In Focus: National Gallery's 'Night Circus'

The theme of the National Gallery’s “Night Circus” fundraiser on Friday was carnival couture, a challenge the attendees took on with relish.  

Performers at the annual gala this year included magicians, fire dancers, contortionists and pole dancers.  

Money raised at the event will go toward the gallery’s public and education programs. 

Gallery benefactor Susan Olde, curator Natalie Urquart and co-chair of the gallery

Gallery benefactor Susan Olde, curator Natalie Urquart and co-chair of the gallery’s gala committee Christina Bodden. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Melissa Wolfe and Jose Rafael

Melissa Wolfe and Jose Rafael. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Dancing with fire: David Blumenthal displays his skills with fire at the labyrinth at the National Gallery.

Dancing with fire: David Blumenthal displays his skills with fire at the labyrinth at the National Gallery. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Melissa and Ward Sykes

Melissa and Ward Sykes. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Lauren Hill takes an unusual view of proceedings.

Lauren Hill takes an unusual view of proceedings. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Kia Macfee

Kia Macfee. Photo: Maggie Jackson

John Broad shows his harlequin side.

John Broad shows his harlequin side. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Erin Connelly, Gigi Nikolaeva, Reagan Rando, Brandi Propas and Carey Kubik

Erin Connelly, Gigi Nikolaeva, Reagan Rando, Brandi Propas and Carey Kubik. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Desmond Kinch, Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Peter Dutton

Desmond Kinch, Governor Helen Kilpatrick and Peter Dutton. Photo: Maggie Jackson

Colette Byrne and Anne Frawley

Colette Byrne and Anne Frawley. Photo: Maggie Jackson
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