ALEXANDER VOGUE NIGHT
By House of Alexander
Presented by Metro Arts and Mad Dance House
Strike a pose! House of Alexander are taking over Metro Arts for a glamourous celebration where art meets activism.
House of Alexander invites you to an evening of celebration, empowerment and glamour. Continuing ballroom’s rich history of creating space specifically for our queer communities, this event is where art meets activism in spectacular fashion.
Born in the vibrant streets of Harlem, New York, ‘vouging’ or ‘vogue’ is a highly stylised form of dance created by black and Latinx LGBTQ+ communities out of oppression. Today, ballroom is more than just a competition: it is a way of life and an act of survival for the marginalised voices in our community. The House of Alexander brings ballroom to the thriving Meanjin scene with the intention to empower and reclaim the autonomies of our people, ultimately celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes, and all identities within the gender spectrum.
Spectators and walkers alike are encouraged to dress in pink, and join us at 6pm when doors open to find a seat and take in the looks.
Categories commence at 7pm sharp, tardiness will not be considered a dance move.
“The Alexander Ball: The extravagant showcase empowering people of colour in Brisbane’s LGBT community.” – ABC News Brisbane
POP, DIP, & SPIN OTA:
Pop, dip & spin! We wanna see POSE! Which of y’all will deliver the goods in a pussy pink effect ready to show us that Old Way is the ONLY WAY?!
Skin! Teeth! Structure! Is your face card always in check? Never declined? Bring it in an ALL Pink effect that accentuates your FACE. All the pretty girls wear pink! Duhhh!
On Wednesdays we wear PINK! Calling all runway walkers: now is your chance to make fetch happen and give us a walk as fierce as the spring fling queen herself, Miss Regina George! Strut down the runway in an ALL pink effect to show us you are that girl!
NON-BINARY SEX SIREN:
We wanna see body beyond the binaries!This category is all about the essence of sex! Sell it to the judges in a head to toe pink look and don’t forget to wear your confidence cause SEX APPEAL is what we’re looking for!
VOGUE FEMME OTA:
Puuuurrrrrrrrrr !! Sitting pretty in pink is easy. But can you bring bitches to their feet with the way you vogue? Let tonight be the night where you show us why you’re THEE Pussy Pink Diamond of Vogue!
*OTA = Open To All.
Want to practice your moves? Join us at the ALEXANDER COMMUNITY THROWDOWN on Sun 29 May.
Sat 18 Jun
New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End
Spectators $25.00 plus booking fee
Walkers $15.00 plus booking fee
Booking fee $0.50 – $0.80 per ticket purchased
Approximately 4 hours.
AGES + WARNINGS
Strictly 18+ only. Contains coarse language, strobe lighting, and haze effects.
IMAGE CREDIT: Imani Laumei & Jassi Rana
House of Alexander acknowledges the traditional custodians of Meanjin, The Jagera & Turrbal people, and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.
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