A Weekend With...
The Atlanta School of Burlesque presents, A Weekend With... Po'Chop
.The Atlanta School of Burlesque has been providing burlesque education in the broader Metro Atlanta area since 2013. As an institution dedicated to burlesque education it is of the utmost importance that we provide our students access to the best instructors in our industry.
Our next "Weekend With..." features Chicago-based burlesque artist Jenn Freeman also known as Po’Chop who uses elements of dance, storytelling, and striptease to create performances and inspire students and collaborators across the country.
Po’Chop is the creator and author of the blogzine, The Brown Pages and has performed at the Brooklyn Museum in Brown Girls Burlesque’s Bodyspeak, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for TedxChicago 2022 and headlined shows in New Orleans, Minneapolis, Denver, St. Louis and New York.
Po’Chop is a board member & cast member for Jeezy’s Juke Joint, an all Black burlesque revue. Po’Chop performs on Netflix’s Easy (Season 2), appears in music videos for songs by Jamila Woods and Mykele Deville, and creates and performs in experimental dance films such as LITANY.
Jenn Freeman was recognized as a 2022 United States Artist Fellow; a 2022 Dance/USA Fellow; a 2021 Foundation of Contemporary Art Grant for Artist recipient, selected as a 2019-2020 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellow and as a 2018 Chicago Dancemakers Lab Artist.
Po’Chop has been voted among the top 50 Most Influential Burlesque Artist by 21st Century Magazine in 2022, 2021 & 2020 and was dancer in residence at Rebuild Foundation in 2020.
10:00 am - Get Down with Po'Chop
Get Down with Po’Chop, the BAMF of burlesque is a movement based class intended to explore Po’s signature style that merges musicality, athleticism, sexual prowess, storytelling and beyond. Participants can expect to learn explosive choreography that pulls from a wide variety of disciplines such as modern dance, burlesque movement, hip hop, lyrical dance and beyond. Class begins with a warm up that leads into a choreographed phrase.
All levels are welcome. Folks should wear comfortable close to move in and come prepared to groove and sweat it out.
11:15 am - Drag King 101
Drag King 101 is a workshop that is focused on providing tools to tap into your inner Drag King. Po'Chop will explore the components that make up a noteworthy Drag King performance from character development, movement and physicality to costuming and beyond. Participants should wear comfortable clothes to move in. Folks of all identities and skill levels are welcome.
1:30 pm - Grant Writing for the Cabaret Performer
As a recipient of over 100k in grant funds to support their burlesque and drag practice, Po'Chop shares a wealth of knowledge in this workshop. From how to write a compelling project narrative to selecting and framing work samples Po'Chop's harnesses their experience as both a grant recipient reviewer. Gain insightful approaches to finding, applying and winning local and federal funding. Let’s get this schmoney!
Come See The Shows!
DISCLOSURE: A Burlesque Experience
Revelation. Provocation. Exposé.
Join the Atlanta School of Burlesque and Po'Chop for a provocative burlesque experience in laying it bare - body and soul. Sure to push you to the edge and beyond, come close for a little bit of DISCLOSURE.
DISCLOSURE features performances by local and regional burlesque and drag favorites:
Hosted by Kia Comedy
Doors 8:00 pm, Show 9:00 pm
Nose To The Rhinestone
Nose to the Rhinestone began as a social media accountability network that was created by Bazuka Joe. According to Bazuka Joe, #NoseToTheRhinestone* was "created in an effort to get folks motivated, and it served its purpose well at the time." Now, you can search the hashtag on most social media channels and see the incredible work and dedication that many burlesque performers have chronicled with this hashtag. We have created this burlesque brunch show as a part of our Weekend With series to inspire Atlanta burlesque performers to put their noses to the rhinestone and create something that can then be peer reviewed by some of the best in our industry!
The show features performers who are provided act feedback by Po'Chop, instructors of The Atlanta School of Burlesque, and some of our performers from our Saturday night show, Disclosure: A Burlesque Experience.
Tickets include brunch and bottomless mimosas.
Brunch Menu - TBA
Doors & Brunch 11:00 AM, Show 11:30 AM
*We use this name and concept with explicit consent and enthusiasm from Bazuka Joe.
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