NEW BOHEMIA NYE

Vau de Vire Society & Opel Productions presents New Bohemia New Year's Eve - December 31, 2019 - The Mint in San Francisco
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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.

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THE EDWARDIAN BALL

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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.”

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The Edwardian Ball - 20th Anniversary Celebration - January 24-25, 2019 - Regency Ballroom in San Francisco

The Soiled Dove

Vau de Vire Society's The Soiled Dove immersive, circus-infused dinner theater - September 20-December 7, 2019 - Tortona Big Top in downtown Oakland
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

COLLABORATIONS

Cirque du Soleil
Tiesto
James Brown
50 Cent
Wyclef Jean
Velvet Revolver
The Cure
The Crystal Method
San Francisco Symphony
Paul Oakenfold
Moby
Paul Van Dyke
The Dresden Dolls
Peaches
The Alkaline Trio
Fishbone
The Madd Vibe Orchestra

PERFORMERS & CREW

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Vau de Vire Society - Circus Talent
PERFORMERS
Amelia Van Brunt
Angela Mae Thompson
Becca Feller
Chrissy
Dwoira Galilea
Eka Boo Button
Elliot Gittelson
Gemiah Kurzfeld
Jacob Doyle
Jain Dowe
Jamie DeWolf
Jasper Patterson
Jo Beth Locklear
Juliano Wade
Kelsy Hiyakumoto
Kirsten Gerding
Kitty Oaks
Leah Marie
Maggie Powers
MeeZee
Natalie Rhae
Pamela Een
Sandia DeLavibora
Shannon Gaines
Stefania
Stephanie Bailey
TT Robson
Vegas E. Trip
Victoria Nicholson
Prinz Xzist

MUSICIANS
Adam Theis
Clinton Christopher Paxton
Edward Maxwell Raven
Issac Frankle
Kevin Wong
Shaina Evoniuk

Vau de Vire Society - Production Crew
PRODUCTION CREW
Benjamin Faegin Jr.
Ben Retan
Chelsea Bronson
Denise Doyle
Jen-Jen Wong
Jessica Adams
Julie Indelicato
Mike Gaines
Rachel Blauberg
Shayna Reich
Tashi
Ty Bourne
Tyler Beale

BUILDERS, RIGGERS & SHOW CREW
Conan Mattisson
Dave Clay
Eddie Ochoa
Kristopher Buttafoco
Matthew James
Michael Greco
Tracee

COSTUMING
Becca Feller
Pamela Een
Shannon Gaines
Sita Adama

HAIR & MAKEUP
Pamela Een

BODY MAKEUP
Cory Couch

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
Cody Molica
Eric Gillet
Leori Gill
Marco Sanchez

VIDEOGRAPHERS
Mark Day
Nick Kasimatis

VISUALS
Dustin Edwards

Vau de Vire Society - Founders

Mike & Shannon Gaines

Vau de Vire Society - Extended Family

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.

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Vau de Vire
4096 Piedmont Ave. #241
Oakland, CA 94611

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