With its countless burlesque troupes and myriad offerings, our beloved city of Montreal is a paradise for the lovers of the sensual, sophisticated art form that is burlesque. With several different numbers each month, thematic nights and an abundant supply of talented performers, the audience is pampered and always waiting for the next quality act. With that in mind, I recently sat on the phone with Black Mamba from Passion Burlesque to talk about “Caliente”, the Latino burlesque extravaganza that’s taking over the Wiggle Room this Saturday night.
This show, which promises to be the hottest Latino burlesque of the summer, is a co-production of Passion Burlesque and I Am Still Here Theatre—the companies responsible for the wildly successful Spanish Flavor burlesque held last January. This time Black Mamba and Salty Margarita (from I am Still Here) have decided to up the ante and focus on the Latino side of their Hispanic repertoire. Black Mamba intimated that the audience should get ready for great dancing, high-cut dresses, ruffled skirts and a feast of sizzling sensuality.
Mamba and Margarita, who met while talking dance lessons, have also enlisted some of Montreal’s finest performers for the show. Loulou la duchesse de riere, fresh from her triumph at Burlesgeek, is preparing another sultry number. Also, Golden Thunderpants—one of the few daring male performers—will be there. In addition, the evening’s hosting duties will be courtesy of Anaconda La Sabrosa, Montreal’s own Latina plus-size diva.
With the temperature set to rise during the weekend, why not make your way to the Wiggle Room this Saturday and sweat it off in style with this red-hot burlesque act?
Check out Caliente Burlesque on Aug 15 at the Wiggle Room (3874 St Laurent) at 9 p.m. $20/25. The line-up is Black Mamba, Salty Margarita, Mikki Michelle, Lolita Blanca, Ma Demoizelle LIberté, and Loulou La Duchesse Derrière.