The Dutch Burlesque Festival Workshops!
Step into the enchanting world of burlesque and embrace your inner diva at the Dutch Burlesque Festival Workshops! Learn from the best as four of our talented burlesque artists turn into instructors, sharing their secrets and skills with you.
Discover the seduction of a sexy striptease in a dance studio near the venue, or the Art of Pastie Making while enjoying a slice of pizza before the show.
All of our workshops are for all levels: there's no experience needed. You just need an open mind and a willingness to embrace your own unique allure. Join us for hours of empowerment and glamour. Secure your spot now and unleash the mesmerizing power of burlesque!
Slow & sensual connection
Miss Betty L'Amour
Being on stage can be exciting and a little nervewrecking, especially for those of us that are new to performing. As a result movements might feel rushed. In this workshop we'll go over how to slow down your movements while keeping the sensual connection alive during a performance. Learn how to use your own breathing to take the audience breath away and own those still moments on stage.
Saturday 30-09-2023 | Time: 14:30-16:00
Location: Dansstudio Utrecht, Herenweg 10 | Price: €30,00
Pizza & Self-Promotion
Friday 29-09-2023 | Time: 18:00-20:00
It’s a question that almost all burlesque performers ask themselves: how do I find performance opportunities? And how can I promote myself? Whether you have only just taken your first burlesque course or are a seasoned performer, Pearly Poppet is here to help! In this workshop, Pearly Poppet will provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to promote yourself successfully as a burlesque artist. You will get to know all the important producers, festivals and shows, and learn about the best way to make sure you can find a spot on their stage. But that’s not all, Pearly Poppet will also share the best way to communicate the technical details of your acts with producers*. She will also introduce you to the most important burlesque costumers, influencers and photographers. After having taken this workshop, you will never have to wonder anymore how to promote yourself! * A technical sheet template and the workshop’s booklet will be offered after the workshop. Pearly Poppet is one the most influential burlesque producers and performers in Europe. She has co-produced the Strasbourg Burlesque Festival since 2017, and it has set the standard for all other European festivals. She also produces other shows, for example La Revue du Chahut in cooperation with Musée Toulouse-Lautrec. This workshop takes place in Het Huis Utrecht, the same venue as the festival itself. The fee includes all materials, and also pizza and drinks. The workshop ends at 20.00, just in time for the Friday show of the Dutch Burlesque Festival. We highly recommend you combine this workshop with a ticket to the show on Friday (though note that you need to buy a ticket for the show separately). All levels, bring paper and pen if you would like to take notes Apart from the costs for the pizza's, drinks and studio, all revenues go directly to the artist.
Leave Them Breathless
Saturday 30-09-2023 | Time: 16:15-17:45
Location: Dansstudio Utrecht, Herenweg 10 | Price: €30,00
Facial expressions and theatricality! Have you ever wondered what the difference is between an act that makes you think ‘nice’, and an act that leaves you absolutely breathless? Of course, a beautiful costume and a good choreography help, but the real secret is theatricality and dramatic tension, especially in the face of the performer. In this workshop, the amazing Autumn Daze will teach you how to create dramatic tension in burlesque acts. You will learn how to really work your ‘Stage face’ by practicing facial expressions. Autumn Daze will also introduce different techniques for building tension, for example by utilizing pauses and stillness in your act. Whether you have only just discovered burlesque or perform regularly, this workshop will provide you with all the tools to leave any audience breathless! In this 1.5 hour workshop you will learn techniques to choreograph facial expression and dramatic pause into your act and apply them to a 2 min routine learnt in the workshop. This will elevate the expression in your art and can be utilised in both classic and neo Burlesque routines. Autumn Daze is one of Australia’s most beloved burlesque performers. With a diverse range of acts specializing in vintage aesthetic, Autumn is a professional burlesque artist who has featured in a wide range of festivals, competitions and variety shows. She is skilled in classic & modern burlesque with her unique character-driven performance style.
Pizza & Pasties
The pastie is the most iconic part of the burlesque costume: it’s the wonderfully sparkly accessory that graces the chest of almost all burlesque performers and covers their nipples in a delightful way. But pasties aren’t just for on stage: they can add a sparkly touch to your festival or club outfit and also provide a lovely surprise in the bedroom! Making pasties might sound complicated, but it is actually quite easy! In this fun and creative workshop, Marine Poppin’s will help you make your own perfect pasties. All the materials will be provided, and after two hours you will have a wonderful pair of your own pasties, and all of the skills to make even more at home. Marine Poppin’s is a French costume designer and burlesque performer with many years of experience making and designing costumes for film and stage (she even worked at the costume department in Disneyland!). She has performed all over Europe and is famous for her outrageous costumes, which she all makes herself. This workshop takes place in Het Huis Utrecht, the same venue as the festival itself. The fee includes all materials, and also pizza and drinks. The workshop ends at 20.00, just in time for the Saturday show of the Dutch Burlesque Festival. We highly recommend you combine this workshop with a ticket to the show on Saturday (though note that you need to buy a ticket for the show separately). All levels, you do not have to bring anything. This ticket includes pizza, beverages and craft materials