Maine
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Dark Follies

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.

Additional Links: 
This page includes several samples of music from The Dark Follies (not just) Rhythm Orchestra.

I Have Worked With

  • State: ME
    Date: 2/2013
    Activity: Wedding/parties/private gatherings
    Email: ASafford@cpime.org
    Phone: 207-282-7113

  • State: MA
    Date: 5/2012
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: cherry@crmi.org
    Phone: 781-893-5410

  • State: VT
    Date: 8/2012
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: pfeeser@shelburnemuseum.org
    Phone:

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Joie
Job Title/Position: 
Manager
Physical Address: 
89 Sheridan Street #2
Portland, ME 04101
Last Name: 
Grandbois
Phone: 
207-671-4292

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Music - General
Music - Ethnic / World
Theater - Mime
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
2008
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
8
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
State
Multi-State Region

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
8
Maximum Number of Performers: 
12

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Music
Theater
Ages Served: 
College-Age
Adults