Bastille Day Los Angeles will kick off its 11th celebration of independence and freedom, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison on July 14, 1789 that marked the beginning of the French Revolution.
The French Cabaret Versatile -- recipient of the Best Cabaret and Variety Show of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2012 -- has prepared an eight-hour show on the theme ‘French Bohême & Troubadours’ that will premiere at the Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival on Sunday, July 15 at Kenneth Hahn Park.
‘French Bohême & Troubadours’ will include many performers such as:
- Jenny Eloise Rieu aka ‘The Lady in Red’ -- a French ‘vintage singer’
- Momo Casablanca, a former Cirque Du Soleil clown, taught by the legendary Marcel Marceau, who will give Angelenos a ‘French taste’ of his one-man show;
- Yesteryears Dancers, an authentically-costumed vintage dance troupe that will re-create court and ballroom dances from the time of Marie Antoinette, Napoleon I, and La Belle Époque and invite spectators to join in. Yesteryears dancers will perform with Les Plaisirs Champêtre, a group playing historical instruments such as vielle à roue (hurdy gurdy), musette de cour (French Baroque court bagpipe), or cornemuse (French Folk bagpipe);
- Johan & The Panache Band who will embark on a mythical Old-School R&B Funk voyage and invite Bastille Day participants along on the journey and on the dance floor.
The 11th Annual Bastille Day Los Angeles festivities will be held from noon to dusk at Kenneth Hahn Recreational Park, 4100 La Cienega Blvd.
Adults: $5. Children under 13, free.
To purchase tickets, please visit: www.bastilledaylosangeles.com