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The Quantum Ecdysiast

Chicava is the proprietress of New York City’s Brown Girls Burlesque and lead teacher of The Broad Squad Institute. A scholar of performance art, women of color in burlesque heritage, and sacred sexuality and spirituality, she received her MFA from Goddard College.

This blend of academic study, dance and burlesque performance, as well as deep immersion in several spiritual disciplines, gives Chicava a unique palette of knowledge and experience to work with. Not only does she evoke profound experience in her students, she also shares the wisdom and understanding she’s gleaned throughout her journey.

As an artist in residence at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in NYC, Chicava produces a live blues & jazz burlesque revue called The Dirty Honey Shake. She travels internationally presenting variations of her burlesque theater. Her most recent show was in China. Chicava also lectures and performs on the university circuit.

She is currently working on Sister Shake, a documentary and companion book on the legacy of Women of Color in burlesque heritage. Chicava’s acting credits include work with Spike Lee and Robert Altman. She stars in the indie feature Title VII, which you can catch on the festival circuit throughout 2017.

 

 

 

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The Quantum Ecdysiast

Chicava is the proprietress of New York City’s Brown Girls Burlesque and lead teacher of The Broad Squad Institute. A scholar of performance art, women of color in burlesque heritage, and sacred sexuality and spirituality, she received her MFA from Goddard College.

This blend of academic study, dance and burlesque performance, as well as deep immersion in several spiritual disciplines, gives Chicava a unique palette of knowledge and experience to work with. Not only does she evoke profound experience in her students, she also shares the wisdom and understanding she’s gleaned throughout her journey.  

As an artist in residence at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in NYC, Chicava produces a live blues & jazz burlesque revue called The Dirty Honey Shake. She travels internationally presenting variations of her burlesque theater. Her most recent show was in China. Chicava also lectures and performs on the university circuit.

 

She is currently working on Sister Shake, a documentary and companion book on the legacy of Women of Color in burlesque heritage. Chicava’s acting credits include work with Spike Lee and Robert Altman. She stars in the indie feature Title VII, which you can catch on the festival circuit throughout 2017.

Sacred Burlesque

Sacred Burlesque is igniting a fire in women far and wide who dare to express themselves as the beautiful, outrageous, creative creatures that they are.
Sacred Burlesque is about YOU – being yourself and letting your dance come through.
Crafted to draw you deeper into your own center, allowing you to get in touch with the raw energy that fuels your life.

Sacred.

You are Lovely
Beautiful and essentially perfect.

Sensual.

Access your Joy, Pleasure, Peace and have FUN!
Gathered in dance and play with other women
Bathe in our Goddess energy.

You!

Sacred Burlesque incorporates classic burlesque, modern striptease, pinches of Kundalini Yoga, dance, sacred sexuality, and energetic healing exercises.

Unleash of the magnetism, inspiration and creativity from within you.
The dance and movement is suitable for all levels!
The workshop includes:
Chakra based warm-up
Taoist Yoni intunement
Glove, boa & feather play
A juicy burlesque dance combinations

What to Bring/Wear:

Easy to move in clothes – asexy feeling skirt, slip or dress, leggings, booty shorts,bra, tanks.
Bring your heels if you’d like it grown woman like that. Bare foot is great!
Don’t forget water.

 

 

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