Tänze des Lasters (Dances of Vice) is a new monthly dance/cabaret night held in the spirit of the early century days of forgotten elegance, decadence, vice and creativity. Named after the expressionist Rosa von Praunheim film "Anita: Tänze des Lasters" about Anita Berber, the legendary nude dancer of Weimar Berlin, Dances of Vice carries the theme of rebellion, creative expression, and the triumph of madness and pleasure over societal restraints. There is certainly a darker, macabre element associated with the figure and period, which can be expected of the evening. Although the evening will have a more 1920s and 30s flair, I also hope to attract enthusiasts of the darker side of the Victorian era to the event.
Dances of Vice invites all modern day flappers, dandies, neo-Victorians, crazies, crooks andne'er-do-wells to join us in dancing to the hottest tunes of the Roaring Twenties, Dirty Thirties and Flying Forties from 10pm to 4am every third Saturday of the month at the Pussycat Lounge in New York City! The debut night is taking place on Saturday, AUGUST 18th at the Pussycat Lounge. There will be special performances planned for each evening, which will commence at 11:00pm. Dances of Vice not only aims to promote appreciation for the music and culture of the past, but will also feature (both live and DJ'ed) music from contemporary musicians either influenced by music of the early century, or in the avant garde spirit of the period in general.
Requested Attire: 1920-40s style, Avant Garde, Victorian, Steampunk, Gothic, Glamourous, Decadent etc- an additional entry fee will be charged for attendees in casual attire. Extravagance is surely encouraged- it is impossible to overdress for Tänze des Lasters.
For details, please visit: http://www.myspace.com/dancesofvice