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Sunday 6:30 - 10:30 PM on the Big Island
Rosin Coven
Vau de Vire Society
El Radio Fantastique
Shakti Bliss
Dark Garden
Fou Fou Ha
The Klown Korps

The Edwardian Ball Roadshow

The Edwardian Ball Roadshow sets sail on its maiden voyage, live at Symbiosis Gathering 2013 – enter into an immersive, magical world of theatrical entertainment with an eccentric assortment of music, aerial acrobatics, circus acts, offbeat fashion and "ballroom" dancing. This is the first time that San Francisco’s legendary Edwardian Ball will be transported to a festival, where you can be a part of it all – dress elegantly in Edwardian period attire, creative goth, stylish steampunk or beautifully bizarre costumes inspired by Edward Gorey. Join the co-hosts of The Edwardian Ball, avantcabaret troupe, Vau de Vire Society, and the Pagan Lounge ensemble, Rosin Coven. Plus sonic evocateur Delachaux, dirty electro swing DJ Shakti Bliss, electric-shovel virtuoso Shovelman, Klown Korps-hosted croquet, Fou Fou HA!, a living statue garden, and an elaborate fashion show by Dark Garden Corsetry. Join The Edwardian Ball Roadshow, a window into the whimsical Edwardian world, returning in full grandeur to SF and LA this winter!

What is The Edwardian Ball Roadshow?

The Edwardian Ball is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author Edward Gorey. Set in our own version of “Edwardian” era, this multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past fourteen years, from a small underground party into an internationally recognized festival, even garnering the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

Costumed and enthusiastic attendees, traveling from all reaches of the globe, gather for a delightful blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting stage shows, DJs, fine art galleries, absinthe cocktails, steam machinery, parlour games, sideshows, and our highly acclaimed Vendor Bazaar. All ages are welcome in this darkly humorous and elegant setting, where literary aficionados rub elbows with insect-like creatures parading on stilts… where Edwardian recreationists waltz past the steam-powered tea garden… where the only guiding rule is that you join in on the fun!

Performances & Installations

On the stage...

Vau de Vire Society
Rosin Coven
Dark Garden
Shakti Bliss
Fou Fou HA
The Klown Korps

Out and about...

Living Statue Garden
Portrait Booth
Klown Croquet
Ballroom Dancing
and much more… 

Prepare to Have a Ball!

The Edwardian Ball Roadshow presents a whimsical, immersive environment of elegance and creativity. And one of the most important parts of this event is YOU. This is no exaggeration, the very heart of the event is the fabulous costumery and character that participants create each and every time we come together. There is no “right way” to dress, there are no rules, other than making an effort and enjoying the shared experience. So what does this mean? Some popular influences and themes include:

Edward Gorey stories and illustrations 
Turn-of-the-century, Edwardian fashions 
Steampunk creations
Goth, macabre 

Absurdist ideas 
Simple elegance 

Want to see more? Check out a sample gallery of participants from our SF and LA events. And as we say, seeing is truly believing. 

Curious? Questions? Like us on Facebook and send us a message, or email us at We so look forward to seeing you at the first-ever Edwardian Ball Roadshow in September!
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