House of Suarez + Contact: Vogue Ball at Manchester AcademyKristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Fabulous and fierce, the House of Suarez + Contact Vogue Ball struts into Manchester Academy this February. Celebrating Vogue culture, the Vogue Ball is one of the most celebrated dance events in the performance calendar. Join the Vogue Houses as they sashay and dance their way down a huge runway – each competing for catwalk supremacy.
Join the Vogue Houses as they sashay and dance their way down a huge runway – each competing for catwalk supremacy.
Launching the Queer Contact Festival for 2023, this year’s edition of the Vogue Ball will take us back to the dazzling decade of disco. Expect meticulous choreography, outlandish costumes and an exceptionally high standard of dance performance – all set to a glorious club soundtrack. The night is hosted by the House of Suarez regular – the exuberant Rikki Beadle-Blair, who was awarded an MBE in 2016. The gay rights activist, actor, director and musician strikes a superb rapport with the audience.
A fabulous night of flamboyance, flashes of colour and energetic physicality, House of Suarez celebrates Vogue Culture. Inspired by the ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs and the famous model poses of Vogue magazine, the dance movement began in the clubs of ‘70s/ ‘80s New York, as young Black and Latinx men, condemned by their families for their sexuality, reclaimed the night in a show of colour and movement. The House of Suarez Vogue Ball is a tremendous celebration for the LGBTQ community.
a hugely entertaining night of high drama and spectacle, with more elaborate costume changes than Madonna
The House of Suarez Vogue Ball promises a hugely entertaining night of high drama and spectacle, with more elaborate costume changes than Madonna – don’t miss out on this disco ball extravaganza.