An interview with festival founder and burlesque performer Scarlett James.
* Recommendations for the last day of Festival du nouveau cinéma
* Final performance of Blue/Orange at MAI
* Premiere of Moto Made’s show on Green Room Radio
* #boxtape art installation/dance performance at Griffintown’s Paper Factory
* Danzig plays Metropolis
* Montreal Burlesque Festival wraps with Gentlemen Prefer Billy at the Wiggle Room
An interview with Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière, one of the only First Nations burlesque dancers in North America.
* Elliott Smith doc Heaven Adores You screens at the Festival du nouveau cinéma
* Wes Craig launches Blackhand Comics at Drawn & Quarterly
* Free screening of Philippe Falardeau’s new film, The Good Lie, at the Phi Centre
* Emmanuel Jal talk and concert at the Phi Centre
* Last night of the Burlesque Festival at Club Soda
* Montreal’s Blood and Glass launch their debut LP at la Sala Rossa
* Gaming/arts event Salon Ludique
* Montreal Burlesque Festival begins
* Gigi French plays Divan Orange
* POMPe/Party Like It’s 1699 join party forces
* 80s4Ladies at Datcha
In the city where striptease & vaudeville fun once ruled the live entertainment scene, it’s taken decades for a burlesque revival to truly take hold. But with a festival, a venue, new troupes & performers, it’s official: burlesque is back.
Check out what photographer extraordinaire Susan Moss captured through her lens at the Montreal Burlesque Festival.
* Installation piece Palazzo II
* Tarkovsky @ Cinéma du Parc
* Montreal Burlesque Festival
* When do I see Photons? vernissage @ the Goethe Institut
* Hip hop legend Pete Rock
* Carmine Starnino and Julie Bruck read from their most recent books
* South African drama Otelo Burning screens at the Montreal Black Film Festival
* Two Gallants and Papa perform at Il Motore
* Django Django and Mozart’s Sister share a bill at Petit Campus
* Universal Dream Night showcases all things burlesque
* New Skids on the Block take on roller derby rivals in Vermont
Last week kicked off Montreal Burlesque Month, a series of burlesque-themed readings, art shows, performances, workshops and social events celebrating dirty dancing and retro fashion in the lead-up to the annual Montreal Burlesque Festival.