We have the honor of hosting workshops with two famous and delicious Burlesque ladies from abrove!
Miss Mokki and Ellie Steingraeber is traveling across Europe this Spring and will be given a Workshop on April 13th and 14th in the Sweet Burlesque Studio.
Classes are taught in English.
Saturday April 13th (Time: 11:00-12.35)
Confidence and classic moves with Miss Mokki
A workshop dealing with confidence on and off stage. How to find your true stage character and how to fake it till you make it! Breathing and stress exercises, how to relax on the stage and enjoy the moment, and how to transfer that confidence into everyday life. We will touch base on classic burlesque moves and how to use them in improvisation once the confidence is found. Feel free to bring a notebook to write down what you learn.
Level: Beginner/intermediate. Also good for those who teach burlesque.
Saturday April 13th (Time: 13-14:35)
Floor Flow and Musicality with Miss Mokki
Floor work is a great way to lean into flexibility and flow, mixing burlesque with pilates techniques to get the most of the movement without putting too much strain on the body. The focus will be on connecting techniques, and how to play with choice of music and how it effects the quality of movement. Fun exercises that strengthen the core muscles to make your burlesque moves easy breezy (or at least look like they are).
Please note: We will be going down on the floor and standing up a lot. If you have sensitive knees, feel free to bring kneepads, but it’s not a must. Please wear clothing that you can move in and a bottle of water - this class will be physical!
Sunday the 14th of April (Time: 10-12)
(ATTN: 2 hour class)
Flexibility and Inversions with Ellie Steingraeber
Want to work on your flexibility and get something to take home to work on? This workshop is for those looking to gain flexibility in their acrobatic training as well as aspiring contortionists. You’ll learn a variety of drills and sequences designed to safely shape, lengthen, and strengthen an acrobatic body. We’ll look at splits, over-splits, back-bending, and inversions such as forearm stands and handstands. This workshop teaches you how to understand and find balance upside-down in handstands, headstands and other arm balances. Class begins with core conditioning, wrist prep and alignment exercises that prepare all levels of students for inversions.
You’re encouraged to bring your camera as a training tool.
About the teachers:
"The Undisbuted First Lady of Icelandic Burlesque," Margrét Erla Maack or Miss Mokki is an Icelandic entertainer and media personality. After living and performing in New York in 2007 she is a pioneer in Icelandic burlesque and the country's only full time burlesque performer. She is the founder of Reykjavík Kabarett, Iceland's first burlesque show that has sold out every single show since their premiere in 2016. She is a regular performer at The Slipper Room in New York and has also performed at The House of Yes in New York, Riding Room in Glasgow, Melt Bar in Stockholm, with Tähtisumu in Helsinki, Kellerdirk in Copenhagen; Juliette's, The Conservatory and Pink Door in Seattle. Summer 2018 Mokki did a 7 week Europe tour with Icelandic Drag Sensation Gógó Starr, where she performed in 27 shows in 7 cities. In 2018 Mokki was a part of the ensemble of the renowned production of Rocky Horror Show at Reykjavík City Theater. This time she is on a 5 city tour around Europe.
Outside of burlesque, Maack is a known media personality in Iceland and has two Icelandic TV awards under her belt for best news magazine show Kastljós, where she was a journalist and host for five years. Maack hosted the Icelandic Theater Awards in 2017 with her burlesque collaborator Þórdís Nadia. She’s been an advocate for body positivity and is a popular columnist and essayist. She’s been teaching bellydance, Bollywood dance, Burlesque and pop choreography at Kramhúsið dance studio since 2004 and has choreographed music videos and commercials, and won the Icelandic Dance Awards for best teacher in 2014.
Is a highly professional contortionist, circus, circulesque, variety performer from NYC. Ellie have done multiple shows all over the world and is an excellent teacher in contortion and flexibility! Here is a video of some of Ellies multi talent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnIK38uSNcU
Confidence and Classical moves workshop (75 min):
Student price: 195,-
Non student price: 250,-
Floorwork & Musicality workshop (75 min):
Student price: 195,-
Non student price: 250,-
If you wish to buy both workshops:
Student: 350 ,-
Non student: 450,-
Flexibility workshop on Sunday the 14th:
Student price: (1 Workshop for 2 hours) 300,-
Non student: (1 Workshop for 2 hours) 400,-
Sign up here - and please write date and numbers of classes you wish to attend!
Psst: catch Ellie and Miss Mokki amongst other performers at the Kabaret Kopenhagen show Bizarre Burlesque on April 12th and 13 th at Byen Lys!