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25 May 2009 @ 02:30 pm
EMCEE Workshop with Armitage Shanks From Circus Contraption  
Have you always wanted to learn how to Emcee but didn't know where you could find a professional to learn from? Or are you already an Emcee but want to learn new skills and sharpen your talents. Come to our next class;

Emcee Workshop with Armitage Shanks from Circus Contraption!

Armitage Shanks is an International Compere, Singer and Performer.  He is also the Co-Founder of Circus Contraption, a one-ring traveling circus at the forefront of the "New Circus" movement. His recent credits include the London Burlesque Festival, The Supper Club and Paleis Van De Weemoed (Amsterdam), Absolut Burlesque Ball (Dublin), The New York Burlesque Festival, Le Scandal and The Slipper Room (NY) as well as a tour of Portugal with Circus Contraption. Armitage Shanks was featured in the January 2009 issue of Playboy France, Dans (Netherlands premier performance magazine), and Time Out London, which hailed hims as "One of the darkest-hearted comperes on the burlesque circuit- not only a biting ringmaster, but a unique singer as well".
Find out more at- www.myspace.com/armitagephineasshanks
The 4 Horsemen will feature two classes; Emceeing for Beginners and Emceeing for the Experienced.
                   
Emceeing for Beginners                    
June 13, 2009, 12 pm to 4 pm                      
Century Ballroom                                           
915 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122                     

Emceeing for the Experienced
June 14, 2009, 12 pm to 4 pm
Century Ballroom
915 E Pine St. Seattle, WA 98122

Each Class will feature interactive lectures with Armitage Shanks, followed by workshop and interactive critiques. Each class will be offered for a sliding scale fee; $25 to $50. Pre-register by emailing: education@the4horsemen.org

Armitage will cover subjects such as;

-Role of the Emcee
    -storytelling
    -functional segways
    -preperation and improvisation

-Psychology of the Emcee
    -getting into character
    -relationship to performers
    -relationship to audence

-Finding your Emcee Character
    -the Emcee as a character, originality   
    -body language
    -servant  leadership

-Getting Started
    -classes
    -where to go/offer services
    -experimenting