Originally, the idea was simply to bring together and showcase Kauai’s talented multimedia artists.
That extravaganza, however, has transformed into what Soul Fire Productions’ Assistant Manager Raven Ea described as a theatrical play, with its own unique story.
“It’s an interesting twist on kind of that mysterious cirque/carnival kind of feeling,” she said. “I can’t really give it more than that. Definitely something for the imagination.”
“Chiffon and Spice” begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lihue Parish Hall. Soul Fire is calling its production a delightful “kaleidoscope of cirque burlesque live entertainment.”
Ea promises the audience an impressive and memorable evening, one featuring aerial silks and lyra, contortion, circus acts, stilt walking, burlesque, belly dancing, pole performance, costumed characters, LED hoop, poi and flow arts, live DJ and 3D visual projections.
“It’s going to be really fun,” she said. “Non-stop, one incredible act after another.”
One of Saturday’s stars is aerial dancer Annabelle d’Artois, who will perform with Oahu-based dancer Beau Elliott.
“The two of them together, probably some of the best I’ve ever seen,” Ea said.
d’Artois, who is originally from Montreal, said she met Elliott on Oahu in the fall and immediately saw the potential. Since then, the two have been performing both on Oahu and Kauai — on the ground and in the air.
While d’Artois will be performing a few different acts, Elliott will join her for an aerial hoop duet.
She said the event offers a mix of different forms of dance, acrobatics and even singing, and that Soul Fire is really working hard to take multimedia performance to the next level here on Kauai.
The fundraising event will help Soul Fire continue to build its production company and spread high-quality entertainment around the island, according to Ea.
In addition to performances, Chiffon and Spice will feature a photo booth, raffle and silent auction. Audience members are encouraged to join the soiree by wearing 20s-style attire.
Tickets cost $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Seating is limited. VIP tickets are available for $50 and include private lounge, pupus, gift box, front-row seating and pictures with cast. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., VIP doors at 6 p.m.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://www.soulfireproductions.com. The Lihue Parish Hall is at 4340 Nawiliwili Road, across from Kukui Grove Cinema, next to King Auto Center.