*Call Schedule, Details, and Dates To Remember
Course starts July 11th. The 3rd Tuesday of the course we will have a speaker. Please clear the deck for these. These calls will deepen your learning, expand your awareness and increase your appetite for more. Best thing is - you can participate from anywhere - your car, your bed, or even from a remote island. If you've got wifi, you got access! All calls will be recorded for your practice and support.
July 18th, 8pm ET
Topic: "Cultivating Freedom In Your Body" w/Perle Noire - The Art of Seducing Your Own Reflection
Burlesque sensation Perle Noire was born to perform. She began singing, dancing and acting as a child when she landed a McDonald’s commercial and a role on the Cosby Show. In 2008, she burst onto the burlesque scene winning the Best Debut category during the annual Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Las Vegas. Perle has been named one of the world’s top five burlesque performers by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine three years in a row. After spending several years as a cast member in Dita Von Teese’s popular “Strip, Strip Hooray,” Perle went on to complete a stint in Velvet – a musical starring Australian disco diva and superstar Marcia Hines.
Perle has performed her signature blend of sultry, athletic and captivating dance in numerous venues throughout the world including the Crowne Casino in Melbourne, The Waltz in Tokyo, Teatro Circo in Madrid and the Koko in London. She has also graced stages in the Bahamas, Milan, Helsinki, Auckland, Sydney, New York and Los Angeles. Drawing inspiration from the great Josephine Baker, Perle is also a multi-talented business woman who constantly challenges herself with new ventures including an upcoming line of cosmetics and a series of performance/dance classes known as Perlesque.
Fans across the globe clamor for the chance to see this burlesque star light up the stage. Perle is also a gifted instructor and her workshops sell out in a matter of hours. A show with Perle Noire in its lineup is sure to entertain and is not to be missed. Go here for more.
August 15th, 12pm ET/6pm Paris time (note: new time, Monique lives in Paris)
Topic: "Cultivating Freedom In Your Career" w/Monique Wells
Monique Y. Wells is the quintessential Josephine Baker expert. She is a 20-year resident of Paris, France. She is co-owner of Discover Paris! - Personalized Itineraries for Independent Travelers, and is also a freelance travel writer and editor.
Through Discover Paris!, Monique has provided services tailored for the African-American traveler to Paris since 1999. Over the years, she has created Afro-centric itineraries, self-guided African-American history walking tours, a comprehensive Black Paris bus tour, and African-American hosted culinary activities for those wanting an in-depth travel experience in the City of Light. Her book, Paris Reflections: Walks Through African-American Paris(McDonald & Woodward, 2002; co-authored with Christiann Anderson), contains abbreviated versions of the walks that she proposes to Discover Paris! clients. She has provided private, guided tours of African-American Paris for student groups from Syracuse University, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, and other schools.
Monique writes and edits articles on many aspects of life in Paris. Her articles have been published by the International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, France Today, This City Paris, and other American newspapers, magazines and web publications. One of these articles was published in the anthology France, A Love Story (Seal Press, 2004).
Barnard College, Rice University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas Southern University, and numerous private groups have appreciated Monique's lecture on “Black Paris and the Myth of a Colorblind France.” In 2011, she was named Black Culture and Heritage VIP in Paris by the online magazine African Diaspora Tourism.
She is also the founder of The Wells International Foundation (WIF) is a U. S. non-profit organization whose mission is to empower individuals – particularly women and persons of African descent – by exposing them to educational and cultural opportunities that allow them to experience a richer, more fulfilling life.
September 19th, 8pm TBA Details to Come
Topic: Cultivating Freedom In Your Relationships
September 23rd, Saturday
LIVE Experience, NYC
Juicy, Healing Burlesque Workshop w/Perle Noire and Celebration Dinner at Chez Josephine! More details to come!
(I have access to preferred NYC hotel rates for top Marriott and Starwood hotels. Pls contact me with your travel details by or before August 30th to secure these rates that start at 89/night. This is a perfect weekend trip to NYC. Optional Date September 26th)
*dates subject to change