Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday!

I hope to see you tomorrow at the B.A.B.E. Spring SPECTACULAR Showcase! I’ll be performing my revamped Faerie Queene act, but you should really come to see the B.A.B.E. students.

We’ll have performances from notable alumnae Alice Azul, Elsa Riot, Kitty Levesque, and Sadie Hunter, as well as alumna-turned-instructor Lucie Luxe and instructor Devora Darling (you do not want to miss her Putting It All Together class in June!). The Burlesque Your Way students will be premiering their original creations! See, for the first time on any stage, what Devastacia, Honey Bee, Jeannie Martini, Lucky Penny, and Pearl Buttons have cooked up for you!

And now your tip! I’m currently teaching chair dance at B.A.B.E., so that’s the topic du semaine.

Your stage chair is not a seat. Don’t let anyone treat it like a chair.

When you bring your special dancing chair to a gig, it’s essential to your act and deserves to be treated the same as any other prop or set piece. That means no one should sit in it or put their stuff on it. Not that they would, of course

So there’s no confusion, make it clear that this isn’t actually a chair. Lux LaCroix tapes a sign to the seat of her chair. When The BeauTease were sharing the theatre during our run of The Wrathskellar, we would put Stefan (our faithful chair — pictured with Brigitte here) upside down on a table and Scratch wrote on the underside of the seat “DO NOT USE”.

M2Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.

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