Montreal Burlesque Festival 5th Anniversary!
Welcome to the festival's 5th anniversary celebration!
Scarlett James & Montreal Burlesque Productions invite you to two nights, 3 exceptional events to relive the atmosphere of the cabaret.
Dust off your finest jewels and embody Hollywood Glamour to touch the red carpet at Club Soda.
Friday : Montreal's Gatsby, be ready to be immersed in the 1920s classics. Featuring live music with ACME Combo Jazz band
Doors: 7pm show: 8pm
Saturday : Crystal Gala, an evening full of surprises, international performers and more!!
Doors: 6pm show: 7pm
Saturday : Burlesque Rock: The sexy side of Burlesque with our live rock band Timmy Playzwell
Doors: 9pm show: 10pm
Club Soda, 1225 Boulevard St. Laurent, December 6-7 2013.
Have a bite of juicy history
Burlesque today is the revival of the traditional burlesque performance. Though based on the traditional Burlesque art, the new form encompasses a wider range of performance styles; Burlesque acts can be anything from classic striptease to modern dance to theatrical mini-dramas to comedic mayhem. As with the earlier feeling, Burlesque is more focused on the "tease" in "striptease" than the "strip".
New Burlesque tends to put the emphasis on style and tend to be sexy rather than sexual, often involving humor. Burlesque gals all have tremendous costumes and props.
Performers will often strip down to pasties and g-strings. Burlesque as a sensation was brought to America from Britain in the late 1860s by Lydia Thompson and her British Blondes, a troupe who spoofed traditional theatrical productions and featured ladies performing men's roles, in costumes considered revealing for the time period. Since that time it has assimilated vaudeville, minstrel shows, striptease, comedy and cabaret to evolve into the follies of the twenties and thirties to the girlie shows of the 40s and 50s. Burlesque, in its various forms, is a unique traditional American Folk Art.
Today's Burlesque revival has found homes throughout the United States and the world, There are also thriving Burlesque scenes in Canada with Scarlett James and locale troupes and organizations.