Spiegelworld will return to Pier 17 on the South Street Seaport for its third annual Summer carnival, running from August 6 – November 2nd 2008. Once again, Spiegelworld will deliver a non-stop program of ground-breaking theater, intimate concerts, brazen burlesque, the city’s top DJs and superb dining, and dancing under the stars, all at the one stunning waterfront location.
Over the course of 12 weeks, 50 bands and 60+ DJs will play the waterfront under the Brooklyn Bridge in not one but two tents this summer and fall. The second hand-sewn tent known as The Deluxe will mark the first time in American history that two Belgian traveling venues will be side by side.
In addition to dozens of live concerts and dance parties being presented this year, Spiegelworld New York will present the world premiere of Desir, a daring new theatrical circus experience. Inspired by the sexual, intellectual and artistic adventurers of early 20th century Paris, Desir will take audiences backstage at the greatest nightclub the world has known.
Absinthe, the number one NYC summer event since 2006, will once again take New York by storm with a brand new line up of talent from the seediest and sexiest cabaret dens of the world. The 2008 season will also present the filthy-rich host of Absinthe, The Gazillionaire, in the premiere of his very own fully staged variety show of questionable entertainment. The Gazillionaire’s Late Nite Lounge will play six nights a week in The Deluxe, with his band Fish Circus.
The festivities start off with cabaret diva Meow Meow & Tony Award winning performer, Justin Bond followed by Amanda Palmer of the Brechtian punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, brings her electrifying solo repertoire in a reprise of her legendary Spiegeltent engagements across Europe and in celebration of her forthcoming album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer produced by Ben Folds.
Look for the full schedule to be posted soon!