Members of Naughty and Spice Burlesque and Vestafire Entertainment present a circus-themed show on July 30.

Members of Naughty and Spice Burlesque and Vestafire Entertainment present a circus-themed show on July 30.

Circus meets burlesque

Entertainment groups combine talents for show featuring comedy, circus arts and fire spinning

A collision of glitter, glamour and fire unite on stage as circus meets burlesque.

Naughty and Spice Burlesque is performing with circus troupe Vestafire to create a show that is part circus, part burlesque on July 30 at Nanaimo Centre Stage.

It’s the second circus-themed show produced by Naughty and Spice and the first collaboration with Vestafire, which adds an element of fire. The show will give each group an opportunity to perform to a new audience.

“People who love burlesque will be able to see what we do, and vice versa,” said Karina Strong of Vesta Fire. “It’s a unique opportunity to sample both worlds in one night.”

While Naughty and Spice focuses on comedy skits and the tease-and-reveal that they are known for, Vestafire will bring traditional circus skills to the event, such as hooping, poi spinning, contact juggling, wand dancing and more – all with a sassy cabaret flair.

Having a passion for women’s health and empowerment also prompted the troupes to partner with the B.C. Cancer Agency’s LACE Campaign.

LACE is a grassroots social media campaign promoting the importance of regular cervical cancer screening to women in B.C.

Tickets for Cirque Du Burlesque are $20 in advance from The Clubhouse, www.naughtyandspiceburlesque.com or www.vestafireentertainment.ca. Tickets are $25 at the door.

Ticket price includes admission to the show, and the dance party that follows, featuring DJ ZaMan. The event is open to adults only.