Heavy Metal Ballet: 'Memento Mori' Performances To Take Place This Month

Ballet Deviare has experienced a myriad of catastrophes and tragedies within the past two years. Two years of dealing with institutions concerned with death or recovery hospitals, rehab facilities, nursing homes, hospices, etc. The result of all this pain is reflected in the newest Ballet Deviare production, "Memento Mori". Performances of "Memento Mori" are scheduled for May 23, 24, and 25, 2008, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York City, including three world premiers by NEGURA BUNGET, FUNERAL, and a new song from New York City's black, death and folk metal band GWYNBLEIDD. GWYNBLEIDD will be performing live for the production and includes a track from their forthcoming release. Ballet Deviare will also be performing to CELESTIIAL, JAPANISCHE KAMPFHRSPIELE and ARSIS, as seen on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". Seating is limited and tickets will go fast. "Memento Mori" is Latin for "remember your death." Ballet Deviare chose this phrase for its next performance to both confront our common element of death and to celebrate the fact we still cast shadows on the earth. Without an understanding of our temporality, how the can we live each day to the fullest? Ballet Deviare has established an international following with their powerful performances infused with contemporary heavy metal music. This is not your mother's ballet, but "a soul-entrancing interpretation of art otherwise on the decline," according to Todd DePalma of Stylus magazine. To purchase tickets, visit www.balletdeviare.org. Seats are $50 each, but a discount price of $25 is available for those going through the rough or doldrums. If necessary, when purchasing just enter discount code MM2008.