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Les Coquettes ~ Cabaret Burlesque Loves You!
From Our Editors
The 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 promises, ?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.?