UYF can provide programs of varying lengths: 3-hour, one-day, weekend up to 12-week projects. Although the UYF curriculum is performance-based, it isn’t just for performers. We welcome all levels of experience, from the amateur to the professional. UYF’s programs can be designed to accommodate specific constituencies and situations including but not limited to seasoned performers of various genres, breast cancer survivors, housewives and mothers, rape and incest victims and survivors, disadvantaged communities, etc.
Programs of 4 weeks or more culminate in a graduation performance in a professional production before a live audience of your peers and the general public!
To enhance and broaden your experience, UYF features top-notch burlesque, striptease, performance and production artists as guest teachers who share their skills in devising techniques, character development, writing/poetry, make-up application, costumes, props, and more!
Vixen Noir is also looking for women to train as facilitators and seasoned performance artists as guest teachers. If you are interested, email Vixen at email@example.com.
This compilation video (filmed and edited by Clifford Roddy) features the six Fall 2008 graduates of Unleash Your Fire Performance Project for Women performing in Cabaret DéNude along with a stellar line-up of other artists including founder/director Vixen Noir and guest teacher, Simone de la Getto. Performed at the Stud in San Francisco, California.
MusicWHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT UNLEASH YOUR FIRE...
“Thank you! I didn’t know what was wrong with my life… just that something was. This gave me courage and helped me to discover myself. I now feel like my dreams are possible.”
--Silky Filthy, Participant Sydney 2010
“I feel more in my body and realize the importance of movement in my life, the role that performance plays to make me feel erotically powerful.”
--Butcher Femme, Participant Sydney 2010
“It was deep; it didn’t just brush the surface. Out of a 10 I give it 20.”
--Solid Gold, Participant Sydney 2009 “An electric experience, connecting with the feminine on a deep level!”
--Shakti Thorn, Participant Melbourne 2009
“I really liked the openness, the generosity and safety the workshop provides, which gave me the courage to participate in ways I really wanted to but didn’t think possible! IT WAS AMAZING!”
--Lonia, Participant Melbourne 2009
"FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC..Ladies, this is one inspiring, smart, HOT HOT HOT, creative and inclusive woman...the workshop really allowed me to reconnect with my inner vixen. we all got one...Haven't felt so goddamm sexy and in touch with my erotic self in years, and the lovely VIXEN NOIR helped me unleash the fire within....Ready to rock the world again., look out folks HERE I CUMM.........HAHA, thanks vixen YOU ROCK!"
--Nikki, Participant Melbourne 2009
“Brilliant! All women should have the opportunity to do this workshop!”
--Camilla, Participant Melbourne 2009
“What a gift to have a fluid flowing connection between how I experience desire internally and externally. Thank you!”
--Leila, Participant San Francisco May 2008
"AWESOME AWESOME... I don't know what else to say but it's a must if you feel something inside wanting to erupt, cos Vixen certainly can help you do that. Beautiful women, very inclusive, safe and very rewarding. I promise you, you'll enjoy it!!! thanks Vixen, you really are amazing!"
--Lonia, Participant Melbourne
“You have shown me everyone has Erotic Power. You have helped me transform my dolly steps into flying leaps!”
--LaLa, Participant, Sydney
“You are a dynamic, charismatic teacher; you’re caring and skilled… I'm a lot freer and at home with my body and my sensuality. You taught me how to reclaim my inner erotic goddess, and I am forever grateful to you for that gift!”
--Ama, Participant San Francisco
“I couldn't have asked for a sexier, more supportive space to create and become the truest version of myself. It's an experience I will never forget and will always be grateful for."
--Mac, Participant San Francisco
- Aug 23, 2010 8:08 AM Testimonials from UYF students and performers...
- Aug 17, 2010 12:28 PM Who is Vixen Noir???
- Aug 9, 2010 4:28 PM Tapping the Velvet Co-facilitator: Glitta Supernova
- Mar 20, 2008 7:43 AM Why Unleash Your Fire???
Unleash Your Fire Performance Project for Women presents…
Unleash Your Fire Performance Project for Women presents…(br) Two weekend workshops for women taught by Vixen Noir at the Center for Sex & Culture!
Tapping the Fire
Tapping the Fire is a performance-based workshop designed to empower women, from the inside out, using erotic performance art as a vehicle for transformation. Classes include everything from writing, theater and spoken word to instruction in the art of burlesque and striptease. We also use trust, intimacy, dance-movement, storytelling, and visualization exercises to help you tap into, explore, reclaim and celebrate your erotic and creative power!
Want to create a sexy performance for that special someone (or maybe yourself), add passion and vitality to your life overall, or simply be more empowered in your sexuality as a woman? Maybe you’ve considered doing a sexy burlesque or striptease number on the stage, but don’t know where to start or your courage ran out the back door. Well… Tapping the Fire will provide you with the tools and the confidence you need to accomplish what you desire in a women-only environment that’s fun, creative, life-affirming and sexy as hell! You do not have to be a performer to participate in this workshop. All levels of experience welcome!
Limited to 20 participants! Register Early!
Dates: Sat, Oct. 8 2011, 9am – 5pm; Sun, Oct. 9 2011, 10am – 4pm
Tapping the Velvet for Performance Artists—Burlesque, Striptease, Cabaret, Theatre, Dance, Vocal Music…
Tapping the Velvet is a workshop designed by Vixen Noir to help NEW and EMERGING performance artists strengthen their performance capacity and intensify their impact on audiences! Vixen uses burlesque, striptease, writing, theatre/improv, trust, dance-movement, storytelling and visualization exercises to help artists develop sex appeal, humor, presence, innovation, dynamic, content, context, as well as props and costumes. Ultimately, Tapping the Velvet helps performance artists tap into their true essence— mind, body, heart, soul— and use it to fuel passion and vitality into their creative process and performances.
With more than 25 years of experience in the creation and execution of erotic, bent, twisted, classic, subversive, dark, comedic, theatrical, multi-genre performances, Vixen is excited to share some of her trade secrets, devising techniques; and offer constructive feedback/direction and more!!!
It’s best that you have previous performance experience (minimum of 2 performances before a live audience) to participate in this workshop. Please be prepared to present a new or previously performed 3 - 5 minute act or excerpt of an act to be used as your creative vehicle throughout the workshop.
Limited to 10 participants! Register Early!
Dates: Sat, Nov. 5 2011, 9am – 5pm; Sun, Nov. 6 2011, 10am – 4pm
Location: The Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Fran, CA 94103
Each workshop Costs: $100 (Suggested Tuition) or Pay What You Can! ($250 value)
To Register for one or both workshops:Put “Tapping The Fire-San Fran 10/11 and/or “Tapping The Velvet-San Fran 11/11” in subject line and email your name, phone number, email address, amount you desire to pay and the payment method to firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks & Credit/Debit Card payments (via PayPal) accepted. Mail checks, payable to Veronica C. Combs to: Attn: Unleash Your Fire
Veronica C. Combs
135 Eureka Street
San Francisco, CA 94114 To make credit/debit card payments: Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a PayPal invoice for the amount you desire to pay. All you have to do is follow the instructions to complete your payment online. ........................
Who I'd like to meet:Women of all ages (18+), sizes, shapes, persuasions, abilities, races, classes, religions, spiritual practices, sexual and gender identities... Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, sisters, doctors, lawyers, artists, hairstylists, actresses, performers, poets, homemakers, healers, executives, teachers, therapists, movers and shakers, activists, dancers, managers, secretaries, pastors, divas, sex workers, entrepreneurs, government workers, principals, housewives, community organizers... lesbian, bi, queer, straight, perve, geek, nerd, dyke, anarchist, introvert, extrovert, vanilla, kinky... The sky's the limit!
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Smoke / Drink: No / No