The Edwardian Ball returns to the beautiful, historic Fonda Theatre on Saturday, February 8th, 2014. Doors & show promptly at 8:00pm – be fashionable, but not late!
What, pray tell, is The Edwardian Ball?
THE EDWARDIAN BALL is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author Edward Gorey. Set in our own version of “Edwardian” times, this multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past decade from a small underground club night into an internationally recognized event, now operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.
Costumed and enthusiastic attendees, traveling from as far as Australia, Japan, and the UK, flock to this, for a delightful blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting stage shows, DJs, fine art galleries, a vending marketplace, absinthe cocktails, steam machinery, parlour games, sideshows, and more. All ages are welcome and appropriate in this darkly humorous and elegant setting, where literary aficionados rub elbows with insect-like creatures parading on stilts… where historically-accurate Edwardian recreationists waltz by a steam-powered tea garden… where the only guiding rule is that you join in on the fun!
The Edwardian Ball has been called “the quintessential must-not-miss event of the year,” and “a literary circus of the highest caliber” for good reason.
Super Tall Paul returns to the festivities this year in L.A.!
Paul Newman, aka SuperTallPaul, is a well-proportioned enigma. His oddly intriguing appearance reflects a 6’6″ man with pigtails, a curly mustache, and outrageous clothing. He is a professional entertainer of the highest quality specializing in “one man band” style musical looping. He incorporates his soulful voice with ukelele, saxophone, flute, beatboxing, bass effects, & even the occasional nose whistle! Paul won the Boss National Looping competition and is renowned as one of the greatest musical loopers in the world. In addition to his incredible live music performance, he often incorporates many circus skills into his act including juggling, magic, face balancing, comedy, improv, & unicycle. For more than a decade Paul has shared his performance skills for large scale festivals around the world to include Coachella, Bonnaroo, Electric Picnic, Shambhala, and many others. Akin to artists like Reggie Watts and Beardyman, Super Tall Paul is a hybrid performer who combines theatrical, in the moment comedy and skill based artistry with funky, awe inspiring musical grooves. As a well versed street performer, Clown, and Improvisational Actor, he thrives on the spontaneous and even awkward moments that happen with an engaged audience. He creates a performance experience that has amazed and thrilled many diverse audiences around the globe.
Super Tall Paul is pleased to bring his Leisure Listening Lounge, a silent disco style lounge experience, to the Edwardian Ball. An experience that will blend modern day technology with turn of the century class and charm!
The Edwardian Ball is a fun, costume dance party! Get your tickets now before they sell out!
Your Edwardian Ball Creators & Co-Hosts
ROSIN COVEN & VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY
Performing an Original Presentation of Edward Gorey’s “The Curious Sofa”
The John Bros. Piano Company
The Gentlemen Callers
Dark Garden Corsetry
SuperTall Paul’s Listening Lounge
Malvoye The Mentalist
Owl Tree Tarot
Our Famous Portrait Booth
Rooftop Vendor Bazaar & Midway Gaming
Gorey-fied Fine Art & Installations
Absinthe Bar featuring La Clandestine Absinthe (plus a full bar!)
Dinner menu available from The Blue Palms Brewhouse
Still curious? Visit The Edwardian Ball online!