Date(s) - 03-11-2018
Detroit School of Burlesque
483 W Marshall St
Music in Burlesque:
Understanding and incorporating live music in your routine
Live music has a long and important history with burlesque performances. From the Storyville shows in New Orleans, to the famed floor shows of New York’s Cotton Club, learn how musicians served an integral role in the production and performance of burlesque shows.
Explore the possibilities the addition of live music can bring to your show, and understand what to look for and how to properly communicate with live musicians to better serve your routine. Through this class you’ll not only gain a better understanding of music and what goes in to performing it, but you’ll also have the opportunity to work with live musicians.
You’ll develop an improvised routine in class set to live music, and then perform it with the house band. You’ll walk away with a wealth of musical tips and tricks to help liven up your own floor show.
Length: 2 hours with one 10-minute break
This class is limited to just 12 students so reserve your spot early!
JOSHUA JAMES, a long time musician, performer, composer, and recording artist, serves as the music director for both the Theatre Bizarre Orchestra and the Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club. James has spent years performing with and directing numerous musical acts, many of whom have supported dancers, vocalists, and other performance artists. Combining diverse experiences in cabaret clubs and musical theater, James offers practical approaches for seasoned and amateur burlesque artists alike.
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