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Silk Veil Manipulation

Silk Veil Manipulation

Sat 12/2 2:45-4:30pm

Silk ripples like water & flows like air. It is strong, supple, sensual, and steeped in stories and history. Combined with light and movement, silk invokes dramatic magic for the human senses. Join Gaea Lady in exploring movement & dance with silk - learning specific movements, patterns, and techniques to integrate dancer and fabric together. We'll explore dynamic whips, dreamy floats, weaves, infinite recursive spins, drapes, wraps, and improvisation to ignite the senses and the creativity within. Students will dance with unweighted & weighted veils and flags- learning the basics of this specialty custom veil.

Students should bring a silk or light fabric veil, at least 4x8 feet. Students can also bring large fabric costume pieces for improvisation in class. Gaea will have a limited amount of veils available for use, borrow, and sale. 

For custom orders in advance, contact

Space Limited to 6 students
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about gaea: 
Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature, a force that will make you feel the very earth move. Fusing her 25 years of dance training in forms from classical to modern - neo-vintage to the ethereal, Gaea cultivates an intentional style that is all her own. Integrating dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deeply seated intention, her inspiring performances mesmerize and deeply touch. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community. 

Gaea was the winner of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” in 2016 and performed at the “Icons & Allstars” show in 2017. She graces festival stages such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the Naughty Little Cabaret, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Soho House, with Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe. She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats.

Earlier Event: December 2
Bellydance Basics
Later Event: December 3
Creating Intentional Performance