New Mardi Gras has today announced a new fundraising event on the Halloween weekend: “Trick or Treat: The Hallowe’en Ball”. Casting a spell over The Dome (Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park) and surrounds on Sat 30th October, “Trick or Treat” is set to see an array of extravagant costumes ranging from the terrifying to the titillating, with music and design to keep you up all night. Overseeing the event as Artistic Director is creative powerhouse Ignatius Jones – ensuring an exciting and unique new event on the Sydney calendar.
“The Hallowe’en Ball” is an important new fundraiser for Mardi Gras, and will occupy the same month as the previous named Sleaze Ball fundraiser, Decadence.
“Trick or Treat: The Hallowe’en Ball” also marks the reunion of Márton and Jones, who together produced and directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Sydney Gay Games that were called “a triumph... thoughtful, historic, stylish and jubilant… an absolutely fabulous night.” (Bryce Hallett, SMH). Both have also taken lead roles in the world renowned Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations as Producer and Director respectively. Jones also returned from just completing the Vancouver games.
“I am absolutely thrilled to work with Ignatius again, and to set the benchmark on a new event for us. He brings an exceptional talent and vision, combined with a collaborative spirit which makes him a joy to work with,” said Katrina Márton. “We will be engaging some of our most talented creative minds to establish the Hallowe’en Ball as one of Sydney’s premier boutique events. We are honored to have Ignatius apply his unique creative signature to our inaugural Hallowe’en Ball”.
Ticketing information and more details will be released in the coming weeks.