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With Glowing Hearts: A Canadian Burlesque Revue



The women at Send in the Girls Burlesque have done it again. With Glowing Hearts: A Canadian Burlesque Revue delivers an empowering romp through Canadian history, and it’s a damn good introduction to burlesque too. Set to Canadian ear worms from the "Hockey Night in Canada Theme," all the way to Celine Dion hits, this performance is almost worth the price of admission for the musical nostalgia trip alone. But, it also packs impressive levity into each dance number: a tightly choreographed routine where women tease off their zany historical costumes. You’re guided between songs by host Ellen Chorley’s rendition of Nellie McClung—who’s a little more rambunctious and a lot more woke than you might envision from her time as a leader of The Famous Five. The other five dancers in the show strut their stuff in tribute to Canadian women like Calgary Stampede-starter Flores LaDue, first female Canuck astronaut Roberta Bondar, War of 1812 heroin Laura Secord and more. Their dancing is as inviting as Chorley’s speeches on inclusivity are rousing, and it’s unlikely your fellow audience members will let you sit through the show with out hollering for a high kick, shimmy, or nipple tassel. Reviewed by Kevin Pennyfeather.


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