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Toronto Burlesque Festival - July 21-25, 2010

July 15th, 2010     by Desirée O     Comments

Are you ready for tantalizing teases, beautiful bodies and, yes, bawdy burlesque?!

It’s time for Toronto Burlesque Festival 2010 “MeTOPolis: The Future of Burlesque!”

Starting July 21st and continuing to the 25th, this year’s ferocious festival packs each night full of “bump ‘n grind” performances including appearances by Roxi Dlite, the first Canadian to win the Burlesque Hall of Fame title.

You’ll also be able to see Satan’s Angel in the flesh, “a veritable legend” who last appeared in Toronto at The Victory Theatre in 1969!

“Now in our 3rd year, the Festival offers a unique opportunity to experience the best of burlesque and variety entertainment. Each of our performances features outstanding acts from Toronto locals, burlesque and variety artists from across Canada, and many international headlining acts that have earned top accolades in the Burlesque world! In 2010, we build connections with the history of our art form with the current Revival, and turn our eyes to the future for “MeTOPolis: The Future of Burlesque!”“

But that’s not all!

“The Festival also goes beyond the burlesque shows to offer performers and fans the opportunity to engage in the exchange of ideas and resources. Artists from many different mediums are coming together at many events and workshops held at popular Toronto venues. The Toronto Burlesque Festival includes an Art Show (in partnership with Dr. Sketchy Toronto), a Photography Exhibit, and a Burlesque Bra Auction with all proceeds going to Boobalicious for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. New in 2010, we plan to hold social events, including film screening(s) and an international edition of “Naked Girls Reading.” We are also thrilled to include a full schedule of workshops for Canada’s only “Burlesque University.”

Want one more reason to check out this year’s Toronto Burlesque Festival? Just watch the video below!

For full dates and details check out the Toronto Burlesque Festival website at You can also follow them on Twitter at @TOBurlesqueFest and Facebook here.

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