June 06, 2011
Wonderful as the world of Corporate Entertainment often is, there’s something about Big Private Parties that brings out the best in an Entertainment Agency. Perhaps its the opportunity to work to a theme that’s close to someone’s heart, perhaps it’s the fact that if it goes well – it’s a touch more personal for the client or perhaps it’s because sometimes, just sometimes you get to book the kind of flamboyant and extravagant entertainment that corporate clients occasionally shy away from.
Our recent Event for the Birthday Party of a client of boutique Party and Wedding Organisers Atelier London at Tate Britain was a brilliant opportunity to showcase some of our most eye-catching cabaret acts whilst weaving in an opulent Oriental theme in keeping with the rest of the celebrations.
Greeting guests in the Duffield Room and Octagon of Tate Britain were our bespoke Body Painted Models on plinths (pictured) who were painstakingly painted to match the oriental backdrops. Background music was provided courtesy of our Eastern spin on Organic Jam, known as ‘Oriental Jam’ which combined a DJ, Live Musician and Far East influenced chill out music to create a unique soundtrack to the beginning of the evening.
When it came time to call guests through top dinner, rather than simply have someone announce that dinner was served, we arranged for our mesmerizing Aerial Hoop artistes to drop a banner urging guests to move into the next room following a short display of hoop-based acrobatics.
Once the guests had moved on to Gallery 9 they were met with a performance from our Dance Troupe who had created a routine specially for the evening that had even gone to the trouble of incorporating the birthday girl herself who performed the 10 minute dance display whilst masked, only to reveal herself to the crowd at the climax of the display.
Acting as host during dinner was the most delicious of all of our acts, cabaret legend Le Gateau Chocolat who brought every ounce of his grinding, thrustingly flamboyant stage persona into his raunchy, hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt cover versions of popular songs. Since completely blowing us away at La Soiree a few months ago, Le Gateau has quickly become something of an office favourite here at Sternberg Clarke, so we’ve been dying for an opportunity to let him loose at an event like this. And he didn’t disappoint managing to find time for three costume changes as well as his spine tingling rendition of Nothing Compares 2 U (which try as she might, Wedding Coordinator Alice can’t seem to recreate in her rival show La Sponge Victoria)
Bringing us squarely back to the Oriental theme was a jaw dropping karate display that combined the visual spectacle of a dance routine with feats of seemingly impossible strength and poise.
And while we’re on the subject of seemingly impossible strength and poise, Circus Cabaret performer Flagman’s imaginative twist on the traditional Chinese Pole display had everyone in attendance turning to each other and vowing to “go home and do some ab-crunches”. You can check out a video of the incredible Human Flag in action right here.
After dinner, the outside area where the reception had been held was transformed into a chill out boudoir / party / disco area featuring the DJ talents of our very own Richard Ellis. Additionally we provided a brilliant photo booth and our bespoke makeup boudoir girls who made sure no one entered the Photobooths untill they were sufficiently ‘Glammed Up’
DJ Richard then played into the small hours of the morning capping of an evening that’s sure to be remembered by everyone who was there.
Take a look at some more pictures from the event below…
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