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!
This Twilight Orchestra
This Twilight Orchestra is a collaboration between theXplodingboys* and Classical Revolution PDX. They combine the musical and theatric aesthetics of gothic and darkwave music reinterpreted through the lens of classical instrumentation. The core members use harp, viola, guitar, bass, and vocals. They work with the local classical communities to provide other instrumentation as the songs require.
The name is derived from the Cure song This Twilight Garden.
*theXplodingboys are Portland’s tribute to the Cure, formed in 2000
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!