So we hope to see you all at The Rockabilly Lounge this Saturday as we'll be performing AND celebrating!
This recognition was a wonderful surprise to go along with the article about our up coming classes that came out this past Friday!
September 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm by Kelli Goldman
From the history of burlesque to “flaunting it because you’ve got it,” and other hands-on workshops, the Syrens of the South continues its ABCs and 123s of Burlesque class series this weekend. Classes are held at Little Tree Studios, 2842 Franklin St., Avondale Estates, and are $20 each, or you can buy a four class pass for $60.
Here’s the full schedule:
All classes are intended for all genders unless otherwise noted!
Sept 20 – Noon-2pm “Beginning Burlesque Movement and History with Katherine Lashe”
She will present information on the history of burlesque, followed by a how to on the basic moves and creative process that goes into making a burlesque persona. Students will hear anecdotes collected by Katherine Lashe from actual Burlesque American Icons such as Tura Santana, Satan’s Angel and more! They’ll also answer the age old questions of names, fringe, and pasties! Students will be encouraged to wear lose fitted clothing and comfortable shoes and be prepared to not only take notes, but also be ready to practice beginning burlesque movements and peels!!! Beginning Burlesque Books will be available for $5.
2pm-4pm “Burlesque costuming on a budget with Vagina Jenkins”
Creative Loafing’s 2008 Best Burlesque performer will share her tried and true method of manoeuvring a tight budget with a broad imagination. You will get to bring your creation home with you to begin your process of building your very first burlesque costume! Class requirements: Bra or Panties to decorate, any trims beads or baubles you want to bring, there will be supplies provided for the class.
Sept 27 – Noon-2pm “Pastie Making with Talloolah Love”
Talloolah Love teaches the fine art of making your own pasties! She will teach the practicalities of making, wearing and performing with pasties! Many of the materials required will be provided with a $5 materials charge; however you are encouraged to bring needles, thread, and scissors. Each student will be going home with their very own set of pasties the made in class!
2-4pm “Hepcat’s Vaudeville: The Nickel Tour” with Hepcat Mike
Take the scenic route through vaudeville as Hepcat Mike (the illegitimate lovechild of Henny Youngman and Phyllis Diller) begins with early 19th century variety shows and continues the tour through polite early vaudeville, down dangerous back alleys of Burlesque, into the cinema which was both classical Vaudeville’s saviour and doom. But fear not, the current neo-burlesque and vaudeville revival proves that everything old is new again. Want more? Hepcat gives the shortcuts to building your vaudeville library, with suggestions on texts for further reading and info on where to find the most jam-packed video archives for this important, ever-growing art form.