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The Edwardian Worlds Faire 2012

Friday January 20th, 8:00pm - 2:00am
Venue: The Regency Ballroom
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The Edwardian Worlds Faire 2012




THE EDWARDIAN BALL 2012
Presents Edward Gorey’s
“The Iron Tonic”
At San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom
Friday & Saturday, January 20-21, 2012

An elegant & whimsical, extraordinary two-day extravaganza of costumery, carnival, music,
acrobatics, ballroom dancing and fashion; an outrageous celebration of an unforgettable era
while honoring the prolific master of ominous storytelling.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Paradox Media and Vau de Vire present the highly anticipated 12th annual award-
winning Edwardian Ball on Friday and Saturday, January 20th-21st, 2012 at the stunning historic San Francisco venue, The Regency Ballroom. One can expect an irreverently elegant blend of theatre, circus, live music, DJs, ballroom dancing, parlour games, steam machinery, aerial performances, obscure artifacts, period technology and thematic couture vending. Look for a madhouse slapdashery of costumery by nearly every single attendee. This year’s Ball presents “The Iron Tonic (Or, A Winter Afternoon in Lonely Valley)” written and illustrated by Edward Gorey in 1969, who classified his own work as “literary nonsense.” This eccentric masterpiece will be miraculously brought to life by Edwardian Ball co-creators Rosin Coven and Vau de Vire Society. They promise an unforgettable and original blend of music, dance choreography and theatrical circus – a performance interpreted with humor and darkness and presented in a most dazzling style.
The event on Friday, January 20th is called The Edwardian World's Faire with special one-night-only attractions, confirming why many choose to attend both nights. The SF Bay Guardian calls The Edwardian Ball, “Gorgeously Gorey” while the SF Weekly refers to it as “The quintessential must-never miss event of the year.” The two nights of unstoppable action will feature Rosin Coven, Vau de Vire Society, Jill Tracy, Dark Garden Corsetry, John Brothers Piano Duo, DJs Delachaux and Fact50, Fou Fou HA!, The Fosettes, and much more. Audience participation is encouraged when attendees partake in historic carnival games, an antique portrait studio, an authentic tea parlor or several old-fashion rides, including a bicycle-powered Ferris wheel by local bike pirates Cyclecide. All in attendance are invited to return to a time of gentility by creating characters and costumes for the occasion - costumed attire is highly recommended.

At the extensive Vendor Bazaar located on the lower level each night (free on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.) attendees can browse and/or purchase authentic fashion, costumes, accessories, jewelry and plenty of relevant, rare oddities. The Vendor Bazaar will also feature musical entertainment, strolling performers and a hosted Edwardian Gaming Parlour.

Since 1999, The Edwardian Ball has steadily grown from a Bay Area underground club phenomenon into a full-fledged festival of arts and culture, focusing on the esteemed works of the late, great author/illustrator Edward Gorey. Now with the blessings of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, this two-night mini-festival of everything under the midnight sun reaches across cultural boundaries to include audiences of all ages and backgrounds. It’s where literary fans are as welcome as goth clubgoers and where the high-flying trapeze and steam-powered machines create the backdrop for elegantly dressed ballgoers waltzing their way from absinthe to dance floor.

For over a decade, The Edwardian Ball has been featuring Gorey tales brought to life on stage. A truly prodigious and original artist, Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) gifted the world with over 100 works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times. He also produced illustrations for books by a wide array of authors from Charles Dickens to Edward Lear, Samuel Beckett, John Updike, Virginia Woolf, H.G. Wells, Florence Heide and many others. His well-known animated credits for the PBS Mystery! series have introduced his work to millions of television viewers. Gorey's masterful pen and ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gorey

The Edwardian Ball Los Angeles, to be held on February 4th, 2012. Details to be announced.

Paradox Media –
For over 15 years Paradox Media, owned by Justin Katz, has been producing an eclectic variety of art and music events in the San Francisco Bay Area, including festivals such as ArtCar Fest, How Berkeley Can You Be!?, The Oakland World Music & Jazz Festival, ArtFest’s Spectra Ball, Mission Bazaar, and Burning Man’s annual SF Decompression; independent theater with Everyday Theatre’s “The Bright River” and nonprofit community events with Epic Arts. Paradox is the exclusive presenter of Rosin Coven performances, the founders of The Edwardian Ball in 1999. Executive Producer Katz also works for Goldenvoice/AEG Live, producing all of their concerts in the San Francisco region.

Vau de Vire –
Founded in 1997 by husband and wife team Mike and Shannon Gaines, the San Francisco-based entertainment company Vau de Vire Society has been titillating crowds around the world with their unique brand of interactive and thematic art, dance and circus events. This avant-cabaret community consists of classically-trained dancers, some of the nation's most acclaimed acrobats, aerial artists, contortionists, sideshow acts, fire-performers, thespians and beautiful circus freaks. The group has been cross-pollinating genres by collaborating with an eclectic variety of world-renowned musicians and DJs in their creation of original stage shows. Notable recent collaborators include Cirque du Soleil (Corteo), the San Francisco Symphony, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Paul Van Dyke, The Dresden Dolls, Peaches, Alkaline Trio, Bassnectar, The Madd Vibe Orchestra, Crystal Method and Tiesto. Vau de Vire has provided live support performances for James Brown, Primus, 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Velvet Revolver, The Cure and many other highly respected international artists. In addition to producing The Edwardian Ball since 2005 Vau de Vire produces and hosts the West Coast's longest-running and most outrageous circus-infused dance party, San Francisco’s Bohemian Carnival. Vau de Vire is most widely recognized for their numerous music and arts festival commissions, having curated live-music stages and multi-day variety entertainment amidst their custom built environments. Past and ongoing festivals include: Outside Lands Festival, Bumbershoot Festival, Download Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Xingolati Groove Cruise, Vegoose Festival, Harmony Festival, Exprescion on Alcatraz, Burning Man and Super Village at Super Bowl '08. www.vaudeviresociety.com

The Regency Ballroom –
The historic Regency Center was built in 1909, and is considered the finest example of Scottish Rite architecture in the country, featuring neoclassic and Beaux-Arts styles. The stunning Regency Ballroom is a treasure featuring thirty-five foot ceilings, a wraparound balcony, twenty-two turn-of-the-century teardrop chandeliers, blonde hardwood floors, and ornate décor. The newly renovated stage provides top-notch, state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video production for concerts and performance. The Regency hosts hundreds of events annually, including private events, weddings, club nights and the Goldenvoice concert series on its three stunning levels, including the opulent Regency Lodge upstairs and the wonderfully versatile Sutter Room below. http://www.theregencyballroom.com

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What: The Edwardian Ball 2012 presents “The Iron Tonic”
When: Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 221, 2012 – Doors and Show at 8:00pm – All Ages Welcome
Where: The Regency Ballroom - 1300 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94109.
Phone (415) 673-5716 or visit http://www.theregencyballroom.com.
Tickets: General admission is $29-39 in advance. VIP tickets are $75-85 and include access to the seated balcony, complimentary drinks, and a special VIP entrance to the event. Limited amounts of discount and 2-day tickets while they last. Tickets for SF & LA will go on sale October 31st, 2011.
For online tickets, please visit http://edwardianball.com and http://facebook.com/edwardianball

For more information, images, or to set up interviews with the event producers or any of the cast and crew, please contact Karin Conn at 415-507-9797or karin@connsf.net.


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Jan 20, 2012 By: Steve Han of Eventvibe.com @ The Regency Ballroom
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