Maui Waui and Bo Nanafana presents … Masquerade Ball at the Big Top, Earlham Park, Norwich 9 July 2016
Following on from the enormous fun of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? screening the previous night the Big Top was back in action hosting the main event of the weekend, the Bo Nananafana/Maui Waui joint blowout with a line up that featured The Shooting Stars, Kabaret, DJ Keb Darge, DJ Vesna Ernst, cabaret from Josephine Shaker, Aerialism Circus, burlesque from Natalya Umanska, and dance lessons from Swing Cats, all compered by Pete Dobbing.
There was an especially beautiful sunset and a good vibe around the big top giving this a feeling of a mini festival which is exactly what this is really, certainly having that atmosphere. The unique Bo decor inside the tent had it looking amazing and everyone was dressed to the nines. Super sound and lighting too, it was a great night. Keb Darge was on the decks when I arrived and he was followed by a short dance class from Swing Cats with Robert Austin and Sarah Lewis leading the way, a lot of people joined in with this.
We also had a live set from those wonderful entertainers The Shooting Stars, big Steve Arlene resplendent in his white stetson and pink suit. This was followed by some aerial silk skills from Aerialism Circus plus some cabaret and burlesque from Jospehine Shaker and Natalya Umanska before the night’s headliners Kabaret providing live electro swing from Paris and the night ending with a dj set from Vesna Ernst.
Maui and Bo always provide top entertainment, combined they pulled off something really rather special, I hope the Big Top becomes a regular summer event.
Many thanks to Bo Nananafana and Maui Waui
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