One of Montreal's unique dancing troupe is the Dead Dolls. We recently met its main creative force, Velma Candyass, and were so charmed that we thought to do a little something right here in these pages. So let's see what their official press kit has to say:
"The Dead Dolls are probably best known for all the naughty things they do dancing with props and with each other. Traditional retro burlesque is somehow not what we would be described as... yet... within the choreographies, one always see a glimmer of a vaudeville dance step or a whisper of a 'classic burlesque' element.
Montreal 's "world famous" Dead Doll Dancers led by the effervescent Velma Candyass have been seductively scandalizing audiences with their brand of hyper-sexualized, modern burlesque. Blending elements of vaudeville, traditional burlesque, dance and sketch comedy, they aim to parody conventional sexiness by presenting their own version of theatrical naughtiness.
Strategically clad in badass red and black, these delinquent dollies revel in the macabre, and flaunting their bloody battle-scars and sparkling red lips, the Dead Dolls offer a delectably lurid treat for everyone from the not-so-queer to the queerest of queer. Specializing in raucous on-stage antics, energetic group choreographies, filthy bump and grinds, whipping, scratching and humping, and unwilling audience participation, their deliciously distasteful debauchery is sure to excite and amaze with the strangely compelling zombshells.
The Dolls have smeared their particular brand of sexy slitherings from the dirtiest dives to Canada Council-sponsored venues, corporate parties, lesbian weddings, anarchist cabarets, sex workers fundraisers and more. Recently they have been defending a venue in the heart of the Montreal red-light district, which they are attempting to have declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site."
To know more about the Dead Dolls, visit their official space.
Oh, they will be performing at the Montreal Fetish Weekend for its 5th edition, on September 4th, so please check them out!