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Keeping with the Toronto Burlesque Festival events, here are some more pics, this time of the VIP Media Pre-Party and World Premiere of “ The Burlesque Assassins” on July 20th.
Hosted by Armitage Shanks with a meet and greet with Director Jonathan Joffe and stars, Roxi Dlite and Armitage Shanks. Burlesque performances by: Red Herring, Champagne Sparkles, Sauci Calla Horra, Coco Framboise, Amber Ray, Roxi Dlite
Check it out! The Toronto Burlesque Festival hosted a sultry pre-festival meet & greet teaser in the Melody Bar on July 19th:
Burlesque press party & teaser hosted by Mark Brown and The Great Canadian Wolfman as well as, live band Big Rude Jake.
Fabulous burlesque performances by: St. Stella, Koston Kreme, Sucre a la Crème, Dante Inferno, Lucky Minx, Dolly Berlin, Mlle Belle Jumelles, Parker & Seville, Scarlett Sparks, Esther De Ville.
As you can probably tell by now, Noa Knows a lot. She even knows what’s happening in New York City! Having just returned from an art-filled weekend jaunt to NYC, Noa Knows Yayoi Kusama (Whitney) and Ghosts in the Machine (New Museum) are worth booking a flight for.
Gracing the Whitney from July 12–September 30, Yayoi Kusama brings her well known use of dense patterned polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments to New York. Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama’s career.
Over at the New Museum until September 30th, Ghosts in the Machine makes for another museum must-see on Noa’s list. Surveying the shifting relationship between humans, machines, and art this group exhibition is for technophobes and philes alike. Occupying the Museum’s three main galleries, this exhibition examines artists’ embrace of and fascination with technology, as well as their prescient awareness of the ways in which technology can transform subjective experiences.
Update your passport and start looking for cheap flights because Noa Knows you need to get to NYC and check this out!
It’s not always good to save the best for last, like when you’re trying to decide on which artist-designed room to stay in. So, I would recommend booking a night in the Best Room, 310 as quickly as possible.
Designed by Kate Zeidler, this aptly-named luxurious third floor corner suite features a kitchenette, upscale bath and a spectacular view of the city.
Simply the best.