Drama Queen: Owning the Stage through Embodied Presence and Wild Theatricality

with ShanghaiPearl

Held at: Mynx Academy 3190 Grand Blvd
Time: 5 p.m.
Price: $ 15

In this class we will explore Burlesque’s roots and the necessity of Theatricality in contemporary performances. We will play with chaos, wildness, presence, and poise. Participants with strengthen performances and be more polished performers by pushing our boundaries and making more intentional choices in walks, facial expressions, and body positioning.

The Shanghai Pearl is The Tantalizing Temptress from Taipei, Tempestuous Temple of Temptations, and Princess of Pulchritude! Miss Pearl is an internationally renowned burlesque performer and instructor based out of Seattle, Washington. She is celebrated for her extravagant costumes, bawdy humor, sizzling strip-tease, high glamour, and pulchritudinous performances. Miss Pearl travels widely to perform and teach. She has been featured in the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, The New York Burlesque Festival, Boston Burlesque Expo, Tease-O-Rama, Teatro Zinzanni and The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. She has headlined as close to home as Portland, Oregon, and as far away as Paris, France. The Shanghai Pearl brings a deep love for audiences, artists and the arts at large to her craft and couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of Show Me Burlesque Festival! Learn more at www.theshanghaipearl.com.

Photo by Scott Foster