This Halloween stomp is sin-spired by the notorious Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris. Experience supernatural visions of paradise and the underworld at the iconic Capitale, a majestic multi-level, multi-room 19th century vault, to the sordid sounds of angel horns and devil trombones—you are invited!
New York fantasy architects Dances of Vice and Company XIV round off Pride Week with a fetishistic midsummer bacchanalia in collaboration with TORTURE GARDEN, the world’s largest fetish nightlife brand and top latex fashion label, at iconic New York City landmark, Capitale.
Submit yourself to an experiment in hedonism designed to elevate and engage all of your senses in our opulent multi-level, multi-room vault, featuring an exclusive TG Latex fashion show, a curated BDSM playspace, international DJs, and provocative sideshow, burlesque, opera, aerial and kink performances by a decadent cast of world-class provocateurs.
December 31, 2017: Dances of Vice invites you to cast aside your conscience and partake in an evening of illicit luxury at Dances of Vice’s "Demimonde". Mingle with haughty queens, hypnotic femme fatales, painted tarts, and the men who adore them in our 4-story old world speakeasy that caters to the pleasures of society's debauchees. Live bands and exotic acts will help set the mood for debonair decadence and fleshy delights from eras past in rooms invoking a 19th century French bordello, an early 20th century cabaret, and a timeless Babylon that plumbs the depths of pleasure seeking. Come dressed for high class hedonism: historical harlots, dashing dandies and glamorous ne'er-do-wells welcome.
Carnevale di Venezia comes to life in a sumptuous, over-the-top fusion of Baroque dance, live music, opera, circus, gender-bending burlesque, and vivid immersive theater with New York fantasy architects Dances of Vice and Company XIV. Surrounded by the beauty of Beaux-Arts architecture, Corinthian columns, and the majestic 19th century skylight of Capitale NY, amorous audiences will experience the magic and mystery of a Venetian masquerade, with our signature hedonistic twist.
October 27, 2017: Unleash your inner beast or submit willingly to be prey at our Danse Sauvage with Company XIV, a soiree elevating the wildness within. Surrounded by the beauty of Beaux-Arts architecture, Corinthian columns, and the majestic 19th century skylight of Capitale NY, guests will be privy to provocative performances that delve into animalistic fantasies and fever dreams. Whether a tigress domme or a serpentine seductress, a meek mouse or a servile steed, the dress code is strictly feral.
VIP ticket holders will be granted access to a BDSM parlor and private menagerie lounge on the club's second level, but every attendee will be transported past the bounds of personhood to a sumptuous bestial plane.
October 28, 2017: Descend with Persephone into her chthonic lover’s lair at our Underworld Circus with fellow rabble-rousers Company XIV. At dusk, the haunted floors of the grand DTA, a four-story Victorian manse, will metamorphose into the Halls of Hades for a night of otherworldly performances featuring the wonders of the circus, the sideshow, the opera, the dancehall, and the theatre.
Honor the season of wither and celebrate the beauty of the abyss as the veil between the worlds is lifted. Don your most macabre costumery, as the dress code is firmly infernal.
Carnevale di Venezia comes to life in a sumptuous, over-the-top fusion of Baroque dance, live music, opera, circus, gender-bending burlesque, and vivid immersive theater with New York fantasy architects Company XIV and Dances of Vice.
On October 29th, Dances of Vice summoned audiences to join a timeless dance with genteel ghouls and spirit sophisticates in a Samhain soiree from beyond the veil. Under 45 foot ceilings, colossal cobwebbed chandeliers, and opulent French Renaissance balconies, Guests partook in otherworldly revelry whilst mingling with haunts from eras spanning the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
Ringside is where it's at for a night of underground boxing, babes and boogie in 1970s style at New York's largest boxing gym.
Get up to get down for the count with an action packed night of live DJs, knockout ring girl burlesque and deliciously strong drinks.
Party-goers can battle it out on the dance floor with their own fancy footwork to a funky disco beat provided by DJ Ronnie Magri.
Trot your foxes out to The Deco Ball, where a heady brew of jazz, dance, fine dining and delectation will stir your senses as you traverse a trio of cities infamous for their Art Deco style: New York, Paris, and Havana.
In old Havana, sway your hips amidst salsa and tango dancers, cigar rollers, and the lively strains of Pachamambo, playing salsa, mambo, cumbia and boogaloo classics that pay tribute to such legends as the Buena Vista Social Club, Fania All Stars, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Joe Arroyo.
In Jazz Age New York, mingle with Gatsby-era sophisticates next to burlesque coquettes to the tune of GM & His Syncopators, and in gay Paris, whet your appetite for seduction with Francophile follies and gypsy jazz by the Joel Beaver Hot Club.
A decadent spread of French and Cuban cuisine will be offered to guests who desire to satisfy their gustatory appetites prior to the ball. This year’s Deco Ball will celebrate the true decade of decadence with an international affair to remember.
On the Eve of Valentine's Day, celebrate sublime sensuality at the Dances of Vice Venetian Grand Masquerade Ball. Traverse our carnivalesque fete for the senses in an opulent four-story private Victorian manse, where BDSM ballerinas, acrobats, jugglers, court dancers and live musicians lower your inhibitions and increase your heart rate. Explore secret rooms housing cloak-and-dagger deeds and indulge in delicious libations while our fetish dessert service sates your gustatory desires.
Donning your gilded finest is a must to gain admittance - whether you choose to channel Baroque bondage, Victorian fantasy, Ottoman opulence or Rococo royalty - dress to impress! And if in doubt, a sharp looking suit or evening gown will do. Just don't forget your mask.
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Luxuriate in lust. Harness the abject. Kiss the clandestine.
Dances of Vice presents an invitation-only masked fetish ball for female initiates inspired to taste the true pleasures of kink.
Fulfill your femme domme appetites through an evening of achingly beautiful rope bondage, a latex fashion show, female worship and performances that will plumb the depths of your erotic psyche.
All who enter are fit to be tied, but men can only attend at the behest of a femme companion. Stray men without a governess will not be permitted entry.
Only 100 tickets are available for this intimate affair at a secret Manhattan location.
Phantasmagorey Pt. I: Danse Macabre
Revel in the certainty of your own death amidst teasing harlequins and grim plague doctors, mysterious masked princes, libertines and rapscallions in Part One of the Dances of Vice two-night PHANTASMAGOREY Halloween Festival, rife with festive Venetian Carnival fanfare.
Court jesters, fire breathers, diabolists and roving minstrels thrill and delight to the mystic sounds of a live funerary orchestra as you contemplate the sweet embrace of the afterlife in a dark, romantic dance with Death. Decadent scenes from the underworld will come alive before your eyes in our Cabaret de la Mort, hosted by the one and only Madame MissAstrid VonVoomer.
Phantasmagorey Pt. II: The Savage Kingdom
On Halloween night, your choice of two intoxicating realms awaits you: The Savage Kingdom, or The Enchanted Forest. Which will you choose?
Unleash your inner hellion in The Savage Kingdom, where barbaric, anthropomorphic beasts reign supreme and ignite the haunted halls with their fiery breath and fiendish appetites. Dancing lions, giant serpents and naughty satyrs beckon you to join their mischief. But if heavenly delights entreat you, enter into the Enchanted Forest and spread your glittering plumage amongst fairies and fauns, giants and witches in a spellbinding, mythic paradise.
Whichever world you choose to venture within, the three floors of our majestic landmark Victorian mansion offer dangers, thrills, and pleasures beyond compare. However, a word of warning: Humans are ruthlessly hunted in the Savage Kingdom, and bold travelers are well advised to disguise their hominine fragility.
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Dances of Vice invites you to set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage around the Hudson and New York Harbor aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty.
This summer's cruise takes place on various dates each month between May-September, featuring a different theme and cast for each sail.
See you on deck!
Sailing at 9:45PM from Slip 1, Battery Park.
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February 14th at The DTA (60 Pine St, Manhattan). Doors 9:30PM.
[ TICKETS AND DINNER ARE SOLD OUT AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! ]
Join the jet set this Valentine’s Day for a seductive journey from Paris to Istanbul in a masquerade aboard the Orient Express.
Pack your traveling trunk and slip into something more glamorous to rub shoulders with counts and diplomats, nobles and royalty as you explore Parisian luxury and Turkish opulence.
Revel in classic cabaret and chansons sung by roving troubadours whilst traversing two floors filled with belly dancers, the strains of Arabesque and dazzling relics of the Ottoman Empire.
Discover new culinary delights in the dining car during a sumptuous dinner feast at 8:30pm. The spread of savory and confectionary offerings and the attentive staff of conductors, stewards, cigarette girls and bell boys will transport you into old word elegance.
Invite a new lover, a long-time paramour or fly solo to this one-of-a-kind soiree. Not to leave our single friends out of the fun, single passengers are invited to attend with a pink rose to identify their romantic status and participate in a night of romantic revelry.
Tickets sell out quickly each year. Purchase your first class ticket to intrigue and sensual pleasures before it’s too late!
Masks are mandatory between 10PM-12AM.
"When good Americans die, they go to Paris." -Oscar Wilde
NEW YEAR'S EVE - December 31, 2014
It’s a casting call for ingenues, leading men, studio moguls and celluloid stars this New Years Eve, as Dances of Vice stages a cinematic journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Spend your last night of the year at the pictures and take in 3 three floors of live music and entertainment, with each one themed 1940s-1950s, 1920s-1930s, and 1890’s-1920’s. Whether you’re a plucky Clara Bow or a smoldering Theda Bara, a jaunty Charlie Chaplin or a ravishing Rudy Valentino, mum’s the word in our Silent Film parlor, where the talkies have yet to take over. Watch your favorite gents and dames in black and white while live ragtime piano riles you up and transports you from Metropolis to City Lights to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
The Gelber & Manning Sextet fills our second floor Deco Ballroom with the spirited sounds of 1920-30s hot jazz, while The Tickled Pinks take court on the third floor with their signature style of big band swing and Andrews Sisters era boogie-woogie. All floors will feature live burlesque, cirque and dazzling dance entertainment throughout the night, as well as a Hollywood glamor portrait photobooth.
For those who want to indulge, the industry who’s who will be on the scene to drink and dine during a glitzy buffet dinner at 8:30pm (See Menu). Afterwards, ladies can head to the powder room for lingerie fittings and Hollywood gossip. Prepare to be dazzled by red carpet style and luxe glamour in our big budget send off for 2014!
Option for dinner may be added during the ticket Checkout process. Dinner is $80 + gratuity, and includes private table seating in the Dining Hall for the night. General Admission tickets are for the show only, not dinner.
Fencing ghosts. Tap dancing demons. Erotic blood baths. And so much more to satisfy your dark heart's desires.
Hailed by The New York Times as a "natural provocateur" and the creative force behind New York’s “nightlife for exhibitionists", Dances of Vice producer Shien Lee presents the 6th installment of the legendary Phantasmagorey Halloween Ball on Halloween Night, 2014.
This year's fiendish stomp is sinspired by the notorious Heaven and Hell nightclubs of 1890s Paris: guests will be led from room to room as they experience supernatural visions of Heaven and Hell within a private, four-story Victorian mansion in downtown Manhattan.
The dress code is strictly otherworldly: come dressed to dance with the demons or exalt with the angels. Forlorn seraphim, cherubim and saints will rub shoulders with winking witches, fire-breathing demons, and the living dead while incendiary performances from our sordid skeletal symphony stoke your savage appetites.
At the stroke of midnight, a sinfully rich dessert buffet will be served exclusively to guests of “The Devil’s Tea” (See Menu: Additional ticket required), followed by a decadent fashion show for the damned by Hell’s resident dandy, PUREVILE!
Prepare your death mask before having your funeral portrait taken in our Victorian postmortem photo booth, and leave behind an otherworldly memento mori of your one night on this immortal coil. Angel horns and devil trombones, you are invited!
“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” -Mark Twain
“Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.” -Edward Gorey
Our fifth annual Halloween celebration of all things whimsical, dark, and Edward Gorey was our favorite to date. Guests dressed as woeful widows, hapless children, vengeful villains and ghouls were invited to roam free in a grand Victorian residential palace built in the style of a Renaissance palazzo, as dancers, musicians and opera singers performed in the crowd under projections of dancing skeletons, giant spiders, gilded bats and cobwebs.
We look forward to seeing everyone at PhantasmaGorey 2014!
Additional photos (right) from PhantasmaGorey 2009-2012.
Dances of Vice rings in 2013 with the following dynamite cocktail:
3 Amazing Bands. 15 Sensational Dancers & Cirque Arists. 6 Glamorous Hosts. 3 Wild DJs. One unforgettable New Year's Eve. And you.
See you next year!
Dances of Vice brings a glamorous collection of glittering showgirls and cirque performers to the Meatpacking District's Beaumarchais for a delicious weekly dinner cabaret, followed by an all-night dance party with resident DJ Mokalicious.
If you remember attending either of these Dances of Vice Festival events, you are probably very old.
Dances of Vice: July 4th ROCKABILLY NIGHT MARKET 2014
* Live Bands * Vintage & Craft Market * 50's Record Hop * Pinup Photobooth * Vintage Car Show * Burlesque * Food Fair * PBR Open Bar 5-6PM
Mixing vintage and handmade shopping, vintage cars, delicious food vendors and live performances by rockabilly stars and burlesque dancers in a festive celebration of 1950s patriotic Americana, the Dances of Vice Rockabilly Night Market has your perfect July 4th in store.
In May 2012, Dances of Vice and Japan Society joined forces to present an evening of the modern girl, or moga, and her kaleidoscopic world of dancing, drinking, and late night revelry. Guests learned a new step on the dancefloor, sipped intoxicating tonics and enjoyed ithe sultry sounds of live pre-War jazz by the Kuni Mikami Jazz Quintet featuring vocalist Mari Koga.
Also, guests watched fashionable flirtation come to life as real mogas wearing deco era style fashion by Allure Original Styles shimmied through the halls of Japan Society’s exhibition Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Cutlure 1920-1945.
Join us for our next Deco themed soiree at Japan Society on April 19, 2014.