HEAVY METAL BALLET? TO THE MUSIC OF ARSIS?
A press release came into the MetalSucks Mansion a few days ago about this heavy metal ballet called Memento Mori, and I kind of skipped it over… but man, this shit is just too intriguing not to post about. According to the press release:
Performances of Memento Mori are scheduled for May 23, 24, and 25, 2008, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City. The material includes three world premieres – one from Negura Bunget, one from Funeral, and a new song from NYC’s own black / death / folk metal band, Gwynbleidd. Gwynbleidd will be performing their material live during the production. The company will also be performing to Celestiial, Japanische Kampfhoerspiele and Arsis (as seen on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball). Seating is limited and tickets will go fast.
Curious? Read on:
BALLET DEVIARE has established an international following with their powerful performances infused with contemporary heavy metal music. This is not your mother’s ballet, but “a soul-entrancing interpretation of art otherwise on the decline,” according to Todd DePalma of Stylus Magazine.
I mean, how could you not be at least a little intrigued by the prospect of little ladies in tu-tus tip-toeing around to blast-beats and sweep-picking? I certainly am. Didn’t you guys get the memo? — ballet is metal. A hipster in Williamsburg told me so.