Performance

Wild and Wonderful Costume Makeup for the Uninitiated

16
Year: 
2015

There are so many misconceptions about makeup - that it's hard to use, a way of hiding what you actually look like, or that it's only for the insecure, shallow, or ultra-feminine.

But did you know that the root of the word "glamor" means "to cast a spell"? Pretty wicked, huh? Makeup is art and can be a fun way to express yourself creatively - not to mention cast a spell of excitement on your life and performance art!

No "natural look" makeup lessons here. I draw my makeup inspiration from theater, drag queens, and fantasy.

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Character Development for Fire Dancers

11
Year: 
2015

Creating a compelling character is an essential piece of any performance. Have you noticed how some performers draw you in, while others do not? The best performers are often those with a unique character. The secret is, playing with characters makes even practice sessions more fun - and you never even have to step on a stage to reap the benefits!

In this workshop, we will discover how to identify the personalities of our characters, getting to know them as we would a stranger.

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Methods for Improvisation

6
Year: 
2015

How do people improvise? How is improvisational skill learned and taught? The art of improvisation is a developed awareness of one's expressive individuality. Methods for Improvisation is designed to help you grow this awareness through interactive exercises intended to provoke personal responses. Improvisation can be used to inspire ideas for choreography, to help students learn new ways of moving their bodies or to imaginatively workout. Improvisation is a movement skill as well as a dance form that takes practice to master just like any other.

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Flow-tation!

2
Year: 
2015

This class is to show anyone willing to learn the ways I have discovered to mentally prep for spinning, practice and performance wise. As a guided mediation course, I will be leading discussion mainly on what drives people to spin, what motivates their styles and how to fully embrace what you desire to do/become. It is difficult to fully describe what I will be teaching exactly, since this class highly depends on who comes and what their desires are.

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Performing with small fire

5
Year: 
2015

This workshop will introduce people to a variety of small fire tools including chi ball, palm torches, fire fingers and fire eating torches. Participants will get to try out these tools and learn how to flow with them.  A short fire safety discussion will be included for those who have no to little fire experience. Participants will take a stab at flowing with these tools and be shown some dance and flow moves that can be done with small fire. Fire eating and fleshing will be discussed and demonstrated by the instructor as well as the safety and danger aspects involved.

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Theatrics of fire eating

43
Year: 
2015

so you know all the tricks of eating....now what? You can become a professional fire eater and make a whole set doing it! this workshop is for those who want to up their performance game. We will go over performance techniques and how to present your self as a professional fire eater. learning the tricks are ONLY the beginning , the theatrics are where the magick happens. (the below video is 3 years old and not at ALL my skill level for eating. but it is a reference that I can still do big boy tricks. NEWER eating video coming soon. )

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Get gigs now

26
Year: 
2015

In this introductory workshop, we will cover all the basics of getting a gig, and what kinds of gigs there are. Short notes include:

Getting costumes.
Getting insurance.
getting pics and videos (portfolio development)
finding buyers/kinds of buyers.
how to get to know buyers and ask them to buy.
How to market yourself
How to advertise yourself.
How to price yourself.
How to work up a proposal.
How to close a deal.

This class will include cold-calling scripts, real pricing models, real proposals, and a printed workbook and time for feedback and Q&A.

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Getting booked, and getting them to book you again

24
Year: 
2015

Learn how to turn a lead into a booking and get them to book you again for future events. This will include when to contact, how often to contact, how to maintain a professional correspondence, questions to ask, and negotiations. Then tips and pointers on what to do at the gig to turn it into future leads, and present as a professional performer.
Also covered will be pay rates, and pro-bono gigs for "exposure"

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Ground Stalls

10
Year: 
2015

All props and skill levels welcomed! Join us for a
super fun workshop aimed at character creation, improving your improv, and perfecting your performance. Think drama 101 for spinners.

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Stage Presence

46
Year: 
2015

The class is not only for the beginner but for advanced as well. It will be an overview of not only entertaining the crowd but also interacting with them as well will also go over the posture of one former while performing to ensure you to look professional, as well as the crowd cheering you on as you go only wanting to see more all props are welcome as well as fire eaters to breathers

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Stage presence and character deelopment

58
Year: 
2015

In this class, we will delve deep into how to be a professional performer. First we will discuss entrance and how to present yourself on stage. throughout the workshop we will work on how to become another being and truly own the stage. Character development will be touchd on as well. learn how to NOT be a backyard spinner and step into the realm of professionalism.

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The Art of Prop Performance

37
Year: 
2015

Performance doesn't just have to be your three favorite tricks in front of a crowd of people--you can say something with it. This class applies a lot of the lessons I've learned in the modern dance world over the course of the past three years to make performances with any prop move beyond trick showcases to statements by the choreographer. Come learn to tell a story or share an idea through your craft!

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