Blond Ambition Dancers And Backup Singer Share Memories Of Life On The Road During The Historic Tour
Ahead of the L.A. showing of Madonna’s Truth or Dare as part of Outfest’s Legacy Project, Heath Daniels at Queerty chatted with a number of people depicted in the the documentary.
This very special Cast of characters included:
Donna De Lory, who was first introduced to Madonna by producer Patrick Leonard after Donna cut an early demo of Open Your Heart. Donna would go on to sing background vocals on some of Madonna’s greatest hits and perform with her on six world tours over the course of two decades.
Carlton Wilborn, who at age 26 was the oldest of the dancers to be hired for the Blond Ambition Tour. Carlton gained Madonna’s trust early on and was responsible for lifting Madonna in many of the most physical performances. Carlton would would later perform with Madonna on her Girlie Show Tour.
Kevin Stea, who was just 20 when he was hired as dance captain and associate choreographer for the tour. Kevin has had a long and extremely successful career as a dancer working with everyone from Michael Jackson to Lady Gaga.
Luis Camacho, who at the time was already well known in the drag ball world as part of the legendary House of Xtravaganza when he auditioned for the Blond Ambition Tour. With fellow House of Xtravaganza dancer Jose Gutierez, Luis would introduce voguing to mainstream audiences around the world.
Salim “Slam” Gauwloos, who began training as a dancer in his native Belgium, at the Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, and was the Dick to Madonna’s Breathless during the Dick Tracy-inspired portion of the show. In 2015, Slam reunited with Blond Ambition dancer Jose Gutierez for a “Vogue” tribute video.
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