Dazzling vintage dance monthly: "Gatsby-era fun with a twist of new school-vibe" (Village Voice)
An all-night costumed 1940s dance ball, with live swingin' sounds by two authentic big bands, re-bopin' DJs remixing and reinventing vintage grooves, awesome aerial artistry, dazzling dance numbers, blazing burlesque and performance art to make you swoon. Plus: stilt walkers, fire performers, cigarette girls, oh my. The Jazz Age never ended, it just got funky. Dress accordingly!
Bands: Philadelphia's finest swing band, The Neon Swing X-Perience, here for one weekend only, and New York's party swing masters, Big Bang Big Band, in their full 10-piece glory. Burlesque: Jo Boobs, the inimitable mistress of NYC School of Burlesque, and The Maine Attraction, scorching hot Josephine-Baker-reincarnated-as-club-dancer. Special all-jazz set by Freebass (DJ Shakey & bassist Aaroneus), mixing vintage swing samples with live bass lines. Resident mixmaster DJ Dhundee throws down vintage grooves and modern beats late into the night. FREE swing dance class before the event. FREE premium chocolate treats by sweetriot.
Sat, June 26, [former] Galapagos Art Space, 70 N 6th St, Williamsburg, BK
8:30pm dance class, 9pm-4am party; $10 with RSVP + themed dress, $15 door; 21+
Details & RSVP: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Dress: classy, tailored, glamorous, vintage, evening, hats, feathers, sequins, beads
Past Swing House details & pics: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/e08-03-22.html
Official Website: http://www.geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
Added by G&S on July 14, 2008