Vienna Burning Ball 2016
ΦΦΦ Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome ΦΦΦ
Founded in 1883, the Orient Express train connects: Paris, Munich, Vienna, Belgrade and Istanbul; allowing speedy long distance travel through Europe and beyond. Amongst the clientele were diplomats, spies and adventurers. The train was notorious for its mystical charm, curious happenings and its famous & infamous passengers. To celebrate the 3rd Vienna Burning Ball (VBB), we take our inspiration from the historic Orient Express and other real and fantasy locomotives like the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Diamond Express, the Blue Train, the Midnight Train, the Hayabusa or the Spirit Train. Welcome aboard our train jump on the Burner Bandwagon!
Whether you travel in the luxury of First Class or prefer a simpler style in Third Class, our focus is on the Burner principle of radical inclusion. In a time when social differences are being reinforced and national borders reinstated - we want to celebrate radical inclusion, radical self-expression and gifting as key elements of our Burner culture.
On board the Vienna Burning Ball Orient Express you are invited to play and celebrate cultural richness and diversity: for example Orient, Balkan Beats, Vienna World Fair, Munich Beer, Fin de Siècle Paris, and Elizabethan London, the train is your stage - a communal performance palace on wheels!! Show us your style and persona, be it 19th century steampunk , comedian, impostor, globetrotter, adventurer, diplomat, engineer, conductor, Maharaja, princess, travel agent, spy - or the mystery that is you and your imagination?
COMMUNAL EFFORT AND PARTICIPATION - GIFT YOUR TALENTS!
We are the crew, performers and passengers on this train. You can volunteer to build and decorate it, be a conductor checking train tickets, be a barkeep in the saloon wagon, be a performer or dancer on the stage, exhibit your art onboard, help other performances, be a waiter serving hungry travellers snacks... Our Vienna Burning Ball is organised by volunteers and relies on your gifts and talents. Please get in touch with us if you want to offer a workshop, a performance or to DJ? Contact us if you would like to co-organise. We need a whole bunch of people to create the magic.
We invite you to share your artistic visions, especially if it's something you have hankered for! Check out our art grant information and send us your crazy ideas. Don't hesitate to contact us - we might be able to help realize them!
As a unified community on this train journey with you we abide by the 10 principles of Burning Man to create a unique atmosphere and a special experience. Come aboard The Vienna Burning Ball Express 2016!
Special art grants and low income tickets will be available - more information on this later.
Lerchenfelder Gürtel 47-49
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|