FOUR NIGHTS of ABSINTHE, WINE
AND GOTHIC WALTZING
CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF EDGAR ALLEN POE
IN THE ABSINTHE LOUNGE of the ASTRA DANCE Co.
Austrian Appetizers from Rockenwagner's 3 Square Cafe
April 2nd 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2009
Electric Lodge, Venice CA
Venice, CA (March 26, 2009)- The Astra Dance Company of Los Angeles announces an absinthe-drenched four-night performance of Astra von Berlifitzing, a dazzlingly macabre waltz-ballet based on the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, at the Electric Lodge in Venice, on April 2-4 at 8:00 p.m. and April 5th at 6 p.m.
A candle-lit Absinthe Lounge, sponsored by Le Tourment Vert, will be serving cocktails based on the long-banned liqueur-only recently legal in the United States-one hour prior to the show and will remain open throughout the evening. In addition, wines of Austria provided by Winemonger will be available for sampling, complemented by traditional Bavarian fare from Hans Rockenwagner's 3 Square Cafe.
Tickets will be available prior to the performance and at the door. Tickets are $20 (show only) $30 (show, waltz lessons and ball) and $40 (show, waltz, ball and complementary cocktails).
And for dance enthusiasts a waltz lesson and ball in the candle-lit studio at the Electric Lodge will follow each performance. The audience is invited to come dressed in ball attire and enjoy a romantic evening of theater!
The four-night event coincides with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe is widely recognized as one of the foremost American poets of the Romantic era, best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre.
For more information please contact: Susan Self (SusanLSelf@aol.com)
For ticket information please visit the Electric Lodge website at www.electriclodge.org or www.Brownpapertickets.com 310-823-0710
The Astra Dance Company-is a Los Angeles based dance company founded by David Wilkinson to promote, preserve and enhance the traditional waltz and ballroom dances of Regency-era Austria and Bavaria. They are available for private, educational and corporate performances; solo, couple or full-company performances of antique, classic and contemporary waltzes can be arranged. Lessons are also available to accompany these performances.
For more information on cast, production team, history and performance schedules, please visit our website at www.astradance.com.
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