Just in time for Halloween, the people who brought you Nutcracker: Rated R present an action-packed dance homage to the gritty films that Hollywood didn't want you to see. Intrigue lurking at every turn. Sex! Murder! Horror! Not a ballet for quiet contemplation, this show will have you on the edge of your seat from the opening number to the curtain call.
Combining the ballet and jazz infused choreography of underground favorite Angela Harriell with the pop and lock b-boy style of street dancer Nobuya Nagahama, Dance Mayhem tells the tale of a louche nightclub, owned by a beautiful yet ruthless drug dealer who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and the man she pushes one step too far.
Welcome to the NYC Grindhouse - the only group on Meetup.com that deals specifically with the Exploitation Film Genre. We'll be watching old classics such as Russ Meyers 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!' and Jack Hill's 'Coffy', the film that launched sexy Pam Grier into the spotlight, as well as new Grindies like Tarantino's 'Death Proof' and my recent favorite, 'MACHETE'!
When summer comes, we'll take a few weekend road-trips to check out the few remaining DRIVE-INs in NY - the closest one is less than 2 hours drive from Midtown, Madhattan! As well, I'll be hosting 'Drive-In Double Features' on my rooftop in gritty Hell's Kitchen. If you have any questions, please email me at Grindmaster@NYCGrindhouse.com, or call/text me @ (347) 523-3937.
We'll also be checking out special Midnight Screenings @ the famous Sunshine theatre on East Houston Street, as well as other exploitation screenings in and around Badhattan.
FINALLY, as the original 'Grindhouses' were named after the now defunct burlesque theaters located on 42nd Street in New York City, where 'bump n' grind' dancing and striptease were featured, we'll visit some of the remaining burlesque and vaudeville venues in NYC for a bit of naughtiness. . .