WIGGLE WOWS AT NEVER APART

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

If incredibly creative nights of splendour celebrating wearable art and fantasy wigs  are your thing, this year’s Wiggle spectacular at Never Apart had your name ALL. OVER. IT.

Founded 22 years ago by Windsor Ontario’s visionary Michael Venus, the brain behind multi-media artist collective House of Venus, the global Wiggle phenomenon (beloved by the high voltage likes of Michael Stipe of R.E.M, Blondie’s Deborah Harry, and some of the world’s leading Drag royals), currently calls Montreal home (lucky us!) and raises invaluable revenue for Never Apart, a local non-profit organization determined to make social change and spiritual awareness through cultural programming with global reach and impact.

Established by visionary tech CEO / creator of Lightspeed and generous patron of the arts, Dax Dasilva, the Centre features 12,000 square feet of creative space offering seasonal art exhibitions, permanent installations, live music events, artist talks, and film screenings.

Back to Wiggle: As imagined, this year’s edition surpassed expectations, with an explosion of extraordinary creations, and the much-anticipated spotlight on  host / featured performer Candis Cayne, the beyond inspiring, unstoppable first transgender actress to have recurring primetime roles on hits like Dirty Sexy Money, and more recently, I am Cait, who had the crowd chanting her name at a feverish pitch with every delicious kick, mane toss, spin, and yes, wonder wiggle, as only Candis Can.  

The extra wow in 2017 Wiggle? Yours truly had the  pleasure and privilege of introducing her!

A HUGE congrats to Lightspeed / Never Apart PR pro Bradley Grill, Michael and Dax for making me a part of the Never Apart / Wiggle wonder.

Loved every moment of this Magical night. Go Wiggle!!

Photography  DAN PROPOKOWICZ

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

STREAMING LIVE:B JM dancer ALEXANDER HILLE.

STREAMING LIVE:B JM dancer ALEXANDER HILLE.

METALLIC MAN! BJM'a PIER-LOUP LACOUR, performing that night.

METALLIC MAN! BJM’a PIER-LOUP LACOUR, performing that night.

DANCING IN BLACK & WHITE: GERARD X REYES (WHITE TEE) and BRIAN MENDEZ (BLACK TEE).

DANCING IN BLACK & WHITE: GERARD X REYES (WHITE TEE) and BRIAN MENDEZ (BLACK TEE).

DANCING IN BLACK & WHITE: GERARD X REYES (WHITE TEE) and BRIAN MENDEZ (BLACK TEE).

DANCING IN BLACK & WHITE ROUND 2: GERARD X REYES (WHITE TEE) and BRIAN MENDEZ (BLACK TEE).

PRIME PERFORMANCE: Dance troupe WAACKEISHA AND FRIENDS.

PRIME PERFORMANCE: Dance troupe WAACKEISHA AND FRIENDS.

PRIME PERFORMANCE: Dance troupe WAACKEISHA AND FRIENDS.

PRIME PERFORMANCE ROUND 2: Dance troupe WAACKEISHA AND FRIENDS.

EXPECT THE FABULOUSLY UNEXPECTED: Psychedelic meets submarine in a creation by ODETTE MATTHA.

EXPECT THE FABULOUSLY UNEXPECTED: Psychedelic meets submarine in a creation by ODETTE MATTHA.

: VADERLICIOUS: Owning amazing sartorials with fashitude was ODETTE MATTHA’S MO.

VADERLICIOUS: Owning amazing sartorials with fashitude, ODETTE MATTHA’S MO.

I'M WITH WIGGLE.

I’M WITH WIGGLE.

TEDDY TALK: Care Bears are the focus in 2 CARE BERRICA by EMMA MORRIS.

TEDDY TALK: Care Bears are the focus in 2 CARE BERRICA by EMMA MORRIS.

STRATEGIC ART. ;)

STRATEGIC ART. 😉

LEMON SHADE.

LEMON SHADE.

NEXT LEVEL NIGHT: House of Laureen’s CONNIE LINGUA, UMA GAWD and DOT DOT DOT.

NEXT LEVEL NIGHT: House of Laureen’s CONNIE LINGUA, UMA GAWD and DOT DOT DOT PUT THE P IN PERFORMANCE.

THAT KIND OF VOICE.

THAT KIND OF VOICE.

BARBIE GOES WIGGLE!

BARBIE GOES WIGGLE!

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

AS ONLY CANDIS CAN! Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE dazzles in custom CLAY G. SADLER.

EMBRACING THE WIGGLE SPIRIT: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL introduces the eve’s star and host CANDIS CAYNE.

EMBRACING THE WIGGLE SPIRIT: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL introduces the eve’s star and host CANDIS CAYNE.

EMBRACING THE WIGGLE SPIRIT: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL introduces the eve’s star and host CANDIS CAYNE.

EMBRACING THE WIGGLE SPIRIT: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL introduces the eve’s star and host CANDIS CAYNE.

GREY IS  THE NEW RED.

GREY IS THE NEW RED.

NEVER APART TOP BRASS: You tube sensation BART BAKER, love, homegrown entertainment personality SHIRA LAZAR and Never Apart founder/ Lightspeed CEO DAX DASILVA.

NEVER APART TOP BRASS: You tube sensation BART BAKER, love, homegrown entertainment personality SHIRA LAZAR and Never Apart founder/ Lightspeed CEO DAX DASILVA.

CANDIS CORNER: Stylist TAL FISHER, agent BARRY GARBER, host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE, Never Apart / Lightspeed PR pro BRADLEY GRILL.

CANDIS CORNER: Stylist TAL FISHER, agent BARRY GARBER, host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE, Never Apart / Lightspeed PR pro BRADLEY GRILL.

SUITED UP: KAETEN BOULI.

SUITED UP: KAETEN BOULI.

SNAPPED! BJM'a PIER-LOUP LACOUR, performing that night, and loveliest lawyer STEPH RASSAM.

SNAPPED! BJM’a PIER-LOUP LACOUR, performing that night, and loveliest lawyer STEPH RASSAM.

POSE PERFECT: Dance troupe WAACKEISHA AND FRIENDS.

POSE PERFECT: Dance troupe WAACKEISHA AND FRIENDS.

STREAMING LIVE:B JM dancer ALEXANDER HILLE.

STREAMING LIVE:B JM dancer ALEXANDER HILLE.

METALLIC MAN! BJM'a PIER-LOUP LACOUR, performing that night.

METALLIC MAN! BJM’a PIER-LOUP LACOUR, performing that night.

DIARY DIVAS: JESSY COLUCCI and EDWARD M.

DIARY DIVAS: JESSY COLUCCI and EDWARD M.

CANDIS BTS: Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE.

CANDIS BTS: Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

CANDIS BTS: Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE.

CANDIS BTS: Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

LUXE LOUNGING: Host / featured performer   CANDIS CAYNE, real estate aficionado, Cominar’s MARK SANTOIANNI.

LUXE LOUNGING: Host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE, real estate aficionado, Cominar’s MARK SANTOIANNI.

FUNTIME! Diary's JENN CAMPBELL,  Never Apart's BRAD GRILL, and host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

FUNTIME! Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, Never Apart’s BRAD GRILL, and host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

ALL SMILES! Diary's JENN CAMPBELL,  Never Apart's BRAD GRILL, and host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

ALL SMILES! Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, Never Apart’s BRAD GRILL, and host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

GAL CHAT: Diary's JENN CAMPBELL, host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

GAL CHAT: Diary’s JENN CAMPBELL, host / featured performer CANDIS CAYNE.

SNUGGLE BUNNIES: You tube sensation BART BAKER, love, homegrown entertainment personality SHIRA LAZAR.

SNUGGLE BUNNIES: You tube sensation BART BAKER, love, homegrown entertainment personality SHIRA LAZAR.

SPOTLIGHT ON: famed fashion journo GLEN BAXTER.

SPOTLIGHT ON: famed fashion journo GLEN BAXTER.

GOTCHA! ERTAN EREN  and Le Richmond’s LUC LAROCHE play to the glamcam.

GOTCHA! ERTAN EREN
and Le Richmond’s LUC LAROCHE play to the glamcam.