A Curious Invitation: The Rite of Spring - The Great May Masquerade
Until Sun May 25
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Apr 15 2014
To celebrate the one hundred and first anniversary of the scandalous Parisian premiere of Russian ballet 'Le Sacre du Printemps' – which caused a right ol' fuss when it was first performed back in the early 1900s, being a bit leftfield and all – arty and creative party crew A Curious Invitation are hosting this enticing extravaganza, featuring performance, cabaret, dance and music to transport you back to the wilder, weirder part of the early 20th century.
In the 'Ballroom' you can find Troylus Searll performing a fantasia, The London Gay Symphony Orchestra playing live, and producer Attack Attack Attack blasting out debauched electro tunes. There's also a baroque buffet, a life-drawing room where you can sketch out macabre art including a pagan sacrifice, and hot springs (hot tubs), so you can wash away your sins (and possibly rack up a few more depending on who's in the tub with you). The Cabaret Stage features a host of top talent ready to titilate and amaze you. There are over 100 performers at the event, making it a true feast for the senses.