Burlesque dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin' Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal.
- $10 for one ticket to see Exhibition by Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque (up to a $25.10 value)
- When: Sunday, October 27, or Thursday, October 31, at 7 p.m. or 10 p.m.
- Where: Revival
- General-admission standing ticket
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque's Exhibition
Every Halloween, the dancers of Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque put a sexy spin on a different medium or genre. In 2011, it was fairytales—a show that was praised by Torontoist's Kyle Bachan for being "delightfully Burton-esque." This year, the performers take on famous paintings and sculptures, striking the perfect balance between dark comedy and playful flirtation.
Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque
Cofounder and artistic director of Les Coquettes Cabaret, Catherine Skinner—known onstage as La Minouche—takes the art of public seduction seriously. In a video posted to the troupe's YouTube channel, she notes, “You'll see a little bit of dancing, a little bit of singing, a little bit of aerial circusry, and a little bit of very tasteful striptease.” Setting comedy and titillation aflutter in a blizzard of double entendres, the troupe puts on shows that appeal to adult audiences of any age or gender. The aesthetic might evoke a Burtonesque gothic setting, the seven sexy seas of the pirate age, a neon-flooded nightclub of the '80s, or the future's inevitable dress code of sentient hairpieces. The company thoroughly impressed Kelli Korducki of The Torontoist, who praised the performers' "undeniable song and dance chops," adding that "cabaret patrons may come for the scantily clad dancers, but they will certainly stay for the talent.”