Burlesque Beginnings

with Gaea Lady

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Burlesque is the art of the tease, the reveal, the declarance of sexuality, the power of vulnerability. It is different for everyone. Burlesque transforms both the viewer and dancer, in attitude of embracing your own body and sensuality in all its forms.  Engage in exercises to cultivate sensuality and confidence in a safe space to help open each to their own unique expressions.  We work with props, our bodies, confidence, sensuality, classic burlesque movements, tease, dancing for another, dancing for ourselves, and more. 

Investigate your sexy with Gaea Lady. Together we explore classic burlesque movements and attitudes, learning a choreography together to perform later! This class is designed as both a 6-week series and an opportunity to drop in and try something new. 

No experience necessary, all are welcome. Come with an open mind & a spirit of fun (and stay for Belly Dance Basics from 7-8:30!)

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Exactly what we need for class that week...we'll be flowing with props like chairs, boas, and more!

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Gaea Lady

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Andrea, aka Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature, and is a force that will make you feel the very earth move. Fusing her 25 years of dance training in forms from classical to modern - neovintage to the ethereal, she cultures an intentional style that is all her own. Integrating dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deep seated intention, her inspiring performances mesmerize and deeply touch. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community.

Gaea is the winner of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” in 2016, and performed at the “Icons & Allstars” show in 2017. She graces festival stages such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the Naughty Little Cabaret, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Soho House, with Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe. She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats.
www.gaealadychicago.com
follow her in instagram and twitter @gaea_lady & facebook @gaea lady
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Andrea is also the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods - a project to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement & an avid gardener, herbalist, concotor of tinctures and body care products, and fermentor. Andrea is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen where she manages the rooftop garden, overseeing the building, planning and maintenance of a green urban oasis—not to mention, she leads regular workshops on everything from gardening and composting to cooking.
www.ediblealchemyfoods.com
follow her food projects at @eafoods

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