Strictly favourite Dr Ranj, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK contestant The Vivienne, Vogue Legend Avi’ance Urrutia and leading fashion designer Gordon Webber have been confirmed as the judging panel for the 11th Annual Vogue Ball in Liverpool later this month.
Celebrating all things nautical, this year’s House of Suarez Ball of Atlantis takes place on Saturday 19 October at Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory steered by the fierce and fabulous Captain Rikki Beadle-Blair as Master of Ceremonies.
The House of Suarez Vogue Ball – where club culture meets high art – is a key annual event in Liverpool’s cultural calendar.
Expect flamboyant and fantastical realisations of the Atlantis theme, as Houses from Holland and across the UK come together to compete for catwalk supremacy reminiscent of 1970s and ’80s New York. Categories in contention at this year’s celebration of global vogue culture include: Fantasy, Solo, Lip Synch, Sex Siren and Choreography.
The Ball of Atlantis is part of an Atlantis Weekender kicking off on Friday 18th October, with an Elements of Vogue event at The Black E, Liverpool.
This platform celebrates the up and coming voguers and dancers of the future. Groups of young performers from across the region and nationally come together to perform alongside professional artists fusing vogue, commercial and contemporary dance pieces also inspired by the theme of Atlantis, paving the way for the excitement of the main event on Saturday night.
During the day on Friday, special guest judge Avi’ance Urrutia leads a master class from 5.3pm for ages 8+ at the Black E teaching the fundamentals of Vogue including hand and new wave vogue dance styles.
Now in its 11th year, the Vogue Ball is run annually in Liverpool and more recently in Manchester by House of Suarez – the Liverpool based vogue dance Company run by dancer, teacher, choreographer and director Darren Suarez.
Darren Suarez comments: “This year’s ball is bigger and brighter than ever featuring our fantastic line up of judges and brilliant competing dancers old and new, flamboyant costume designers and some of the best vougers and choreographers around who I know are going to pull out all the stops to be as outrageous and outstanding as possible.
“Liverpool is in for a real treat and I cannot wait for the weekender to begin.”
Tickets available at https://www.houseofsuarez.co.uk/events.