The Culver Hotel has a fascinating history involving myths, legends and true Hollywood movie moments. Charlie Chaplin was once the proprietor and supposedly sold the entire hotel to John Wayne in a poker game. Not to mention being directly across the street from the studios, the hotel housed many stars during the MGM Golden Era including large portions of the Wizard of Oz cast. Some say it is haunted. We were beyond ecstatic to celebrate our much beloved Culver City's 100 Centennial celebration highlighting some of the city's iconic movements through dance. Even the mayor came by to present Maya Mallick, the hotel owner, with a special award!
Location: Culver Hotel
Dancers: 8 including tap busker and stilt walkers
Styles Performed: Burlesque Ballet, Broadway tap, rhythmic gymnastics, charleston, lindy, swing
Streetmosphere: Greeters, step and repeat models, vintage car models, vintage usherettes/cigarette girls
Pebble Beach is a stunning part of California and The Inn at Spanish Bay is an exceptionally beautiful venue. Gorgeous guests, dreamy locations, fabulous clients- well they all deserve a beautiful performance. Gatsby would've loved this party! We went full Folly fab with bouncers at the front of their speakeasy and flapper assistants during their awards. We had a ball kickin' it up a notch at this amazing party!
Photos: Patrick Hampton
The LA Follies worked together with one of our fav Long Beach planners, At Your Door Events to create a twist on a roaring 20s party for Kuehne+Nagel complete with chorus dancers, greeters, true vintage leotards (straight from the Wanda Smith and the Covergirls collection) sign in models, and of course dancers! The planners were clever in doing a color twist on the Gatsby theme and having a white/gold/blue dance floor. We incorporated their color scheme with our vintage entrance dancers in navy rhinestoned leotards from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The full performances can be seen below.
Client: At Your Door Events/Kuehne+Nagel
Location: Renaissance Long Beach
5 Dancers (including two specialty dancers poi and circus arts)
2 Greeting Models
2 Models signing guests in
Atmosphere + performance
Photos by: Herman Au
Video by: Alex Laya
We were delighted to be part of Leading Caterers of America event hosted by 24 Carrots at their oceanside venue, the Huntington Bay Club. Leading the pack on the West Coast, 24 Carrots is an exceptional caterer with not only mouthwatering menus, but wonderful venues. They requested a fresh Folly take on the 50s pinup style tdancer and greeter, and we were thrilled to be able to dance throughout their stunning venue. 24 Carrots had delightful touchpoints like the “send a postcard to your colleagues” station and “California Dreamin” marquee directly on the beach. Check out the vendors involved below! If you are in need of a fresh take on a classic theme book your complimentary consult here !
Location: Huntington Bay Club
Customized choreography for indoor and outdoor
Atmosphere + performance
Catering + Production: @24carrotscatering
Venue: Huntington Bay Club
Photo + Video: Villa Visuals
Floral + Installation Design: Lavenders Flowers
Specialty Furniture: Found Rentals
Lighting Design: Premier Lightingand Production
Rentals: Baker Party Rentals
Live Band: Woodie and the Longboards
Photobus: The Booth and Bus Co
Marquee: My Marquee SD
Graphics + Branding: Album Agency
Linens + Atelier: BBJ Linen
Laser Cut Details: Delovely Details
Location: Pier 48 San Francisco
8 Dancers, 1 Vocalist, 1 hour show mix of electro / kick lines / vintage / tap / pointe / acrobatics • Create multiple dance numbers inspired by the 20's with lavish costuming / headpieces / staging • Perform on headline MainStage two thirty minute sets that is projected throughout the entire pier
Postmodern Jukebox is a collective of insanely talented musicians and vocalists with arrangements by the incomparable Scott Bradlee. We had the amazing opportunity to perform alongside the fiercely talented group weekly at the swanky Hyde on Sunset in Los Angeles for Postmodern Nights, on their west coast tour in Southern California, Vegas, their UK tour and back up dancing for the vocal siren Ariana Savalas in her vintage cabaret cover of Taylor Swift’s pop anthem “Blank Spaces.” Needless to say, it was a dreamy gig kicking it to this top talent ensemble.
Guests: 150 - 2,300
Location: Hyde on Sunset, House of Blues Anaheim, House of Blues San Diego, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, Indigo O2 London, 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, Concorde 2 Brighton, The Library The Institute Birmingham,UK, Old Fruitmarket Glasgow, The Canyon Club Agoura Hills
YouTube Video Views (to date): 4,000,000
Projects: Tour, Residency, Video
A rousing evening of swanky spectacle from the 20s; amateur boxing, cigar rolling, smokey jazz band and of course dancers between each match. The vision of Bagavagabonds is always astounding- providing us the ambiance and attention to detail they desired. We got to work on choreography, styling, and music that would embrace the 20s and kick it up a notch for the 21st century.
Client: Shlitz Brewing / Bagavagabonds
Location: Hollywood Athletic Club
Styles Performed: Charleston, lindy, kick lines, fan dancing, jazz, tap
Vintage Ring Girl
5-Piece Band: Vocalist, base, drums, horn, keys, sax style
Provide vintage band that mixes jazz and cover songs in vintage styles
Barneys New York's flagship store in Beverly Hills partnered with the wonderful charity Heart of Los Angeles for a special evening for Barneys' guests. With proceeds of this event going towards arts education for underserved youth, we kicked it up a notch higher for a cause near and dear to our hearts. Greeting guests at the base of the iconic stairwell, we brought a bit of sparkle to an exceptional evening.
Location: Barneys New York Beverly Hills
Styles Performed: Neo-vintage
The Venice Family Clinic is an organization near and dear to our hearts. Servicing the medical needs of our local community, we were honored to be part of their Silver Circle Gala event. This year's event honored philanthropist and director Brett Ratner with the Humanitarian Award. But first, we got to bring out icon Larry King with a feathers and fabulousness introduction.
Location: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Immersive opening number throughout audience, Larry King dance introduction, greeters at entrance for gala guest
Pacific Events Productions created a non-stop fanfare event at San Diego's iconic USS Midway Aircraft Carrier. We were thrilled to dance on the same stage as the Phat Cat Swinger and an array of talented performers from Imagination Entertainment's acrobats to the Procrastinators percussive immersive environment. It was an unforgettable evening topped with fireworks, innovative decorations and a beautiful view.
Client: Pacific Events Productions Location: USS Midway Aircraft Carrier/San Diego
Styles Performed: Kick lines, Swing, Charleston, Broadway Tap, Lindy, Jazz
Custom Costumes: USO inspired