Paradox Media & Vau de Vire Present
The Edwardian Ball Los Angeles 2015 - My Gorey Valentine
Rosin Coven, Vau de Vire Society, Dark Garden with Kat Robichaud, The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles, Delachaux, The Klown, The John Brothers Piano Company, Fou Fou HA!, SuperTall Paul's Listening Lounge, Le Cancan Bijou, Shakti Bliss, Speakeasy Syndicate
6126 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA, 90028
Doors 8:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
Rosin Coven is the World’s Premiere Pagan Lounge Ensemble; nine musicians blend voices, cellos, contrabass, accordion, violin, guitar, trombone, trumpet, vibraphone, drums, and percussion to create their own style of theatrical cabaret. Edith Piaf does the cha-cha with Charles Mingus, Eric Satie tangos with Sun-Ra, and Kurt Weil broods over Doris Day. Rosin Coven presents an irreverent yet elegant balance between musicianship, poise, theatricality, and humor. They’re found where you least expect them…in nightclubs, theatres, parks, festivals, museums, deserts, parades, galas, and foreign lands.
“An umpteen-piece band full of pale-faced, velvet-clad cool cats playing everything from cello and contrabass to accordion, the group falls on a continuum between Rocky Horror camp and medieval danse macabre. The members of Rosin Coven, a Berkeley-based troupe with a vigorous following, look and sound like well-traveled carnies with formidable heaps of classical training; the roguish ensemble is even easy on the eyes.” – SF Weekly
Vau de Vire Society
Spawned from the depths of San Francisco’s thriving Dance and Circus sub-cultures, the Vau de Vire Society has ravaged and titillated live entertainment, causing jaws to drop in awe and garnering admiration around the world. This Avant-Cabaret community consists of classically-trained dancers, some of the nations most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists and circus side-show acts, an array of unique fire-performers, a handful of gifted thespians and a barrage of the most enticing go-go’s.
Attending a Vau de Vire Society event is akin to stepping into an interactive Circus where audience and performer become a single rhythmic force. Together we create lush art-filled environments providing all in attendance a safe-haven to indulge fantasies of running away with the circus… if even for the night.
Dark Garden with Kat Robichaud
Dark Garden’s crew of dedicated corset makers, helmed by Autumn Adamme, has been making the world a curvier place to be since 1989, offering a safe space for people of all shapes and sizes to be fabulous. Their corsets, costumes and gowns are world renowned for exceptional quality and fit, not to mention beauty.
The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles
Spiced rum, tarantula hawks, psychic petraglyphs, dialated discos, carbonated cabarets, preposterous pageantry, thriving boho bonanzas of bongos, beat hucksters, rave nymphs, burlesque stars, porn carneys, klown kitties, lazer berries, crack muppets, hipsters, slicksters, bleeps, blips, and Black Rock commandos, cheetah-flavored orgy dust and hot sonic saternalia, Weimar Berlin hallucinogens, glitchy mambo, torch-lit tweekeasy, sub-atomic go-go, electro-swing steamcrunk. Entrer dans le monde de Delachaux...
The Klown represents the next step in red-nose (r)evolution for one Boenobo the Klown and his band of merry musical pranksters. And that amounts to a scalable act equal parts music and micro-circus, taking one of three forms depending on the nature of a given event, budget, etc., and sharing the same original glitch / electro / electronic rock musical stylings across all three.
The John Brothers Piano Company
In early 2010, John Morgan and John Thatcher Boomer were a few months out of college, that is, they were without any real job prospects. They spent their days burning through their record collection ranging from Rachmaninoff to Eric Dolphy, and Thelonious Monk, while also honing their own compositions. On St. Patrick's Day of that year, they had enough material for a street show and hauled their Wurlitzer spinet to the closest subway station. A few months later they had a cover story in the art section of the San Francisco Chronicle and were playing shows across California.
In 2011, Arlo Perlstein and Jimi Marks, longtime collaborators with the JBPC, joined full time as the trumpet player and drummer. Together, the four of them played an after-hours speakeasy from 2-6AM every Friday night for a year. Soon after, Greg Ashley picked up the much-needed bass for the JBPC and the quintet was formed.
The definitive quality of this quintet lies not in the genres they bend or blend, but in the fact that performance has always been their rehearsal space. From the first sidewalk street shows to the weekly
speakeasy, an audience has been present throughout the development of their sound. Thus, while the JBPC often explores and unfolds new musical possibilities within their compositions, the music never idles or devolves into the esoteric, for the constant audience demands their unrelenting energy and runs an electric current through everything they produce.
Fou Fou HA!
Fou Fou Ha! is an animated performance troupe extraordinaire, described by NBC as "wildly unique" and quoted in Metrowise Magazine as, "genuine talent at its best." With a myriad of color-filled costumes- resembling a cross between Dr. Seuss, Antique Court Jesters and fantastic Anime characters - Fou Fou Ha! adds a fantastical element to any event with their "jaw-dropping dance numbers" (7x7 Magazine) that mix a "Fosse precision with a Jim Henson sensibility." (SF Weekly) For your event - Fou Fou Ha! can offer ambient characters to highlight your theme, short performances of intricate, comedic dance routines or provide a featured, full- length show.
Fou Fou Ha! was recently voted San Francisco's favorite new [performance] troupe by The Examiner, "Best Dance Company" in 2008 for the Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay, and has been commissioned by Visa Signature in 2008 and Moett Hennessey in 2009 to represent their new campaigns in San Francisco. They have been seen in such venues as Great American Music Hall, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Regency Ballroom, The Bentley Reserve, Ruby Skye, The Cow Palace, Shoreline Amphitheater, and the Fillmore, to name a few.
Fou Fou Ha! also performs a children's theater show based on Dr. Seuss's "The Butter Battle Book", which they currently perform in public schools through Young Audiences of Northern California.
Le Cancan Bijou
Le Cancan Bijou is an award winning, specialty themed dance troupe. The talented dancers of Le Cancan Bijou bring a new excitement and playful spirit to the traditional, high-kicking French Cancan. Offering Classic French, Old West, and Modern styles, their exciting moves have been an addition to countless venues and events.
Shakti Bliss is a DJ, Performance Artist and Fashion Designer based out of Southern California twisting luscious old time swing and lounge tunes with bassy uptempo beats creating a genre of her own called “Dirty Electro Swing”.
Her quirky romantic 1920′s vintage mash-ups with unavoidable banging bass music, fidget house and electro keeps the dance floor swinging with a modern Vaudeville flair.
Dressed to the nines, Shakti Bliss fuses her unique handmade fashions and speakeasy antics behind the decks while exuding her addictive pleasure for flapper swing culture with a fun loving, sexy edge.
Think “Betty Boop goes to Burning Man” with a ridiculously happy ending…
Curators of melodic swing, grandeur, harmonious fallacy and musical melancholia – take the sounds of the past and process them through the steamworks of electronical contraptions to propagate sweet gems for your ears and tapping feet! Bewitching and newfangled tunes will fill the air and mind to influence all gentlefolk to mix, mingle and sway!
$50 - $85 + VIP Packages
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