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
THE SOILED DOVE
Vau de Vire Society’s immersive, circus-infused, scandalous and historic dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.
Fridays & Saturdays, September 20 – December 7, 2019
Tortona Big Top • Downtown Oakland • California
THE EDWARDIAN BALL
An elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author and illustrator Edward Gorey.
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.
NEW BOHEMIA NYE
Co-produced by Vau de Vire, this annual San Francisco New Year’s Eve phenomenon features a fantastically eclectic community of circus and vaudeville talent, plus DJs, musicians, thespians, dancers, and artists galore.
DUSK TO DAWN
For All Hallows’ Eve, 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.
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.