Born of a love of street theater and vaudeville, Dark Follies began bringing its special brand of variety show to life in the dark hours of Portland's summer First Friday Art Walk nights in the Autumn of 2008. It has since evolved into an award-winning vaudeville style variety show based in Portland, Maine.
Family friendly while still keeping an edge, the Dark Follies performance troupe features a six-member band and variety show performers with talents that include dance, gyroscopic juggling, comedy, improvisational theater, storytelling, stilt walking, flow arts, singing, music and fire dancing. Each performer possesses multiple skills, enabling the troupe to create shows that are diverse and entertaining.
Dark Follies also share their talents through community arts workshops on a variety of topics including belly dance, flow arts, improvisation and finding ones creative path.