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Let’s get ready to rumble! Montreal’s Cirque du Boudoir promises kinky fun

Body Slam party mixes jello wrestling, dance music and crazy costumes

Cirque de Boudoir wants you to wrestle out of your winter clothes and into your sexiest spandex. Their latest party, Body Slam, promises pro-wrestling matches, a jello pool and martial arts performances. What should you wear? “The sky is the limit!” says co-coordinator Bunnyguts. “We want people to make it sexy and make it their own.” Look for sexy ninjas, samurais, WWF fighters and referees along with battered, bruised and bleeding masses.

The coordinators are a one-two punch themselves. Davidé is the resident DJ, event planner and producer. Bunnyguts is the graphic designer, costume-maker and party hostess. Together they combine electro DJs with kinky performances and crazy dress up themes to make Cirque de Boudoir’s bimonthly extravaganza. “You are not just a spectator, you are part of the circus,” says Davidé.

Davidé and Bunnyguts are making a name for themselves at home and abroad, launching one time events in Amsterdam and London and opening a new weekly event at Academy. But Cirque is their favourite event. “We are pushing boundaries and trying out unusual concepts for our events. For us, Cirque de Boudoir is like a playground for adults — we get to be silly, and still sexy, and most importantly we have fun.”

Xtra.ca: What is your favourite part of a Cirque de Boudoir night?

Davidé: “When I am DJing, because at that point everything has come together and is at its peak.”

Bunnyguts: “When the party is well underway and I get to go on the dance floor, dance, and see everyone at the party.”

Xtra.ca: What is your favourite drink?

Davidé: “Dark rum and coke with a twist of lime.”

Bunnyguts: “Champagne straight from the bottle!”

Xtra.ca: What did you do before you ran Cirque de Boudoir?

Davidé: “Mainly internet-related businesses (web development and marketing) and nightlife related activities (DJing, club promoting and event planning/producing).”

Bunnyguts: “I was a burlesque performer for about six years. Also, I have some circus training, so I was doing a little bit of contortion and trapeze and performance as well.”

Xtra.ca: Can you describe your working relationship?

Bunnyguts: “Outside of Cirque de Boudoir we own another business together so we’ve gotten pretty good at working as a team. Seperately, we have skills that are really rad and luckily our skill sets complement each other really nicely. I don’t think we could have pulled off something like Cirque de Boudoir without eachother.”