Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Epic Burlesque Battles of History!

Ruby Darling agreed to pose as Marie Antoinette at my home studio. Well, I decided to have her pose in the living room since there were some nice throne-like chairs. While she changed into costume, I downloaded a timer application for my iPhone. I entered in a five minute and 20 minute pose setting.

When Ruby came out as Marie Antoinette, resplendent in purple, gold and maroon, my pet cockatoo, Zorro went nuts! He fanned his tail and raised is crest in apparent surprise and anger. Her crest was taller than his! He shouted like a banshee! Ruby and I laughed, but I finally had to banish him to the bathroom so I could concentrate.

Ruby and I worked on three five minute poses before settling on this sensuous pose. Ruby made the costume from scratch using plenty of hot glue. She would do an amazing job designing period costumes for a film. It's a shame most period pieces are filmed in England.

On March 31st, Skill Focus: Burlesque will take you on a most bodacious journey back through time with "Epic Burlesque Battles of History". Come watch your favorite nerdlesquers shake, shimmy and grind as some of history's most influential figures. It's a sexy lesson in history unlike you'll ever find in any textbook.

Blank Space (201 E. Central Blvd. ) will open it's doors at 9pm, show starts at 10pm. Seating is limited, so order your tickets in advance or get there early and enjoy some of Blank Space's enormous craft beer selection.

$10 at the door, 18+ only. Teachers get $1 off with valid faculty ID.

You can order tickets now at http://sfbhistory.eventbrite.com/

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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