Burlesque event is fundraiser for Nelson Food Cupboard

Two veteran performers organizing show at Capitol

A burlesque event next week at the Capitol Theatre is also a fundraiser for the Nelson Food Cupboard.

The show, called Forbidden Fruit, features two veteran local performers and is described as “a community-driven performing arts project passionately raising awareness and funds for social justice issues.”

Scarlet Mary Rose and Erin (Thomson) Eat Your Heart Out, two artists and activists working together in the Burlesque Revolution, state the purpose behind the show is “food scarcity and rising food costs that leave many in our community struggling to stay well fed.”

Rose has been performing, teaching and producing burlesque shows in the Kootenay area for about 13 years. Erin Thomson (aka Erin Eat Your Heart Out) has also been performing and teaching showgirl burlesque dance in Nelson for 10 years, and is currently spearheading Showgirl Dance Company.

The two artists state that while burlesque has “historically poked fun at the current political milieu and popular culture, the Burlesque Revolution stands for inclusive beauty, body and sex positivity, tearing apart taboos and overthrowing oppression.”

Some of the other performers include Lil Miss Dynamite, Penny Stems, Rosie Delight, Marloe Blu,Chocolate House and many more surprises

The show will be held at the Capitol on Friday, March 30. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Capitol theatre box office or www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca.

Show sponsors are Cantina Del Centro, Tea Garden Spa and Salon, and Ramblin’ Rose’s Treasure Shop.

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