Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière headlines an Indigenous burlesque show at the Capitol Theatre next week. Photo submitted

Burlesque fundraiser to benefit Sinixt

Reclaim: A Powerful Evening of Indigenous Burlesque Art runs May 29 at the Capitol Theatre

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Reclaim: A Powerful Evening of Indigenous Burlesque Art is taking to the stage at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday.

This is a one-time production brought to you by local performer Deja Louve, who aims to bring jaw-dropping entertainment to the Kootenays by combining a team of local and touring professionals and providing opportunity for artistic growth to the local burlesque community.

Featuring artists from across the continent, including Kootenay’s own Buffalo Stompers, Nemia Darwel, Peter White, and Beava Las Vegas, as well as guest performer Silk E Gunz, Reclaim is showcasing traditional dance, modern performance art and impressive group ensembles.

Starring the Vancouver-based powerhouse troupe Virago Nation, known for their political statements and news worthy acts, as well as the reigning queen of burlesque, the stripping sensation of the Mohawk Nation, Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière. You stole her land, now she’ll steal your heart.

“This will be an amazing show and experience,” says Edmonton-based dancer and guest performer Audra Dacity.

“I cannot get over this show. The lineup, the producer… I hope you’re ready for the magic because it’s going to be powerful,” says Victoria performer Cherry Cheeks.

Sponsors will offering raffle prizes for two lucky winners and goodies for purchase in the lobby.

General admission passes for this 19-plus event are available at the Capitol Theatre or at capitoltheatre.ca. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Salish School of Spokane towards the salvation of the Sinixt Nation.

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