From our sponsors:
6th Annual Portland Masquerade Ball
December 11, 2015
8:30 p.m. | $22.09-$27.37 | 21+
The Bossanova Ballroom
722 East Burnside Street Portland, OR 97214
European Cabaret! Vintage Americana! Balkan Belly Dance! Neo-Classical Opera! Old World Yiddish Theater! Welcome to Vagabond Opera. Bohemian Cabaret ensemble Vagabond Opera is described by the Washington Post as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.” The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Vagabond Opera was created in 2002 by European-trained opera singer and composer Eric Stern. While still electrified by traditional opera, Stern created a new context for opera: Performance on a more intimate scale incorporating not only opera but elements of Weimar Cabaret, Arabic and Balkan forms, and the original music that springs from the ensemble’s fertile creative work.
Just People have been a staple of the North West music scene for nearly a decade. Hailed as the exuberant love children of Cat Stevens and Led Zeppelin, their sound has stretched from Soul, to Folk, to Rock with undertones of rampant psychedelia. Though ever diverse and always changing, Darcy Wallace of the Oregon Voice puts it best: “JUST PEOPLE are tough to pin down, but damn it, it just sounds so good.”
DJ Manoj arose from the dancefloor and will always be a dancer at heart. He is one of the pioneers in the west coast dance culture emerging circa 1991 both shaping and being shaped by this amazing adventure. Continually moved and changed by the power of music and the many transformational experiences he encounters while dancing and performing, he now dedicates his life to share with others the inspirations that he has received. Understanding and deeply rooted in the legacy of the the most formidable founding dj’s, that the power of dance music is unleashed through the ability to take dancers on a journey, he uses the contemporary technologies available with the vast genres of music to weave a limitless musical landscape.
Mr. Wu is a DJ, designer, promoter, screen printing ninja holding it down in Portland OR way of Vancouver B.C. His multi-genre DJ sets blend slow and sexy with future club-rockin’ bass music. Driven by creativity and community, Mr. Wu is constantly finding new ways to grow as an artist while staying connected and growing with his inspiring community of friends.
Skip vonKuske is a founding/featured member of Portland Cello Project and Vagabond Opera known for his virtuosic skills as a cello soloist/collaborator.”
Cellotronik is about ground up building of acoustic elements: cello, guitar, mandolin, and electronic elements: iphone sounds, internal beats, and software based beats.
Performing both wholly original pieces coupled with unique takes on covers ranging from Bach to Daft Punk, cellotronik showcases both vonKuske’s extraordinary skill with his instruments and his looper.
More artists and info TBA
Dress to Impress! Masquerade attire highly encouraged!