Freya West – 10 Body Positive Resolutions to Make in the New Year

2018 is almost over! Usually this is the time of year to start planning resolutions and diet plans and exercise regimens and…. it usually doesn’t work, does it?

How about we try and start being positive to ourselves first? As we are right now.

Freya West brings us 10 body positive resolutions! Not just for the new year. Check this list every month!

Bigger! Shinier! Boobier!

You wanted more #SparklyBoobs!

We agree!

And we’re going to give that and more in our next shiny presentation….

Big Shiny Boobs 2 : A Burlesque Show!

Everybody loves a sequel! The last set of BIG SHINY BOOBS brought you some of your favourite things! Live music, glamorous people, and this time, we’re bringing you EVEN MORE  BIG SHINY (Sparkly) BOOBS!


Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 19+ event. Doors at 7:30, show at 8 p.m.
Buy tickets here!

Brought to you in part by Saskatoon’s Worst Store

Glitch Gifts and Novelties

Edmonton’s Detonation Switch – Minni D’Bomme

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Perle Noir : What it’s Really Like to be a Burlesque Dancer

Perle lays out the nitty gritty and her dedication to Burlesque.

From a mainstream magazine that somehow finds new ways to things in the bedroom each month. Or at least prints out clickbait.

Send Perle some love!

Body Positivity – Male Performers in Burlesque

So, we don’t have what would be considered traditional Magic Mike or Beefcake Chippendale type guys in the Menagerie Burlesque Company. Our own Peter MorningWood often hashtags his own pictures with #DadBod4Life and is a lot closer to the Full Monty.

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But our audience loves body diversity.

We’re all shapes and sizes, looking like average people, who get up on stage, and make sure that you are having a good time. Because we’re having a good time. Our audiences tell us, it’s great to see! We’ve found our own audience to be as diverse, so why exclude them from the fun? Well, besides the part where we’re taking our clothes off or making ridiculous theatrical numbers, that’s our schtick… Wait, where was I? Oh yes…

Diversity.

Without diversity in Burlesque, the art form will stagnate and die off. Bold statement, yes, but without that diversity, we are only perpetuating mass statements of ‘This is what Burlesque is, and nothing else.’ The same bump and grind piece becomes a boring run of the mill, get it at another place for cheaper, do I have to listen to this song again… ugh. The commonplace numbers will breed contempt and distaste for the whole culture. And we want to tease, we want you curious and wanting, we’ll be taking you to places that you didn’t expect.

A recent article from mic.com showed a big nod to the male burlesque performers out there, good read, check the link.

“As with everything, we’re subject to the mores we’ve been raised with,” he said. “People sometimes come to shows and expect us to be taking off our clothes to reveal Playgirl-fit bodies.” Jonny Porkpie, Burlesque Mayor of New York, all around nice guy, and he’s running for President. (Psst, you can also buy his book, The Corpse Wore Pasties, great gift for days that end in the letter Y.)

Hooray! and #EffYourBodyStandards What’s Healthy and Beautiful and Sexy? Laughter. What’s even better? Making art that is sexy, comedic, satirizing, subversive, and most importantly – a lot of fun. We’re outrageous on your behalf, and thank you for supporting local art.

Stay tuned in you animals, more #Burlesque info coming your way.

What A Show!

Hey folks, you’ve seen our sparkly boobs! Now you can listen to the ladies of the Menagerie and a gracious host Berkley Staite! Put this in your ear! We’re working on a way so you can see us, AFTER the show!  Stay tuned for that!

And what a show!

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Studio 914 hosted a great audience, what a great venue to perform in! Always gracious and they also amazing theatre shows including Getting your Christmas Rez fix in with the  Nīcimos Book Launch and Party Presented by the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre!

We’d also like to thank the Sexual Health Center in Saskatoon, CFCR, Saskatoon Story Tellers Guild, Tonight It’s Poetry!, Erin Dingle, Lady DeWinter of River City Revue Burlesque !

Also to our sponsors, Aloe Cadabra (Please use code AfWood to help us out! This is the best organic lube you can get your hands and … yeah, all your other bits on!) and the Digest of the Atomic Age Culture – Bachelor Pad Magazine Tell Java that MorningWood sent ya!

And we’d like to hear from you, especially if you’d like to get some hard to find back issues of Bachelor Pad Magazine, or some discounts on Aloe Cadabra!

Please send inquiries, cheers, requests to menagerieburlesque AT gmail. com

Dirty Birds, Dirty Words – Definitely Not a Thanksgiving / Black Friday /Christmas show!

Tonight and Tomorrow! An erotic poetry burlesque show! Definitely Not a Thanksgiving / Black Friday /Christmas show!

Tickets available – Pm us on facebook.com/menagerieburlesque

Or email menagerie burlesque @ gmail . com

Sex! On the Radio! Words! Birds! Exclaim!

Hey everyone! Get your earholes ready for the sounds of Sex! on the Radio!

The lovely ladies of the Menagerie Burlesque invaded a local community radio station, which just happens to have a fantastic sex talk radio show called Sex Plus hosted by Sexual Health Educator (and really nice guy) Berkley Staite!

Listen to it here.

Direct link to save it to your favorite device – Get the MP3 Here!.

Apple Devices – iTunes store – Free Podcast!

Check in with Sexual Health Centre Saskatoon for more details, they have great programs, information, and a shop where they sell a variety of fun and inexpensive vibrators starting at $5. 

ONLY $5 dollars?! #YXE you can’t go wrong with a deal like that.

And don’t forget, we’ve got a show coming up on Nov 27th and 28th. $20 dollars in advance, $25 at the door. Merchandise will be available to help support artists in the show, including Tonight It’s Poetry.

What? Burlesque and Poetry? Together? Fun! Make your weekend the best!

Dirty Birds, Dirty Words : An Erotic Poetry Burlesque show!

Connect with us on the Inter-Tubes!

The Book of Faces or Twitter Tweet

And don’t forget to connect with us by using #MenagerieBurlesque

That’s just swell! Male Anatomy!

Hey everyone! We think that a good education leads to better things all around, so take matters into your own hands, check this video out.

Diane Kelly’s Ted Talk on Male Anatomy!

“We’re not done with anatomy. We know a tremendous amount about genomics, proteomics and cell biology, but as Diane Kelly makes clear at TEDMED, there are basic facts about the human body we’re still learning. Case in point: How does the mammalian erection work?”

Quite well if treated correctly!

Want to know more? Click here!

Psst! Like we haven’t told you before, new show coming up November 27th and 28th!