The Burlesque Hour: The Provocation

cabaret-circus-workshop for performance artists and amateurs,

The Australian Company Finucane & Smith create intimate theatrical spectacles that mine old style entertainment genres including cabaret, burlesque, variety, silent film, vaudeville, and the gothic, to create indelible images of gender, violence, power and desire. This one-day workshop is aimed at investigating provocations, indeed, these artists provoke by addressing issues of submission and freedom, gender and sexuality, power/authority and lust. Azaria Universe, Yumi Umiumare and Maude Davey will transport participants into the world of circus, butoh, melodrama and character drama, winking, as well as masculinity and femininity, to encourage them to research the possibilities of incorporating provocation into their creativity as well as their lives. Participants should bring warm clothes in which they can move easily, hula hoops, various props and costumes (nothing too precious as the group may use it too). Participants may also bring any poem they have written on the subject of provocation (English translation will be required).

Organized by: City of Women
In collaboration with: Cankarjev Dom, Bunker – Old Power Station,
Klub Gromka – AKC Metelkova Mesto
With an assistance of: Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, Embajada del Reino de España (Embassy of Spain in Ljubljana), Canada Council for the Arts

Date and time of event: 
Oct 07th 10:00 - 16:00
Place of event: 
Stara mestna elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana
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