Sold Out

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

260 Century Downs Drive

Calgary, AB

Canada

Event description

Description


On Saturday, January 27th, The Garter Girls are taking over the Homestretch Room on the 2nd floor! Enjoy their elegant and mesmerizing dances, grab a drink at the bar and order off of the Mid City Grill menu.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

TICKETS:
Tickets are $20 and available on Eventbrite.ca and at Customer Service. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, however, we will do the best of our ability to make sure large groups sit together.

FROM THE GARTER GIRLS:
The Garter Girls are a performance art collective from Calgary, Alberta. Our practice repurposes existing traditions of burlesque performance and comedy toward an investigation of the body and its relationship to contemporary situations.

As performers, our body becomes both media and subject matter, in a spectrum of interpretations from visceral to metaphoric. The striptease-as-artform allows us to create an artifice of gender, exploring what it means to possess and perform the female body in conventional and non-conventional ways. Our feminist project proposes that we work autobiographically and democratically, offering a featurette-based program for anyone interested in performing with us.

Because we pursue a rich comic tradition that sees satire as a force for social change, even our lightest routines reveal a razor-sharp wit. It is our ethical position that cultural assumptions be subject to perpetual re-evaluation, so we apply burlesque tactics to propose to our audience different ways of seeing identity and physicality. The use of movement, costume, sound and lighting allows for a multifaceted practice. This aids in the creation of an environment that involves the audience as participants in the execution of the piece.

Fusing these approaches into suites of short performances, we recontextualize the theatre or performance venue from a place of entertainment to a site in which considerations political, social, sexual, and epistemological can be unpacked or exploded.

Learn more at: https://thegartergirls.com

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

260 Century Downs Drive

Calgary, AB

Canada

Save This Event

Event Saved