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Toronto Burlesque Festival 2015

Toronto Burlesque Festival 2015

 

Article by: Geek Girl Critical Miss

Critical Miss recently attended the Toronto Burlesque Festival and performed as Lady Gaga Harley Quinn! She told us about it and shared some amazing photos by Chris Hutcheson of The Garden of Earthy Delights...
My hubby Retro Joad and I were fortunate enough to be selected to perform at this year's Toronto Burlesque Festival, the 8th year since its incarnation. The level of talent and quality of performance you see at this festival is top notch. There were performers from the States, from the UK, from around the world from Japan and Australia and of course lots from Canada. It was a weekend to behold and you should be sorry you missed it. Each night offered up a completely different experience. The night that Retro Joad and I performed in was the Pop show late on the Saturday night. This was after the exquisite Glam-a-Ganza show. What was fantastic was that most of the audience stayed through both performances and they were so receptive, and so appreciative of the art, talent and beauty that was presented on stage, we could not have asked for better.

The Pop show was full of geek and pop culture, rife with jokes and clever ways to show the audience an alternate way of looking at and appreciating their fandom. Hosted by the incomparable Bastard Keith, who was just the right amount of filthy to keep the audience engaged, would break out into song with his beautiful voice and exposed his own level of geekery (especially when the LOTR number came up lol).

There were Disco dancing stormtroopers, a heart stopping Mad Max female group number, a deadly and dangerous Dalek (who has been featured on here), secrets about Beeker that you would never see coming, my hubby and I did our song parody Joker Face Lady Gaga/Harley and an absolutely breathtaking Labyrinth number. This is just to name a few, and this was only one show. If you are in Toronto July 2016, this is the event you need to see. You will see headliners that you might not ever see again and you will love that you caught them. Kitten N' Lou are a duo to behold. Their choreo is always amazing and their costumes stunning. Aurora Galore took that stage by storm and left you breathless. Don't miss this weekend again, support local artists, live theatre, dance, art and immerse yourself in something that will stay with you forever.

I have also included some highlight pictures from the other shows and more will be posted in the album.

Thursday Night Opening Bash:

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
The Femme Rebelles

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Lucky Minx

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Fairy Floss

Friday Night Lost Toys:

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Kate Mior

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Knox Harter

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Coco Framboise

Saturday Early Show The Glam-a-Ganza:

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Lady Francescca

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Poison Ivory

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Vicki Butterfly

Saturday Late Show Pop!:

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Critical Miss and Retro Joad

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Jeez Loueez

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Kitten N' Lou

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Nerd Girl Burlesque

Sunday Night Champagne Smash:

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
The Mansfield Brothers

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Lady Josephine

Toronto Burlesque Fest 2015
Murasaki Babydoll

Photographer: Chris Hutcheson of The Garden of Earthy Delights

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September 28 2015

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