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The Masquerade Ball has evolved over time. Today, Masquerades are associated with fancy dress balls, often as a themed event, but at its roots, Masquerade Balls began in 15th Century, during Carnival season. At this time, royalties and other members of court would gather and celebrate important events in life, such as marriage proposals, while donning elaborate costumes and masks. In this blog, we’re going to take a deep-dive into the Magic of Masquerade in order to better understand how we can make Masquerade events more authentic and true to the history.

The History of the Masquerade Ball

During 16th Century Renaissance Italy, the balls became costumed public festivals open to the upper class. They were especially popular in Venice, and so became a tradition of the Venetian Carnival. It was during this time that the famous Venetian Masquerade costumes, such as the full-face masks (the bauta) and large head-dresses, became etched into history.

Because of the concealing nature of the masks, Masquerade Balls were often places where the social elite were able to be who they wanted. They were able to mingle with the otherwise off-limits commoners, and engage in acts that were either seen to be immoral, to downright illegal. As time went on, Masquerade Balls went out of fashion. By the time the Venetian Republic fell in late 18th Century, the masked events disappeared almost entirely.

Nowadays, Masquerade Balls are no longer confined to the socially elite, nor do they carry the connotation of immorality and intrigue. Fortunately, it was the beautiful and glamorous aspects that remained, such as the gorgeous gowns, sharp suits, and of course, the elegant masks.

How Applause Entertainment does Masquerade

This is where Applause Entertainment comes in. We understand that different events call for different entertainment, and different clients appreciate varying degrees of authenticity. That’s why Masquerade Balls are so popular – they are flexible, and fit a surprising range of events.

To begin with, we can help organize a standard Masquerade. These are great for smaller events, or perhaps events where the client already has other entertainment in mind. These standard Masquerades can include mask hire, as well as both or either Professional Photographers and photo booths to capture the memory and the costumes.

Masquerade with a Twist

Of course, there’s always room for more creative and unique events. For larger events, a Masquerade Ball can include other forms of entertainment that go beyond a costumed party. Taking cues from its carnival roots, a modern day Masquerade Ball can be spiced up with various carnival performers, such as masked acrobats, hula hoopers, fire-twirlers, contortionists, even magicians. These roving performers mean that on a large scale event, where guests may be scattered around the venue, there is something that can hold everyone’s excitement, as well as ensure that the overall tone and theme of the event is maintained beautifully. Couple this with the offerings of a standard Masquerade, and you’ve got yourself a themed night to remember.

Finally, there is the truly authentic, more genuine experience. This is for those really special events, for real fans of the era. A medieval band could play the lilting tunes of the era, and there could even be a small play. After all, the Venetian masks take after the masks in Commedia dell’arte, a form of Italian theatre which uses masked ‘types’, or the archetypes as characterized by masks. There’s no better way to play homage than to be a part of a professionally enacted commedia dell’arte play while costumed.

Now that Masquerades are trending again, this is the perfect time to think about your next event. Enquire with, or talk to us about what we can do for you.

Bring the Magic of Masquerade to your next Event

Whatever it is you need for your Masquerade Ball or corporate celebrations – Applause has you covered! Let us know how we can bring the Magic of Masquerade to your event! Direct communication with our entertainment specialists will help us figure out which entertainment would best suit your event.

We offer high-quality and professional entertainment services in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Tasmania & Canberra. Available across Australia – we’d love to hear about your event and how we can help. To be sure your entertainment makes your event memorable, consult with us today!

As with all Applause Entertainment events, the entire planning process is simple! Consult with us today over the phone as to what you need at your event. We want to make it happen! Call 1300 261 545

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