WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS: Anja Bezlova, Matic Bobnar, Maja Delak, Olja Grubić, Katja Kosi, Vid Merlak, Maruša Oblak, Daniel Petković, Luka Prinčič, Barbara Skubic, Jernej Škof, Noemi Veberič Levovnik, Urška Vohar, Lana Zdravković.
Beyond Burlesque! is a four-day workshop with Ursula Martinez designed for actors, dancers and performers with some professional stage experience. The aim is to create a short cabaret act or performance piece that can be presented in a professional cabaret / live performance context.
The workshop will draw on traditional cabaret performance languages (music, singing, dancing, drag, stripping, etc.) and explore interesting ways in which these can be combined with contemporary notions of sexuality, provocation, popular culture and queer sensibility.
Because of her use of nudity, Ursula Martinez is often described as a “burlesque” performer. However, Ursula finds the recent resurgence of “traditional burlesque” to be creatively limiting, and thus a pure exploration of this genre in the workshop will be discouraged. (Sabina Potočki)
The workshop is designed for actors, dancers and performers with some professional stage experience. Application criteria are regular attendance on all four days of the workshop. Readiness to participate in the public performance is desirable but not obligatory.
Executive production and organisation: Sabina Potočki.
Organisation and production: Emanat, City of Women; In collaboration with: Klub Gromka.
Tuesday, 7th October, 2–6pm / Klub Gromka - AKC Metelkova
Sreda, 8th October, 2–6pm / Klub Gromka - AKC Metelkova
Friday, 10th October, 2–6pm / Klub Gromka - AKC Metelkova
Saturday, 11th October, 11am – until the evening show / Klub Gromka - AKC Metelkova
Saturday, 11th October, 10.30pm - PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE WORKSHOP RESULTS IN COLLABORATION WITH IMAGE SNATCHERS
Application fee: € 40, applications with a brief biography should be sent to email@example.com. Application deadline: open until Monday, September 22nd.
Participation is limited in number hence we reserve the right of selection in the event of an excessive number of applications.