The Queer Codes of Seduction with Juliette Dragon

In this workshop, we will explore the seduction codes of different genders and sexualities. How do they walk, hold themselves, look? How does one play seduction in an offensive way or in a passive way, or one that alternates? 

How does one define one's prey and one's predatory animal?

Why does one frighten away certain partners? Why does one often attract the same archetypes to the detriment of others?

In this workshop we will experiment across the board. We will put on stage a little choreographic number to incarnate each archetype one by one, which will be presented at the Queer Erotic Festival Performance Night. 


Juliette Dragon is a multidisciplinary artist. She has been a model for Martin Margiela and Jean-Paul Gaultier and danses for music bands all over Europe.

She has learned the circus arts and open-air theatre and specializes in fire. She was trained by Cassavetes's assistant, Kim Massee as an actor’s director.

In 2003, she created the Collectif Surprise Party, a new burlesque cabaret company, regrouping exclusively female dancers, acrobats, singers, comedians, pin-up and other performers that she directs in shows the she produces.

In 2008, she created l’"Ecole des Filles de Joie", which is the first New Burlesque Cabaret School in France. Whatever their age or body, the school teaches artists to use every trick in the book to seduce their audience. The goal of this school is to share professional tips with the students to help them to get rid of their inhibitions and boost their self-confidence by accepting their own bodies. Good times with the girls, to share, laugh, taming their feminity and develop self-assurance: a unique experience where you’ll meet yourself and your body, learn to love it and reveal its seductive powers. Fun and original art-therapy for all, even the shyest.

In 2009, she co-produced the first Paris Burlesque Festival thus federating the entire international scene for the Parisian audience’s pleasure.