8th Annual Edwardian Ball at the Globe Theatre
PARADOX Media and Vau de Vire Society announce the 8th Annual Edwardian Ball for Saturday, February 11, 2017 at its new, larger and more luxurious home, the historic Globe Theatre in the heart of the Broadway Downtown Theatre District. The newly expanded 2017 Los Angeles Edwardian Ball expands its honor, recognition of and artistic contributions from the late-great macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey.
Edward Gorey is the ground-breaking, genre–defying and critically-acclaimed graphic novelist who is credited with influencing Charles “Addams Family” Addams, Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman (Coraline and Day of the Dead), Rob Reger (Emily the Strange), Alison Bechdel, (Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama and Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic), and Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice).
For the uninitiated, The Edwardian Ball presents a unique blend of live music, theatre, fashion, circus, fine art, riveting stage shows, literature, ballroom dancing, DJs, and character play in an enticing and whirlwind alternative universe extravaganza. This multi-city, multi-media exposition of the eccentric and esoteric, long-considered San Francisco’s time-traveling boutique amalgamation of Cirque du Soleil-meets-Mardi Gras, has grown over the past sixteen years from an underground club party into an internationally recognized festival of the arts, drawing attendees from all over the world, operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.