Saturday, 4 October 2014

A Taste of Things to Come

Well, well, has been awhile.
I've been a busy little Beaver over the summer and now that fall is here I am ready keep on movin' and shakin'.
The lovely troupe that I spend a lot of time with kicking up my heels just got back from performing at the Ottawa Burlesque Festival.  I had a grand time and it was a wonderful to perform in my first festival with the Knicker Kickers.  We have a lot of great opportunities coming our way in the next few months...I'll keep you up-to-date!
"CanCan Bitch" by the Kicker Kickers - Ottawa Burlesque Festival, September 2014  Photo by Viktor S. DeVice
I will be dancing all over town this month & next!  Come out and see me at one or all of these great shows!

October 19 - The Knicker Kickers will be performing a new piece!
Skin Tight Outta Sight and Great Canadian Burlesque present:
The 9th Annual Grindhouse Ghoulies!!
A Halloween Spooktacular!   

October 21 - Catch me Go-Go Dancing!
Kitty Nights Toronto - Fatale Dames

October 26 - Naked! Girls! Reading!
Naked Girls Reading - Demons, Devils & the Damned

November 5 - Dancing on the Reveal Me Stage!
Reveal Me at The Rivoli - November

Friday, 25 April 2014

Reflections of a Showgirl

It is spring and it is time I look back and let you all know what's been going on in this ladies glitter-life. I have been one busy Beaver Galore but you won't hear any complaints from me.

One highlight has been being a reader in the first two shows of Naked Girls Reading.  Although not burlesque it is definitely a night full of great entertainment!  The first show, Bad Romance, had poetry, songs, and some really bad, but hot romance.  I shared a sultry excerpt from a short story, The Veiled Woman by Ainis Nin and some crafty bit of information from the The Worst Case Scenario series on how to escape a bad date, deal with a bad kisser and how to fake an orgasm. (Side note:  Don't fake an orgasm!!)

Naked Girls Reading - Bad Romance

The second Naked Girls Reading was "What's Cooking?"  I let loose Patrick Bateman and he had "Lunch with Bethany" from American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.  And again, I shared my worldly knowledge and tempted the audience with some tips on aphrodisiacs...yummy!  If you haven't been to one of these great shows, check out the next one in June!  Red Herring puts on one smokin' show after another!

I also premiered my new act, "Kiss" at the Valentine/February Reveal Me at the Rivoli.  I had an amazing time creating and performing this act to Prince. What more can a girl ask for?   Video to come...

"Kiss" - Reveal Me

March had me competing with my first piece, "Beaver Galore's Frug" at The Toronto Burlesque Festival Strip Search: New Comers Competition.  The dancing was fierce, the feathers were flying and I had an amazing time performing for the Toronto Burlesque community.

And now I am currently working with the new CanCan troupe, The Knicker Kickers!  Our first show is in a week and it is keeping us busy getting our high kicks and ruffles all sorted out!

I could go on and on but I do need to keep some things for you to look forward to! xoxo

Monday, 17 February 2014

Premiere Performance

I chose "Rich Man's Frug" for the music of my first burlesque piece 'cause Cy Coleman is an amazing composer and Bob Fosse is, well, Bob Fosse.  I tried to blend some of Fosse's signature moves from his 1969 film - the classic entrance of the dancers in the beginning of the scene and the sinuously delectable hand movements performed by Suzanne Charny - with my own choreography.  Fosse has such a distinctive style of dance...he's a virtuoso, and one of the reasons why I became a dancer in the first place.  I loved performing this burlesque piece at The Rivoli, it was so much fun. Scary (it was my debut, after all) but fun.  The Frug is a 3-part piece including the "Aloof", the "Heavyweight" and the "Big Finish."  My debut showcased the first two, but I'll keep you up-to-date on when Part 3 is ready...and I promise lots of tassle-twirling!

Beaver Galore's Frug
Reveal Me @ The Rivoli - October 2013
Music: "Rich Man's Frug" by Cy Coleman from Sweet Charity
Video: Spanish Fly Films