Summoning celestial bodies of stardust, emerge from the Nothingness and embody the elements as we battle on the ballroom floor. The runway has been prepared for you to protest, rebel and celebrate. Vogue! Strut! Serve! Ballroom is coming to Te Whanganui-a-Tara!
Houses or individuals are invited to compete in five fierce categories:
OTA Runway: BURN! BURN! BURN in the spirit of Protest! Bring it in your interpretation of a Fire effect along with a placard with a message. Judged on participants' ability to walk like a supermodel. Open to all.
Virgin Vogue: Bring it with an effect in honour of Te Kore; the void, nothingness. Vogue category for participants who have been voguing for less than one year.
OTA Big Body: This is a celebration of luscious, fat and plus-size bodies in our community. Bring it in your interpretation of an Oceanic Deity. Judged on confidence and overall effect. Open to all.
OTA Vogue Performance: Give us the 5 elements of vogue in a wild animal effect. Open to all.
OTA BIZARRE: Creativity! This category asks for extravagance. Pull inspiration from the natural elements and create a non-human, BIZARRE effect. Open to all.
Judges are Mother Falencie Aitu, KHAOS of The Order, Mayoress of Newtown, Empress Coven-Carangi.
DJ for the evening is DJ ZEKI.
Doors open at 5pm, activation by Pati Solomona Tyrell in Oracles at 6.15pm and the savagery will kick off at 7.15pm. Cash bar serving Tuatara beer and Seresin Wine and food available from Nikau Cafe.
Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased before the event online, at the gallery, or by calling 04 913 9032.
Want to learn more about vogue and compete in the AITU BALL? Register for one of our free workshops.