EXCITEMENT IS MOUNTING AS HOUSE OF SUAREZ PREPARES FOR THE HOTTEST EVENT OF THE YEAR – THE VOGUE BALL 2016 – AND SPONSORS HAVE BEEN LINING UP TO GET INVOLVED.
The multi award-winning event will take place on Saturday, 15th October in Liverpool’s coolest new arts and performance space – the Invisible Wind Factory!
An international sensation, The Vogue Ball in Liverpool is a dance event like no other in the UK – where club culture meets high art. Now in its 10th year, the Ball has reached iconic status and so, the theme for 2016 is fittingly, The Iconic Ball.
And House of Suarez is pulling out all the stops to make sure this year’s Vogue Ball is more fierce and fabulous than ever as the company celebrates its 10th birthday!
Sponsors on board so far include AYAW?, Urban Calm, Morecrofts Solicitors, Rare Atelier, Sane Seven Photography Production, Good News Liverpool, The Lisbon, MDI and The Kazimier. The ball is also supported by Arts Council England.
Darren Suarez, Artistic Director of House of Suarez, commented: “I want to say a big thank you to our incredible team of sponsors who have come on board, if it wasn’t for them growing the event each year would not be possible.
“The Vogue Ball will take place at the Invisible Wind Factory this year and we can’t wait to work in this amazing space. Based in the heart of Liverpool’s Docklands, this abandoned warehouse has been transformed into a buzzing hub of creativity by the team behind the Kazimier, one of the city’s best-loved gig venues, and is the perfect space for the Ball.
“I am really excited for this year’s Iconic Ball, the rehearsals are well under way and we are currently choreographing the opening piece which is already looking amazing! It tells the story of House of Suarez’ incredible 10-year journey and its influences along the way…”
House of Suarez is honoured to have achieved legendary status as one of the biggest Vogue Balls in the country and one of the highlights of the cultural calendar. It has also completed its third ball in Manchester and has plans to host a vogue ball in Leeds.
The company will transform the Invisible Wind Factory with an even bigger catwalk for 2016. The 50 foot-long runway will be reminiscent of 1970s/80s New York (the home of the Vogue dance style) at its most glamorous.
The Iconic Ball will also see the return of host with the most, Rikki Beadle-Blair who admits it’s his favourite event of the year.
The increasingly popular Vogue Ball is the dance event to end all other dance events, giving Voguers the ultimate evening of all things fierce and fabulous.
Vogueing often imitates the perfect lines and flexibility of model poses seen in magazines such as Vogue, the fashion magazine from which the dance style took its name.
The Iconic Ball invites the best Vogue teams [known as ‘Houses’] to battle it out in a fight for ultimate dance supremacy. Last year’s event saw a record number of ‘Houses’ participating in the Sugar Ball where the theme was sugar and spice and all things naughty but nice!
Darren explained: “The Vogue Ball is unique in that it is a celebration of the gay culture born in New York with fashion and theatre binding together extravagance and severity.”
“We invite the Houses and audience to interpret our theme – iconic. What does iconic mean to them? It could be anything – an image, an emblem, a brand, a landmark or an idol – someone who represents power and success or glamour and talent – it could be the Oscars, the Eiffel Tower, Michelangelo’s statue of David, actress Audrey Hepburn or Rolls Royce… Expose your inner ego and let your imagination run free!”
One of the highlights so the annual Vogue Ball is the array of ingenious and downright outrageous costumes worn by the voguers. New for 2016, Rare School of Fashion are sponsoring the Iconic Ball and will be designing the host, Rikki’ s outfit so watch this space…
Venue: Invisible Wind Factory, 25 Carlton St, Liverpool L3 7ED
Date: Saturday 15 October 2016
Time: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
General Tickets: £18 (Standing)
VIP Tickets: £25 (Guaranteed runway seat and glass of bubbly)
Groups: 1 in 10 goes free!
How to Book:
Box Office: 0844 8000 410
In person: TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool
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