The dance event to end all other dance events, the Vogue Ball blasts off this weekend taking audiences on a vogue-age in to the darkest depths of the galaxy with this year’s theme The Space Oddity.
Coming to The Rum Warehouse, which forms part of the Titanic Hotel at Liverpool’s iconic Stanley Dock on Saturday 4 October, the Vogue Ball has become an international sensational where club culture meets high art.
This year will see the very best Vogue teams from around the world battle it out in a fight for ultimate dance supremacy.
Organisers House of Suarez are now in residence at Rare Studio Liverpool, which offers professional performing arts training to young people in Merseyside. The company offers evening and weekend classes and also provides a one year intensive training course aimed at nurturing young talent, making industry professional more accessible across Merseyside.
Lindsay Inglesby, Artistic Director at Rare said: “It has been an absolute pleasure being part of House of Suarez’s journey with the ongoing development of the ‘Liverpool Vogue Ball’. I have watched it grow from a small seed into in my opinion, one of the most ground-breaking events this city has ever seen. What it has done for the arts scene here is incomparable to anything else and has provided a platform for young, local performers to showcase their incredible talent. Particularly my students from Rare Studio Liverpool who are now working closely with and reaping the benefits of this amazing company and spectacular show.
“Every year I wonder how the show will top the success of the year before but it always does. It is collaboration at its very best and testament to what can be achieved with a vision through hard work and determination and we are proud to be associated with it!”
Aviance Milan, one of New York’s most celebrated Voguers will also be returning for 2014, working with House of Suarez on the opening performance.
Originally from the legendary House of Milan in NYC, Aviance began his Vogue journey in 1991 while competing at balls. He received a career scholarship for Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre and has collaborated with companies such as Ballet de Lorraine in France and Le Biennialle Theatre in Venice, Italy. He has danced for La India, Grace Jones, Safire, Lil Kim, Kevin Aviance, Franklin Fuentes, Veronica, and House of Ninja and has taught classes internationally.
As well as dancing in the opening piece, Aviance will also be a Vogue judge on the evening. He will be joined by Philip and Tony Armstrong, and independent artist and choreographer Gary Clarke.
With all the Houses now announced and the judging panel confirmed, all that is left to do is book tickets and get ready to journey through the cosmos and unearth extra-terrestrial beings and space crusaders all engaging in fierce dance combat for your sheer entertainment.
Tickets: £18 (Standing)
VIP Tickets: £28.00 (to include confirmed seating and drink on arrival)
How to Book:
Box Office: 0844 8000 410
Online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or in person at Ticcket Quarter, Queen Square, Liverpool