In this month’s Dances of Vice retrospective, we take a rearview mirror to last year’s tribute to Kurt Weill in “SEPTEMBER SONGS” at the venerable Players Club on September 24, 2011. Here is a collection of some of our favorite photos from the event. See the full gallery of photos by Gabi Porter on Metromix.
- Le Sacre du Printemps
- Secrets de Coquettes
- Les Secrets du Boudoir
- The Cursed Circus
- The Dwindling Party
- The Grand Shipwreck Ball
- Secrets de Coquettes
- Shanghai Foxtrot
- Wonderland in Spring
- Dada Revue
- Tango del Diablo
- Liberty Belle
- City Lights
- September Songs
- Jungle Rock
- Secret Life of Toys Ball
- Let’s Face the Music and Dance
- The Diamond Ace
- Powerhouse Stomp
On April 17th last year, we gathered together for The Dada Revue at Don Hill’s to destroy the limits of the material universe in a celebration of surrealism, expression, and madness.
The one and only Isengart led this theater of the absurd as your Master of Ceremonies, presenting a cacophony of bizarre performances by Muffinhead and Trina Rose, Medianoche, the incendiary Ms Tickle, The Flying Fox (aka Lady Dada), and swing-punk phenomenon from Berlin, BudZillus, in concert in New York for the first time.
Go behind the cut for a selection of our favorite photos from The Dada Revue.
If you’ve ever wanted to live your life in the surreal world of toons, Dances of Vice: Powerhouse Stomp is perhaps the next best thing!
It was an honor to have had Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra performing live cartoon music from the 1920s to 50s, featuring numerous rare tunes as well as the more well-known melodies from Looney Tunes and early Disney. The orchestra ended with Raymond Scott’s epic composition “Powerhouse“, after which the event was named, keeping the dance floor busy all evening long.
DJ Miz Margo continued with a brilliant set of whimsical and cartoon-inspired hot jazz, new wave, and swing, and jaws hit the floor when the extraordinary Michael Karas began his juggling light show, as if to prove toons aren’t the only ones with the ability to defy the laws of physics.
It was a rare treat to see Dr. Sketchy’s founder Molly Crabapple work her magic in a live drawing session inspired by the theme throughout the evening, while celebrity photographer Howard Schatz photographed Dances of Vice guests in a photobooth on site. Stay tuned for more photos, and video footage from the night!