photo by John Suhar

dance anthology series

CREATED & DIRECTED BY 

RICH LUGO

CHOREOGRAPHED & PERFORMED BY 

RICH LUGO & SCOTT CURLEY

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 

GREGORY ADDISON

Dark & delicious tales of sex, addiction, violence & vanity.

Inspired by the late-medieval allegory, "Dance of Death," DANSE MAKABRE is a narrative dance anthology series which explores the dynamic relationships that exist between men. This alluring multi-media production features music by Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, and more.

VOLUME ONE

CHOREOGRAPHED & PERFORMED BY 

RICH LUGO & SCOTT CURLEY  

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY ADDISON    

'PROLOGUE' & 'GHOSTS' EDITED BY GREGORY ADDISON

'ENCOUNTERS' & 'EVIDANCE' EDITED BY RICH LUGO

STUDIO PERFORMANCES EDITED BY RICH LUGO

STUDIO PIECES FILMED AT 

GIBNEY 280 BROADWAY | THE ALCHEMICAL STUDIOS

NEW YORK, NY

PROLOGUE

MUSIC "THAETER- INTRO" BY MARILYN MANSON

Welcome to the Danse Makabre.

CHAPTER I: VIOLENCE

MUSIC "KILLING STRANGERS" BY MARILYN MANSON

The fatal toxicity of male aggression.

ENCOUNTERS

MUSIC "RECKLESS (WITH YOUR LOVE) (MANUEL TUR'S TIN CRY REMIX)" BY AZARI & III

Two strangers brought together by chance.

CHAPTER II: SEX

MUSIC "THE LOVE THIEVES" BY DEPECHE MODE  |  "BEDTIME STORY" BY MADONNA

Opening the doors of intimacy.

interlude | GHOSTS

MUSIC "05 GHOSTS I" BY NINE INCH NAILS

Wandering thoughts, vacant streets.

CHAPTER III: ADDICTION (solos)

MUSIC "WHY CAN'T MY DOLLY HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY" BY THE BRAN FLAKES  |  "PSYCHE" BY MASSIVE ATTACK

Portraits of psychological imprisonment.

CHAPTER III: ADDICTION (duet)

MUSIC "TUMBLING LIGHTS" BY THE ACID

Codependencies collide.

EVIDANCE

MUSIC "POLICY OF TRUTH (CAPITOL MIX)" BY DEPECHE MODE

A relationship on trial.

CHAPTER IV: VANITY

MUSIC "SOMEWHAT DAMAGED" BY NINE INCH NAILS

Losing oneself in the other.

CHAPTER V: DEATH

MUSIC "ODDS OF EVEN" BY MARILYN MANSON

A danse to the inevitable.

EPILOGUE

MUSIC "DEER STOP" BY GOLDFRAPP  |  "OBSEQUY (THE DEATH OF ART)" BY MARILYN MANSON

Longing, regrets... Until we meet again.

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Photography by Gregory Addison

Stills by Linda Källérus

Company Founded by Rich Lugo