Vancouver Island’s First International Burlesque Festival!
Isle of Tease Burlesque Festival, held on November 15 and 16, is the first festival of its kind on Vancouver Island. It will be a theatrical extravaganza of storytelling, dancing, singing, and comedy centred around the art form of BURLESQUE!
The festival will host three headliners, Canadian Burlesque Legend, The Lady Divine, Ms. Judith Stein, Seattle’s interdisciplinary cabaret performance artist, The Luminous Pariah, and Ruthe Ordare, founding member of the all-Aboriginal troupe Virago Nation from Vancouver. Performers are coming from across North America to shimmy, shake, bump, and grind on the stage! You’ll see burlesque artists from Puerto Vallarta, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tacoma, Yellowknife, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, Cawston, Quesnel, Vancouver, and Victoria!
Conceptualized by local burlesque producers Misty Moss, Champagne Sparkles, and Gala Vega from Wet Coast Burlesque, The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, and The Bump ‘n Grind House, this entirely volunteer run production showcases the finest local and international talent. This community driven festival brings its audience award winning global performers, and local dynamos alike. The festival celebrates indigenous artists, performers of colour, artists of all sizes and body types, LGBTQ+ artists and many more artists from a wide range of backgrounds.
The Victoria Conference Centre is an accessible venue, including lifts, elevators, ramps, automatic doors, accessible parking, and wheel chair seating, for details, please see the interactive accessibility map.
Isle of Tease respectfully acknowledges that these events take place on the stolen and unceded lands of the Lekwungen People of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.