07/29/2011 02:20 pm ET Updated Sep 28, 2011

Lucent Dossier Experience Reopens Los Angeles Palace Theatre

Los Angeles' favorite avante garde performance troupe the Lucent Dossier Experience took over downtown's Palace Theatre on July 28 with a stunning spectacle of vaudeville-style magic that included live music, stilt walking, fire dancing, aerial contortion and other goosebump-inducing displays of the group's darkly giddy aesthetic. "This is a small family that came from humble beginnings and really wanted to create something together out of pure passion and love and the desire to show our true selves and true souls," said technical director Lisa Han. The show re-opened the newly restored Palace, which hosted a sold out crowd for the one-night-only performance. Behold, the spectacle:

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