The Alt Theatre Partners Present:
The White Elephant Burlesque Society
Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave., Buffalo, NY 14207
WORKSHOPS... starting Saturday afternoon. MEN and WOMEN welcome. PERFORMANCES - details below...
From The White Elephant Burlesque Society:
*WE will share with you technique, interpretation, and tricks of the trade so that you--regardless of your level of experience--can storm the stage with purpose and confidence.
*This is a Teaching Class: If you would like a chance to try your hand at some of our suggestions, dress for success. We recommend button-down shirt and skirt or pants that are easy to take off. Sexy underwear that you feel good in, and present your best self. Corset or bustier if desired/owned. Men: your Sunday best. Shoes that make you feel sexy and match your outfit. Some accessories provided.
Workshop & Performance Descriptions:
Tickets available through Autumn and TicketLeap. Please add $2 to the price of each ticket if you use TicketLeap
• Saturday, 2PM-4PM ... $30 presale, $35 at the door
Constructing Burlesque... Nice Work if You Can Get It This workshop will discuss the all important Look and Style that a burlesque performer decides on before going out on stage. We'll talk what has come before, what influences today, and how to find the Trick to your stage persona. This workshop is supplemented by live example performances with a guided tour to creating your burlesque performance. WE also goes in-depth determining Your Niche & Working With It (names, gimmicks, performance type) & understanding the history and differences among us.
• Saturday, 6PM-8PM ... $20 tickets
The White Elephant Burlesque Society: Buffalo Shuffle Main Event White Elephant provides a full length show of their talents and movement to show you what we've got. 2 full-length acts w/ Intermission. Hosted by Viktor Devonne & Starring Regina Stargazer, Gretchen Violetta, Lilith Lore, Dolly Shot, Femme Fae la Butche, and Viktor Devonne.
• Sunday, 12Noon-2PM ... $30 presale, $35 at the door
Subject: Reconstructing Burlesque... You Gotta Get a Gimmick If You're Gonna Be a Star White Elephant's final workshop discusses Burlesque individual style, the realities of a show, planning and booking events, and more. You'll also get some tricks and treats, and a chance to try things for yourself. Highlight: Creating a Burlesque Show: From Email to Stage (incl. burlesque across state lines, costumes for the non-sewer, creating setlists, and professional-level organization) Upon graduation, selected workshop participants will be groomed for their spot at the 6PM showcase.
• Sunday, 4PM-6PM ... $10 tickets
The White Elephant Burlesque Society: Winging It.. The Buffalo Stance Workshop Showcase White Elephant has more shimmy for your gimme, and will spotlight the WEB stage debut of their workshop graduates. 2 full-length acts w/ Intermission. Hosted by Viktor Devonne, starring Regina Stargazer, Gretchen Violetta, Lilith Lore, Dolly Shot, Femme Fae la Butche, and Viktor Devonne; and featuring the graduates of WEBS' Buffalo Workshops.
• Both Saturday & Sunday Workshops (includes free ticket to the Student showcase) ... $50 presale, $60 at the door.