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Ongoing: Russian Banya Parties 12.31.14 - The Court of the Snow Queen 10.25.14 - Masquerade Macabre 07.12.14 - The Lost Circus 05.03.14 - Cantina at the End of the Universe 02.15.14 - Meet Me in Paris 12.31.13 - The Bootleggers' Ball 10.26.13 - Masquerade Macabre 08.09-11.13 - G&S 10th Anniversary (First-ever NYC Steampunk Weekend) 10.27.12 - Masquerade Macabre 12.31.12 - Black & White Masked Ball 08.11.12 - The Lost Circus 04.12.12 - The Drowned Ball 02.11.12 - Meet Me in Paris 12.31.11 - The Glitter Ball 10.31.11 - Speakeasy Dollhouse 10.29.11 - Masquerade Macabre 08.21.11 - Black & White & Red All Over Ball (Coilhouse Magazine BDay party) 07.16.11 - The Lost Circus 07.14.11 - Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing 2011 - Swing House 12.31.10 - The Bootleggers' Ball 10.30.10 - Masquerade Macabre 07.31.10 - The Lost Circus 04.24.10 - Swing House 2-Year Anniversary 03.07 & 21.10 - JaNk! 02.14.10 - The Vault of Golden Vapors 12.31.09 - The Bootleggers' Ball 10.31.09 - Masquerade Macabre 07.17.09 - Nouvelle Époque Cabaret-Salon 06.27.09 - Hobos & Mermaids on the High Seas 04.03-05.09 - Luminous Flux NYC - video art weekend 03.15.09 - Swing House 1-Year Anniversary 11.01.08 - Halloween Vintage Masquerade Ball 10.31.08 - Voodoo Culture Clash 2008 - Swing House vintage dance monthly 02.14.08 - Get Off...Line VI: Roaring 20th 08.18.07 - Radiate Fire! 10.31.06 - Halloween Parade Afterparty II: Devils n Dolls 10.31.05 - Halloween Parade Afterparty: Mardi Gras 06.21.05 - Exotica: Tiki Lounge Shindig 02.14.05 - Get Off...Line III: Say Cheese (and Chocolate) 02.14.04 - Get Off...Line II: Code Red

08.18.07: Radiate Fire!
A night of spectacle, costume, dancing, circus and adventure

Where smoke and mirrors come together in perfect alchemy, there is...fire! Come smolder with us by the amber-hot glow of fire spinners whirling through the night, whipping our glittering, brilliantly-bedecked selves into a lusty frenzy.

The world-famous Spiegeltent, a mind-bending confection of stained glass and dance-loving floors first built in the 1920s, will house high-flying aerial performances. Body Temple drummers set the rhythm, and Alchemy Dance Theater bellydancers set the groove. Special guest appearance by the juicy Peach Tartes, performing tantalizing tidbits from their sold-out all-burlesque Alice in Wonderland show. Afterwards, dance into the morning to the sounds of bass masters 3l3tronic/Devo & Bianca (bassy breaks, progressive and tribal tech-house) inside the tent, and the much-loved Ursula 1000 (jazzy breaks, mod freakbeats, hypnotizing psy-trance) on the pier.

The night is our loving sendoff party for our many creative friends going to the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert. It is frequently burners you see at our events in their stunning costumes, playing, participating, performing. All performances for this event have been donated by generous burners, and to return the favor, we are donating our usual performance budget to offset the carbon footprint of the many New Yorkers heading out to the desert in the days following our event.

Location: Spiegeltent, Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport, Fulton & South St


Video of Aerial Duo: Ted Emptage & Melissa Marie Wilhelm

Photos by Gene Hun

Photos by Miss Gemini

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