Dangerous Curves is Ontario’s first and only all plus size burlesque show. Based in Ottawa, produced by infamous local redhead, Helvetica Bold (Rockalily Burlesque, Ottawa International Burlesque Festival, Smut Slam) Dangerous Curves launched in 2016 to a sold-out audience and rave reviews.
Dangerous Curves aims to forcibly take back space in the performing arts community, to demonstrate the diverse range of large-bodied performers in positions of empowerment. Our key message is: you are enough, you are beautiful, you deserve to access love and beauty – and to define love and beauty in ways that feel good for you in your current body.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Helvetica Bold, producer/creative director/emcee (they/them)
Helvetica Bold is an international award-winning burlesque entertainer and MC based in Ottawa, Ontario. Helvetica founded Rockalily Burlesque, Ottawa’s longest running troupe and vanguard for the neo-burlesque movement in the early 2000’s. Helvetica hosts the Ottawa chapter of Smut Slam, an international sexy storytelling franchise; known as the producer of Dangerous Curves, Canada’s first and only touring all plus size burlesque show; and is the co-founder of the Ottawa international Burlesque Festival. Helvetica brings all the sass, sans the serif.
Saffron St James, burlesque artist/chanteuse (she/her)
Writer, showpony, musician and producer, “The Hourglass and a Half” Saffron St. James is a multitalented creative force of nature. She’s performed across the continent, picking up a few awards along the way and has made a mark with her soaring vocals and quirky, eccentric approach to classic glamour. She currently teaches burlesque at Rouge Studio and produces a quarterly variety show called Cabaret LIVE.
Wett Willy, burlesque artist (he/him)
Ottawa’s nautical treat that’s salty and sweet, Wett Willy is a boylesque performer whose joyful energy will leave you with a permanent smile and a skip in your step. Wett Willy combines the comedy of “camp” drag with the sensuality and tease of classic burlesque. This friendly neighborhood merman has been making waves since his 2015 debut. Known for his ever expressive face and his signature sausage swirl, you’ll definitely want to be “Part of that World”.
Boobs Radley, burlesque artist/chanteuse (she/her)
Boobs Radley been shedding her inhibitions in Chicago’s burlesque scene as a solo artist and a part of Dirty Bird Burlesque since 2010. Her background in musical theater influences Boobs’ signature sing and strip style – as she likes to put it, “like Rosemary Clooney but more naked”.
Kali Mirchi, burlesque artist/bollywood dancer (she/her)
She’s the Masala Miss with a Spicy Twist! Kali Mirchi is a Bollywood, Bellydance, and Burlesque performer with Ottawa’s premier and Only Nerdlesque Troupe, Browncoats Burlesque. Her love and passion for dance shines in her high energy performances where she fuses elements from a variety of dance styles and props.
Kay Licious, burlesque artist (she/her)
Kay Licious is a classic-inspired burlesque performer with a modern twist. Sexy, funny, often both! With this curvy temptress you never know what delicious treat she’ll offer up next! Kay has been performing since 2006 and is the founder and producer of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Blue Lobster Burlesque.