ABSFest is proud to offer Burlesque, Circus and Business Workshops! Train with artists from around the country in the ABSfest Sexy Seminary in stagecraft, circus arts, fire performance, burlesque and more. Open to all levels! Dive on in. Click the yellow “Add to Cart” button under the workshop description to purchase.

EDUCATION is an essential component of ABSfest. JOIN US FOR WORKSHOPS! We have an incredible variety this year, and they are amazingly priced at $25 adv./$35 day of.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time

Workshop

Location

12:30am-2pm

Burlesque Facial w/ Tifa Tittlywinks

Orange Peel Main Stage

2-3:30pm

Whip It Good! w/ Jacques Ze Whipper

Orange Peel Main Stage

2-3:30pm

Marginalized People in Performance

Orange Peel Community Room

Burlesque Facial w/ Tifa Tittlywinks

The goal of this course is to teach performers how to utilize their most powerful asset, their face! Whether you’re a classic teaser, a clown, nerd, or more, you will learn fun methods to warm up your face and tell the story you intend to tell. We will cover some storytelling techniques as well as theories on expression and act development. Through these methods, you will get the most from your performance by connecting fully to your audience.

Be prepared to move around and wear comfortable clothes. You will want to bring comfortable clothes, pen, and paper. This course is an hour long.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
12:30-2pm pm @ The Orange Peel (main stage)
$25.00

*You will be redirected to PayPal to complete purchase.

 

Whip It Good! w/ Jacques Ze Whipper

Whether you want to crack a whip for the first time, or are looking to refine your technique, come on down for a lesson from Jack Lepiarz. Jack has been cracking whips for more than 20 years and has instructed both absolute beginners and experienced circus performers. Whips will be provided on-site for those who need them. Additional whips may be for sale.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
2-3:30pm @ The Orange Peel (main stage)
$25.00

*You will be redirected to PayPal to complete purchase.

 

Marginalized People in Performance w/ Nadira & Yoni Biyé

FREE Community Discussion
Are you ready to ask the uncomfortable questions? To hear the voices of your diverse community of artists? Be the change you want to see;  join us for this FREE panel discussion exploring the experiences of marginalized people in performance. Learn about how it is for People of Color, LGBTQ+ and more.
Co-facilitated by Nadira Grubbs of Seven Cities World Dance Studio in VA & Yoni Biyé.

Saturday, May 25, 2019
2-3:30pm @ The Orange Peel (community room)

 

Classes will be held at The Orange Peel – 101 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801