My friend and partner in all things fabulous, DJ J. Jackson, and I are throwing another all-diva dance party later this month, and you should come!
We’ll be playing all of our favourite tunes from divas through the ages, from Aretha and Tina, to Missy and Lauryn, to Robyn and Janelle.
Plus, we have a very special drag queen tribute to the great divas happening later in the night, featuring Winnipeg queens Tyra Boinks, Breyanna Burlesque, Vida Lamour DeCosmo & Satina Loren!
For those of you that are good at calendars and planning ahead, yes, this is the night of Winnipeg’s Nuit Blanche, which is always a great time! That’s why we figured capping off a night of art-hopping with a positive and joyous dance party would pretty much be perfect. For you Golden Girls fans out there, I’be been casually referring to the night as Nuit Blanche Devereaux.
This night will be the best. See you September 27th at Union Sound Hall!
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Okay. I’ve mentioned this project called SPEECHLESS before. Last month I went to South America for three and a half weeks to perform with Daniel Orrantia and Felipe Ortiz (both from Bogotá’s La Gata Cirko and Picnic Impro) in our collaboration called SPEECHLESS. Daniel and Felipe are incredible, expressive performers who combine physical theatre, long-form [...]
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