The House of Suarez Vogue Ball is back for 2022 at Invisible Wind Factory
1 year ago
After performing more intimate shows during the Covid-19 pandemic, Vogue Ball will be throwing its biggest party yet at its regular playground, the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool.
Following the sell-out success of Night at the Poseum at World Museum last year, which toured Manchester in February and Leeds in May, Vogue Ball returns to the Invisible Wind Factory on Saturday 22 October with a fabulous new theme – The Disco Ball: Got To Be Real-ness!
Host Ricki Beadle-Blair takes us back to Studio 54 with a disco theme, the era of Hot Stuff and Coming Out that was Mighty Real, with our Houses coming together to deliver an extravaganza of costume, dance and fierce alter-egos.
The categories are: Fantasy, Solo, Lip Sync, Sex Siren and Choreography. 2022 will also see the return of the Realness category in the guise of Disco Real-ness. In true House of Suarez fashion, the runway will be lit up with The Greatest Dancers and lip-syncs from the true Icons of the 70s.
The ball will see the return of deaf, disabled and neuro-divergent House of Curio and Manchester-based House of Aurora, as well as the debut of East Asian House of Chan.
Darren Suarez, founder of the House of Suarez, says:
“We are really excited to be bringing back the Vogue Ball for 2022 to full capacity at the Invisible Wind Factory. We’re returning to the disco era and reliving the glamour and camp frolics that were central to that movement. We have conceived a double feature poster to commemorate the return of the Realness category. Everybody can walk in and be whoever you want to be and leave completely partied out! Be as real as you want to be!
He added: “As Vogue Ball takes places during Black History Month, let’s not forget the origins of the movement. Voguing was born from the subcultural nightlife of 1960s Harlem, created by Black and Latino LGBTQ communities. Whilst Madonna popularised the dance in the 90s, and white gays have adopted it, we must acknowledge its forefathers and mothers.”