In just a couple of month's, my next show is going to be happening at the Intrepid Theatre.  #PUSSYMAGIC burlesque has been in the works since July 2016, and I've been thinking critically about the things that I have wanted to bring to each show.   One of my goals since becoming an independent producer, as been to expose Victoria for new performance art and to think outside the box.  For me, this doesn't necessarily mean always bringing big headliners from other cities, but performers who are outside of our local community who are doing things we haven't seen before.  

So I'd like to introduce you to the two new performers I'll be introducing you to come February!

POCKET VENUS - I had the pleasure of meeting Pocket Venus during my trip up to Tofino to perform with Lushious entertainment.  She is a spitfire, a creator, and an artist.  I love what a bundle of energy she is and how diverse her performances are.  She is a member of the Screaming Chickens theatrical society which won best group act at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2016, and has been a part of the Sailor Moon Burlesque production, Moonage Kingdom which has now completed several sold out shows. 

LILAC LUST - Lilac Lust is also anOther performer based in Vancouver, BC who had responded to my open call for performances.  Her video lured me in from beginning to end, and I love that she has his way of milking that slow burn.  I was incredibly impressed to see that this energy translated to video, which  is usually extremely hard to do.  This told me that her performance will only translate even better on stage.  

AERIAL PERFORMANCE - Last year, I had the privilege for of meeting an amazing teacher at Alive studio, who has since made her burlesque debut as Envy Rose.  She is a skilled pole dancer, and has experience with aerial performance, and I'm looking forward to having her bring new performance art to the stage, and creating some more aerial/burlesque fusion! 

I hope you'll make to this show and support me in bringing something new to the Victoria burlesque scene!  I have so much up my sleeve for 2017!

What's coming in 2017

With the end of 2016 coming close, I can almost hear the audible sigh of relief from many of my friends and family with the approaching new year.  For me, this year has been all about massive change, and the closing of many chapters in my life.  In 2016, I made the decision to leave the Riot Grrrls Burlesque revue, which was one that I had been struggling with for a long time.  Leaving a troupe is kind of like going through a breakup, but instead of breaking up with one person, you're breaking up with an entire group.  The ending of that chapter was painful, but necessary. 

I had a creative vision of the art that I wanted to create within this community, and the group had a different vision than I did.  I was happy to see that there has been room for both of those visions in this city.  I have watched as Victoria has embraced the raw, political and subversive burlesque that the Riot Grrrls brought in October with Disney Deconstructed and I have been happy to have been successful as an independent producer and see both of our shows sell out. 

In 2016, I saw the introduction of more independent producers to the Victoria Burlesque community.  I have watched in awe as I saw Gala Vega bring together the Bump 'n Grindhouse burlesque revue and sell out, and I watched as Misty Moss with Wet Coast burlesque turned the Victoria event center into a gorgeous cabaret environment with the kickoff of Let's Get Moist.

The new producers in this community have challenged me in many ways to become more innovative as a producer, and to bring my A game to every show I produce.  We are lucky to have such a flourishing community in which we challenge and inspire each other.  This year, I also made the decision to leave Logan's Pub as a venue.  After 3 years of producing several shows at Logan's, I realized it was time for me to step outside my comfort zone and to challenge myself once again.

I'm excited in the direction I'm about to take D'Lishious Entertainment, and I'm headed in the direction of bringing burlesque to beautiful theatre environments full of guaranteed seating and an excellent view no matter where you are in the venues I produce.  I'm looking forward to playing with lighting, and working with other local companies who want to get involved in the burlesque scene.  I'm also looking forward to working with new performers from Vancouver, and I'm looking forward to making money from my art. 

So for 2017, bring on the art, the innovation, the fantastic performers and the theatre.  I'm ready!