Funky Fans: Going Beyond the Feathers

Feather fans are the beautiful, elegant epitome of classic burlesque in the minds of most laypeople. But one of neo-burlesque's most engaging properties is the way it can transform the classic into the clever and creative. This class will introduce students to construction techniques for non-feather fans, so that they can learn to make fans out of anything from flowers to porno magazines to Christmas ornaments to human hair! The class will also consider adapting classic fan moves for non-feather fans, as well as a offer theories for creating engaging fan reveals with non-feather fans. This class will be taught in a demo and movement format - we won't make any fans in class, but you will walk away knowing how to!
Feb. 21, 2015, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Molly Pitcher

About the Teacher - Sailor St. Claire

Sailor St. Claire is a curvaceous redhead with learned mind and an A+ anatomy. With her scintillating wit and copious charms, Sailor channels academic excellence into burlesque bravura. Since 2009, The Showgirl Scholar has been putting her knowledge of the literary canon to more-than-scholarly uses, crafting elegant and erudite stripteases that offer audiences an education in the humanitease. Sailor performs with Sinner Saint Burlesque and co-produces Naked Girls Reading - Seattle. She is also the producer of Tuesday Tease, Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue featuring live musical accompaniment by Pervana. Sailor can also be found as a soloist on stages throughout Seattle, and makes regular trips to San Francisco to appear at the (in)famous Hubba Hubba Revue, Little Minsky's, and Red Hots Burlesque. She also frequently performs in Portland, OR, and has appeared internationally at Kitty Nights West at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, British Columbia and in the UK at Gutter Lane at Edinburgh’s Jekyll & Hyde Pub. She has been featured at the Ohio Burlesque Festival, the Alabama Burlesque Festival, the Great Southern Exposure Burlesque & Variety Pageant, and the Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston, where she was awarded the 2014 Legend’s Choice award by April March, The First Lady of Burlesque.