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Montreal / Kahnawake woman crowned Queen of Burlesque!

1st Indigenous woman and 1st Canadian to win the title

Lauren Jiles ( known on stage as Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière) has been performing burlesque for more than a decade, but her latest win as the 2018 New Orleans Queen of Burlesque is extra special, as she is the 1st Indigenous woman and the 1st Canadian to win the title.

Jiles is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) from Kahnawake and is well-known in Montreal’s burlesque community. When she started her career 13 years ago, she was one of only a handful of Indigenous performers across Canada.

The international festival, which is in its 10th year, is known for crowning the top classic striptease dancer. Jiles was crowned on September 22nd, 2018 at New Orleans’ Civic Theatre.

Rick Delaup, founder and producer of the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, said Jiles had an edge over other contestants.

“All seven of the contestants are really established burlesque performers who are very skilled at what they do,” he said. “But when you have them all at one showcase where only one of them wins the title, you have to stand out among the others. She had everything in that performance. She had a really stunning costume. It was more original and it was just really noticeable.”

Watch her award-winning performance for yourself!

Burlesque Star Trixie Little to perform in Montreal

WiggleRoom sept 14

On Saturday September 14th 2013, Montreal’s new “The Wiggle Room” continues it’s series of regular Signature Saturday Burlesque performances, headlining reknown Burlesque Star Trixie Little, as well as Boylesque performer Mr. Gorgeous. (Doors at 7pm, Show at 9pm)

To get a taste of what to expect, have a peek at one of Trixie’s past performances, from the 22nd Annual Tournament of Tease…

The Wiggle Room is situated at 3874 St-Laurent Blvd. in Montreal, across from the famous “Schwartz’s Restaurant”. Weekday performances (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) are $10 and weekend performances (Friday, Saturday) are $20.

For more info: The Wiggle Room on Facebook
Tickets: Ticket Zone – Signature Saturdays

Burlesque Queen Roxi D’Lite Returns to Montreal

Wiggle_Roxi

On Saturday September 7th 2013, Montreal’s new “The Wiggle Room” is set to launch it’s regular Signature Saturday Burlesque performances, headlining reknown Burlesque Queen Roxi D’Lite. (Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm)

To get a taste of what to expect, have a peek at one of Roxi’s past performances, an aerial burlesque entitled “Junglesque“…

The Wiggle Room is situated at 3874 St-Laurent Blvd. in Montreal, across from the famous “Schwartz’s Restaurant”. Weekday performances (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) are $10 and weekend performances (Friday, Saturday) are $20.

For more info: The Wiggle Room on Facebook
Tickets: Ticket Zone – Signature Saturdays

Scarlett James Performing Live at Montreal’s Grand Burlesque

Montreal’s Grand Burlesque Show was held from March 21-23 2013. Organized by the amazing Scarlett James, and featuring many wonderful acts — it’s a not-to-be-missed show.

Be sure to check it out again next year; in the meantime, have a peek at show headliner Scarlett James doing her magic…

For more details on this annual Montreal Burlesque event:
http://www.GrandBurlesqueShow.com

Montreal Burlesque Documentary, Old & New

A brief but interesting documentary on Montreal’s burlesque scene that compares modern-day burlesque to its historical counterpart.