Creating Intentional Performancewith GaeaLady Held at: Mynx Academy 3190 Grand Blvd
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Price: $ 15
Intentional performance blends ritual and spectacle for the pleasure of the viewer and the artist both. Coming from a deep place of clear intention, the artist opens to receive magic and inspiration from the cosmos to enrich the performative and to transform the mundane into the sacred. This intention creates greater artistic expression, a deep sense of connectivity between dancer/artist and audience, urgent inspiration, and deep levels of non-verbal communication. This communication spans space, time, and lives to unite humans into a collective understanding through the performance : connection. This connection fosters artistic expression and investigation and furthers insight. In transformation through costuming & adornment, collaboration betwixt artforms (music, lighting, space, decor, dance, movement, food, drink, and more) a greater artistic expression can be orchestrated - especially when all are creating from an intentional place of love and inspiration. Through discussion, movement & meditation, and activity, we will investigate what "intentional performance means in concept and reality for each individual. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of how to create intention in their performances and everyday lives. Students should bring a pen & notebook and wear clothes to move in. Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature; a force that will make you feel the earth move. Integrating 28 years of dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deeply seated intention, Gaea cultivates an intentional style that is all her own. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community. Ranked internationally as #35 in the “most influential burlesque artists of 2019”, Gaea has performed all over the country: notably at the Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016 where she won “Best Debut” and “Most Classic”, at the 2017 & 2018 “Icons & Allstars” show, and headlined Carnivale de Sensuale in 2018. She graces festival stages with performances & instruction such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs regularly at Unbridled & Untitled, The Darling, the Drifter, the Alhambra Palace Cabaret, & with the Vertical Sideshow & Raks Geek. She has been teaching since the age of 16 in all forms of dance & aims to inspire students to their innate magic. Traveling across the US, she has taught at BurlyCon, the New York School of Burlesque, New Orleans School of Burlesque, Detroit School of Burlesque, Studio L’amour, Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, in Denver, Reno, San Francisco + Bay Area, She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats. Performance reel : https://vimeo.com/271714115
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