Penny Starr Jr., producer of “The Velvet Hammer Burlesque” a self-titled documentary film on the Los Angeles neo-burlesque troupe, will be in town to conduct a burlesque workshop August 29 at Think Big Studios located at 2120 W. Grand Ave.
The granddaughter of Philadelphia’s legendary burlesque performer Penny Starr, Starr Jr. decided to dedicate herself to uplifting the legacy of her grandmother after producing the film. “You can only live with the circus for so long before you want to join,” said Starr Jr.
The workshop boasts the following classes:
11am-12pm – A Burlesque Routine in 10 Moves or Less
12:15pm-1:15pm – Rhinestone Application & Design Principles
1:30pm-2:30pm – Take it Off: Pop vs. Peel Striptease Techniques
In addition to holding the workshops, Starr Jr. will also assist Chicago’s own burlesque production company Vaudezilla in celebrating the year anniversary of BROADZILLA!, a free burlesque show held the last Friday of every month at Exit, 1315 W North Av.
For more information on the workshop, visit http://vaudezilla.com/pennystarrjr.htm