith (USA), and Marlboro (worldwide). Aside from having been photographed by renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for L’uomo Vogue, she has graced the covers and pages of many magazines including Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, Java’s Bachelor Pad and countless others. Angie even made a cameo in Eric Powell’s comic, The Goon (#36).

    Staff Lead - Mister Scratch