The Avalanche Bar and Grill and Amazing Pole Stunts proudly present Carnivalution: a Cirque du Burlesque, starring Heather Ireland as Sticky Betty, this Saturday at the Avalanche in the kick off to Carnivalution’s summer tour.
Also featured are risqué performances by Nikki Lochmatter as Pixi Child, Maranda Johnson as Lil’ Juicy and Will Stenson as Dominique.
Included in the evening are fashion shows by local businesses, Herb ‘n’ Wear Sustainable Styles, and Afterhours on the Darkside Lingerie.
The event concludes with a bang with a dance party hosted by Carnivalution resident DJ, NoProfit.
Carnivalution is a touring burlesque troupe, and the June 25 date is the inaugural performance kicking off the 2011 Cirque du Burlesque Summer Tour.
The show incorporates sights and sounds guaranteed to invigorate and stimulate, including belly dancing, contact juggling, strip tease and high-flying pole stunts, delivered in a saucy tongue-in-cheek style that fans of burlesque across North America have come to expect.
The visual and musical theme for Carnivalution: a Cirque du Burlesque has an arabesque flavour aptly suited for a hot summer night, incorporating stunning costumes, music by 2011 Big Time Out performers Beats Antique, experimental tribal fusionists Pentaphobe and Carnivalution DJ NoProfit.
Headliner Heather Ireland has been dancing all her life and has performed at venues across Vancouver Island and the Mainland.
Ireland is the owner/operator of Comox Valley business Amazing Pole Stunts: Fitness and Performance. She regularly offers a variety of dance and fitness classes, including pole dancing and fitness training in a group workshop setting or a program catered to your personal needs.
Carnivalution: a Cirque du Burlesque is a feast for your eyes and ears.
Tickets for this 19-plus, jam-packed evening of entertainment are only $13 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the show starting shorly after 9 p.m.
For more information, check out www.avalanchebar.ca or contact Heather Ireland at 250-650-4299.
— Avalanche Bar and Grill