Toronto Burlesque Festival 2013 – Glam-a-ganza

Photography by Angela McConnell

My second show for the Toronto Burlesque Festival was early on Saturday night and because of the glam aspect of the event I broke out the retro 80’s navy sequin batwing top, and my fake leather (fleather) shorts. Totally rocking some 80’s retro glam that night ๐Ÿ™‚

Hilarious bathroom selfie for reference – note the resting bitch face ๐Ÿ™‚

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Glam-a-ganza showcased the beautiful more classically inspired acts, however there were definitely some fun and quirky acts in there too (Amber Ray’s cute act to Bjork’s “It’s oh so quiet” was a particular favourite of mine)

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Armitage Shanks

MC Armitage Shanks – the Carny Preacher

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Glamourpuss

Glamour Puss Burlesque troup presented a modern version of the classic fan dance

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Pastel Supernova

Pastel Supernova – love the movement in this shot from her flapper inspired act

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Sexy Mark Brown

Sexy Mark Brown

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Coco Framboise

Executive Director of Programming & Creative Director for the TBF 2013 Coco Framboise

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Maria Bella

Maria Bella (Baltimore, USA) who did play trumpet/cornet solo

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Wrong Note Rusty

Wrong Note Rusty

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Sauci Calla Horra

Executive Producer for TBF 2013 Sauci Calla Horra and her ballet duet with Dew Lily

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Amber Ray

Amber Ray (NY, USA)

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Amber Ray

Amber Ray (NY, USA)

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Lucky Minx

Lucky Minx combines her climbing and her showgirl background

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Lucky Minx

Lucky Minx

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Maria Juana

Maria Juana

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Armitage Shanks

Armitage Shanks (Seattle, USA)

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | DD Starr

Miss DD Starr – I loved the effect of the bubbles with the lighting in this act

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | DD Starr

Miss DD Starr

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Tiny D

Tiny D’s tribute act to Gina Bon Bon

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Villainy Loveless & Ruth Ordare (Vancouver, Canada)
This was a beautiful, soulful act that really drew the audience in and kept them spellbound

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Dew Lily

Dew Lily

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Ophelia Flame

2013 Headline performer Ophelia Flame (Minneapolis, USA)

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Ophelia Flame

2013 Headline performer Ophelia Flame (Minneapolis, USA)

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Lou Lou D'vil

2013 Headline Performer and reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013 LouLou D’vil (Helsinki, Finland)

Toronto Burlesque Photographer | Burlesque Photography | Toronto Burlesque Festival | Lou Lou D'vil

2013 Headline Performer and reigning Queen of Burlesque 2013 LouLou D’vil (Helsinki, Finland)

To see more images from this show, visit the gallery here

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