"Visions of Beauty" NYC premiere at COIL fest January 10-13

The latest dance piece by Heather Kravas, featuring a score by Vorhees will make it's NYC premiere January 10th at COIL Festival PS122 NYC.  

Punk in attitude, feminist in spirit and deliberately anti-spectacle, 'visions of beauty' is a dance about itself and the compulsive, lopsided, angry, funny, frustrating and redemptive messiness of everything. Nine virtuosic performers demonstrate how bodies both trap and free us. The work examines relationships between art, power, agency and desire; language is distilled, stuttered, repeated, held and abandoned, leaving space for the audience to experience something beyond amusement. Precise choreography gives way to visceral improvisation in a conversation between the emotional and the abstract. ‘visions of beauty’ undermines theatrical conventions, calling to question the object of the dance, the labor of the performers and the judgement of its audience. 

Directed by Heather Kravas, 'visions of beauty' is created in partnership with performers Andrew Champlin, Tarek Halaby, Michael Helland, John Hoobyar, Michael Ingle, Joey Kipp, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Kayvon Pourazar and Saúl Ulerio. Original sound for the work is by Dana Wachs aka Vorhees, with additional music by Peter Schilling and lighting design by Madeline Best.

Jan 10 6:30pm
Jan 11 8:30pm
Jan 12 9:30pm
Jan 13 6:30pm

Tickets and more information about Coil 2018: 

Facebook event HERE

'visions of beauty' is a project of Creative Capital, a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by On the Boards in partnership Performance Space 122 and NPN. 

Australia tour with Beth Orton

Vorhees will be supporting Beth Orton on her upcoming Australian tour in June 2017.

7th June- Perth at the Rosemount Hotel

9th June- Melbourne at the Croxton Hotel

10th June- Meeniyan at the Meeniyan Town Hall

18th June- Brisbane at the Triffid

All details can be found on the LIVE page HERE


West Coast -> mountain range tour dates March/April 2017

Vorhees will be supporting Methyl Ethyl (4AD) on their west coast and mountain range dates.

Details on the LIVE page


March 29 San Diego • Soda Bar

March 31 Los Angeles • Bootleg Theater

April 1 San Francisco • Swedish American Hall

April 3 Portland • Doug Fir Lounge

April 4 Seattle • Barboza

April 5 Vancouver • Cobalt

April 7 Boise • Neuroloux

April 9 Denver * Lost Lake

Wachs & Clarke

Wachs & Clarke  RVIII: Invocation on Bandcamp (click here)

Proud to announce the debut of Wachs & Clarke, a collaboration between Dana Wachs (Vorhees) and George Clarke (Deafheaven).  This new music project is the result of a commission from Brandon Stosuy (The Creative Independent/Kickstarter) for the performance art piece concieved and directed by him, Rural Violence III.

The live debut of this 5 movement composition, entitled "RVIII: Invocation" will take place August 5th, 2016 at the Holiday Forever gallery, in conjunction with the premiere of Rural Violence III and amidst artwork from contributors Matthew Barney, Matthew Day Jackson, and Lionel Maunz.

All proceeds from the sale of this digital track will go to benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which has helped pioneer the country's first federal hate crimes legislation with the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, (signed into law by President Obama in 2008), and create dialogue about hate and acceptance within communities.