The Saskatoon International Burlesque Festival will celebrate its first year at the Broadway Theatre with performances on Oct 4 and 5 featuring a different cast of stellar burlesque performers from around the globe each evening.
Festival Headliner - Ava Lure
While some performers “burst” onto the burlesque scene, Ava Lure’s ascent has resembled more of a high-viscosity ooze of angst and ardour. Performing burlesque since 2010, Ava has graced the stages of Wasabassco Burlesque NYC, the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Toronto Burlesque Festival, Edmonton Burlesque Festival, Texas Burlesque Festival, Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, and with Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender. Ava is currently a member of Pandora & The Locksmiths, an instructor with Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, and the Creative Director and Founder of The Crystalline Cabaret.
Festival Co-Feature - Dahlia Fatale
Based out of Chicago, Dahlia Fatale is a travelling contortionist, burlesque performer and instructor. Dahlia's performances combine the smoothness of classical dance training with the bizarre and superhuman styling of contortion. She has been featured at prestigious events across the US and Canada and loves bringing her unique art form to new and different audiences. As an artist, Dahlia loves to create characters which play with the boundaries (both physical and emotional) of burlesque and perception versus reality of humans. Regardless of the act she puts on that night, she's guaranteed to always bend your mind with her body!
The SIBF will include a wide variety of talented performers including people of colour, first nation people, people of all genders and variations, performers of a variety of ages, sizes, backgrounds, beliefs and sexual orientations.