Autodidact: self-taught

Apr
08
2013

Dancing with Death

by V. L. Craven

  Danse Macabre

In my quest for new macabre content I happened upon Dancing with Death on Facebook. The about section has this to say: We’re a Halloween Culture group devoted to the darker side of life, featuring incredibly graphic news, video, image & movie galleries, art, reviews—anything to get your heart pumping!

This sounded right up my street so I contacted the site and, happily, Christian Baloga, head admin of Dancing with Death, agreed to answer some questions.

I Myself am Strange and Unusual

When/why did you start your Facebook page?

I created the Dancing with Death Facebook page on July 17, 2012, however, the original gathering started back in 2005 on Myspace. Then I called it Halloween Town.

In the beginning, I was inspired to create a gathering of like-minded individuals interested in exploring the darker side of life and encompassing the spirit of Halloween.

I was also nearing the completion of my first book Wake the Wicked: Thirteen Twisted Tales  and wanted to gather an audience who’d appreciate the book for its dark themes.

Dancing with Death Cover

What sort of subject matter do you cover?

Dancing with Death includes any subject matter under the incredible umbrella of Halloween—especially things traditional society may frown upon. This includes the strange, the macabre, graphic news, videos, images, and art. All uncensored.

Do you have a website or Twitter account related to your page?

Main Website: Cbaloga.com or  WakeTheWicked.com
Twitter: Dancingwdeath
Pinterest: Dancingwdeath

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What would you like to achieve with it?

I wish to celebrate the spirit of Halloween year-round with as many like-minded people as possible. For me, Halloween is a way of life, a state of mind, and I know there are others who feel the same. It’s the time of year when you can be somebody else, dress as the opposite sex or your favorite cartoon character; you can go crazy and society accepts it. This assertive transformation, this experimentation and expression of living life without repression—no matter how outlandish—is explored and accepted every day on Dancing with Death.

Another important thing I’d like to achieve is to gain more support and attention to avant-garde artists who aren’t afraid to get their work out to the public—despite what is acceptable by mainstream society. My hope is that we can all support and influence each other.

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For people who enjoy your page, what other sites would you recommend?

There are so many great sites out there but for the people who enjoy my page, I’d recommend Dangerous Minds , Dreadful Tales The Macabre And the Beautifully Grotesque

The Macabre and Beautifully Grotesque is one of my favourites, as well. Is there anything else you’d like people to know about your page?

I wish more people would ask me to share macabre content they find or create! If you’d like something posted on Dancing with Death, don’t be afraid to message me—especially if you’re a creator of dark art, music, books, fashion, whatever! All I ask is for it to be high quality, macabre-related content.

I think that’s a wish we all share, Christian. Thank you for the terrific content and thank you for the terrific interview. I’ll see you on the Facebook.

One Response to “Dancing with Death”

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