DJ Ronabell (Portland)
Since 1988, DJ Ronabell has been spinning Goth/Industrial all over the United States and in Europe. Some of his highlights include Feast of All Souls at the famous Armory in San Francisco, Deacon X’s Fetish Night house DJ for 5 years, Convergence 13, Voodookiss, house DJ for The Back Room, Roughly Every Six Weeks, Club Sesso, Venom, Burning Man and much more.
DJ Owen (San Francisco)
If you spend time at Gothic clubs, you have probably seen Owen around. He has been a staple in the American Gothic Scene for decades from coast to coast. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, his unique way of bringing joy to a dancefloor can be experienced regularly at multiple clubs, including Dark Shadows, Batcave, and Requiem, just to name a few. A love of, and devotion to, music has manifested in many forms over Owen’s lifetime. Aside form being a trained classical musician in his own right, Owen has spun professionally in such divergent musical genres as Swing, 80’s, Indie, and Lounge. Even in the Goth/Industrial realm, he is unusually diverse, spinning anything from Ethereal, to Aggrotech & EBM, to Deathrock, to 80’s & 90’s Industrial, and much more. He simply has a passion for music, itself, and sharing the feeling of experiencing its transcendence with others. This is why he is so eager to take and play as many requests as possible from the crowd. A club is a place to feel good. The Gothic Scene is something truly special. It is more than a place to go out; it is a genuine community. This is what draws many people it be part of it and this is why many of those people continue to be with it well after their peers in age have lost interest in going to clubs. When not behind the DJ tables, you will often find Owen loving this community. Chances are good he is probably dancing on the floor or conversing with everyone. His personal contributions include creating clubs and festivals, playing benefits whenever possible, and even constructing group trips and tours. When you see Owen around, say hello, make musical requests, and most of all, have a great time. After all, we’re among friends and the joy of music. That’s a good enough reason to celebrate any night!
DJ Carrion (Portland) – bio coming soon!
The Waltz at Midnight will be performed by In a World Music
Back in 2008, the violinist Paul Mercer initiated what was to become a tradition every following year at the VMB, the Waltz at Midnight. While the evening is filled with gothic/industrial dance floor music, midnight is when the attention is given over to professional classical musicians and their gorgeous instruments. This is when all guests are invited to traditionally waltz with their partners on the main floor.
Note from Lady Raven ~ I am exceptionally excited for the Waltz at Midnight this year. When the lead composer of In A World Music (recent transplants to the PNW from Los Angeles) contacted me last Fall to share a waltz they had written I was absolutely enchanted by the piece. It’s very reminiscent of Danny Elfman and the work that he has done for Tim Burton, this is what this particular waltz reminds me of. It will be performed by 7 classical musicians from the Vancouver Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, and Tacoma Orchestra. It’s truly not something to be missed!
In A World are the “Composers of the Macabre.” Their music has been described as haunting, cinematic, epic, ethereal, disturbing, and gothic. Their inspiration comes from a love of horror and Gothic literature, art and film, as well as travel, and experiences visiting many reportedly haunted locations.
Night Flight Aerial
“Night Flight is a performance company based in Portland, OR. We produce big, colorful, beautiful shows that combine breathtaking aerial artistry and playful storytelling. We are extremely passionate about what we do and we believe whole heartedly that love is in the details. Aside from our shows, we are also an Aerial and Circus Arts Studio and teach Series and Drop-in classes. Our Series include classes in trapeze, silks, lyra, rope, straps, handstands, stretching and contortion. As teachers, we are dedicated to creating fun, safe and challenging classes that focus on individualized attention. We are invested in our students and helping them reach their goals.”
Gemma Adams & Stephanie Lopes
Gemma and Stephanie each have over tweleve years of experience in aerial and circus arts. Gemma and Stephanie began their aerial training together in 2002 with Lara Paxton, from Circus Contraption, and later with Sarah and Karen Steben. They have performed with Seattle’s aerial troupe The Aerialistas, as a duo and independently. In 2004, Gemma earned a certificate in Physical Theater and Circus Arts from Circomedia in Bristol, England. In 2008, Gemma and Stephanie founded Night Flight, a performance company and circus studio in Portland. OR.
MORE PICS & BIOS OF THE FULL VMB AERIAL PERFORMANCE CAST TO COME SOON!
Shadow dancers provided by Perennial Productions
Bios and pics for Perennial Productions to come soon!