Spiegelworld to Return Aug. 6 with Désir, Bond, Lemper and Wainwright

News   Spiegelworld to Return Aug. 6 with Désir, Bond, Lemper and Wainwright
For the third year, Manhattan's South Street Seaport will host the Spiegelworld and its tent full of cabaret, music, performance art and nouveau cirque, running Aug. 6–Nov. 2.

Spiegeltent – the opulent mirror-lined venue located within Spiegelworld – will feature the return of Absinthe (with a new line-up of performers), as well as the new cirque show Désir, The Gazillionaire's Late Nite Lounge and performances by Ute Lemper, Justin Bond, Martha Wainwright and Lance Horne.

In addition to the Salon Perdu (known as the original Spiegeltent), Spiegelworld will unveil its latest traveling venue: The Deluxe, which will play host to the numerous musical acts and The Gazillionaire's Late Nite Lounge.

Spiegelworld producer Ross Mollison announced that the 2008 edition will feature the world premiere of Désir. Inspired by 20th century Paris, Désir, according to press notes, "will take audiences backstage at the greatest nightclub the world has known."

"Never before has such a lavish production been created for a Spiegeltent," Mollison said in a statement. "We have assembled the most beautiful aerial and acrobatic acts from around the world, some of which have never been seen before in such an intimate performance space."

Collaborating on Désir are director Wayne Harrison, choreographer John "Cha Cha" O'Connell ("Enchanted," "Moulin Rouge"), music director Josh Abrahams ("Moulin Rouge") and Parisian jewelry house, Boucheron. Confirmed musical performers include Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner Justin Bond and Meow Meow (Aug. 10), Amanda Palmer (Aug. 11) and Chicago's Ute Lemper (Aug. 26) as well as Martha Wainwright, The Bird and The Bee, Deerhoof, The Yard Dogs Road Show and The Citizens Band.

Spiegelworld is located at the Fulton Fish Market, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Tickets are available by visiting or by calling (212) 279-4200.

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