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.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This ongoing project began in the summer of 2015 and has continued to evolve. The personal choices in the lives of the music artists featured do not reflect the beliefs, opinions, or life choices of our company members nor DANSPIEK itself as a company. The songs and artists were selected at the time of each piece's inception to illustrate the varying degrees of toxicity that come with a turbulent relationship. 

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 (2016)

Welcome to the Danse Makabre.

CHAPTER I: VIOLENCE (2017)

The fatal toxicity of male aggression.

ENCOUNTERS (2019)

Two strangers brought together by chance.

CHAPTER II: SEX (2017)

Opening the doors of intimacy.

interlude | GHOSTS (2016)

Wandering thoughts, vacant streets.

CHAPTER III: ADDICTION solos (2017)

Portraits of psychological imprisonment.

CHAPTER III: ADDICTION duet (2017)

Codependencies collide.

EVIDANCE (2019)

A relationship on trial.

CHAPTER IV: VANITY (2017)

Losing oneself in the other.

CHAPTER V: DEATH (2017)

A danse to the inevitable.

EPILOGUE (2017)

Longing, regrets... Until we meet again.

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SOUNDTRACK

"THAETER- INTRO" BY MARILYN MANSON

"KILLING STRANGERS" BY MARILYN MANSON

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

"THE LOVE THIEVES" BY DEPECHE MODE

"BEDTIME STORY" BY MADONNA

"05 GHOSTS I" BY NINE INCH NAILS

"WHY CAN'T MY DOLLY HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY" BY THE BRAN FLAKES   

"PSYCHE" BY MASSIVE ATTACK

"TUMBLING LIGHTS" BY THE ACID

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

"SOMEWHAT DAMAGED" BY NINE INCH NAILS

"ODDS OF EVEN" BY MARILYN MANSON

"DEER STOP" BY GOLDFRAPP 

"OBSEQUY (THE DEATH OF ART)" BY MARILYN MANSON

Photography by Gregory Addison

Stills by Linda Källérus

Company Founded by Rich Lugo