TO END IT ALL – Kicks Off Spring Tour
Avant-garde/death industrial outfit TO END IT ALL will kick off their Spring tour TONIGHT in Olympia, Washington. The band will be joined by Scry Recordings artists VANESSA SKANTZE as well as GEIST & THE SACRED ENSEMBLE for a select three regional performances. The journey, which features a special cassette release show celebrating TO END IT ALL‘s Live At Teatro De La Psychomachia / Strength Is Nothing (ft. Zvi), a partial soundtrack for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, includes performances in Seattle, Tacoma, Eugene, Oakland, Sacramento, and Portland, with more to be announced in the months to come. See all confirmed dates below.
TO END IT ALL w/ Vanessa Skantze, Geist & The Sacred Ensemble:4/01/2022 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA4/02/2022 Substation – Seattle, WA * To End It All Live At Teatro De La Psychomachia / Strength Is Nothing tape release show4/16/2022 Kvlt Mead – Tacoma, WAw/ Vanessa Skantze:4/20/2022 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR4/21/2022 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA4/22/2022 Cafe Colonial – Sacramento, CA4/23/2022 Azoth – Portland, OR
VANESSA SKANTZE is a Butoh artist, yoga practitioner, and writer who has performed and taught in the US and Europe for over twenty years. She became a student of Jinen Butoh founder Atsushi Takenouchi in 2003, having already co-created improvisation ensemble Death Posture in New Orleans. Currently based in Seattle, SKANTZE is a co-founder of Teatro de la Psychomachia, a DIY space which has hosted national and international performing artists and musicians for more than a decade. She also co-directed Butoh ensemble Danse Perdue. Her recent work, Writhing Treasure Feast, premiered in Seattle in February 2020 and features a recorded score by ten musicians, accompanied by a seventy-two-page book of photography/text with two CDs released by Scry Recording, featuring artwork by Anima Nocturna.
VANESSA SKANTZE has toured with Tatsuya Nakatani, Lydia Lunch, shared the stage with Jarboe, and has choreographed to the music of Kris Force (Amber Asylum). Locally, she creates frequent collaborations with Noisepoetnobody and To End It All. Her works have appeared at dance and film festivals and has taught Butoh workshops in various regions. SKANTZE’s performance Red Flag On The Red Planet was featured at NY Butoh Fest 2020.