In our ongoing Q&A series --"The Candy Gram"-- we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque's various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop us a line at kellydinardo AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to Sauci Calla Horroa, who is performing in the Toronto Burlesque Festival, this weekend.
What is your hometown?
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
I can't even imagine! Maybe 30?
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
These change from time to time, but current favorites are The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin, The Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg (classical) and Barbra Streisand!
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
My glitter, my oversize clam shell prop for my Venus act, and my boyfriend - he's the best!
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
I would have to say Tanya Cheex, my partner-in-crime with Skin Tight Outta Sight. She helps me with creative direction for my routines, and we know each other so well now that we finish each other's sentences.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
From the early days, I'd have to say Jennie Lee. I admire her charisma and her community organizing skills. For modern day, I'm very fond of Michelle L'amour, Kitten DeVille, Angie Pontani, Little Brooklyn and Diamondback Annie. If I take a literal translation of the word, "queen," I also love Tigger! and Rose Wood.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
I love my vintage pearl bra that I use for my Venus show. It was found in a bin at a retro store in Kensington Market in Toronto. The bra eventually started to disintegrate with age, but Torchy Taboo restored it for me - thank you, Torchy!
What's the last movie you saw?
I can't remember since it's been so long. I've been working too hard....
What's on your must-see-TV list?
Old re-runs of the Japanese version of Iron Chef - I love food! I also enjoy the sick humor of South Park and The Family Guy.
What book is on your nightstand?
The Biggest Modern Woman of the World by Susan Swan. It's about a woman who works with P.T Barnum at the turn of the century. I'm also part way through a detective novel!
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
I'm going to Estonia and Finland in the summer - I can hardly wait!
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Right now, I would like to be able to clone myself so I could do more work and still have time to sleep. But what if the clone doesn't want to do my laundry and dishes, and doesn't want to sleep, and just wants to do more burlesque and dance, like me????
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