Howling Vic
photo credit: Stacie Joy

 

Teaching

Butch/Trans/Gender-Fluid/Gender-Non-Conforming
Burlesque Workshop
Tuesday, April 3rd - Tuesday, May 8th, 7:30 - 10:00PM
(Material builds from week to week - not a drop-in class)
Location: BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
Fee: $300 - $450 sliding scale (payment plans and scholarships available)
Register: victorialibertore@gmail.com

In this six-week workshop, you will learn a foundation for creating an original, performance piece using tools of physical theater, archetypal energy, intuition, character exploration and imagery. Each participant will create original material and build on it from week to week. There will be group exercises as well as time for each person to share work. The focus is on creating a burlesque performance piece. All Trans, Gender-Non-Conforming, Gender-Fluid people and Butch women are welcome.

We will focus on empowered archetypes with an openness to other types of energies that come up from within. Expect the unexpected and be open to shamanic work. The intention is for this workshop to be a safe, warm and fun environment for you to express your creativity and walk away with performance-ready material. All levels of experience are welcome. Option to perform (not required as part of the workshop) at Dixon Place on May 18th or 19th.


Goddess Burlesque Workshop
Sunday, April 8th - Sunday, May 13th, 4:30 - 7:00PM*
Please note May 6th, the workshop will be 7:30 - 10:00PM
(Material builds from week to week - not a drop-in class)
Location: BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
Fee: $300 - $450 sliding scale (payment plans and scholarships available)
Register: victorialibertore@gmail.com

In this six-week workshop, you will learn a foundation for creating an original, performance piece using tools of physical theater, archetypal energy, intuition, character exploration and imagery. Each participant will create original material and build on it from week to week. There will be group exercises as well as time for each person to share work. The focus is on creating a burlesque performance piece. All female-identifying people are welcome.

We will focus on divine feminine energies and archetypes with an openness to other types of energies that come up from within. Expect the unexpected and be open to shamanic work. The intention is for this workshop to be a safe, warm and fun environment for you to express your creativity and walk away with performance-ready material. All levels of experience are welcome. Option to perform (not required as part of the workshop) at Dixon Place on May 18th or 19th.


Archetypal Performance Workshop

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Develop your own performance piece using Victoria Libertore's unique method of Archetypal Energy Work.

In this six-week workshop, you will learn a foundation for creating an original performance using tools of physical theatre, archetypal energy, intuition, character exploration and imagery. Each participant creates original material and builds on it from week to week. There will be group exercises as well as time for each person to present work. All types of performers are welcome: solo, collaborations, text-based and movement-based. The workshop will be a safe and warm environment for you to express your creativity and walk away with performance-ready material. All levels of experience are welcome. Whether you are a novice that is new to making your own creative work or a pro that wants to refine your skills, you will benefit from these tools and from watching each others' journeys as artists in action. Please note that this workshop builds from week to week.


PLEASE SEE THE SPIRITUALITY PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS RELATED TO THOSE TOPICS.
QUOTES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:

"When I first began this workshop I was nervous because I had never done anything like it before and had no idea what type of performance I wanted to create. I only knew that I felt drawn to do something creative and different. Now that the workshop is over I am so grateful I took it. Wow! What an amazing and transformative experience! Victoria created a safe, open space for us to explore our creative selves. She encouraged us to tap into our intuition and guided us in accessing archetypal energies to create our characters. I learned so much from her and from watching the other students engage in the process of creating their performances. The exercises in class and the feedback helped me create a short performance and made me feel connected to my creativity in a whole new way! If you feel even the slightest pull to performance, TAKE THIS WORKSHOP!!! You will not regret it."
~Meadow B.

"Victoria creates a safe and open space to work and by the end of the workshop I wrote and performed a short piece, which I love and was so much fun. This workshop helped me to believe in my own unique voice and it made me realize how much I want to perform my own material. Learning about the archetypes and working physically was immensely helpful. Something really shifted in me and I walk through life now seeing all the creative possibilities."
~Ginny V.

Teaching Bio

Victoria Libertore has performed her original performance art at dozens of venues throughout New York including BAX, Dixon Place, Galapagos, Joe's Pub and Joyce SoHo as well as in Boston, Philly, Provincetown, Montreal and Toronto. Victoria has taught sold-out burlesque workshops at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance New Amsterdam, Grove Mama Ink and independently. Victoria has worked with Six Figures Theatre Company teaching workshops in physical theater, has taught improv, hula and worked for eight years teaching performance, showmanship and how to interact with audiences at an international hands-on science museum. She has also taught performance workshops at Otterbein University and Hasting College. Victoria also coaches one-on-one for solo performance.

Victoria has a BFA in Theatre from Otterbein University. Her studies also include Balinese mask with Per Brahe, Butoh with Tanya Calamoneri, clown with Kendall Cornell, Grotowski with Rana von Waldenburg, Viewpoints with Stephen Wangh and site-specific performance with Martha Bowers. She was a 2008-2010 Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX Theatre Artist in Residence. She received a Young Alumni Award for Research and Creative Achievement from Otterbein University in 2015 and was the 2016 recipient of the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award at the Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony. She is currently working on a screenplay and a new solo entitled "I Want To Die One Day After You."

Victoria has developed her own original approach and method to performance which she calls Archetypal Energy Work. She combines archetypal images with both chakra and imagry work to create a dynamic and powerful experience for both the performer and audience. She teaches this approach to those who wish to create their own original performance work which may be text-based or movement-based or both.

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