NEW BOHEMIA NYE
Dec 31, 2019 • San Francisco
Vau de Vire and Opel’s legendary, unique, eclectic New Year’s Eve party at San Francisco’s historic Mint with music, performances and more in 22 different areas.
New Bohemia NYE is back at the beautiful Mint, for people looking for something (truly) special on this too easily over-hyped party night.
Co-created by the Vau de Vire Society & Opel Productions and now in our 7th year, what we do inside the Mint … there’s nothing like it anywhere. 21 Areas to explore over 6.5 hours; ~23+ music acts; dozens of performers, dancers and characters. Please visit our website for more info and our FAQ page.
THE EDWARDIAN BALL
Jan 24-25, 2020 • San Francisco
2020 is on the horizon, and with it comes a grand celebration of TWENTY YEARS of creativity, craft and elegant conviviality. The world-famous Edwardian Ball returns to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco for a two-day, 20th Anniversary soiree!
Four events unfold over two days, filled with performances, music, dance, fine art, fashion, costumery, theatre, circus, gaming, storytelling, vending, oddities and of course, the art & stories of our patron saint Edward Gorey!
2020’s theme glistens in nobility as “The Golden Tale” – an apologue of the vast community of artists, dreamers, bards and bastion that have built the Edwardian Ball into the magnificent happening it is today. And of course, we tip a golden mane to our 2020 featured Gorey tale with “The Lost Lions.”
The Soiled Dove
Sep 20 – Dec 7, 2019 • Oakland
From The Vau de Vire Society, co-creators of the world renowned Edwardian Ball, Lagunitas Beer Circus, Phantasm Halloween, New Bohemia NYE and a decade of The Bay Area’s most creatively outrageous nightlife events, comes an immersive, circus-infused, scandalous and historic dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.
NEW for this show: Choose your own dinner table, purchase reserved seating in the grandstand for the Main Show, an after-show dance party, AND . . . our new Soiled Dove Director is the famed Cirque du Soleil and Teatro Zinzanni Director, Stefan Haves!
For 2019, The Soiled Dove graces Downtown Oakland with shows every Friday and Saturday evening, through December 7th…under Vau de Vire’s massive 12,000 sq. ft. circus tent, the Tortona Big Top!
Lagunitas Beer Circus
A jubilant, international touring event, Lagunitas Beer Circus features 100s of performers performing acts you can’t un-see, with Vau de Vire as resident performance host, entertainment curator, and co-producer.
Dusk to Dawn
Join us on a lusciously macabre journey from the dark of night ’til the rosy dawn, packed with dark circus performances, an abundance of musical stylings, and a sprinkling of kink. The 2019 edition featured Lee Burridge, Sasha & much more.
WHO WE ARE
Spawned from the depths of the Bay Area’s thriving dance and circus subcultures, Vau de Vire Society has ravaged and titillated live entertainment for 15 years, causing jaws to drop in awe and 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 sideshow acts, an array of unique fire-performers, a handful of thespians, and a barrage of the most enticing go-go dancers. The group has been cross-pollinating genres by collaborating with an eclectic variety of world-renowned musicians and DJs in creating original stage shows and festival productions spanning social barriers.
Attending a Vau de Vire Society event is akin to stepping into an interactive circus where all layers of pretension are discarded at the door. The common two-dimensional wall between audience and performer is shattered by VdV artists emerging within the crowd, performing thematic roaming vignettes. The audience and performer become a single force, creating an art-filled environment providing all in attendance a safe haven to indulge fantasies of running away with the circus…if even for the night. No matter the genre they infiltrate with their unique brand of circus theatrics, the Vau de Vire Society creates a live choreographed explosion of all that is beautifully talented.
Vau de Vire Society offers a variety of entertainment scenarios, including:
- Customized/thematic ensemble stage shows with accompanying live orchestra
- Cutting edge nightclub entertainment unsurpassed in quality
- Atmospheric circus specialty acts, living-art installations, or a series of circus solos w/ accompanying dance choreography
- Curation and production of large-scale festival environments and entertainment
Cirque du Soleil
The Crystal Method
San Francisco Symphony
Paul Van Dyke
The Dresden Dolls
The Alkaline Trio
The Madd Vibe Orchestra
PERFORMERS & CREW
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Amelia Van Brunt
Angela Mae Thompson
Eka Boo Button
Jo Beth Locklear
Vegas E. Trip
Clinton Christopher Paxton
Edward Maxwell Raven
Benjamin Faegin Jr.
BUILDERS, RIGGERS & SHOW CREW
HAIR & MAKEUP
TORTONA BIG TOP
Home to The Soiled Dove, other Vau de Vire adventures, and a wide range of other events, Vau de Vire’s Tortona big top is 12,000 square feet of spectacular, complete with state-of-the-art lighting, projection, and sound — capable of making up to 1,000 people very Very giddy.
Once you’ve joined our mailing list, we’ll keep you in the loop on our collective adventure by way of a monthly newsletter, with occasional additional special editions, special members-only offers and promotions, and whatnot.