PLAYING AT THE VORTEX
Salvador Dali’s Naked Feast
Saturday, Oct.24, 2015 8-11pm One night only! Gates open at 7pm
A performance installation cocktail party benefitting The VORTEX— Austin’s Pioneering Alternative Theatre
Conceived and directed by Bonnie Cullum
Mature Audiences only—because, duh---NAKED Feast
Promo Video: https://vimeo.com/139041476
Full Promo Video / Rated R contains nudity: https://vimeo.com/138265816
Recommended Audience Attire: Cocktail, hats, furs, jewels, and retro (or nothing at all).
Salvador Dali’s Naked Feast is not a traditional seated event. Audience will stand, move, and mingle. There will be limited seating for those who need it. VIP Seating at Dali’s table.
Salvador Dali is coming to The VORTEX for One Night Only, Saturday, October 24, 2015. This is The VORTEX’s big annual fundraiser, and The VORTEX artists are pulling out all the stops to create a gigantic extravaganza that will delight all of your senses and raise much needed funds for our beloved VORTEX. Bring on your surreal as we enter Dali’s universe with a performance installation cocktail party evoking and embodying his aesthetic and artistry.
All tickets include Moustache,Entertainment, and Food.
$30 Artist/Student/Senior--Entertainment & Feast
$50 General Admission--Entertainment & Feast
$100 VIP--A seat at Dali’s table, 2 Casanova Cocktails, Plus Exclusive Commemorative Naked Feast Photo Calendar, Entertainment & Feast.
$500 Dali Fan-- A seat at Dali’s table, 2 Casanova Cocktails, 2 VORTEX T-shirts. Plus Exclusive Commemorative Naked Feast Photo Calendar, Entertainment & Feast.
$1000 Hurricane-- A Permanent Brick on our Walk of Honor. a seat at Dali’s table, 2 Casanova Cocktails, 2 VORTEX T-shirts. Plus Exclusive Commemorative Naked Feast Photo Calendar, Entertainment & Feast.
Yes, Dali’s Naked Feast is an opportunity to graze from elegantly designed food art on beautiful naked bodies. Artistic hors d’oeuvres are designed with the culinary magic of our favorite chefs, Nic Patrizi and Gina Burchenal, and feature vegan, meat, and gluten free options. Patrizi’s will also be serving up some of its signature dishes and this Naked Feast will conclude with a naked dessert platter and naked aerials. The Butterfly Bar will serve up the Casanova Cocktail from Dali’s very own recipe. We know that you won’t want to miss Ann Marie Gordon (VORTEX’s award-winning scenic designer) as the Ant Eater painting large ants on the wall. Or Sky Candy’s Andy Agne as the Naked Chef performing Naked aerials. Or Melissa Vogt as the human paintbrush for Dali’s art.
The large Silent Auction includes beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted arts, dinners from local business partners, and professional services. We are also creating an Exclusive Commemorative Naked Feast Photo Calendar.
The audience will have opportunities to observe or participate in an outrageous blend of spectacle, food, art, and dream. The installation cocktail party will sprawl across The VORTEX compound from 8-11 pm (gates open at 7pm), enveloping Patrizi’s and The Butterfly Bar for the evening.
Directed by Bonnie Cullum. Designed by Ann Marie Gordon, Patrick Anthony, Melissa Vogt. Food Art Design by Nic Patrizi, Gina Burchenal, Andy Agne, and Lindsey Rock. Sound by Roy Taylor and Adam Gunderson. Production Management by Tamara L. Farley, Pixie Avent, Suzanne Smith, and Elaine Jacobs.
Performers: Gabriel Maldonado, Betsy McCann, Melissa Vogt, Michelle Haché, Toni Bravo, Krysta Gonzales, Anderson Dear, Ann Marie Gordon, Patricia Wappner, Nickclette Izuegbu, Steven Fay, Krystle Kelley, Chad Salvata, Andy Agne, Chelsea Manasseri, Amber Quick, Tyler Mabry, Content Love Knowles, Heather Barfield, Roy Ruiz, Emerald Mystiek, and more.
The VORTEX is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.