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The Saint at Large Announces This Year's Black Party Theme: The Mineshaft

Black Party 2015
Jeff Eason

It's moving to a warehouse in Brooklyn

Photography by Jeff Eason

Although Roseland Ballroom, the Black Party venue for the past 24 years, is no more, the party (and the show) must go on.

According to materials released by the Saint at Large, the organizer of the annual event, the event, like most things, is moving to Brooklyn:

Inspired by the dark, dangerous and decidedly masculine miner culture with a wink and a nod to the groundbreaking 70's-80's hardcore sex club located in the once desolate Meatpacking district, this year's Black Party will transport party attendees into a subterranean labyrinth of music, madness, musk and men.

Held on the weekend closest to the vernal equinox, this annual Rites of Spring celebration has firmly established itself as "Gay New York's biggest night of the year." Structured as a 5-act opera set to a progressive electronic dance soundtrack and featuring five headlining DJ's and awe-inspiring Strange Live Acts, the Black Party consistently taps the zeitgeist for a fashion forward fetish clan eager to reveal its darkest fantasies at this one-night only, no-holds barred bacchanalia. Renown for its ambitious productions, cutting-edge innovations and spectacular staging, the 35-year old event stands alone as a spectacle attracting attendees from around the globe longing to experience New York on the edge.

Along with images that evoke miners with canaries, they presented this teaser film from BUNNYZ in collaboration with Richard Kimmel. Watch the film below:

RITES from bunnyz on Vimeo.

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