Date(s) - 12-17-2017
Detroit School of Burlesque
483 W Marshall St
Game Face: Cultivating Natural Facial Expressions for Performance 11am-12pm
Express yourself from head to toe with this 60-minute workshop geared toward cultivating natural and dynamic facial expressions in your performance. Instead of just plastering on a fake smile, this workshop will give you psychological tools and tricks to approach generating natural facial expressions from deep within yourself, creating more genuine and resonant characters/body language so you can express yourself and connect on a deeper level to your audience.
Bring: Cell phone w/camera
Love on the Brain: Emotive Storytelling Choreography with Eva La Feva 12:30pm-2:30pm
In this 2-hour choreography class, students will learn a choreography to Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain.” This class will expand on the principles presented in the Game Face workshop (though taking the Game Face workshop is NOT a requirement for the choreography workshop).
In this class, we will discuss principles for creating/expressing clear and simple storylines and delve into tools and tricks for creating emotive movement. Students will walk away with a better idea of how to tap into their own experience to create powerful, compelling, and unique performances.
Bring: Men’s (or large) long-sleeved shirt, gloves, and a square scarf/bandanna that is large enough to tie your hair up in a pinup style (see photo). Students should not wear heels for this choreography.
Eva la Feva is a nationally touring burlesque and belly dance performer/producer that has been delighting audiences for over a decade with her fluid, stylized dance technique base and her emotive and theatrical approach to burlesque.
In 2016, Eva formed “Feva Pitch Productions,” and event production company specializing in burlesque/nightlife entertainment. In addition, Eva helped co-found Burlesque Community Against Unsafe Spaces (BCAUS) in 2016, a community action group designed to foster safe spaces in the Chicago burlesque scene. In 2016, Eva was awarded the Judith Stein scholarship to the Edmonton Burlesque Festival
Purchase the Game Face workshop ticket for $20, the Love on the Brain Workshop ticket for $35 or purchase both together for $50!