On February 12, 2009, Angela Eve,
international burlesque starlet and multi-media artist (Eve’s
Parlor Burlesque / Twisted Tassel Burlesque Fest / Image Collective)
collaborates with multi-disciplinary artist and designer Christophe
Gauspohl (M5 Artist Collective, Greysheep Design Lab, UNSCENE
Urban Navigator). They present a truly unique event in Chicago
- The Elysian Ball. Orchestrated as a modern interpretation of
a classic speakeasy concept, this event showcases a well-curated
variety of erotic-based performances in conjunction with interactive
installations, fashion exhibits, video art and much more.
Extravagant theatrics and dance performances will fuse mediums
such as burlesque, modern dance, ballet, aerials, physical theater,
etc. A 9,000 square-foot loft space in Chicago’s West Loop
will be transformed into a circus-like environment, combining
old world sensibilities with new technologies to conjure a realm
of wonder and spectacle.
This interactive exhibit, which encourages our guests to come
dressed in creative attire, makes actors of audience members...all
within an installation designed to delve into the primal and visceral
interpretations of erotica. Here, Christophe Gauspohl and Angela
Eve have collaborated with a team of accomplished multi-media
artists and performers to create this deeply sensual landscape.
The Elysian Ball bridges the gap between high-design and entertainment,
between the ancient and the modern. With a mission of intelligent
seduction and sensory stimulation, we welcome The City of Chicago
to this captivating and magical experience.