Each DoV event has a different theme -- the last festival was Steampunk, and they also run regular one-night dance club events with themes like Masquerade and Shanghai Vice. This one aims for a fanciful aesthetic inspired by stories about the life of the Baron Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Munchausen, on which the 1988 Gilliam film The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was only one take. The Baron von Munchausen was known for his wild tales in which he was portrayed as an intrepid adventurer and incurable dreamer who tangled with Turks, gods, bureaucrats, sea monsters, and the King of the Moon.
The events program promises a weekend crammed with music, entertainment, and fashion, with a Victorian and Rococo picnic at the New York Botanical Garden on Friday, a gala at the Montauk Club (shown below) on Saturday, and the ball itself at RebelNYC on Sunday. There will be vendors, fencers, dancers, lectures, fashion shows, and live harpsichord music among the many offerings.
The attractions are always great, and Dances of Vice can be counted on to throw a big party with a great atmosphere and everyone turned out in their best and dressed to the nines (whatever the particular style, whether Victorian, Elizabethan, Romantic, Steampunk, Fantasy, Vintage, or any variation thereupon).
Visit the Dances of Vice Festival site to learn more and reserve tickets. Maybe I'll see you there?