Dying Swan Virtual Dance Workshop
Saturday 15 October, 4pm (UK time)
Join the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company to learn their signature solo, The Dying Swan – with the opportunity to put your own spin on this humorous classic! This inclusive and fun class begins with a warm-up before learning an excerpt of company repertoire with its dynamic expression and signature comic ballet style. In this zoom workshop you will:
- Gently wake up and warm up the body
- Learn repertoire from featured choreography The Dying Swan
- Learn about life as a Trockadero performer
Suitable for all levels of dance experience. Be ready to move! The workshop is taught by Roy Fialkow, former Trocks performer and the company’s Education Director.
From Dancer to Diva: Virtual Make Up Workshop
Saturday 22 October, 1pm-2.30pm (UK time)
Join a company dancer in their virtual dressing room to see their makeup routine for a typical performance. Learn about what it takes to get ready for a show and about the dancer’s journey to becoming a member of the Trockadero. Learn make-up tips and application techniques used to create The Trocks’ on stage personas. Watch as The Trocks performer takes you through a ‘real time’ demonstration of their preparation routine from their dressing room.
Make-up is vital for Trocks performers whose transformations take 1-1.5 hours before each performance. Accentuating the eyes, eyebrows and lips helps convey the expressive qualities and humour of the choreography while staying true to the characters they portray under powerful stage lighting.
This event is a must for make-up and performing arts students, performance artists and drag enthusiasts. Just enjoy the demonstration or join in and make up your face during the session too!