joining with like-minded creatures to set up a new, libertine Eden
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10pm until Sunday 6pm
641 W. 50th St, New York, NY 10019
Strange Live Acts • Dress: Heavy
(New York, NY) March 17, 2017 – As the most anticipated event on the gay dance calendar, The Black Party has a 37-year reputation to maintain as an arbiter of taste — setting the stage for loyal followers eager for discourse on the ‘new’ Saint sound. Each year, The Saint At Large strives to feature a decidedly progressive stable of artists reflective of current musical trends in dance capitals such as Berlin, Montreal and, of course, the New York City underground scene.
What’s the Black Party? Watch this post party video from last year’s event.
The 2017 Black Party DJs, in order of sets, are:
BYRELL THE GREAT
Guests are treated to 20+ hours of a spectrum of musical styles and genres. The length of the party and the varied techniques of these turntable giants create the soundtrack for a uniquely powerful and immersive experience, enhanced by state-of the art lights, sound and outrageous performance art, a journey that has become known The Saint Trip. This year, top favorites have been invited back, some in different time slots, while introducing new names to keep the event fresh and the dance floor on edge.
“Dark Matter” as described by The Black Party®’s creative director, acclaimed conceptual artist, Rob Roth (Rhianna, David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Click + Drag):
On April 1, the Resistance will launch a stealth mission to transport refugees fleeing Earth’s hostile new world order to a fantastic alternate universe where bizarrely-uniformed men have forged their own, queer, libertine, Eden. Obscured from prying eyes by clouds of mysterious dark matter, a new space colony will be built on a multitude of planets in a galaxy claimed as our own. Robotic space probes will explore the depths of space in order to expand the Resistance further with new life forms willing to join the cause. Though not for everyone–the ship has limited capacity and the journey is not for the weak of heart (or imagination)–those who commit to the trip will be rewarded by the sights, sounds, and alien pleasures of a new, deliciously dark, Dionysian paradise.
A 20-hour event, The Black Party® is structured in five acts corresponding to five sets of increasingly intense dance music by world class DJs, drawing attendees into a magnetically immersive environment–a vortex of rhythm and light ignited throughout the night by the party’s renowned Strange Live Acts and Rob Roth’s warped hallucinogenic visuals.
In 2015, after a 24-year residency at Roseland Ballroom, The Black Party® made its spectacular Brooklyn debut in an architecturally transformed industrial space. This year’s “Dark Matter” theme exploits the party’s newest evolutionary phase into a raw back-to-basics, yet wildly creative, warehouse experience.
Held this year on April 1st, The Black Party®’s annual Rites of Spring celebration has firmly established itself as gay New York’s biggest night of the year. Each year, The Black Party® reliably delivers an utterly unique, fiercely legendary and highly anticipated one-night only, no-holds barred bacchanalia. Jetting in from over three continents, the loyal tribe numbers over 4000, all eager to shed their winter skins and reveal their darkest fetish fantasies. •
NOTE: No press, cameras, phones or media will be admitted to The Black Party®. Attendees are asked to respect each other’s privacy and freedom of expression. Phones and cameras must be checked at the door. This is mandatory. Security will confiscate the mobile device of any patron violating the no cellphone policy. Busted patrons can claim their phones at the end of the event after deleting all images from their phone, cloud, etc. Those who disrespect this rule will be blacklisted from all future Saint At Large events.
Media Contact: Andy Reynolds at Popular Publicity. email@example.com. Please be aware that there is no press list or press passes for The Black Party®.