Bristol's Badass Burlesque Show
SHAKE IT! BELLY DANCE FOR BURLESQUE PERFORMERS WITH PRINCESS FARHANA
About Princess Farhana:
Pleasant Gehman aka Princess Farhana is a true renaissance woman: best-selling author, international dance performer and instructor, Tarot card reader, critically acclaimed actor, musician and painter. A Hollywood icon, her multi-disciplinary creative output is nothing short of staggering.
Under the stage name Princess Farhana; Pleasant has been an icon in the fields of belly dance and burlesque since the early 1990’s. She has produced and started in seventeen instructional DVDs, and been featured on numerous performance DVDs. She is the author of The Belly Dance Handbook, considered by many to be the definitive resource. She has headlined both belly dance and burlesque festivals all over the world, appearing to perform and teach in Egypt, Turkey, Australia and China, toured many times across Europe and The United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada as well as throughout the USA.
For over a decade, she was a soloist in America’s very first and foremost burlesque troupe, The Velvet Hammer, and was featured in documentary films on the troupe. The Princess has also been featured in the burlesque books The Velvet Hammer Burlesque, The New Burlesque, Jo Weldon’s The Burlesque Handbook and Wild Things: Burlesque Beauties And The Pets They Love.
She has appeared in many exotic dance documentaries, including Dirty Martini And The New Burlesque, A &E’s This Is Burlesque, and was the subject of Steve Balderson’s 2009 documentary film, Underbelly: A Year in The Life Of Dancer Princess Farhana with camera crews following her performances throughout the world. The film was released theatrically as well as on DVD.
Under the names Pleasant Gehman and Princess Farhana, she has acted and danced in numerous motion pictures; music videos-for Madonna, Ricky Martin and many others – and network television shows, including The Nanny. From 2006- 2009 she was the principle dancer in comedian Margaret Cho’s touring burlesque show, The Sensuous Woman.
About SHAKE IT!:
There’s a lot of incredible belly dance technique that can be used in burlesque performances! In this class you’ll learn:
Six different kinds of shimmies that look great onstage
Sassy hip accents for travelling steps
Mind-bending torso undulations and isolations that will make the audience scream for more!
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn with this BURLESQUE LEGEND all the way from Hollywood, California!
SHAKE IT! With Princess Farhana
Monday 26 October 2015
7:00 – 9:00pm
Pink Kitten Dance School
The Old Malt House
Little Ann Street
What to bring:
What to wear:
Something comfortable you can move freely in, like stretch pants and a tank top
By taking this class you confirm that you are fit and healthy and able to take this class. You agree to follow the instructors safety instructions in warm-up and through out the class. Neither the organisers nor the instructors are liable for any injury sustained in this dance class.