Getting Tight: A Guide to Corsetry

Corsets are one of those classic burlesque costume elements, but they can be baffling. Over-bust, waist training, spiral steel, busks. . . What does it all mean? Let Miss Mina Murray, an award-winning, internationally ranked costumer and long-time corset-wearer, guide you through all aspects of corsetry. Students learn what to look for when buying a corset, secrets of making your own, how to properly wear a corset, how to remove it on stage, and corset care.   Lecture
Feb. 11, 2017, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
William Dawes B

About the Teacher - Miss Mina Murray

After the job market for glamourous archaeologists dried up, Miss Mina Murray abandoned her Ivory Tower and turn to the art of the striptease. She is a co-founder of The Boston Beautease (formerly The Boston Babydolls) and Headmistress of the Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (B.A.B.E.). Known as "The Educated Ecdysiast" and "The Martha Stewart of Burlesque", she recently published "Miss Mina Murray's Little Book of Better Burlesque".